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Experts’ Roundtable: Men’s Soccer Sport Administrators

In the latest edition of the Experts' Roundtable series, AthleticDirectorU chats with a quartet Men's Soccer sport administrators on a variety of topics, including Xs & Os, student-athlete diversity around the sport, transfers and more.

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Leading Organizational Change: FAU’s White, New Mexico’s Nuñez, And UCF’s Wood

FAU AD Brian White and New Mexico AD Eddie Nuñez join UCF Deputy AD Eric Wood to discuss their experiences leading new organizations.

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An Examination Of College Football Flight Patterns

AthleticDirectorU presents an interactive examination of NCAA Football flight patterns during the 2017 and 2018 seasons.

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Sports Creatives Podcast: Kansas’ Chris Freet

Chris Freet, Deputy Athletics Director for External Engagement at the University of Kansas, joins Jay F. Hicks on the newly co-branded AthleticDirectorU and Sports Creatives Podcast to discuss Freet's first time overseeing development and creating a culture of success for the Jayhawks.

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Social Issues In College Basketball: Texas State’s Antoine, UT Martin’s Stewart, And UC Irvine’s Turner

Texas State Head Women’s Basketball Coach, Zenare Antoine, is joined by Head Men’s Basketball Coaches Anthony Stewart of UT Martin and Russell Turner of UC Irvine for an in-depth conversation on social issues in college basketball.

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Washington State Cougars Strategic Planning Process (Part II)

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.

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Athletic Department Power Index: Pac-12 Conference

The AthleticDirectorU Athletic Department Power Index, powered by Athlete Viewpoint, continues with a look at the Pac-12 Conference. Over 100 sitting Athletic Directors and executive-level administrators who currently are or could soon be a Pac-12 AD were invited to share feedback.

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How Apparel Brands Measure Success To Determine Value In College Sports

In this article, we will look at how Under Armour developed a tool to rank and evaluate all of the Division 1 intercollegiate athletic brands across the country using simple, readily available data.

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Being Prepared For Leadership: Auburn’s Allen Greene

INFLCR Founder/CEO Jim Cavale leads a wide-ranging conversation with Auburn AD Allen Greene. Career progression from student-athlete to administrator, working with now-UCF AD Danny White, interviewing for the Auburn job, the first press conference, lessons learned in athletics, much more.

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The Digital Ticketing Revolution With Ticketmaster’s Justin Burleigh

Justin Burleigh, Chief Product Officer at Ticketmaster, talks about the company’s new digital ticketing product, Presence. With the primary benefit of tying tickets to a person or device, athletic departments can now understand who is in their respective venues.

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Managing Risk With Football Tailgating Alcohol Policies

In considering risk management policies, the researchers found 61% of schools studied did not identify policies for alcoholic consumption in the tailgate area. However, only 30% of the university athletic departments indicated that trained security personnel supervised the tailgating areas.

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Success Beyond Winning: NIU’s Frazier, Utah State’s Hartwell & Learfield IMG College’s Hamilton

Northern Illinois AD Sean Frazier, Utah State AD John Hartwell and Learfield IMG College EVP/former Tennessee AD, Mike Hamilton discuss defining success beyond the easy evaluation points of wins and losses.

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Sports Creatives Podcast: Miami (FL)’s Tim Brogdon

Tim Brogdon, Assistant AD/Digital Strategy at the University of Miami, joins Jay F. Hicks on the newly co-branded AthleticDirectorU and Sports Creatives Podcast. The two discuss internal creative agencies and being the top advocate for social and digital to senior leadership in order to innovate.

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Who Am I Without My Sport? Addressing Student-Athlete Transitions

It is inevitable that, at some point, every student-athlete will leave their sport. Numerous research studies have repeatedly demonstrated the difficulties student-athletes face when they are no longer competing in intercollegiate sport.

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What Do Athletic Directors Think About Name, Image and Likeness?

In an effort to continue to provide intercollegiate athletics leaders with key industry insights, AthleticDirectorU gathered information on the topic of Name, Image and Likeness and student-athlete compensation by surveying current Division I athletics directors on the issue. 

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Merging With A Purpose: Teamworks’ Maurides & INFLCR’s Cavale

Teamworks Founder & CEO, Zach Maurides, and INFLCR Founder & CEO, Jim Cavale, sit down with AthleticDirectorU, following their recent merger. The duo discusses the mutual interest in each others’ organizations, the synergies between the two companies, and how their mission and core values align.

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NCAA Hearing Operations With Naima Stevenson Starks

Naima Stevenson Starks, the NCAA’s new Vice President of Hearing Operations gives AthleticDirectorU an update on the position and the new enforcement structure.

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What Will The Next Round of Sports Media Rights Deals Look Like?

As live sports rights prices have gone through the roof, it has lifted all boats And not just in the biggest sports, but in other sports such as college baseball, softball, gymnastics and more. Today, I’m going to use the future of media rights as a lesson in making predictions.

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Athletic Department Power Index: America East 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.

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Higher Ed Athletics Podcast: Indiana’s Fred Glass

Smith and Glass cover a number of topics, including how and why IU has spent approximately $300 million on facility enhancements in the past decade, the relationship between an AD and a university's board of trustees, how the Hoosiers remain self-sufficient financially and more.

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Parents of NCAA Student-Athletes: How Are They Involved And Does It Matter?

While frequent provision of emotional support is commonplace, our findings caution that more parental support is not always better for student-athletes’ independence.

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Understanding The NCAA Eligibility Center With Felicia Martin

For an in depth look at the Eligibility Center, NCAA Vice President Felicia Martin visits with AthleticDirectorU on a variety of topics, starting her view of the unit prior to arriving in Indianapolis.

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How You Can Help Your Student-Athletes Cope With Negative Social Media

While college athletes might have an economic motive to maintain an active social media presence, particularly as mainstream media access to athletes may be shrinking, active engagement on social media carries potential risks to the athlete’s well-being.

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Building Strategic Alliances As A New AD With Cal’s Jim Knowlton

Jim Knowlton, Director of Athletics at Cal, discusses building strategic alliances as a new leader. Knowlton touches on his meticulous process of deliberate listening during the first 90 days on campus and how it ties in with creating alliances with the campus community.