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Is College Football Finally Over Covid?

Arkansas sports management professor Dittmore dissects what the first six weeks of college football ratings tells us about the direction and health of college football in 2021.

Building A Dynamic Organization with DePaul’s Frank And Peevy

DePaul AD DeWayne Peevy and FAR Dr. Anna Marie Frank sit down with AthleticDirectorU to discuss Peevy's first year in the chair, the transition to a new FAR, faculty's involvement in strategic planning and creating buy-in and much more.

College Basketball’s Most Powerful Force: The Transfer Portal

AthleticDirectorU presents the most comphrensive analysis ever on college basketball student-athlete transfer movement

Leadership And Organizational Development With Illinois’ Whitman

Illinois AD Josh Whitman sits down with AthleticDirectorU to discuss leading the Fighting Illini amid constant change in college athletics. Whitman also digs in on the impact new facilities on the department's unique value proposition, strategic tradeoffs and more.

NIL Tour – Oklahoma Athletics with INFLCR

INFLCR's NIL Tour rolls on as Jim Cavale and his team visit Oklahoma. Cavale spends time with OU AD Castiglione, along with the Sooners football program and hands down a challenge, "How can you use this spotlight you have here to set the stage for the rest of your life?"

Can College Athletics Fundraisers Generate More Revenue By Adjusting Their Tiered Reward System?

North Carolina Associate Professor Nels Popp analyzes the work of UNC graduate students on tiered development giving levels and the factors impacting donors at various levels of giving.

2020-21 Power 5 Athletics Directors’ Compensation Survey

We reviewed all current forms of compensation for the athletic directors at National Collegiate Athletic Association (“NCAA”) member institutions of the Football Bowl Subdivision ("FBS").

Dynamic Leadership Podcast – Indiana State’s Josh Schertz

New Indiana State Head Men's Basketball Coach Josh Schertz joins Coach Bob Walsh on the Dynamic Leadership Podcast to discuss his keys to growing and maintaining success at his previous institution, Lincoln Memorial, how he plans to bring his culture of success to Indiana State and much more.

NIL Tour – Auburn Athletics with INFLCR

Up next on the INFLCR NIL tour, Jim Cavale and the crew visit Auburn. Cavale talks with Tigers Gymnastics, the Football squad, both hoops teams, including Men's Head Coach Bruce Pearl, as well as key department leaders during his time on The Plains.

Enhancing Financial Literacy Among College Athletes

With new income opportunities through NIL, researchers from Kansas State and Texas examine student-athletes' desire for financial literacy education and recommend best practices on implementing various financial literacy initiatives.

Cleveland State: Strategic Planning and Implementation

AthleticDirectorU presents an in-depth look at Cleveland State's new athletics strategic plan through conversations with President Harlon Sands, Athletic Director Scott Garrett and Deputy ADs Kelsie Gory Harkey and Tyler Jones.

How Coaches Can Empower Their Student-Athletes With Georgia Tech’s Pastner And Georgia State’s Lanier

Georgia Tech Head Men's Basketball Coach Josh Pastner and Georgia State’s Rob Lanier chat with AthleticDirectorU about how they are approaching changes brought about from the Alston case, NIL, student-athlete empowerment and will continue to approach the changing landscape.

Examining the Transition Experiences of Mid-Major Student-Athletes

Four academic researchers from South Alabama examine the transition process for student-athletes from high school to college for mid-major student-athletes. The findings suggest a notable trend – student-athletes lack the support they need to successfully deal with the transition.

Shaping The Future Through Leadership With Western Michigan’s Beauregard

Western Michigan AD Kathy Beauregard sits down with AthleticDirectorU to discuss how her and her staff stay innovative after decades together, the highs and lows of being in the AD chair, problem solving methods and much more.

Maximizing Student-Athlete NIL Opportunities With INFLCR’s Cavale And Icon Source’s Garrett

INFLCR's Jim Cavale and Icon Source's Chase Garrett sit down with AthleticDirectorU to give their thoughts on how the first month of NIL went, lay out best practices for student-athletes and schools, and what schools can do to best maximize student-athletes' NIL opportunities.

NIL Tour – Oklahoma State Athletics with INFLCR

For the next stop on the INFLCR NIL tour, Jim Cavale and team visit Oklahoma State athletics.  The conversations begin with the content and creative team as they gauge their storytelling prowess. Next, Cavale addresses Student-Athletes, coaches, and Cowboy AD, Chad Weiberg.

The Rising Tide: Why and How Cobranded Group Licensing Works

OneTeam Partners Senior Vice President of Licensing Malaika Underwood writes on the benefits and implementation of group licensing in the NIL era.

How Much Money Can An Expanded College Football Playoff Generate?

AthleticDirectorU and Navigate present financial projections for an expanded 12-team College Football Playoff (CFP).

Shifting College Sports Landscape May Bring End To US Olympic Dominance

Arkansas professor Dittmore analyzes the impact of the shifting college athletics landscape on the US Olympic model and offers ideas on how the USOPC and NCAA can work together to their mutual benefit.

An Analysis Of College Basketball and Football Coaching Hires

Football and basketball coaching changes are heavily analyzed and scrutinized due to their impact on a school's financial trajectory. In 2020-21, the average salary for FBS head coaches was $2.7 million while 36 men’s basketball head coaches reportedly made at least $2.7 million in total pay.

Evidence Based Decisions with Ohio’s Cromer

Ohio University Director of Athletics Julie Cromer sits down with AthleticDirectorU to discuss her approach to evidence based decision making, growth in the AD chair, the future of college athletics and much more.

Dynamic Leadership Podcast – Vanderbilt’s Shea Ralph

Vanderbilt Head Women's Basketball Coach Shea Ralph joins Coach Bob Walsh on the Dynamic Leadership Podcast to discuss preparing to run her own program as an assistant, establishing a winning culture, the art of recruiting, her definition of leadership and much more.

NIL College Tour: USF With INFLCR

USF is next up on INFLCR’s Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL) tour. Addressing USF football players, INFLCR’s Cavale explains the difference between predetermined companies that exist in an exchange and companies outside of an exchange that may approach them to do a promotion.

2021 Autonomy 5 Baseball Head Coach Compensation Survey

WME's Bob Lattinville reviewed all forms of 2021 compensation for the head baseball coaches at Autonomy 5 institutions. The review included coaches’ employment agreements and related documents. In conjunction with this analysis, the research considered applicable biographical and performance data.

NIL College Tour: Ole Miss Athletics With INFLCR

Ole Miss is the first stop on INFLCR's Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL) tour to answer questions and explain some of the nuances of one of the biggest changes in the industry in decades. INFLCR's Cavale discusses NIL with the staffs from MBB, WBB, the athletics department, and Student-Athletes.

From Philly, With Love: Maisha Kelly Comes Home

As the leader of the Dragons, my philosophy will be simple - We don’t have an opportunity to help others in our community, but rather the obligation.

What Coaches Need To Know About Name Image And Likeness

AthleticDirectorU, in partnership with the National Association of Basketball Coaches, presents what coaches and administrators will need to know about name, image and likeness.

Leadership And Evolution In College Athletics With Fresno State’s Tumey

Fresno State Director of Athletics Terry Tumey sits down to chat about his leadership philosophy, the ongoing evolution in college athletics, researching and hiring coaches and much more.

College Athletic Leaders Want Independent Football Oversight

AthleticDirectorU & Qualtrics surveyed executive leaders across the FBS landscape on if an independent leadership model would better serve the collective interests of the subdivision.

College Athletics Individual Team Social Media Rankings

With the ever-growing impact of social media, here are the teams that are excelling on social in their respective sports.

NCAA Leadership Survey: Spring 2021

AthleticDirectorU and Athlete Viewpoint surveyed Division I athletic directors and commissioners on a number of topics and the state of the association.

The Path To The Collegiate Esports National Championship

Ahead of the 2021 Collegiate Esports National Championship, a look at the different models for successful Esports programs.

An Examination of Identity Roles and Transition of Graduate Student-Athletes

An academic perspective on the transition for graduate student-athletes, the identity-balance and applications for administrators, students, academic advisors and more.