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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

Bet On eSport Gambling As A New Revenue Stream
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Bet On eSport Gambling As A New Revenue StreamBet On eSport Gambling As A New Revenue Stream...

April 30th, 2018 | by Jonathan Yates2018.04.30 | by Jonathan Yates

As a general observation based on lots of direct experience, many athletic directors at major universities have a football or basketball background as a college player. Some such as Barry Alverez (football at Nebraska, now AD at...

As a general observation based on lots of direct experience, many athletic directors at major universities have a football or basketball background as a college player....

Will The NCAA ever fully embrace eSports?
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Will The NCAA ever fully embrace eSports?Will The NCAA ever fully embrace eSports?...

April 27th, 2018 | by CollegeAD2018.04.27 | by CollegeAD

Playing video games is no longer only a hobby you might take part in in your mother’s basement, but has become a professional sport. The International e-Sports Federation is even trying to get eSports included in the 2024...

Playing video games is no longer only a hobby you might take part in in your mother’s basement, but has become a professional sport. The International e-Sports...

Congressman Steve King On The Culture of Sports In Iowa
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Congressman Steve King On The Culture of Sports In IowaCongressman Steve King On The Culture of Sports In...

April 26th, 2018 | by Jonathan Yates2018.04.26 | by Jonathan Yates

Iowa Representative Steve King CollegeAD’s Jonathan Yates sits down with Iowa Representative Steve King to talk about a wide range of topics including the culture of sports. MORE...

Iowa Representative Steve King CollegeAD’s Jonathan Yates sits down with Iowa Representative Steve King to talk about a wide range of topics including the culture...

More Attention on the End Game for Student-Athletes is Needed
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More Attention on the End Game for Student-Athletes is NeededMore Attention on the End Game for Student-Athlete...

April 24th, 2018 | by Jonathan Yates2018.04.24 | by Jonathan Yates

Growing up playing chess, an appreciation for the “end game” develops quickly. The end game is so critical as there are fewer assets and fewer moves with the denouement drawing inexorably near with each and every...

Growing up playing chess, an appreciation for the “end game” develops quickly. The end game is so critical as there are fewer assets and fewer moves with the...

Pros & Cons: Alcohol Comes to NCAA Championship Events
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Pros & Cons: Alcohol Comes to NCAA Championship EventsPros & Cons: Alcohol Comes to NCAA Championsh...

April 23rd, 2018 | by CollegeAD2018.04.23 | by CollegeAD

You can’t beat a cold beer and a hot dog on game day. Following a decision by the Division I Council to allow alcohol sales at championship intercollegiate events, the NCAA and its fans will soon experience the pros and...

You can’t beat a cold beer and a hot dog on game day. Following a decision by the Division I Council to allow alcohol sales at championship intercollegiate events,...

The Culture of Sports: Rep Williams of Texas Talks Tax Reform
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The Culture of Sports: Rep Williams of Texas Talks Tax ReformThe Culture of Sports: Rep Williams of Texas Talks...

April 16th, 2018 | by Jonathan Yates2018.04.16 | by Jonathan Yates

U.S. Representative Roger Williams of Texas CollegeAD’s own Jonathan Yates sits down with Congressman Roger Williams of Texas to discuss the effect of recent tax reforms on college sports, his own time at TCU, and his...

U.S. Representative Roger Williams of Texas CollegeAD’s own Jonathan Yates sits down with Congressman Roger Williams of Texas to discuss the effect of recent tax...

Study Finds Student-Athlete Experience And Public Perception Don’t Match Up
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Study Finds Student-Athlete Experience And Public Perception Don’t Match UpStudy Finds Student-Athlete Experience And Public ...

April 9th, 2018 | by Jonathan Yates2018.04.09 | by Jonathan Yates

Heavyweight champ Mike Tyson famously said, “Everyone’s got a plan until you hit them in the mouth!” There are many sparring about the college student-athlete experience.  Game Plan, a one-stop platform for...

Heavyweight champ Mike Tyson famously said, “Everyone’s got a plan until you hit them in the mouth!” There are many sparring about the college...

STOP To Survive Chaos Like A Natural
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STOP To Survive Chaos Like A NaturalSTOP To Survive Chaos Like A Natural...

April 6th, 2018 | by Matthew Monte2018.04.06 | by Matthew Monte

Once upon a time parents trusted me to teach their children how to survive when lost in the woods and swamps of Louisiana. It’s a scary thought, being responsible for a small squadron of 14-year-olds, but one I embraced at...

Once upon a time parents trusted me to teach their children how to survive when lost in the woods and swamps of Louisiana. It’s a scary thought, being responsible...

$2 Million in Annual Income Needed to Pay for Yearly Value of Duke Basketball Scholarship
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$2 Million in Annual Income Needed to Pay for Yearly Value of Duke Basketball Scholarship$2 Million in Annual Income Needed to Pay for Year...

April 4th, 2018 | by Jonathan Yates2018.04.04 | by Jonathan Yates

Millions of families around the world are spending billions annually in hopes of their children receiving an athletic scholarship for college in the United States This is easily understandable as there is no better deal in...

Millions of families around the world are spending billions annually in hopes of their children receiving an athletic scholarship for college in the United States This...

An Interview with Tyrone Thomas, Head of Diversity for Mintz Levin
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An Interview with Tyrone Thomas, Head of Diversity for Mintz LevinAn Interview with Tyrone Thomas, Head of Diversity...

April 2nd, 2018 | by Jonathan Yates2018.04.02 | by Jonathan Yates

Tyrone Thomas, Head of Diversity for Mintz Levin CollegeAD’s own Jonathan Yates sits down with Tyrone Thomas, Head of Diversity for Mintz Levin to discuss diversity trends they are seeing within the sports world and the...

Tyrone Thomas, Head of Diversity for Mintz Levin CollegeAD’s own Jonathan Yates sits down with Tyrone Thomas, Head of Diversity for Mintz Levin to discuss...

What is Your Athletic Department’s Guarantee?
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What is Your Athletic Department’s Guarantee?What is Your Athletic Department’s Guarantee...

March 28th, 2018 | by Matthew Monte2018.03.28 | by Matthew Monte

What can you guarantee your student-athletes? A free education? A family atmosphere? A chance to be a legend? What is so special about your athletic department that you would bank your reputation on it? It may sound trivial, but...

What can you guarantee your student-athletes? A free education? A family atmosphere? A chance to be a legend? What is so special about your athletic department that you...

Your Next Media Rights Deal Should Be With A Digital Provider
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Your Next Media Rights Deal Should Be With A Digital ProviderYour Next Media Rights Deal Should Be With A Digit...

March 23rd, 2018 | by Nic Lewis2018.03.23 | by Nic Lewis

Last week I wrote a couple of articles that could probably benefit from a bit of a broader perspective as it pertains to real-life application of the conceptual information within. First came an article on my own website about...

Last week I wrote a couple of articles that could probably benefit from a bit of a broader perspective as it pertains to real-life application of the conceptual...

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