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Should The Pac-12 Seriously Consider Early Morning Kickoffs?

The purpose of this inquiry was to determine, if possible, whether Pac-12 college football game start time really has an impact on television audience demand, operationalized as viewership.

Innovative Leadership With UCF’s Danny White

Danny White, Vice President and Director of Athletics at UCF, discusses his department's unique senior leadership structure, the importance of creative and digital services, as well as managing his own social media accounts.

Washington State Cougars Strategic Planning Process (Part I)

AthleticDirectorU is proud partner with Washington State University to present an in-depth look into how the Cougars are implementing just such a strategic plan to ensure the success of their program for many years to come.

Setting A New Direction: Grand Valley State’s Becker & WashU’s Azama

Directors of Athletics, Keri Becker of Grand Valley State and Anthony Azama of Washington University of St. Louis, sit down with Shamaree Brown, Director of Student-Athlete Programs & Compliance at the ACC, to discuss taking over a successful athletics department.

Athletic Department Power Index: West Coast Conference

The AthleticDirectorU Athletic Department Power Index, powered by Athlete Viewpoint, continues with a look at the West Coast Conference. Approximately 80 sitting Athletic Directors and executive-level administrators who currently are or could soon be a WCC AD were invited to share feedback.

Walking In Lockstep With Your President: Incarnate Word’s Evans And Wickstrom

Highlighting Incarnate Word President Dr. Thomas Evans and Director of Athletics Dr. Brian Wickstrom on working together to find quick success in athletics and across the greater campus.

Leadership, Culture, And Positive Energy With Jon Gordon

Jon Gordon, international bestselling author and keynote speaker, talks leadership with AthleticDirectorU. Gordon, a consultant to many sports teams and corporate leaders, discusses the importance of investing in culture, having difficult conversations, and fostering positive energy.

Issues In College Basketball: Harvard’s Guerinoni, Southern Cal’s Capko, and George Mason’s Simpkins

Men’s Basketball Assistant Coaches Duane Simpkins of George Mason, Donny Guerinoni of Harvard, and Chris Capko of Southern Cal get together with Chad Chatlos of Ventura Partners and AthleticDirectorU to cover issues facing college basketball.

Are College Baseball And Softball The NCAA’s Best Bet For Growth?

For all the money that college sports bring their universities, most of that money is from one of two sports, football and basketball. That’s not a very diversified revenue situation. Could college baseball be the solution for a third revenue generating sport? Or should it be another sport?

Where Should The NCAA Look For Growth

For all the money that college sports bring their universities, most of that money is from one of two sports, football and basketball. That’s not a very diversified revenue situation. Could college baseball be the solution for a third revenue generating sport? Or should it be another sport?

Presidential Perspectives: Minnesota’s Kaler, Wofford’s Samhat & Bryant’s Machtley

Presidents Ron Machtley of Bryant, Eric Kaler of Minnesota, and Nayef Samhat of Wofford join DHR Executive Search veteran Glenn Sugiyama on a panel covering many facets & challenges of the college athletics.

Fostering A Culture Of Collaboration: UNT’s Baker & TAMU-Commerce’s McMurray

Directors of Athletics, Wren Baker of North Texas and Tim McMurray of Texas A&M-Commerce discuss collaboration in college athletics.

Explaining the Athletic Department Power Index

AthleticDirectorU Co-Publisher Matt Roberts & Athlete Viewpoint Co-Founder Michael Cross discuss benefits of the new Athletic Department Power Index for advancing administrators across the nation.

Athletic Department Power Index: Mid-American Conference

This is the initial AthleticDirectorU Athletic Department Power Index, powered by Athlete Viewpoint. The Athletic Department Power Index will evaluate the desirability of Athletic Director jobs in every Division I conference across the country, starting with the Mid-American Conference (MAC).

Making Change Stick: Cincinnati’s Michelle Clark Heard

Stop for a second and consider the changes you have experienced – were they the result of revolution or evolution? Incremental growth is how the majority of changes happen – and it does not happen by mistake.

A Data Driven Mindset With Ticketmaster’s Kat Frederick

AthleticDirectorU visits the SoCal headquarters of Ticketmaster for a conversation with Chief Marketing Officer, Kat Frederick. Frederick, a self-proclaimed data & analytics nerd, talks about the importance of using data to enhance a one-on-one conversation with individual customers.

Deputy Leadership: Miami (FL)’s Strawley & Georgia Southern’s Sweany

Patti Phillips, CEO of Women Leaders in College Sports, moderates a conversation on the role of a Deputy AD,  featuring Jenn Strawley of Miami (FL) and Lisa Sweany of Georgia Southern.

Sinclair And FloSports Poised To Reshape College Sports Content Distribution

While neither Stadium nor FloSports have purchased anything close to Tier 1 rights from a 'Power 5' conference, opinion leaders in the space think it is only a matter of time before one of the big properties gambles on a non-traditional form of distribution.

Leadership In The Digital Age With Blake James of Miami (FL)

Blake James, Director of Athletics at Miam (FL), chats with Jim Cavale of INFLCR during on leadership and the importance of investing in digital media.

Inside The NCAA Committee On Infractions With Carol Cartwright

NCAA Committee on Infractions and Knight Commission member, plus longtime higher education leader, Carol Cartwright, provides insights on the personnel makeup of the COI, avoiding groupthink, the challenge of separating the human element when reviewing cases and much more.

South Carolina’s Ray Tanner: Being An AD Is Hard, Being A Head Coach Is Harder

Ray Tanner, Athletics Director at University of South Carolina chats with AthleticDirectorU on a number of topics related to the differences between leading an athletics department and being a head coach. Tanner also reflects on his tenure as an AD and what he can improve on moving forward.

Navigating Through Industry Change: USF’s Kelly & Rutgers’ Hobbs

Directors of Athletics Michael Kelly of USF and Pat Hobbs of Rutgers, sit down with AthleticDirectorU on the topic of dealing with constant change in college athletics. Matt Banker, Associate AD for Compliance at Louisville, moderates the conversation.

Impacting Others Through Trust: UCLA’s Inouye-Perez

UCLA Softball Head Coach, Kelly Inouye-Perez, visits with AthleticDirectorU to discuss a variety of topics regarding her position as the leader of a highly-successful softball program.

Academic Services Plays A Critical Role In The Experience Of First-Year Student-Athletes

Evolving from academic advising offices, contemporary academic advisors do much more than help student-athletes maintain eligibility. Academic advisors and other support services personnel also play a crucial role in the overall development of the student-athlete experience in various areas.