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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.

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.

Sports Creatives Podcast: Clemson’s Jonathan Gantt

Jonathan Gantt, Associate AD for Creative Solutions at Clemson, joins Jay F. Hicks on the Sports Creatives Podcast to discuss how his team and Clemson have handled these uncertain times, communicating with his team and administration, the appropriate content for Clemson during this crisis, and more.

Identifying And Recruiting Talent: Washington’s Cohen & Milwaukee’s Braun

Washington AD Jennifer Cohen and Milwaukee AD Amanda Braun discuss how they identify and hire coaches and staff, culture and fit, expectations for other leaders making hires, and more. 

The Ramifications Of Olympic Sports Elimination Due To Covid-19

The financial ramifications of COVID-19 have yet to be fully realized, but programs have already been impacted. With Old Dominion dropping wrestling, Arkansas professor Dittmore explores the impact on olympic sports and ultimately, US Olympic teams which rely heavily on student-athletes.

Facilities Management And Capital Projects Through COVID-19: Central Michigan’s Oberlin and West Virginia’s Messerly

Matt Oberlin, Associate AD of Capital Projects, Facilities & Events at Central Michigan, and April Messerly, Associate AD/Facilities & Operations at West Virginia, sit down with Athletic Director U to discuss the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on facilities, event management and capital projects.

Workaholism And Burnout In College Athletics

Using a data set of more 4,400 intercollegiate athletic staff and coaches, Temple professor Taylor and her colleagues find the relationship between workaholism and burnout was positive, signaling that as an employee’s level of workaholism and level of burnout increases.

Leading In Uncharted Territory

St. Joseph's AD Jill Bodensteiner, like many athletic administrators across the country, have confronted the unprecedented threat of coronavirus in ways none could ever have expected. Bodensteiner walks us through how she is leading the Hawks through this uncertain time.

An Analysis Of College Football And Basketball Coach Buyouts

AthleticDirectorU compiled financial reports via public records requests for the 52 public Power Five universities and found that they spent a combined $491,770,668 in the 648 individual school years examined on football and men’s basketball severance payments.

Sports Creatives Podcast: Michigan’s Brian Wagner and Texas’ Marc Jordan

Michigan's Digital Strategy and Creative Lead Brian Wagner and Texas' Assistant Director, Digital and Social Strategy Marc Jordan discuss the NCAA's United For One campaign, which the pair led to market.

The Dynamic Leadership Podcast: Ohio State’s Chris Holtmann

Chris Holtmann, Head Men’s Basketball Coach at Ohio State, joins Coach Bob Walsh on the Dynamic Leadership Podcast. Holtmann discusses his approach to rebuilding the Ohio State program upon his arrival, the ups and downs of the 2019-20 season and his thoughts on sustaining success, and much more.

Athletic Department Power Index: American Athletic Conference

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

Florida’s NIL Legislation: Darren Heitner & Chip LaMarca

INFLCR Founder & CEO Jim Cavale sits down with Florida State Representative Chip LaMarca and Darren Heitner of Heitner Legal, two of the leaders behind the NIL bill that recently passed in the Florida State Legislature.

Experts’ Roundtable: Leading Through The Coronavirus

With the continuous change and uncertainty that has transpired due to the coronavirus pandemic, AthleticDirectorU sat down with a pair of Athletic Directors to discuss how they are leading their departments, making decisions and effectively communicating to their student-athletes, coaches and staff.

Communicating Through COVID-19: Teamworks’ Zach Maurides

Teamworks Founder & CEO Zach Maurides sits down with Athletic Director U to discuss communicating to constituents amidst all the uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.