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How Schools Should Announce Their Decision To Discontinue Sports During The Pandemic

With over 40 sport programs being discontinued or eliminated, Arkansas professor Dittmore examines how schools are announcing these decisions through William Benoit’s typology of image restoration theory.

Organizational Leadership: USF AD Michael Kelly

USF Athletic Director Michael Kelly sits down with INFLCR Founder & CEO Jim Cavale to discuss Kelly's approach to building his team during his time as COO of the College Football Playoff and early into his tenure in Tampa, supporting initiatives related to social media, and more.

Dynamic Leadership Podcast – Cincinnati’s John Brannen

Cincinnati Head Men’s Basketball Coach, John Brannen, joins Coach Bob Walsh to discuss Brannen's unique experiences in taking over at Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati, his approach to leadership, adapting his style to his personnel, creating buy-in among student-athletes, handling success and more.

Can Single-Sport Conferences Solve College Athletics’ Financial Challenge?

Arkansas professor Dittmore chats with WCHA President & Men's Commissioner Bill Robertson about the challenges and benefits of sport-specific conferences and their viability for Olympic sports in a post-COVID-19 world.

Navigating Your Career In College Athletics: Todd Turner and Brad Bates

Collegiate Sports Associates' Founder & President Todd Turner and VP of Consulting Brad Bates discuss their experiences and advice in advancing to become an Athletics Director. Turner and Bates chat about career advice, recommended skill sets, building relationships, flexibility and much more.

Mental Health Services in College Athletics: Baylor’s Marsh-Bell & LSU’s Poole

Baylor Assistant AD for Mental Health Services Dr. Monique Marsh-Bell and LSU Director of Student-Athlete Mental Health Dr. LaKeitha Poole join AthleticDirectorU to chat about the intricacies of mental health services provided to student-athletes.

Taking Action In Times Of Critical Change

AthleticDirectorU hosts a town hall with leaders from around the industry to discuss how administrators and coaches can work to enact change on their campuses. Moderated by Advent CEO John Roberson.

Sports Creatives Podcast: Learfield IMG College’s Jack Patterson

Learfield IMG College VP of Digital & Social Media, Multi-Media Rights Jack Patterson joins Jay F. Hicks to discuss how he and his team are working with departments to retain and grow revenues during these times and dig in on Social+ and the value they are creating for partners.

Beyond COVID-19: Opportunities For University Facility Projects

With COVID-19 creating a number of uncertainties, there is a silver lining: the positive bond market combined with an emerging competitive construction market. Nations Group examines why institutions should consider leveraging current market conditions to get the most for its investment.

Athletic Department Power Index: Sun Belt Conference

The AthleticDirectorU Athletic Department Power Index, powered by Athlete Viewpoint, continues with a look at the Sun Belt Conference. Dozens of sitting Athletic Directors and executive-level administrators who currently are, or could soon be, a Sun Belt AD shared feedback.

Negotiating College Sports Multimedia Rights Deals

As college campuses across the country work to find new and creative ways to fund their athletics programs, at the core of their revenue generation will be the Multimedia Rights (MMR) agreements they sign with third-party sellers like Learfield IMG College

Does Gender Matter In College Athletics: Colgate’s Moore, UCF’s Lapchick & Texas State’s Antoine

Texas State Head Women's Basketball Coach Zenarae Antoine, Colgate Director of Athletics Nicki Moore & Director of The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport Dr. Richard Lapchick discuss barriers for female leaders, creating experience and leadership opportunities for coaches and staff and more

Higher Ed Athletics Podcast: Kansas State Global’s Dr. Dunn

Dr. Duane Dunn, Associate Dean for Kansas State Global, joins the Higher Ed Athletics podcast to discuss academic integrity for remote learning, online education and more to give listeners an idea of what's ahead in online higher education as we attempt to coincide with COVID-19.

Black Football Student-Athletes’ Perceived Barriers to Seeking Mental Health Services

Langston Professor Wilkerson and Arkansas professors Stokowski, Fridley, Dittmore, and Bell examine the perceived barriers Black Division I football student-athletes at a NCAA Division I Power 5 institution face in seeking professional mental health services.

Athletic Director Performance Ratings (Part II)

AthleticDirectorU has created a ratings system to assess athletic director performance, largely based on Learfield IMG College Directors’ Cup results from 2005 to 2019.

Experts Roundtable: Coaching And Recruiting During A Crisis

What matters is focusing on what you as a leader have already deemed to be most important, because it will still be important regardless of how things might look like in the near-term future.

COVID-19 Financial Challenges: NCAA’s McNeely & UCLA’s Iacoi

NCAA Senior Vice President of Administration/CFO Kathleen McNeely sits down with UCLA Senior Associate AD/CFO Chris Iacoi and Athletic Director U to discuss the financial challenges facing college athletics and the association as a result of COVID-19.

The Dynamic Leadership Podcast: Washington State’s Kyle Smith

Washington State Head Men's Basketball Coach, Kyle Smith, joins Coach Bob Walsh on the Dynamic Leadership Podcast. Smith discusses his approach to leadership in terms of continual evaluation on the aspects of the program that he considers important.

2020 FBS Athletics Directors’ Compensation Survey

We reviewed all current forms of compensation for the athletic directors at National Collegiate Athletic Association (“NCAA”) member institutions of the Football Bowl Subdivision ("FBS").

Sports Creatives Podcast: Oregon State’s Russell Houghtaling

Russell Houghtaling, Associate AD, Ideation at Oregon State, joins the Sports Creatives Podcast to discuss OSU's approach to staff management, his creative leadership philosophy, sharing content during these uncertain times, the impact on creative departments, sponsored content and much more.

Enterprise Risk Management in College Athletics

University of North Carolina Associate AD Paul Pogge details the development and implementation of the Tarheels' enterprise risk management strategy. Pogge defines categories and hierarchies of potential risks, prioritization of actions, adaptations and updates of the strategy, and more.

Athletic Department Power Index: Big West Conference

The AthleticDirectorU Athletic Department Power Index, powered by Athlete Viewpoint, continues with a look at the Big West Conference. Dozens of sitting Athletic Directors and executive-level administrators who currently are, or could soon be, a Big West AD shared feedback.

Social Distancing University Athletic Director Search Concludes With Lebrón As New Leader

Collegiate Sports Associates has completed its mock AD search process at Social Distance University with Tulane Deputy AD/COO Monica Lebrón selected as the new AD.

How College Football Coaches Perceive Sport Psychology Services

Indiana professor Steinfeldt and his colleagues provide football coaches’ perspectives on their perceived constraints to utilizing Sport and Performance Psychology services, along with coaches’ vision for their ideal service framework with the ideal Sport and Performance Psychologist characteristics

Revenue Per Quality of College Football Recruit

In this paper, Ohio State professors Bergman and Logan provide estimates of player monetary value in college football. This is the first study to exploit player specific ex ante recruit ratings, team performance, and football specific revenue and profit to infer player valuations.

The Renewal Of College Athletics

Advent's John Roberson discusses how college athletics leaders can navigate the coming weeks and months of the Covid crisis so that those they are responsible for remain protected, while ensuring their institutions and programs emerge resilient and stronger than ever before.

Trial By Fire: Lessons In Crisis Management

Robert Morris Athletic Director Chris King walks through five leadership tenets he has learned, relearned and relied on during the COVID-19 crisis: organizational integrity, overcommunication, collaboration, setting the tone and authenticity and compassion.

The Dynamic Leadership Podcast: Cincinnati’s Michelle Clark Heard

Cincinnati Head Women's Basketball Coach Michelle Clark Heard joins Coach Bob Walsh on the Dynamic Leadership Podcast. Clark Heard discusses her approach to building a program, being transparent and open with her players, creating buy-in, and the challenges of rebuilding a program.

The Development Position: Boston College’s Ellison Stewart & Oklahoma’s Selmon

Boston College AVP of Major Giving and Development Wesley Ellison Stewart and Oklahoma Senior Associate AD for Administration and Development Zac Selmon discuss what makes a successful fundraiser, cultivating donors, the balance of the annual fund and sport-specific goals, and much more.

Higher Ed Athletics Podcast: Long Island’s Dr. William Martinov Jr.

Dr. Matinov Jr. is the athletic director for the re-branded and consolidated Long Island University Sharks. Martinov Jr. joins Travis Smith to discuss the unique transition and offer advice to leading an athletic department through turbulent times.

Student-Athletes and Suicide Prevention

The stressful nature of participating in college athletics, where winning at all costs is paramount, can significantly affect student-athletes and their mental wellbeing.

Success With Limited Resources: Eastern Kentucky’s Roan, Saint Mary’s Matoso, And Cal Baptist’s Parker

Collegiate Sports Associates Founder & President Todd Turner moderates a conversation between Eastern Kentucky AD Matt Roan, Saint Mary's AD Mike Matoso, and Cal Baptist AD Micah Parker on creating a culture and environment for success with limited resources.

The Strategic Value Of College Tennis

Dr. Timothy Russell, CEO of the Intercollegiate Tennis Association, responds to AtheticDiretcorU on the strategic value of college tennis.