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How Schools Should Announce Their Decision To Discontinue Sports During The Pandemic

With over 40 sport programs being discontinued or eliminated, Arkansas professor Dittmore examines how schools are announcing these decisions through William Benoit’s typology of image restoration theory.

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Can Single-Sport Conferences Solve College Athletics’ Financial Challenge?

Arkansas professor Dittmore chats with WCHA President & Men's Commissioner Bill Robertson about the challenges and benefits of sport-specific conferences and their viability for Olympic sports in a post-COVID-19 world.

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Beyond COVID-19: Opportunities For University Facility Projects

With COVID-19 creating a number of uncertainties, there is a silver lining: the positive bond market combined with an emerging competitive construction market. Nations Group examines why institutions should consider leveraging current market conditions to get the most for its investment.

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Athletic Department Power Index: Sun Belt Conference

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

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Negotiating College Sports Multimedia Rights Deals

As college campuses across the country work to find new and creative ways to fund their athletics programs, at the core of their revenue generation will be the Multimedia Rights (MMR) agreements they sign with third-party sellers like Learfield IMG College

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Black Football Student-Athletes’ Perceived Barriers to Seeking Mental Health Services

Langston Professor Wilkerson and Arkansas professors Stokowski, Fridley, Dittmore, and Bell examine the perceived barriers Black Division I football student-athletes at a NCAA Division I Power 5 institution face in seeking professional mental health services.

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Athletic Director Performance Ratings (Part II)

AthleticDirectorU has created a ratings system to assess athletic director performance, largely based on Learfield IMG College Directors’ Cup results from 2005 to 2019.

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Experts Roundtable: Coaching And Recruiting During A Crisis

What matters is focusing on what you as a leader have already deemed to be most important, because it will still be important regardless of how things might look like in the near-term future.

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2020 FBS 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").

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Enterprise Risk Management in College Athletics

University of North Carolina Associate AD Paul Pogge details the development and implementation of the Tarheels' enterprise risk management strategy. Pogge defines categories and hierarchies of potential risks, prioritization of actions, adaptations and updates of the strategy, and more.

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Athletic Department Power Index: Big West Conference

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

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How College Football Coaches Perceive Sport Psychology Services

Indiana professor Steinfeldt and his colleagues provide football coaches’ perspectives on their perceived constraints to utilizing Sport and Performance Psychology services, along with coaches’ vision for their ideal service framework with the ideal Sport and Performance Psychologist characteristics