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The Big Sky Conference in conjunction with the league’s Presidents’ Council has announced that Tom Wistrcill will become the seventh commissioner in league history. Wistrcill arrives at the Big Sky Conference after having served as the Senior Vice President at Learfield Sports since 2015. He initially served within the company’s University Partnership Group developing new collegiate relationships. In January 2017, he transitioned to the VP leadership role to oversee select properties in the Central Region structure. Wistrcill previously served as the director of athletics at The University of Akron from 2009-2015. Read More

Legalized Sports Gambling: More Questions Than Answers From The NCAA
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Legalized Sports Gambling: More Questions Than Answers From The NCAALegalized Sports Gambling: More Questions Than Ans...

May 18th, 2018 | by CollegeAD2018.05.18 | by CollegeAD

This past Monday, New Jersey won a landmark ruling to overturn a national ban on sports gambling. Initiated by Governor Chris Christie to help stimulate revenue for New Jersey’s ailing racetracks and casinos, the recession...

This past Monday, New Jersey won a landmark ruling to overturn a national ban on sports gambling. Initiated by Governor Chris Christie to help stimulate revenue for New...

Jeff Konya’s First 90 Days As The Director of Athletics At Northeastern University
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Jeff Konya’s First 90 Days As The Director of Athletics At Northeastern UniversityJeff Konya’s First 90 Days As The Director o...

May 16th, 2018 | by Dan Gale2018.05.16 | by Dan Gale

On January 10, 2018, Northeastern University introduced Jeff Konya as the Huskies new director of athletics and recreation. Konya has hit the ground running since taking over for Peter Roby who retired after more than a decade at...

On January 10, 2018, Northeastern University introduced Jeff Konya as the Huskies new director of athletics and recreation. Konya has hit the ground running since taking...

Focus On The Whole Team: Beat The Heat Again
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Focus On The Whole Team: Beat The Heat AgainFocus On The Whole Team: Beat The Heat Again...

May 15th, 2018 | by Walt Whitfield2018.05.15 | by Walt Whitfield

In an earlier article titled “Beat the Heat for the Summer,” I wrote about the significance that weather plays on college sporting events. As the summer approaches, it is important that you heed all warnings when it comes...

In an earlier article titled “Beat the Heat for the Summer,” I wrote about the significance that weather plays on college sporting events. As the summer...

Did The Supreme Court’s Ruling On Legalized Sports Gambling Just Save The NCAA?
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Did The Supreme Court’s Ruling On Legalized Sports Gambling Just Save The NCAA?Did The Supreme Court’s Ruling On Legalized ...

May 14th, 2018 | by Jonathan Yates2018.05.14 | by Jonathan Yates

It would indeed be a twist of events for the NCAA to prosper as a result of legal action, starting with the Supreme Court ruling 7-2 Monday to allow for sports gambling in more states across America. Did the high court just save...

It would indeed be a twist of events for the NCAA to prosper as a result of legal action, starting with the Supreme Court ruling 7-2 Monday to allow for sports gambling...

Ten Reasons Scholarship Athletes Are Better Off Financially Than Others
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Ten Reasons Scholarship Athletes Are Better Off Financially Than OthersTen Reasons Scholarship Athletes Are Better Off Fi...

May 10th, 2018 | by Jonathan Yates2018.05.10 | by Jonathan Yates

With college graduation season upon us and the average student facing a debt load of nearly $40,000.00 along with their degree, its time to take a look at ten of the many, many reasons why scholarship athletes are so much...

With college graduation season upon us and the average student facing a debt load of nearly $40,000.00 along with their degree, its time to take a look at ten of the...

Eliminating Programs: Not The Cost Savings They Appear To Be
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Eliminating Programs: Not The Cost Savings They Appear To BeEliminating Programs: Not The Cost Savings They Ap...

May 9th, 2018 | by CollegeAD2018.05.09 | by CollegeAD

An increasing number of athletic departments are facing financial crisis. It’s become increasingly difficult to find funding for a number of key areas–and as a result, all too many are eliminating programs in an...

An increasing number of athletic departments are facing financial crisis. It’s become increasingly difficult to find funding for a number of key areas–and as...

Does The NCAA Argument Against Legalized Sports Gambling Hold Water?
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Does The NCAA Argument Against Legalized Sports Gambling Hold Water?Does The NCAA Argument Against Legalized Sports Ga...

May 8th, 2018 | by CollegeAD2018.05.08 | by CollegeAD

The Supreme Court will soon rule on Christie v. National Collegiate Athletic Association, a case that will effectively determine whether or not sports gambling is illegal on a federal level. If New Jersey (Christie) wins, states...

The Supreme Court will soon rule on Christie v. National Collegiate Athletic Association, a case that will effectively determine whether or not sports gambling is...

Sports Psychologists Are Helping Athletes Shape Strong Minds
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Sports Psychologists Are Helping Athletes Shape Strong MindsSports Psychologists Are Helping Athletes Shape St...

May 7th, 2018 | by Jonathan Yates2018.05.07 | by Jonathan Yates

“Strong Mind, Strong Body” Interview Series from The Culture of Sports for CollegeAD featuring Sports Psychologist Dr. Caroline Silby Last week CollegeAD highlighted several athletic departments taking proactive...

“Strong Mind, Strong Body” Interview Series from The Culture of Sports for CollegeAD featuring Sports Psychologist Dr. Caroline Silby Last week CollegeAD...

Congressman Glenn Thompson on The Culture of Pennsylvania Sports
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Congressman Glenn Thompson on The Culture of Pennsylvania SportsCongressman Glenn Thompson on The Culture of Penns...

May 4th, 2018 | by Jonathan Yates2018.05.04 | by Jonathan Yates

Representative Glenn Thompson Pensylvania Congressman Glenn Thompson recently sat down to discuss a number of topics with Jonathan Yates, the host of The Culture of Sports. Representative Thompson discusses principle-based...

Representative Glenn Thompson Pensylvania Congressman Glenn Thompson recently sat down to discuss a number of topics with Jonathan Yates, the host of The Culture of...

The NCAA Has Begun To Meet Mental Health Issues Head On, But Which Schools Are Ahead?
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The NCAA Has Begun To Meet Mental Health Issues Head On, But Which Schools Are Ahead?The NCAA Has Begun To Meet Mental Health Issues He...

May 3rd, 2018 | by CollegeAD2018.05.03 | by CollegeAD

NCAA mental health: College athletes, coaches, athletic staff and the NCAA have rightly been focused on addressing concussions in college sports in recent years. But, it’s also important to remember that brain trauma is not...

NCAA mental health: College athletes, coaches, athletic staff and the NCAA have rightly been focused on addressing concussions in college sports in recent years. But,...

Coach-To-AD: A Resurgence of the Old Model is a Good Thing for College Athletics
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Coach-To-AD: A Resurgence of the Old Model is a Good Thing for College AthleticsCoach-To-AD: A Resurgence of the Old Model is a Go...

May 2nd, 2018 | by CollegeAD2018.05.02 | by CollegeAD

When Southern Illinois University hired its former football coach, Jerry Kill, to serve as the school’s newest athletic director, it certainly wasn’t the first to do so. In fact, the act of transitioning successful...

When Southern Illinois University hired its former football coach, Jerry Kill, to serve as the school’s newest athletic director, it certainly wasn’t the...

Focus On The Whole Team: Sleep Better
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Focus On The Whole Team: Sleep BetterFocus On The Whole Team: Sleep Better...

May 1st, 2018 | by Walt Whitfield2018.05.01 | by Walt Whitfield

Sleep better, with the Spring semester coming to an end, the summer vacation looms. The buildings will be less crowded. The sports facilities will be empty. And although the campus will somewhat seem asleep, the athletic...

Sleep better, with the Spring semester coming to an end, the summer vacation looms. The buildings will be less crowded. The sports facilities will be empty. And although...

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