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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.

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The Dynamic Leadership Podcast: Jeff Van Gundy

Jeff Van Gundy, TV analyst and former NBA head Coach, talks about the leadership lessons he learned from different players and coaches during his coaching career. He addresses the intricacies of working in the NBA and the dynamics between players, coaches, administration, etc. Coach Van Gundy talks in depth about the leadership style of Pat Riley and the impact it had on his career.

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Fundraising Strategy: Cultivating Relationships With Current Students

Research has shown that donors who feel attached to an institution through their experiences as a student, both through academic and athletic, are willing to donate more often and over a longer period of time. The information presented in this article identifies three types of donors and their potential for giving. The question that is essentially being answered is, when does cultivation actually begin?

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Fan Development In Crowded Markets: St. John’s AD Goff & NJIT AD Kaplan

ADU visits with Anton Goff of St. John's, and Lenny Kaplan, of NJIT about developing a fan base in crowded markets such as New York and New Jersey.

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Boola, Boola: Vicky Chun Takes Over At Yale

Performance under pressure. The game is on the line, the paper is due tomorrow, a final exam a week away and that social just around the corner. All eyes on you, the games winning shot in your hands, the answer to the question at the tip of your tongue. How will you respond? Will you

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Do Conference TV Rights Suppress Exposure To Niche Sports?

A condition of conference membership requires schools to license their rights to the conference, which distributes revenue equally among member institutions, and should, in theory, benefit the schools. But women’s gymnastics and men’s lacrosse are both niche sports which enjoy large, loyal fan affinity and an increasing number of youth athletes. Imagine a situation where niche sports content is delivered directly to a growing market in places where the market and enthusiastic fan bases exist.

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Hiring First-Time Head Coaches: SMU’s Hart & VCU’s McLaughlin

Rick Hart, Director of Athletics at SMU, and Ed McLaughlin, Director of Athletics at VCU sit down with Katie Young of Witt/Keiffer to discuss the process of hiring and onboarding a first time head coach. Both executives recommend that a first time head coach hire a former head coach as a top assistant on the staff to help guide and give direction on issues that may arise. Of course, they acknowledge this isn’t always possible so the AD may have to serve as the voice of reason in certain situations. The discussions also goes into the thought process of sitting down with someone for the actual interview.

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Defining Your Organizational Culture: Former Office Depot CEO Bruce Nelson

Bruce Nelson, former CEO & President of Office Depot, continues to discuss the mechanisms of developing an organizational culture. His emphasis on people and trust is very obvious as he quotes from the book, The Speed of Trust, and asks the question “As a leader, what are you doing to develop trust?” Nelson mentions that everyone in an organization knows exactly what the leader will tolerate to accomplish goals, whether good or bad, so be aware of the culture you create.

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Coaching Carousel Data Reveals Institutionalized Discrimination In College Basketball

An ongoing struggle in today’s business world is ensuring equal opportunity and inclusion of employees regardless of race, ethnicity or gender. This focus is especially prevalent in college athletics, where minorities have been consistently under-represented.   Due to the vastness of Division I college sports, where more than 350 programs span from the West Coast

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Thoughts On Leadership: Auburn’s Allen Greene

Allen Greene, Director of Athletics at Auburn University joins Athletic Director U to discuss being in the chair. He credits his father for helping to instill attributes such as respect and other core values that guide his leadership philosophy. Greene identifies finding time for himself as his biggest challenge and also addresses some of the other challenges he faced during his first year and a half as an Athletics Director.

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From The Chair Hosted By Mike Hamilton: Colorado State’s Joe Parker

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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Villanova’s Mark Jackson On The Four F’s Of Leadership

Mark Jackson, AD at Villanova, discusses his Four F’s of Leadership. Family, Faith, Friendships, and having Fun are the drivers that keep Jackson motivated in his role as a leader. He suggests to those coming up in the sports industry or any industry to take time to figure out themselves through self discovery. Jackson also touches on making decisions, and handling annual reviews. The leadership lessons in this brief video are abundant.

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Significant Legal Issues In Intercollegiate Athletics

2017 witnessed several key developments in the legal and business issues impacting universities and intercollegiate athletics. From new tax laws to FBI investigations, sports gambling to amateurism, there are a number of issues that have the potential to fundamentally alter the operation of college athletics for the foreseeable future.

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Unique Value Proposition: Eastern Illinois’ Michael & Austin Peay’s Ivey

ADU visits with Ryan Ivey (Austin Peay) and Tom Michael (Eastern Illinois) to discuss the process of creating a unique value proposition. The two discuss what it is they do to differentiate their respective institutions from those within their conference and essentially, everyone else in the nation.

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By The Numbers: FBS Assistant Football Coach Contracts

In partnership with USA Today we collected and analyzed employment agreements for assistant football coaches at public Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) colleges and universities (the, “Sample Set”). This article is primarily a graphic summary of significant economic data points and trends from the Sample Set coupled with a few observations regarding annual compensation, bonuses and

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Commissioner’s Corner: Jennifer Heppel – Patriot League

Boasting the highest retention rate of all NCAA Division I conferences, the institutions of the Patriot League recruit Student-Athletes that embrace the challenge of managing athletics in a highly academic environment. Led by Jennifer Heppel, the League consistently makes an effort to make its presence felt nationally while refusing to veer too far from its core values. Heppel took some time out of her schedule to contribute to this edition of ADU's Commissioner's Corner.

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Communications, Coaches, & Conference Changes: From The Chair With WKU’s Todd Stewart

In this episode of From the Chair, host Mike Hamilton speaks with Todd Stewart, Director of Athletics at Western Kentucky. Stewart talks on how his background in communications and media relations provided excellent training for his current role leading an athletics department. He also discusses the benefits of the relatively recent conference move and how it has proven to be a successful transition.

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Being A True Rights & Sponsorships Partner

How colleges and universities leverage their sales inventory while creating support across campus is crucial in today’s environment. In this edition of Conversations on College Athletics, Trip Durham and Dan Migala have a very open discussion about sales creativity, sponsorship trends, and the notion that none of us should ever settle.

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A Championship Culture Built On Love

Ryan Ivey, AD at Austin Peay State University, pens on his thoughts on creating organizational chemistry for the Governors as they experience success on and off the field. Above all else, he mentions love as the key component to success.

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How The New Excise Tax Impacts Coach Compensation

Across all institutions participating in college athletics and individuals employed thereby, application of the tax is significantly limited by the relatively-restricted cluster of the top five highest paid employees receiving compensation in excess of the relatively high threshold of $1,000,000 annually. While the reach of this tax is restricted and seemingly immaterial to a large number of college sports industry participants overall, it represents a high powered rifle shot to Autonomy 5 institutions and their head football and men’s basketball coaches. This could also have a regressive effect by imposing relatively more significant consequences on non-Autonomy 5 institutions, which don’t enjoy the option to off-load the compensation obligation to third parties.