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Workaholism And Burnout In College Athletics

Using a data set of more 4,400 intercollegiate athletic staff and coaches, Temple professor Taylor and her colleagues find the relationship between workaholism and burnout was positive, signaling that as an employee’s level of workaholism and level of burnout increases.

Leading In Uncharted Territory

St. Joseph's AD Jill Bodensteiner, like many athletic administrators across the country, have confronted the unprecedented threat of coronavirus in ways none could ever have expected. Bodensteiner walks us through how she is leading the Hawks through this uncertain time.

An Analysis Of College Football And Basketball Coach Buyouts

AthleticDirectorU compiled financial reports via public records requests for the 52 public Power Five universities and found that they spent a combined $491,770,668 in the 648 individual school years examined on football and men’s basketball severance payments.

Sports Creatives Podcast: Michigan’s Brian Wagner and Texas’ Marc Jordan

Michigan's Digital Strategy and Creative Lead Brian Wagner and Texas' Assistant Director, Digital and Social Strategy Marc Jordan discuss the NCAA's United For One campaign, which the pair led to market.

The Dynamic Leadership Podcast: Ohio State’s Chris Holtmann

Chris Holtmann, Head Men’s Basketball Coach at Ohio State, joins Coach Bob Walsh on the Dynamic Leadership Podcast. Holtmann discusses his approach to rebuilding the Ohio State program upon his arrival, the ups and downs of the 2019-20 season and his thoughts on sustaining success, and much more.

Athletic Department Power Index: American Athletic Conference

The AthleticDirectorU Athletic Department Power Index, powered by Athlete Viewpoint, continues with a look at the American Athletic Conference. Dozens of sitting Athletic Directors or executive-level administrators who currently are or could soon be a AAC AD shared feedback.

Florida’s NIL Legislation: Darren Heitner & Chip LaMarca

INFLCR Founder & CEO Jim Cavale sits down with Florida State Representative Chip LaMarca and Darren Heitner of Heitner Legal, two of the leaders behind the NIL bill that recently passed in the Florida State Legislature.

Experts’ Roundtable: Leading Through The Coronavirus

With the continuous change and uncertainty that has transpired due to the coronavirus pandemic, AthleticDirectorU sat down with a pair of Athletic Directors to discuss how they are leading their departments, making decisions and effectively communicating to their student-athletes, coaches and staff.

Communicating Through COVID-19: Teamworks’ Zach Maurides

Teamworks Founder & CEO Zach Maurides sits down with Athletic Director U to discuss communicating to constituents amidst all the uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Giving And Receiving Feedback As A Leader: Monmouth’s McNeil and Grand Canyon’s Boggs

Monmouth Athletics Director Marilyn McNeil and Grand Canyon Interim Athletics Director Jamie Boggs sit down with AthleticDirectorU to discuss their approach and strategy to providing feedback to their staff, coaches, and student-athletes and how they receive feedback from their superiors or coaches.

The Evolution Of Women’s Basketball: NCAA’S Lynn Holzman

NCAA Vice President for Women's Basketball Lynn Holzman sits down with Athletic Director U to dig into the current state and trajectory of women's basketball. Holzman touches on the strategic plan, response from issues in men's basketball, the transfer portal, rule changes, and more. 

Higher Ed Athletics Podcast: UCF’s Dr. Eric Wood

Dr. Eric Wood, UCF Deputy Athletic Director, joins Travis Smith on the Higher Ed Athletics podcast. In this episode Smith and Wood discuss pursuing advanced degrees and how they can be helpful for current and future athletic directors based on challenges facing the industry.

Does Gender Matter In Coaching? Oregon State’s Chatterton, Drury’s Miller, and UNCW’s Martin

Oregon State Associate Head Women's Basketball Coach Jonas Chatterton, Drury Head Women's Basketball Coach Molly Miller, and UNC Wilmington Assistant Women's Basketball Coach chat with Ventura Partners' Katy Young Staudt on a multitude of topics, namely men coaching women's basketball.

An Analysis Of College Basketball Recruiting Costs

For the first time in college basketball history, a program eclipsed the $1-million mark in reported recruiting expenses in a single fiscal year. During the 2019 fiscal year, Kentucky spent $1,073,985 on men’s basketball recruiting according to the university’s NCAA Financial Report.

Appointed To The Chair: Western Carolina’s Alex Gary

Newly appointed Western Carolina AD, Alex Gary, joins the AthleticDirectorU Podcast just after he is announced as the leader of the WCU Athletics Department. Gary touches on his leadership philosophy, value alignment with the institution, and much more.

Leading The Gen Z Student Athlete

While some may loathe the participation trophy culture that Gen Zers have been raised in, arguing they are “softer” and “less coachable” than past generations, the fact remains that today’s student athletes want to be rewarded and recognized for their efforts.

Retention, Growth, & Employee Burnout: Elon’s Blank & George Mason’s Edwards

Elon Athletics Director Dave Blank and George Mason Athletics Director Brad Edwards chat with AthleticDirectorU about employee retention, professional development and burnout.

An Analysis Of College Football Recruiting Costs

During the 2019 fiscal year, Georgia became the first school to surpass the $3 million mark in college football recruiting expenses, blowing past it after investing $3,676,858 into football recruiting last fiscal year – more than $1 million more than its nation-leading $2.62M spent in 2018.

Getting Comfortable In The Chair: Jacksonville’s Ricker-Gilbert & Cal State Bakersfield’s Siegfried

Jacksonville Athletics Director Alex Ricker-Gilbert and Cal State Bakersfield Athletics Director Ziggy Siegfried sit down with Purdue Associate Athletics Director for Strategic Initiatives Tom Moreland to discuss getting comfortable in the AD chair.

Managing Students-Athletes’ Motivations For Playing Fortnite

Sanderson and colleagues interviewed 22 Division I student-athletes and observed addictive tendencies regarding playing Fortnite including watching tutorial streams in class or late at night and spending hundreds of dollars on in-game purchases.

Successful Constituent Management: A-10’s McGlade, CIAA’s McWilliams, And George Washington’s Vogel

Atlantic 10 Commissioner Bernadette McGlade, CIAA Commissioner Jacqie Williams and George Washington Director of Athletics Tanya Vogel sit down with AthleticDirectorU to discuss constituent management, managing influence, filtering information, and maximizing stakeholder value.

What Drives The Value Of Multimedia Rights

Developing a statistical model using 67 MMR agreements, the researchers not surprisingly determined demand was influenced by football and men’s basketball program success.

Experts’ Roundtable: Leveraging Momentum In College Basketball

With college basketball season in the heart of conference play, and programs asserting themselves as the nations best, or fighting to build a postseason worthy resume,  AthleticDirectorU sits down with administrators and coaches to gain prospective from each level of the game.

The Future Of Name, Image, And Likeness: INFLCR’s Jim Cavale

INFLCR Founder & CEO Jim Cavale sits down with AthleticDirectorU to dig into the future of Name, Image and Likeness and how the potential changes could impact his company. Cavale discusses promotion of the "we" mentality, tweaks to the INFLCR business model, scale, preparing for change, and more.

Operational Dynamics Behind Baseball & Softball Programs: UCLA’s Walker & Vanderbilt’s Webb

UCLA Assistant Softball Coach Kirk Walker and Vanderbilt Director of Baseball Operations Brooks Webb sit down with Teamworks Founder & CEO Zach Maurides to chat about the behind the scenes dynamics that contribute to the success of  UCLA softball and Vanderbilt baseball.

Experts’ Roundtable: Softball Head Coaches

With the Softball season set to get underway this weekend, AthleticDirectorU chats with a trio of Head Coaches on a variety of topics, including communicating and motivating student-athletes, professional development, the Transfer Portal, the impact of technology & more.

Inside The Knight Commission: Knight Commission’s Perko, Collegiate Sports Associates’ Turner, Penn State’s Cross

Knight Commission CEO Amy Perko and Knight Commission consultants, Collegiate Sports Associates Founder Todd Turner and Penn State Assistant AD for New Business Development & Athlete Viewpoint Co-Founder Michael Cross sit down with AthleticDirectorU to discuss its history, purpose, and focus.

The State Of The Big East With Commissioner Val Ackerman

Big East Commissioner Val Ackerman sits down with AthleticDirectorU to discuss the state of the Big East in 2020. Ackerman provides insights on the overall state of women's basketball, the addition of UConn, student-athlete mental health, and measuring success for the league.

Athletic Department Power Index: Big East Conference

The AthleticDirectorU Athletic Department Power Index, powered by Athlete Viewpoint, continues with a look at the Big East Conference. Dozens of sitting Athletic Directors or executive-level administrators who currently are or could soon be a Big East AD shared feedback.

Experts’ Roundtable: Women’s Golf Sport Administrators

In the latest edition of the Experts’ Roundtable series, AthleticDirectorU chats with Women’s Golf sport administrators on a variety of topics, including partnerships with Head Coaches, international student-athletes, the .500 rule, the Transfer Portal & more.

Successful AD And FAR Synergy: Nebraska’s Bill Moos And Jo Potuto

Nebraska Athletic Director Bill Moos and Faculty Athletics Representative Jo Potuto sit down with AthleticDirectorU to provide insights on synergy between the AD and FAR positions.

Racial Diversity In College Athletics: NIU’s Frazier, Wyoming’s Jude & EIU’s Michael

Northern Illinois Athletic Director Sean Frazier, Wyoming Senior Associate Athletic Director/SWA China Jude, and Eastern Illinois Athletic Director Tom Michael sit down with AthleticDirectorU for a conversation about racial diversity, lead by Ventura Partners' Chad Chatlos.

Inclusiveness On Campus: UW-River Falls’ Crystal Lanning

Crystal Lanning, Athletics Director at the University of Wisconsin at River Falls, visits AthleticDirectorU to talk about being honored in 2019 with the Award for Diversity & Inclusion from the NCAA and the Minority Opportunities in Athletics Association (MOAA).