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Athletic Subsidies & University Endowments: P5 vs G5

Independent of conferences, institutions with larger athletic budgets are those institutions that have more financial means in terms of academic research and private endowments to support the entire institution, including its athletics department.

Planning For New Athletic Facilities: Milwaukee’s Braun & Towson’s Leonard

Amanda Braun of UW-Milwaukee and Tim Leonard of Towson chat with Kristene Kelly, Senior Associate AD for Varsity Sports/SWA at Dartmouth, about the intricacies of planning for new athletic facilities. Fundraising, balancing revenue vs. non-revenue sports, involving coaches and more.

How Wake Forest Prepares for Five Consecutive Home Football Games

Trip Durham visits Wake Forest to take a deep dive into what it takes to host five consecutive home games during a football season. Big storms aside, this in-depth view includes input from a number of Demon Deacon leaders who make things happen on game day.

Commissioner’s Corner: Larry Scott – PAC-12 Conference

Since the beginning, our rational has not changed – it’s still about supporting the efforts of each university and providing experiences that the student-athletes wouldn’t otherwise have. We continue to seek partnerships that will allow all of our student-athletes to enjoy such experiences.

Executive Cabinet Communication: Virginia Tech’s Babcock & Kansas State’s Taylor

Whit Babcock of Virginia Tech and Gene Taylor of Kansas State sat down with AthleticDirectorU to discuss executive cabinet meetings, presidential communication and building relationships with key campus administrators and departments throughout the institution.

Leveraging The Momentum Of FCS Over FBS Wins

ADU caught up with Nicholls AD Matt Roan and Northern Arizona AD Mike Marlow to learn how the two leaders are leveraging their respective season-opening wins over FBS programs.

From The Chair Hosted By Mike Hamilton: North Texas’ Wren Baker

Wren Baker, Vice President & Director of Athletics at North Texas, joins Mike Hamilton on the From the Chair Podcast as the two discuss Baker’s path to his current position. The conversation also delves into UNT’s recent success and how the department’s momentum can be traced to its strategic plan.

The Leadership Transition of Tennessee’s Phillip Fulmer

Coach Phillip Fulmer, Vice Chancellor & Director of Athletics at University of Tennessee, visits with AthleticDirectorU to discuss his transition to the AD chair. Fulmer discusses reasons for accepting the position and why he believes he can create a successful department culture in Knoxville.

Head Coach Roundtable: The First 100 Days

What does it take to have a successful start to a head coaching tenure? AthleticDirectorU sat down with three first-time head basketball coaches to discuss their first 100 days in the seat, including the mistakes they made and the lessons they've learned. 

Carriage Disputes & The Positioning Of Stadium

As the marketplace changes, legacy media networks are frequently finding themselves at odds with distribution systems. How would the ecosystem be different had the conference-branded networks made their content accessible anywhere, rather than putting it in one place and hoping it is distributed?

Performance Evaluation Methods: Alcorn State’s Horne & Lafayette’s Freeman

Lafayette’s Sherryta Freeman and Alcorn State’s Derek Horne visit with ADU to discuss the importance of, and methods for, individual and departmental performance evaluations. The discussion goes into depth on defining roles, expectations, and review processes.

Conference Leadership: America East’s Huchthausen & West Coast’s Nevarez

Conference Commissioners Amy Huchthausen of the America East Conference and Gloria Nevarez of the West Coast Conference visit ADU to give some insight on leadership from the commissioner’s chair.

Experts’ Roundtable: College Football Preseason Camp

With the season's kickoff just a few weeks away, college football teams are deep in camp preparing for their first opponents. AthleticDirectorU sits down with a number of coaches and an industry insider to discuss what teams are doing to get their players ready for their opening match-ups and the lo

Grassroots Marketing: NCCU’s Wicker McCree & CofC’s Roberts

College athletics leaders, Ingrid Wicker McCree of North Carolina Central University and Matt Roberts of College of Charleston, visit with AthleticDirectoru to discuss the importance of leveraging the local community as a marketing asset.

Set the Course, Empower Staff to Steer the Ship: UTRGV’s Chris King

The foundation and culture of the department must be set in order to provide an environment in which audacious thinking, and its subsequent execution, can occur. Core values will ultimately serve as the foundation for an organization’s success.

Creating A Foundation Of Excellence In College Athletics

Change management is a challenge for any leader, but in world of college athletics, everything moves a lot faster.  Understanding the culture of your institution and its specific programs  is essential so you can put together the right game plan.

Strategic Communications: Cal’s Knowlton, Texas Tech’s Hocutt, & Washington State’s Blair

Brian Blair, Sr. Associate AD at Washington State, leads a conversation with ADs Jim Knowlton of Cal and Kirby Hocutt of Texas Tech on strategic communications.

The Dynamic Leadership Podcast: Loyola Chicago’s Porter Moser

Coach Porter Moser, Head Basketball Coach at Loyola University-Chicago, visits Coach Bob Walsh on the Dynamic Leadership Podcast to discuss the focus that was needed to take Loyola to the 2018 NCAA Final Four.

Measuring Head Coach Performance: Niagara’s Gray, Chattanooga’s Wharton & Campbell’s Roller

Bob Roller, AD at Campbell, joins peers Mark Wharton of UT Chattanooga and Simon Gray of Niagara to discuss the intricacies of measuring head coach performance.

Why Athletes Matter: Teamworks’ Zach Maurides

Founder and CEO of Teamworks, Zach Maurides presents "Why Athletes Matter" - a compelling look at the impact athletes have on the lives of those around them.

2018 Mid-Year Legal Issues In College Athletics

2018 was expected to be a momentous year for legal issues in college sports. Thus far, it’s lived up to the billing. Now more than ever, it is critical that athletic directors and other administrators have a solid grasp on the law as it relates to college sports.

Managing The Human Element: Eastern Michigan’s Wetherbee & San Jose State’s Tuite

Marie Tuite, AD at San Jose State University, and Scott Wetherbee, AD at Eastern Michigan University visit ADU to discuss one of the most important roles of a leader - managing the human element.

Are We Witnessing The Dawn Of Competitive Intercollegiate eSports?

Is it finally time to talk about eSports and its potential impact on college sports? With revenue projections approaching 10 digits, it is no wonder eSports is grabbing the attention oforganizations such as the International Olympic Committee and the NCAA which are seeking ways to get in on the fun.

From The Chair Hosted By Mike Hamilton: Texas’ Chris Del Conte

Chris Del Conte, Vice President of Athletics at Texas, joins Mike Hamilton on the From the Chair Podcast to discuss his recent move to join the University of Texas. He also discusses how his background shapes his philosophy on people, relationships, and why he works in athletics.