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I Want Your Job: Southern Miss’ Jeremy McClain

Southern Miss AD Jeremy McClain joins INFLCR Founder & CEO Jim Cavale on the latest episode of I Want Your Job. McClain discusses how his small town roots and baseball background shaped who he has become as a leader and Athletic Director.

The Culture Equation: San Jose State’s Tuite, Eastern Washington’s Hickey and Portland State’s Cleary

San Jose State AD Marie Tuite and Eastern Washington AD Lynn Hickey join Portland State AD Valerie Cleary to discuss creating organizational culture as a new leader in a familiar setting.

How Under Armour Strategically Increased Its Presence In March Madness

For brands like Under Armour, Nike and Adidas, the exposure value of outfitting intercollegiate sport programs is the primary driver behind their investment. The problem for Under Armour in 2014 is they were very much irrelevant during March Madness, which is when it mattered the most.

The Deputy Position: Mississippi State’s Benko, Clemson’s Neff and Kentucky’s Peevy

Tailgate Guys Founder & CEO Parker Duffey hosts a trio of Deputy ADs, Mississippi State's Jared Benko, Kentucky's DeWayne Peevy, and Clemson's Graham Neff, for an in-depth conversation about the Deputy AD position.

Kortne Gosha: The Rattlers Awaken

New Florida A&M Athletic Director Kortne Gosha provides perspective on his plans for the Rattlers, including, "At FAMU, we’re now going to turn ‘why’ into 'what’s next?' We’re going to turn 'why' into 'wow.'"

Higher Ed Athletics Podcast: Kentucky’s Mitch Barnhart

Smith and Barnhart discuss why and how a Power 5 AD keeps the focus on non-revenue sports in a football and men's basketball driven market, the built-in relationship between ADs and Presidents within the NCAA governance model, why having a small group of counselors for advice is critical, and more.

Transitioning To DI With Tarleton State President Dr. James Hurley

Tarleton State President James Hurley sits down with AthleticDirectorU to discuss the institution's transition to Division I.

Leadership And Career Progression With Missouri’s Jim Sterk

Missouri AD Jim Sterk sits with Collegiate Sports Associates Founder & President Todd Turner to chat about Sterk's career progression and what he has learned throughout his journey. The duo also discuss Sterk's football game day routine and responsibilities with his various stakeholders.

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.

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.

Mid-Major Scheduling: Where Can Teams Go For Quality Games?

With the scheduling challenges facing Mid-Major programs, AthleticDirectorU examines how teams can find quality non-conference opponents.

An Examination Of College Football Flight Patterns

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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.