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Navigating Through Industry Change: USF’s Kelly & Rutgers’ Hobbs

Guest Michael Kelly, USF; Pat Hobbs, Rutgers; Matt Banker, Louisville
18:52 min watch


Directors of Athletics Michael Kelly of USF and Pat Hobbs of Rutgers, sit down with AthleticDirectorU on the topic of dealing with constant change in college athletics. Matt Banker, Associate AD for Compliance at Louisville, moderates the conversation. The trio focus on prioritizing industry issues, rule changes, empowering staff, and mental health of Student-Athletes.


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  • - With constant industry change, how do you prioritize which to focus on?
  • - How do you empower your senior staff to face the difficulties of the industry?
  • - Should the NCAA & its member institutions slow down the introduction of new rule changes?
  • - What are one or two issues that are top priority this year?
  • - Mental health of Student-Athletes
  • - How do you self-assess your methods of addressing industry issues?