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Expert’s Roundtable: Media Coverage Amid COVID

Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, AthleticDirectorU chats with members of the media about adapting to deliver high-quality content, access and opportunities to help tell coaches and student-athletes' stories, and content strategies that have captured their attention.

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Dynamic Leadership Podcast – Michigan’s Chaka Daley

Michigan Head Men's Soccer Coach Chaka Daley joins Coach Bob Walsh on the Dynamic Leadership Podcast to discuss Daley's leadership approach as a young head coach and how it has evolved, communicating with individual student-athletes, creating his staff to complement his weaknesses and more.

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Sexism in Collegiate Swim Coaching: Experiences of Coaches

Professors from UNC Pembroke, Tennessee, Temple and New Mexico interviewed 21 current and former female coaches about their experiences in coaching in Division I swimming. They found a pervasiveness of gender bias and sexism, stifling the professional growth of female coaches.

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Letter To My Former Self: NCAA’s Gragg

NCAA SVP for Inclusion, Education & Community Engagement Derrick Gragg writes a letter to his former self when he was the Director of Compliance & Operations at Missouri reminding himself to serve student-athletes, seek experiences that make him well-rounded, and remain committed to his core values.

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Why ADs Must Embrace NIL: North Carolina’s Bubba Cunningham

North Carolina Athletic Director Bubba Cunningham sits down with INFLCR Founder & CEO Jim Cavale to discuss the decision to partner with INFLCR, maximizing student-athlete potential, how Name, Image and Likeness should look, how it will impact recruiting and the decision-making related to NIL.

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Higher Ed Athletics Podcast: Georgia State’s Charlie Cobb

Georgia State AD Charlie Cobb joins the Higher Ed Athletics podcast to discuss the transformation of Turner Field into Georgia State's football stadium, the new naming rights deal, future facilities plans, President Mark Becker's retirement and impact, carrying over a blueprint of success and more.

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RisingADs Podcast: Columbia’s Pilling & Rice’s Gardner on Trillion Dollar Coach

In the latest RisingADs Podcast with Columbia AD Peter Pilling and Rice Senior Associate AD & COO Tanner Gardner review Trillion Dollar Coach and discuss coaching in a business sense, building trust, the importance of soft skills and caring about those you serve.

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Limit Spending To Save College Sports

The COVID-19 pandemic is having a devastating financial impact on college athletics, but an opportunity now exists to change the economic model of the industry to deescalate spending and insure long-term stability.

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Name, Image, & Likeness With Penn State’s Chambers

Penn State Head Men's Basketball Coach Patrick Chambers sits down with INFLCR Founder & CEO Jim Cavale to discuss joining the INFLCR family and the NIL suite, how recruiting has been impacted by social media and how it will be impacted by NIL, the Penn State brand and more.

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Preventing Sexual Violence On Campus: Conducting Background Checks On Student-Athletes

Cincinnati Assistant Professor Cintron, Drexel Assistant Professor Levine and Otterbein Assistant Professor McCray examine current practices of conducting background checks on student-athletes and present risk management strategies to reducing sexual violence on campus.

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Case Study: Finding The Next Great Head Coach

AthleticDirectorU presents a comprehensive case study on hiring head college basketball coaches. The case study method helps people learn by studying real business and managerial situations encountered by experienced executives.

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Name, Image, & Likeness With North Carolina’s May

North Carolina Director of Men's Basketball Operations Sean May sits down with INFLCR Founder & CEO Jim Cavale to discuss the Tar Heels adding INFLCR's NIL Suite, advocating for current student-athletes, the "Carolina Effect," support from administration in preparing for the NIL era and more.

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If It Ain’t Broke, Break It: The Case For Versatility & Operational Efficiency

Stephen F. Austin AD Ryan Ivey emphasizes versatility, financial responsibility and technological solutions to emerge on the other side of COVID-19 stronger, more nimble and more versatile than before.

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Name, Image, & Likeness With Oklahoma State’s Gundy

Oklahoma State Head Football Coach Mike Gundy sits down with INFLCR Founder & CEO Jim Cavale to discuss why the Cowboys are adding INFLCR's NIL suite, principles for social media, how social media and NIL impact recruiting and more.

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Expert’s Roundtable: Football Game Operations Amidst The Pandemic

With the collision of COVID-19 and the return of football, AthleticDirectorU chats with a number of facilities, events and operations leaders on changes to game day routines, real-time operational adjustments, communication, post-game wrap-up meetings, improvements moving forward and more.

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College Athletics Social Media Rankings

Now more than ever, social media is instrumental towards achieving success in college athletics. Here are the programs that have excelled at leveraging social media to build their brands.

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Introspective Leadership With Villanova’s Mark Jackson

Self-discovery and introspection is the topic of this video featuring Mark Jackson, Director of Athletics at Villanova. Jackson reviews the questions administrators should ask themselves as they work on self-awareness, as well as personal and professional growth.

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Dynamic Leadership Podcast – VCU’s Mike Rhoades

VCU Head Men’s Basketball Coach, Mike Rhoades, joins Coach Bob Walsh on the Dynamic Leadership Podcast to discuss what Rhoades learned from his DIII coaching experience, becoming a head coach at 25, his leadership style and how it has developed throughout his career and more.

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Maximizing Student Athlete Outcomes Should Be The Only Priority

When it comes to prioritizing what athletic directors do on a daily basis, the outcomes of our choices should always create a significant and measurable benefit for the student-athlete. 

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RisingADs Podcast: USF’s Kelly & Washington State’s Blair on Iger’s Ride of a Lifetime

South Florida AD Michael Kelly and Washington State Deputy AD/COO Bryan Blair review The Ride of a Lifetime by Disney Executive Chairman Robert Iger, the "Innovate Or Die" concept, communicating and implementing change, being innovative with the risk of failure, the decision-making process and more.

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Hiring And Evaluating Talent: Florida State’s Fuchs and Northwestern’s Blais

Florida State Senior Associate AD/SWA Vanessa Fuchs and Northwestern Deputy AD/SWA Janna Blais discuss fit and culture's impact on the hiring process, finding a candidate who is bought into the department's culture, evaluating a hire, employee retention and much more.

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Sports Creatives Podcast: Missouri’s Ali Fisher

Ali Fisher, Assistant AD for Creative Services for Missouri, joins Jay F. Hicks on the Sports Creatives Podcast. The pair discuss Fisher's career development and leadership style, creating elements that fit Missouri's history and culture, the Mizzou creative culture and much more.

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Exploring Alternative Athletic Finance Options In A Post-COVID World

Amidst the financial strain on intercollegiate athletics as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Clemson's Soles, Cook and Vanderoef explore alternative finance options with the goal of controlling rising expenditures and mitigating budgetary strain. 

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Dynamic Leadership Podcast – Bryant’s Mike Pressler

Bryant Head Men’s Lacrosse Coach, Mike Pressler, joins Coach Bob Walsh on the Dynamic Leadership Podcast to discuss Pressler's leadership approach and evolution over his 35 years as a head coach, the importance of captains on his team, team building, preparing for and handling adversity, and more.

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Leading With Purpose: Penn State’s Barbour

Penn State Athletic Director Sandy Barbour sits down with AthleticDirectorU to discuss the purpose and "why" for leading and working in college athletics. Barbour also touches on helping people find their "why" and defining the organization's "why".

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Name, Image, & Likeness With Marquette’s Wojciechowski

Marquette Head Men's Basketball Coach Steve Wojciechowski sits down with INFLCR Founder & CEO Jim Cavale to discuss the reasoning for being the first college basketball partner to add the NIL Suite Data Services offering, the Marquette brand, how NIL is impacting recruiting, and leaning into NIL.

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Expert’s Roundtable: Social Media and TikTok

With the looming TikTok ban, AthleticDirectorU chats with a number of social media and creative managers on a variety of topics, including lessons learned from TikTok, alternative platforms, adjusting to the constantly changing algorithms and more.

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Priority Management: UConn’s Swinney & Pac-12’s Leighton

UConn Chief Operating Officer Adrianne Swinney and Pac-12 Chief Marketing Officer Danette Leighton discuss their approaches to priority management, work-life balance, delegation, communicating and setting goals, and much more.

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Name, Image, & Likeness With West Virginia’s Brown

West Virginia Head Football Coach Neal Brown sits down with INFLCR Founder & CEO Jim Cavale to discuss WVU's partnership as the first football program to join the NIL Suite Data Services offering, his perspectives on branding, positioning the WVU brand, how NIL is impacting recruiting, and more.

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Higher Ed Athletics Podcast: Ohio’s Julie Cromer

Ohio AD Julie Cromer joins the Higher Ed Athletics podcast to discuss planning for sports in the fall, her first 100 days and how that plan quickly shifted, how experiences early in her career helped shape her focus on evidence-based decision making as a leader and more.

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Excelling In The Deputy AD Role: Georgia’s Brooks & Ball State’s Fields

Georgia Senior Deputy AD Josh Brooks and Ball State Deputy AD Haven Fields sit down to discuss transitioning to the Deputy AD role overseeing external operations, from their backgrounds and beginnings in internal operations, communicating your department's unique value proposition, and much more.

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Coach Turnover And Its Impact on Student-Athletes And Team Dynamics

Texas A&M-Kingsville Assistant Professor Shipherd examines the effect of coach turnover on student-athletes and team dynamics through interviews and focus groups with student-athletes, coaches and administrators.

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Leading From The Conference Office: Southland’s Burnett

Southland Conference Commissioner Tom Burnett sits down to discuss the challenges facing leaders and how he is leading through them, communicating core values, inflection points during his career, and advice for the next generation of leaders.