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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.

Do Facilities Really Matter In Recruiting?

When athletic departments open new facilities, they often speak of these facilities as being necessary for “keeping up with the competition” as they attempt to erect facilities similar to their conference brethren. But what does this mean and does it have any significant impact on recruiting?

Laying The Foundation For A Strategic Plan: UIC’s Klassy

Garrett Klassy, Director of Intercollegiate Athletics at University of Illinois at Chicago, visited ADU during his first few months on the job. In this video, Klassy discusses the groundwork necessary to develop a strategic plan.

Experts’ Roundtable: A New Era Of Basketball Recruiting

After a tumultuous year in college basketball, programs have had to re-evaluate their approach to recruiting. In this Experts’ Roundtable, three coaches and an industry insider discuss how the world of college basketball recruiting has evolved heading into this summer's evaluation period.

2018 ‘Autonomy 5’ Baseball Head Coach Compensation Survey

Spencer-Fane reviewed all forms of compensation for the head baseball coaches at NCAA institutions in the “Autonomy 5.” We analyzed these coaches’ employment agreements and related documents and conjunction with this analysis, we researched and considered applicable biographical and performance data

Navigating the Search Process: Bowling Green’s Moosbrugger & Holy Cross’ Pine

Bob Moosbrugger, AD at Bowling Green, Nathan Pine, AD at Holy Cross, and Marianne Vydra, Deputy AD for Administration/SWA at Oregon State, visit on ADU to discuss the ins and outs of the coaching search processes.

Data Crunch: College Basketball Underclassmen NBA Draft Declarations

College basketball has long been impacted by NBA hopefuls, especially in today’s so-called “one-and-done era,” leaving early for the NBA Draft. In this article, ADU takes a deep dive into the recent history of NBA Draft declarations and its trends over the past eight seasons.

Loving The Lifestyle: Indiana State’s Clinkscales & Stony Brook’s Heilbron

Sherard Clinkscales, AD at Indiana State, and Shawn Heilbron, AD at Stony Brook visited with ADU to discuss the topic of loving the lifestyle of leadership in college athletics.

The Dynamic Leadership Podcast: UMBC’s Ryan Odom

Ryan Odom, Head Men's Basketball Coach at UMBC, joins Coach Bob Walsh on the Dynamic Leadership Podcast. The two discuss Odom's leadership during the historic 2017-18 postseason as he led his team, as a No. 16 seed team to victory over a No. 1 seed.

The Influence Of Search Firms In Men’s Basketball Hiring

Studies indicate that there is tangible evidence that search firms have translated to success in D-I men’s basketball. Understanding the trends, successes, and failures of selecting or not selecting search firms can allow programs to gain an upper edge on their competition.

Experts’ Roundtable: Evolution Of Instagram

Creating video content for an athletics department has grown in to a 24-hour, 365 day undertaking. From strategy, to leadership, to collaboration, to creativity, to reporting lines, the environment for success must be structured in a way to allow those who work in the creative area to thrive.

From The Chair Hosted By Mike Hamilton: UNLV’s Desiree Reed-Francois

Desiree Reed-Francois, Director of Athletics at UNLV, touches on the benefits of diversity as she has hired former student-athletes, as well as a number of people from different ethnicities to work in her department. She emphasizes the importance of having a purpose for working in college athletics.

Craig Pintens: Cura Personalis – A Vision Of Loyola Marymount

The “student-athlete experience” is the cliché buzz slogan in college athletics these days. Yet at a Jesuit school like Loyola Marymount there is a unique opportunity to create just that, as at the heart of the university’s mission is Cura Personalis – care for the whole person (mind, body, spirit).