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With all of the fresh new faces coming to the University of Arkansas, Razorback Athletics is trying to pump up the game day experience. Rick Thorpe is the Deputy Director of Razorback Athletics for External Engagement. He said the athletic department has been working since January to make plans for the upcoming season. Starting with the announcement of expanding alcohol sales into the general seating area to adding Hogtown Street Festival. HogTown Street Festival is a new free pregame event on Maple Street just north of Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium, will start four hours prior to each game and conclude 30 minutes prior to kickoff. -Lauren Krakau, KNWA. Read More.

Paint the Corners: Chris Iacoi is NEXT UP
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Paint the Corners: Chris Iacoi is NEXT UPPaint the Corners: Chris Iacoi is NEXT UP...

June 11th, 2019 | by CollegeAD2019.06.11 | by CollegeAD

“I’m not an athlete. I’m far from the athlete in our family, but I was exposed to college athletics and sportsmanship from a young age. It certainly shaped my life and career.” -Chris Iacoi Being at his best is...

“I’m not an athlete. I’m far from the athlete in our family, but I was exposed to college athletics and sportsmanship from a young age. It certainly shaped my life...

Invest in People: Mario Morris is NEXT UP
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Invest in People: Mario Morris is NEXT UPInvest in People: Mario Morris is NEXT UP...

June 11th, 2019 | by CollegeAD2019.06.11 | by CollegeAD

“Athletics, academics and being of service to others have been a really strong influence in my life. My mom made us maintain our grades to be allowed to play sports, and she also lived a life of service, so I learned a lot...

“Athletics, academics and being of service to others have been a really strong influence in my life. My mom made us maintain our grades to be allowed to play sports,...

Understand the Why: Ben Broussard is NEXT UP
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Understand the Why: Ben Broussard is NEXT UPUnderstand the Why: Ben Broussard is NEXT UP...

June 10th, 2019 | by CollegeAD2019.06.10 | by CollegeAD

“My mom did a great job encouraging me to be the best student and athlete that I could be. She had me young, and for a long time it was just us. Then she married a man when I was about 12, that I call...

“My mom did a great job encouraging me to be the best student and athlete that I could be. She had me young, and for a long time it was just us. Then she married a man...

Embrace Every Day: Brian Baptiste is NEXT UP
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Embrace Every Day: Brian Baptiste is NEXT UPEmbrace Every Day: Brian Baptiste is NEXT UP...

June 10th, 2019 | by CollegeAD2019.06.10 | by CollegeAD

Editorial Note: In a first for NEXT UP, prior to publication, Brian Baptiste was named Director of Intercollegiate Athletics and Recreation at La Salle University on June 3, 2019. Baptiste was selected NEXT UP on May 8, 2019....

Editorial Note: In a first for NEXT UP, prior to publication, Brian Baptiste was named Director of Intercollegiate Athletics and Recreation at La Salle University on...

Lead with a Heart to Serve: Jocelyn Gates is NEXT UP
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Lead with a Heart to Serve: Jocelyn Gates is NEXT UPLead with a Heart to Serve: Jocelyn Gates is NEXT ...

June 10th, 2019 | by CollegeAD2019.06.10 | by CollegeAD

“My drive was really molded at Howard University. It’s an HBCU; it was like-minded individuals that really have the same mission of bettering our community and bettering the underserved communities and really being a voice...

“My drive was really molded at Howard University. It’s an HBCU; it was like-minded individuals that really have the same mission of bettering our community and...

CollegeAD Conversation: Iowa AD Gary Barta
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CollegeAD Conversation: Iowa AD Gary BartaCollegeAD Conversation: Iowa AD Gary Barta...

June 7th, 2019 | by CollegeAD2019.06.07 | by CollegeAD

On Monday, CollegeAD had the opportunity to speak with Iowa Director of Athletics as part of our CollegeAD Conversation series. Does Barta see alcohol sales come to Kinnick Stadium any time soon? How involved were the Big Ten...

On Monday, CollegeAD had the opportunity to speak with Iowa Director of Athletics as part of our CollegeAD Conversation series. Does Barta see alcohol sales come to...

College Football Future Bowl Lineups Set
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College Football Future Bowl Lineups SetCollege Football Future Bowl Lineups Set...

June 5th, 2019 | by CollegeAD2019.06.05 | by CollegeAD

It’s bowl season, baby. It’s actually not. College football doesn’t even start for another 80 days, but it was great to pretend for a moment. In lieu of actual football, we have the more mundane, but...

It’s bowl season, baby. It’s actually not. College football doesn’t even start for another 80 days, but it was great to pretend for a moment. In lieu...

Tracking the Changes: AD Turnover in May
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Tracking the Changes: AD Turnover in MayTracking the Changes: AD Turnover in May...

June 3rd, 2019 | by CollegeAD2019.06.03 | by CollegeAD

Nine athletic departments experienced AD turnover in May, the second consecutive month that saw nine changes in leadership. Of the nine Division I schools to experience AD turnover in May, seven welcomed new leaders to full-time...

Nine athletic departments experienced AD turnover in May, the second consecutive month that saw nine changes in leadership. Of the nine Division I schools to experience...

CollegeAD Conversation: SJSU’s Marie Tuite
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CollegeAD Conversation: SJSU’s Marie TuiteCollegeAD Conversation: SJSU’s Marie Tuite...

May 31st, 2019 | by CollegeAD2019.05.31 | by CollegeAD

In the two-years that Marie Tuite has led the San Jose State athletic department, she’s seen a number of triumphs but also experienced a few challenges along the way. Tuite recently sat down the CollegeAD as part of our...

In the two-years that Marie Tuite has led the San Jose State athletic department, she’s seen a number of triumphs but also experienced a few challenges along the...

Unclear NBA Draft Rule Leads to Confusion
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Unclear NBA Draft Rule Leads to ConfusionUnclear NBA Draft Rule Leads to Confusion...

May 30th, 2019 | by CollegeAD2019.05.30 | by CollegeAD

“You just don’t think of this being separated between Is, IIs and IIIs, and if so, why? What’s the purpose of not allowing a Division II kid to have the same opportunity a Division I kid has?” Bill Lilly,...

“You just don’t think of this being separated between Is, IIs and IIIs, and if so, why? What’s the purpose of not allowing a Division II kid to have...

The Culture of Sports: WIAC Leaders Part II
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The Culture of Sports: WIAC Leaders Part IIThe Culture of Sports: WIAC Leaders Part II...

May 28th, 2019 | by Jonathan Yates2019.05.28 | by Jonathan Yates

 In part two of a three-part series, The Culture of Sports host Jonathan Yates sat down with University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Director of Athletics Dan Schumacher, University of Wisconsin-Stout Athletic Director Duey...

 In part two of a three-part series, The Culture of Sports host Jonathan Yates sat down with University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Director of Athletics Dan...

CollegeAD Conversation: LEAD1 President Tom McMillen
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CollegeAD Conversation: LEAD1 President Tom McMillenCollegeAD Conversation: LEAD1 President Tom McMill...

May 21st, 2019 | by CollegeAD2019.05.21 | by CollegeAD

“We focus on shaping the rule college sports, taking the pulse of ADs and making an imprint on the programs and NCAA” – Tom McMillen, LEAD1 President. Tom McMillen has had an interesting road to LEAD1, after playing in...

“We focus on shaping the rule college sports, taking the pulse of ADs and making an imprint on the programs and NCAA” – Tom McMillen, LEAD1 President. Tom...


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