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Internet Marketing & Search Engines In Athletics

Katie Thompson, Senior Account Manager at Google's Sports and Live Entertainment Team, joins Trip Durham on the Conversations on College Athletics Podcast to discuss internet marketing and how search engines play an important part of the process.

Leaks Won’t Sink You, But Can Knock You Off Course

Anyone who has led an organization has felt the frustration of leaked information, be it confidential negotiations, planned personnel moves or even informal discussions. More than other setbacks, leaks frustrate leadership because they also trigger an emotional reaction, which is a sense of betrayal

Cultivating A Culture That Affirms Your Values: Washington’s Jen Cohen

Making judgments calls, some about people, some about strategy, and, occasionally, some in times of crisis, requires that we lean heavily on our values and beliefs to steer us in a direction that is congruent with our organizational culture.

Leading Through Intersections: Optimizing Leadership Ability, Growth And Productivity Via Inclusion

Leadership has to ensure that they are including and engaging employees in an experience that the leader is proud to provide, but also one in which if leadership was a member of a marginalized group, they too would value that experience.

Career Insights From Eight Women Who Lead NCAA Division I Conferences

One place where women have seen more success securing senior level positions is conference commissioners. Eleven of the 32 NCAA Division I conference commissioners (34.4%) were women at the time of this study, a much higher percentage than observed in other intercollegiate leadership positions.

Curiosity In Leadership: Georgia’s McGarity, Tulane’s Dannen & Winthrop’s Halpin

College athletics executives, Greg McGarity of Georgia, Troy Dannen of Tulane, and Ken Halpin of Winthrop get together for AthleticDirectorU to discuss the benefits of curiosity in leadership. The conversation covers angles from which the trio have experienced a curious mindset benefit their careers

The Dynamic Leadership Podcast: Ohio State’s Kevin McGuff

Kevin McGuff, Women's Basketball Head Coach at Ohio State, joins Coach Bob Walsh on the Dynamic Leadership Podcast. The two discuss McGuff's thoughts on giving Student-Athletes a voice, self-awarenes as a coach, choosing captains, and the importance of defining what's important to an organization.

Athletic Director In Residence: Marquette’s Bill Scholl

There’s certainly a halo effect when men’s basketball is firing on all cylinders, a contagious energy and good feeling that permeates throughout the athletics department and the campus. so it’s only natural that it acts as a motivating force for others to do the same in their own roles.

Why I Chose To Go From DI to DIII: UChicago’s McDermott & St. Thomas (MN)’s Esten

Directors of Athletics, Erin McDermott of the University of Chicago and Phil Esten of the University of St. Thomas (MN) chat with AthleticDirectorU on their respective moves from DI Deputy ADs to the DIII AD chair.

Experts’ Roundtable: Softball Sport Administrators

In the latest edition of the Experts' Roundtable series, AthleticDirectorU chats with a quartet Softball sport administrators on a variety of topics, including what impact the new Student-Athlete Transfer Portal is having within their program.

What The Future Of OTA Television Means For College Athletics

This year is not yet two months old but we can already see hints about the future of sports programming and delivery platforms. Some of these clues involve the continuation of ongoing story lines, while others are emerging.

Self-Care In The AD Chair: Ball State’s Goetz & Rice’s Karlgaard

Directors of Athletics, Beth Goetz of Ball State and Joe Karlgaard of Rice, review how they each manage their own self-health while leading their respective departments. The pair address how they find and use quiet time, as well as responsibilities they struggle to delegate.

Consistency as an Asset: South Dakota State’s Stiegelmeier & Middle Tennessee State’s Stockstill

Longtime head football coaches, John Stiegelmeier of South Dakota State and Rick Stockstill of Middle Tennessee State, discuss how consistency has become a key asset in their respective programs. Both coaches touch on avoiding complacency, staying relevant, and balancing new ideas.

Outsourcing Revenue Streams: Columbia’s Pilling & The Aspire Group’s Mullen

Peter Pilling, Director of Athletics at Columbia and Bernie Mullen, Chairman and Founder of The Aspire Group, visit AthleticDirectorU to talk about third party partnerships and rights in college athletics. The two discuss the current trend of outsourcing revenue streams.

Mapping Your Career: Duke’s Kevin White

Duke Athletics Director, Kevin White, chats with AthleticDirectorU about career development and his track record of producing ADs. White points to leadership and political acumen as two of the most important skills necessary to run an athletic department.

Commissioner’s Corner: Gloria Nevarez – West Coast Conference

Conference leadership is really about building compromise amongst different institutions and constituents. While I’m fortunate in that there is consistency of culture in the WCC, it still requires me to lead from the top and ensure that the important issues are being addressed.

Responsible Leadership: Coastal Carolina’s Joe Moglia

Joe Moglia, Chairman of Athletics and former Head Football Coach at Coastal Carolina, visits AthleticDirectorU to discuss the guiding principles he uses for his personal life, as well as in his professional leadership roles.

Principled Leadership: Fairfield’s Schlickmann & Vermont’s Schulman

Directors of Athletics Jeff Schulman of Vermont and Paul Schlickmann of Fairfield visit with AthleticDirectorU to discuss principled leadership while in the chair.

Athletic Director In Residence: Curt Apsey – Boise State

Central to Boise State’s culture of transparency, in addition to the establishment of expectations, is the regular exchange of ideas and input. This open dialogue does indeed extend to staff meetings in each area, in which every effort is made to ensure that members of the department are heard.

Sustaining Excellence Amidst Change: Buffalo Athletics

Buffalo AD Mark Alnutt, along with Head Football Coach Lance Leipold and Head Men's Basketball Coach Nate Oats, discuss how the UB department has maintained consistent success in the face of leadership changes.

Leading With Emotional Intelligence: Azusa Pacific’s Santa Cruz

Emotional Intelligence is the topic of this AthleticDirectorU conversation with Victor Santa Cruz, Head Football Coach at Azusa Pacific. Santa Cruz talks about his early challenges as a leader which led him to the process of becoming self-aware.

Why The SEC On CBS Deal Is Worth (at least) $300M Annually

At least $300 million per year. That is the ask the SEC should pose to CBS in its negotiations to extend the current Tier I rights deal for football games.

Innovation In College Athletics: Rhode Island’s Bjorn & UMBC’s Hall

ADs Tim Hall of UMBC and Thorr Bjorn of Rhode Island visit AthleticDirectorU to discuss collaboration and innovation in college athletics. Moderated by Tricia Turley Brandenburg of Towson, this conversation covers a variety of topics related to embracing technology in the industry.

The Dynamic Leadership Podcast: Louisville’s Dan McDonnell

Louisville Head Baseball Coach Dan McDonnell spends time with IMG Academy Technical Director Bob Walsh and details his leadership philosophy of, "To love and to serve."