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UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS

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.

Committee to Review NCAA Waiver Policy
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Committee to Review NCAA Waiver PolicyCommittee to Review NCAA Waiver Policy...

February 15th, 2019 | by CollegeAD2019.02.15 | by CollegeAD

While the internet has had endless fun with the term “Transfer Portal,” coaches and administrators have voiced a decidedly negative opinion of the NCAA’s new Division I transfer policies. The new rules, which...

While the internet has had endless fun with the term “Transfer Portal,” coaches and administrators have voiced a decidedly negative opinion of the...

K-State AD Gene Taylor Keeps Eyes on the Road Ahead
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K-State AD Gene Taylor Keeps Eyes on the Road AheadK-State AD Gene Taylor Keeps Eyes on the Road Ahea...

February 12th, 2019 | by CollegeAD2019.02.12 | by CollegeAD

“Right now, we are still presenting the plan to some of our top donors and going to through the projects to see if there’s an interest in one or the other projects. Once we get some of these top asks figured out, we’ll...

“Right now, we are still presenting the plan to some of our top donors and going to through the projects to see if there’s an interest in one or the other projects....

Tracking the Changes: AD Turnover in January
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Tracking the Changes: AD Turnover in JanuaryTracking the Changes: AD Turnover in January...

February 8th, 2019 | by CollegeAD2019.02.08 | by CollegeAD

While the first month of 2019 was relatively light on AD turnover, we did have a power five program find its next leader. Overall four institutions experienced AD turnover in January. NC State On January 30, NC State seemingly...

While the first month of 2019 was relatively light on AD turnover, we did have a power five program find its next leader. Overall four institutions experienced AD...

CollegeAD Conversation: Utah AD Mark Harlan
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CollegeAD Conversation: Utah AD Mark HarlanCollegeAD Conversation: Utah AD Mark Harlan...

February 5th, 2019 | by CollegeAD2019.02.05 | by CollegeAD

Since taking over in mid-2018 for the retiring Chris Hill, Utah athletic director Mark Harlan has been a busy man. From launching an entirely new varsity sport to announcing plans for an expansion of Rice-Eccles Stadium. Harlan...

Since taking over in mid-2018 for the retiring Chris Hill, Utah athletic director Mark Harlan has been a busy man. From launching an entirely new varsity sport to...

The Culture of Sports: Richard Giller Discusses Student-Athletes Insurance
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The Culture of Sports: Richard Giller Discusses Student-Athletes InsuranceThe Culture of Sports: Richard Giller Discusses St...

February 1st, 2019 | by Jonathan Yates2019.02.01 | by Jonathan Yates

Richard Giller, a top lawyer in the field of insurance for athletes, and partner at the law firm of ReedSmith LLP, recently sat down with The Culture of Sports’ Jonathan Yates. Together Giller and Yates discuss a number of...

Richard Giller, a top lawyer in the field of insurance for athletes, and partner at the law firm of ReedSmith LLP, recently sat down with The Culture of Sports’...

Ball State AD Beth Goetz Zeroing in on a Strategic Plan Heavy on Fan Engagement
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Ball State AD Beth Goetz Zeroing in on a Strategic Plan Heavy on Fan EngagementBall State AD Beth Goetz Zeroing in on a Strategic...

January 29th, 2019 | by CollegeAD2019.01.29 | by CollegeAD

Beth Goetz, Ball State’s athletic director has hit the ground running since taking over in late June. Hired in the summer of 2018, Goetz has brought a wealth of experience with her to Muncie. Just before joining the Ball State...

Beth Goetz, Ball State’s athletic director has hit the ground running since taking over in late June. Hired in the summer of 2018, Goetz has brought a wealth of...

Greek Involvement Driving Student Attendance at Troy
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Greek Involvement Driving Student Attendance at TroyGreek Involvement Driving Student Attendance at Tr...

January 25th, 2019 | by CollegeAD2019.01.25 | by CollegeAD

In a time when most universities are struggling to get students to show up to sporting events, Troy is setting records. The university has employed an innovative tactic to up game attendance and student participation: Greek...

In a time when most universities are struggling to get students to show up to sporting events, Troy is setting records. The university has employed an innovative tactic...

Surefire Forum: Preparing and Promoting the Future of College Baseball
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Surefire Forum: Preparing and Promoting the Future of College BaseballSurefire Forum: Preparing and Promoting the Future...

January 22nd, 2019 | by CollegeAD2019.01.22 | by CollegeAD

“It is an outstanding event that should probably be modeled in a whole host of other sports. It’s a win for both the coaches and administrators,” Bill McGillis, AD of the University of San Diego, thinks the Surefire Forum...

“It is an outstanding event that should probably be modeled in a whole host of other sports. It’s a win for both the coaches and administrators,” Bill McGillis, AD...

2019 NCAA Convention: What’s On The Agenda
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2019 NCAA Convention: What’s On The Agenda2019 NCAA Convention: What’s On The Agenda...

January 18th, 2019 | by CollegeAD2019.01.18 | by CollegeAD

Next week the 2019 NCAA Convention will get underway in Orlando bringing administrators from every level of NCAA competition together. Aside from networking and catching up, there is serious business to take care of at the NCAA...

Next week the 2019 NCAA Convention will get underway in Orlando bringing administrators from every level of NCAA competition together. Aside from networking and...

CollegeAD Conversation With North Texas AD Wren Baker
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CollegeAD Conversation With North Texas AD Wren BakerCollegeAD Conversation With North Texas AD Wren Ba...

January 15th, 2019 | by CollegeAD2019.01.15 | by CollegeAD

Since arriving at North Texas in July of 2016, Wren Baker has been a busy man. During his two-and-a-half years in Denton, Baker has seen the athletic department reach new heights both on and off the field. On the field, football...

Since arriving at North Texas in July of 2016, Wren Baker has been a busy man. During his two-and-a-half years in Denton, Baker has seen the athletic department reach...

Innovation Sparks SFA Athletics Token Club
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Innovation Sparks SFA Athletics Token ClubInnovation Sparks SFA Athletics Token Club...

January 11th, 2019 | by CollegeAD2019.01.11 | by CollegeAD

The Stephen F. Austin State University athletic department announced an interesting rewards program. SFA will begin using block-chain powered Tokens for rewards for attendance at sporting events, coaching education and other SFA...

The Stephen F. Austin State University athletic department announced an interesting rewards program. SFA will begin using block-chain powered Tokens for rewards for...

CollegeAD Conversation: South Alabama AD Joel Erdmann
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CollegeAD Conversation: South Alabama AD Joel ErdmannCollegeAD Conversation: South Alabama AD Joel Erdm...

January 8th, 2019 | by CollegeAD2019.01.08 | by CollegeAD

With each passing day, South Alabama moves closer to turning what was once just a dream into reality, a new on-campus football stadium. The Jaguars plan to have their new facility operational by 2020. CollegeAD recently had the...

With each passing day, South Alabama moves closer to turning what was once just a dream into reality, a new on-campus football stadium. The Jaguars plan to have their...


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