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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).

Experts’ Roundtable: Video Content Creators

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.

The Senior Woman Administrator (SWA): Georgia Tech’s Akin & BYU’s Darger

Liz Darger, Sr. Associate AD/SWA at BYU, and Joeleen Akin, Associate AD/SWA at Georgia Tech, join ADU to discuss the role of the Senior Woman Administrator in college athletics.

Jack Ford, CBS News Legal Analyst, on Gambling and College Athletics

Jack Ford, CBS News Legal Analyst, discusses the potential effects of the SCOTUS ruling on gambling. Regarding college athletics, he discusses some of the primary concerns, i.e., hosting championships, new regulations, and lines of communication.

Why Communications Staffs May Be Significantly Impacted By Sports Gambling

With the new gambling ruling by the SCOTUS, athletics communications staffers may get peppered with calls from bookies and Tweets from gamblers seeking production information connected to wagering decisions. Communication and education to athletes and staff will become critical.

The Power Of Social Media: Pitt’s Lyke & SM2’s Cecil

Heather Lyke, AD at Pittsburgh, and Carrie Cecil, Founder and President of Social Media Sports Management, join ADU to talk about social media strategies, crisis management and brand narratives for college athletic departments.

From The Chair Hosted By Mike Hamilton: Arkansas’ Hunter Yurachek

Hunter Yurachek, Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics at University of Arkansas, discusses his unique situation of being hired less than 24 hours before the new football coach was named. He emphasizes how important it is for everyone in the organization to understand how important they are.

Experts’ Roundtable: Baseball Sport Administrators

From onboarding a new coach, supporting a successful and tenured coach, to adjusting to new recruiting legislation, the role of a sport administrator can be varied. In this Experts' Roundtable, ADU asked for insight into the intricacies of doing the job for the sport of baseball.

The Dynamic Leadership Podcast: Oklahoma’s Lon Kruger

Lon Kruger was the first basketball coach to take five different programs to the NCAA tournament and the only coach to win an NCAA tournament game with five different schools. Kruger, Head Basketball Coach at Oklahoma visits with Bob Walsh on the Dynamic Leadership Podcast.

Trust & Delegation: Portland State’s Cleary & Fort Wayne’s Hartley Hutton

Valerie Cleary, Director of Athletics at Portland State, and Kelley Hartley Hutton, Director of Athletics at Fort Wayne join ADU to discuss the process of delegation. Both admit to the leadership challenge of delegating tasks but talk about developing trust with their respective staffs.

Comcast Partially Dropped The Big Ten Network – Now What?

Comcast’s recent decision to dump the Big Ten Network from its non-Big Ten market systems illustrates how the power dynamic has shifted from networks to the distributors who deliver the networks to consumers through carriage agreements.

Exclusive John Currie Interview: Leading With Integrity

Former Kansas State and Tennessee athletics director John Currie sits down with AthleticDirectorU to discuss the importance of integrity, transparency, and never compromising your values in today’s leadership climate.

Courage of Conviction: Nicki Moore Takes The Reins At Colgate

Purposeful.  Open.  Just.  Disciplined.  Caring. Celebratory.   Operationalizing the above six principles of a vital learning community espoused by educational theorist Ernest Boyer was not only the focus of my dissertation, but has also been a consistent theme along my professional journey. Effectively merging these core principles with the goals and realities of a highly