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The NCAA is exploring allowing its athletes to be compensated for their name, image and likeness. Ray Tanner is worried about that.“This is personal opinion but when I see name, image, likeness it makes me feel like it is pay for play,” South Carolina’s athletics director said. “I’m like, ‘This gives me angst.’ ” Southeastern Conference commissioner Greg Sankey feels the same way. “There are so many forces pushing each and every way,” USC president Harris Pastides said. “At some point, the courts and the lawyers took over. We’ll see where it goes.” In May, the NCAA announced a working group to explore the issues surrounding name, image and likeness compensation, which could allow active college athletes to serves as paid sponsor for businesses and/or receive money for their autograph. Still, it worries Tanner and some of his colleagues. “We pay for all kinds of things we never did before,” Tanner said. “I think we’re in a good place, and I don’t know that there would be a way to make that work personally.” -Josh Kendall, The State. Read More.

Focus On The Whole Team: Survive Black Friday
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CollegeAD Conversation: Basketball Scheduling with the Mountain West’s Dan Butterly
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November 19th, 2018 | by CollegeAD2018.11.19 | by CollegeAD

College basketball is in full swing, withteams hoping to pad their resumes with marquee early season wins. Those wins or loses will come under heavy scrutiny as the NCAA selection committee begins to formulate the final field of...

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Brandon Martin Wants to Invigorate Student-Athletes, UMKC, and the City
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CollegeAD Conversation with Green Bay AD Charles Guthrie
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November 13th, 2018 | by CollegeAD2018.11.13 | by CollegeAD

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Ten Reasons Your Department Should Embrace eSports
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November 8th, 2018 | by Jonathan Yates2018.11.08 | by Jonathan Yates

Around the world, eSports is booming; along with an interest from college athletic directors in the United States. While each has its own individual needs, here are ten of the many reasons why athletic departments should embrace...

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Combating Hazing: How Athletic Departments Are Pushing Back
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November 6th, 2018 | by CollegeAD2018.11.06 | by CollegeAD

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Tracking The Changes: A Look At AD Turnover In October
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November 1st, 2018 | by CollegeAD2018.11.01 | by CollegeAD

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The Culture of Sports: Illinois College eSports
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October 30th, 2018 | by Jonathan Yates2018.10.30 | by Jonathan Yates

The eSports craze or fad is any but, in fact, eSports has turned itself into a multibillion-dollar industry. While the NCAA hasn’t fully jumped on board as of today, some of its biggest institutions are. Take Ohio State...

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Focus On The Whole Team: The Holidays Are Back, Be Prepared
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October 26th, 2018 | by Walt Whitfield2018.10.26 | by Walt Whitfield

It doesn’t matter the sport. They all have rivalries. Football…Alabama vs Auburn. Basketball…Duke vs North Carolina. Softball…Arizona vs UCLA. We all have that foe that we love to beat and hate to lose to. Our health...

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An Atmosphere of Accountability is Propelling UTRGV Forward
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October 23rd, 2018 | by CollegeAD2018.10.23 | by CollegeAD

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Athletic Departments Pitch In To Help Communities Recover
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October 19th, 2018 | by CollegeAD2018.10.19 | by CollegeAD

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When It Comes To College Basketball The NCAA Is On The Clock
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October 17th, 2018 | by CollegeAD2018.10.17 | by CollegeAD

As the first of three trials that will examine the corruption of college basketball begins to come to a close, what’s next for the NCAA and college basketball? Arguments wrapped up Tuesday and now a jury of 12 will...

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