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Making It Work With The CEO: Kentucky President Capilouto & UMBC Athletic Director Hall

Eli Capilouto, President at University of Kentucky, and Tim Hall, Director of Athletics at University of Maryland-Baltimore County, discuss the intricacies of effective communication between the Athletics Department and the Office of the President.

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Michael Alford: Competitive Culture You Can Measure

When it comes assessing success within the organizations we lead as athletic administrators, many times we fall short. Creating ways to measure and benchmark the success of the individuals operating within our athletic environments can lead to great teamwork if done correctly.

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2017-18 Autonomy 5 Athletics Directors’ Compensation Survey

Spencer Fane reviewed all forms of compensation for Athletic Directors at member institutions in the Autonomy 5 Conferences and analyzed their employment agreements and related documents (the, “Contracts”), then created a sortable database of primary compensation. Here are the five major takeaways.

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Kentucky’s Barnhart: The Root Of Leadership Is Love

Mitch Barnhart, Athletics Director at University of Kentucky, touches on many aspects of his style of leadership. Beginning the conversation with love, Barnhart mentions it as the root of all leadership.

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Intermediate Sanctions Tax: For Athletics Directors It’s Personal

The intermediate sanctions tax was enacted more than two decades ago and imposes an additional tax directly on employees (e.g., athletics directors and potentially coaches) of tax-exempt organizations.

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Memphis’ Tom Bowen On The Human Element Of Leadership

As the Director of Athletics at Memphis, Tom Bowen creates an environment based on the work you do, not the job you have. In this video, Bowen discusses trust, accountability, and hiring people to lead. He talks on being adaptive in seeing changes as opportunities and being an accountable leader.

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Positive Presidential Relationships: UNC Asheville’s Cone & Longwood’s Austin

Janet Cone, Director of Athletics at UNC Asheville, and Troy Austin, Director of Athletics at Longwood, join ADU to discuss the benefits of a positive relationship between an AD and an institution's President or Chancellor. Cone and Austin describe the importance of communication, chemistry, and tru

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John Roberson, CEO Of Advent, On The Impact Of Telling Stories

John Roberson, CEO of Advent, joins Trip Durham on Conversations on College Athletics, to discuss the importance of telling powerful stories as an asset in intercollegiate athletics programs. Roberson talks about the importance of telling what makes a program unique and important to an audience.

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Are The NCAA & The USOC Partners?

College sport would certainly benefit from incentives aimed at increasing participation in Olympic sports. On the other hand, Sports such as wrestling, ice hockey, and track and field often rely on the college system to train and develop athletes at no expense to the USOC.

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Athletic Director Mock Interviews: Saint Joseph’s Bodensteiner & Morehead State’s Hutchinson

"The interview" can range from an intimidating pressurized drill session to a personable enlightening conversation. Preparation is what separates those who do well from those who falter. But even with preparation, the fit may or may not be there. In the two videos below, Daniel Parker of Parker Executive Search conducts mock interviews with Bob Walsh, Head Basketball Coach at Maine, and Tavaras Hardy, Assistant Coach at Georgia Tech.

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Mark Alnutt: Learn From Others, Follow Your Own Path

The time is now to become more engaged with the community, to break through the most dangerous foe of apathy from those who are not on board yet, put more butts in the seats, boost giving, and put Buffalo on the front page of the sports section.

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From The Chair Hosted By Mike Hamilton: NIU’s Sean Frazier

In this episode of From the Chair, host Mike Hamilton speaks with Joe Hamilton, Director of Athletics at Colorado State University. Hamilton talks about the benefit of having a new on-campus stadium. CSU decided to build on-campus as opposed to renovating the existing stadium which was located four miles off-campus. Hamilton discusses how this decision and execution has brought a new energy on campus. The conversation also touches on his leadership influences, the importance of detaching every once in while, and who he follows on Twitter.

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Influencing Factors In College Basketball Attendance

Success in college basketball is heavily driven by fan support, most notably in the form of home-court advantage. Home attendance numbers not only have an impact on winning and losing games, but also producing revenue that can elevate programs nationwide.

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Understanding Development & Donor Cultivation: ECU’s Compher & UNT’s Baker

Understanding the world of development in athletics can be very complex. In an attempt to provide a brief lesson on the subject, ADU sat down with Jeff Compher, Director of Athletics at East Carolina, and Wren Baker, Vice President & Director of Athletics at University of North Texas.

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Experts’ Roundtable: Coaching Searches

Based on my experience running searches during my tenure at San Jose State and Memphis, it all comes down to the inner circle you create to help in the process. There’s obviously a lot of buzz and interest in who you may or may not be speaking to, and it’s easier than ever for information to spread with social media. That’s why you have to establish early on what your procedures are, and then you have to be extremely careful about the people that you are bringing in to help you make them.

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Effective Conference Communications: CAA’s D’Antonio & Hofstra’s Hathaway

ADU visits with Colonial Athletic Association commissioner, Joe D'Antonio, and Hofstra University AD, Jeff Hathaway to discuss effective methods for successful communication dynamics within their conference.

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The Dynamic Leadership Podcast: Baylor’s Scott Drew

Scott Drew, Head Men’s Basketball Coach at Baylor University, discusses the challenge he faced building a program which overcame tragedy. From calling for walk-ons to recently playing in the Elite Eight, Coach Drew talks in depth on how he has developed continuity and leadership within his program.

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Experts’ Roundtable: Social Media In College Athletics

Social media has become the primary fan engagement tool for athletic departments around the country. In this Experts' Roundtable, ADU reached out to a few whose responsibility is to share the story of their respective programs through a number of social media outlets.

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Oliver Luck On Leadership In College Athletics

Oliver Luck, NCAA Executive Vice President for Regulatory Affairs & Strategic Partnerships, discusses his career in sports and thoughts on leading from the Athletics Director chair.

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From The Chair Hosted By Mike Hamilton: Iowa’s Gary Barta

In this episode of From the Chair, host Mike Hamilton speaks with Joe Hamilton, Director of Athletics at Colorado State University. Hamilton talks about the benefit of having a new on-campus stadium. CSU decided to build on-campus as opposed to renovating the existing stadium which was located four miles off-campus. Hamilton discusses how this decision and execution has brought a new energy on campus. The conversation also touches on his leadership influences, the importance of detaching every once in while, and who he follows on Twitter.

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N.C. State’s Yow On Leadership Paradigms: Athletic Directors vs. Head Coaches

NC State Director of Athletics and former college basketball head coach, Debbie Yow, visits with ADU to discuss leading from the AD chair compared to doing the same from the perspective of a head coach.

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What Can College Athletics Communications Pros Learn From The Olympics?

Despite restricted access at the Olympics, the media tells compelling narratives and make wonderful, emotional pictures without ever setting a foot on the field of play. If colleges looked to the Olympics as an example, the working relationship between universities and the media may improve.

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Assessing Your Athletics Department: Fairfield’s Paul Schlickmann

During my tenures as a Director of Athletics, one of the most productive ways I have found to receive feedback was by distributing a survey to staff and Student-Athletes. This provided them an opportunity to weigh in on what has and hasn’t worked.

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The Athletic Director-Coach Partnership: Oakland’s Jeff Konya and Greg Kampe

ADU visits with Oakland University's Jeff Konya and Greg Kampe to discuss the synergy between coaches and athletic directors. Konya, AD at Oakland, discusses taking a job where the basketball coach has been in place for three decades. He emphasizes trust through vulnerability and specifically treating the head coaches as the CEO of each respective program. Men's Basketball Coach Kampe talks about coming together regarding scheduling, accountability, and perception of the program.