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Data Crunch: College Basketball Underclassmen NBA Draft Declarations

As the spring progresses, many familiar (and some unfamiliar) underclassmen will enter their names into the 2018 NBA Draft class. 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. This article takes a deep dive into the recent history of NBA Draft declarations

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The Influence Of Search Firms In Men’s Basketball Hiring

Executive search firms have established themselves within the world of college basketball in recent years. These firms, which are tasked with helping find new head coaches, can have a lasting impact on the health of a Division-I basketball program.   Over the past nine NCAA Division I men’s basketball off-seasons, 36.7 percent of head coaching

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Experts’ Roundtable: Evolution Of Instagram

Change is the one constant in the business of college athletics and also true of social media platforms utilized by departments around the nation to tell their brand’s stories. Recently, usage trends and potential product alterations by Instagram could impact how the network is leveraged. ADU caught up with leading social media administrators around the

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Case Study: Football Attendance & Revenue

Keeping score on the field and court is simple – the team that scores the most points by the time the clock reads zero, wins. Doing the same in business is considerably more difficult – the company that makes the most money over a given time period isn’t always the one that should be crowned the winner.

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Craig Pintens: Cura Personalis – A Vision Of Loyola Marymount

It was a sunny spring afternoon as I made my way alongside the throngs of people walking beside me, blending into the crowd as best I could. The rolling green lawns had been meticulously manicured, the dotting palm trees trimmed to perfection, all in anticipation of those who would be visiting that day – many

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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. ADU asked four highly skilled leaders in

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Why Communications Staffs May Be Significantly Impacted By Sports Gambling

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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2017-2018 FBS Athletics Directors’ Compensation Survey

We reviewed all current forms of compensation for the athletic directors at National Collegiate Athletic Association member institutions of the Football Bowl Subdivision (“FBS”).[1] We analyzed these employment agreements and related documents (the, “Contracts”), which were obtained in partnership with USAToday, and created a sortable database of primary compensation (click here to view the FBS

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Experts’ Roundtable: Baseball Sport Administrators

In general, a Chief of Staff provides a buffer between a Chief Executive and that executive's direct-reporting team. The Chief of Staff generally works behind the scenes to solve problems, mediate disputes, and deal with issues before they bubble up to the Chief Executive. In this Experts' Roundtable, ADU reached out to a few who serve in the unique position of Chief of Staff to find out about the intricacies of holding such a title. This includes insight from the athletics department view, perspective from a president's office, and thoughts from someone who serves in the role within a football office.

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Comcast Partially Dropped The Big Ten Network – Now What?

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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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

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Michael Alford: Competitive Culture You Can Measure

Keeping score on the field and court is simple – the team that scores the most points by the time the clock reads zero, wins. Doing the same in business is considerably more difficult – the company that makes the most money over a given time period isn’t always the one that should be crowned the winner.