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UConn men’s basketball coach Dan Hurley said Monday that he supports a recent California law allowing athletes to hire agents and profit from their names, images and likenesses, while women’s basketball coach Geno Auriemma said he was open to seeing the concept spread. UConn football coach Randy Edsall has long voiced support for compensating college players beyond the value of a scholarship. Last month he said he hopes “every state in the union” passes a bill like the one California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed in late September. Last week, state Sen. Derek Slap (D-West Hartford) suggested Connecticut follow California’s lead. “There’s something that just seems unfair,” Slap said on The Courant’s Capitol Watch podcast, “that a university and the NCAA can make millions and billions of dollars off a student athlete’s license and that student-athlete has no recourse and cannot receive any compensation for all their hard work and all their talent.” – Alex Putterman, The Hartford Courant, Read More

The Culture of Sports: Employment Attorney Mike Phillips
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The Culture of Sports: Employment Attorney Mike PhillipsThe Culture of Sports: Employment Attorney Mike Ph...

March 8th, 2019 | by Jonathan Yates2019.03.08 | by Jonathan Yates

 As the debate over paying college athletes heats up, as it did this week thanks to one North Carolina lawmaker, CollegeAD recently sat down with employment attorney, Mike Phillips partner with the law firm of McGuireWood....

 As the debate over paying college athletes heats up, as it did this week thanks to one North Carolina lawmaker, CollegeAD recently sat down with employment attorney,...

Syracuse’s John Wildhack Keeps an Eye Toward the Future
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Syracuse’s John Wildhack Keeps an Eye Toward the FutureSyracuse’s John Wildhack Keeps an Eye Toward...

March 5th, 2019 | by CollegeAD2019.03.05 | by CollegeAD

“There’s always working going on, you have to have an eye clearly on the future.” Syracuse athletic director John Wildhack has his vision squarely focused on the future of his university and the changing way people consume...

“There’s always working going on, you have to have an eye clearly on the future.” Syracuse athletic director John Wildhack has his vision squarely focused on the...

Tracking the Changes: AD Turnover in February
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Tracking the Changes: AD Turnover in FebruaryTracking the Changes: AD Turnover in February...

March 1st, 2019 | by CollegeAD2019.03.01 | by CollegeAD

There were only two Division I institutions to experience AD turnover in February. The two movements represent the lowest amount of transactions since 2016 when CollegeAD began tracking AD turnover. Utah Valley University The...

There were only two Division I institutions to experience AD turnover in February. The two movements represent the lowest amount of transactions since 2016 when...

CollegeAD Conversation: West Virginia AD Shane Lyons
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CollegeAD Conversation: West Virginia AD Shane LyonsCollegeAD Conversation: West Virginia AD Shane Lyo...

February 26th, 2019 | by CollegeAD2019.02.26 | by CollegeAD

Shane Lyons, now in his fourth year as the AD at West Virginia, has seen a lot during his time in Morgantown. From the very start of his appointment, he has had a clear cut vision for the school and its student-athletes. From...

Shane Lyons, now in his fourth year as the AD at West Virginia, has seen a lot during his time in Morgantown. From the very start of his appointment, he has had a clear...

The Culture of Sports: AD Round Table
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The Culture of Sports: AD Round TableThe Culture of Sports: AD Round Table...

February 22nd, 2019 | by Jonathan Yates2019.02.22 | by Jonathan Yates

CollegeAD recently gathered four athletic leaders from the greater Boston area in a special AD round table of “The Culture of Sports” to hear how amongst other things how they compete year-round for limited resources...

CollegeAD recently gathered four athletic leaders from the greater Boston area in a special AD round table of “The Culture of Sports” to hear how amongst...

Jon Palumbo’s First 90 Days As The Director Of Athletics At Texas A&M-Corpus Christi
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Jon Palumbo’s First 90 Days As The Director Of Athletics At Texas A&M-Corpus ChristiJon Palumbo’s First 90 Days As The Director ...

February 19th, 2019 | by Dan Gale2019.02.19 | by Dan Gale

Jon Palumbo officially began his tenure as Texas A&M-Corpus Christi’s Director of Athletics on October 15, after serving as the Deputy Director of Athletics at VCU. Palumbo, whose hiring was announced in September, has...

Jon Palumbo officially began his tenure as Texas A&M-Corpus Christi’s Director of Athletics on October 15, after serving as the Deputy Director of Athletics at...

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...


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