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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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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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.