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Navigate’s College Football Playoff Predictions

AthleticDirectorU has partnered with Navigate to present a rich prediction model for this season's College Football Playoff. 

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Athletic Department Power Index: Mountain West Conference

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

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Experts’ Roundtable: Inside the Current Challenges for Athletic Training

Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, AthleticDirectorU chats with a trio of athletic trainers about dealing with COVID-19, the demands on leadership, mental health of student-athletes and staff, communicating up the ladder in their department and more.

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Letter To My Former Self: UNLV’s Reed-Francois

UNLV Athletic Director Desiree Reed-Francois writes to her former self advising to not hold herself to a strict timeline, listen to understand, and embrace humility on the scenic route of her career path.

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Ensuring Real Diversity And Inclusion In College Athletics

In collegiate athletics, it is our job as educators to provide the most inclusive environment for our student-athletes, which includes having diverse representation in our department's coaches and administrators.

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The Influence Of Search Firms In College Athletics

Growing in popularity in recent years, search firms assist universities with selecting coaches, athletic directors and other leadership positions. ADU analyzed 217 different instances since 2008 of universities using a search firm to aide in hiring an athletics director or football head coach.

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Deciding What Sports To Add During A Pandemic

While many Division I athletic departments have decided to eliminate sports in reaction to the budget crunch caused by the COVID19 pandemic, evidence actually shows that adding sports might be equally beneficial in helping alleviate financial concerns.

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Athletic Department Power Index: Southeastern Conference

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

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Expert’s Roundtable: Media Coverage Amid COVID

Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, AthleticDirectorU chats with members of the media about adapting to deliver high-quality content, access and opportunities to help tell coaches and student-athletes' stories, and content strategies that have captured their attention.

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Sexism in Collegiate Swim Coaching: Experiences of Coaches

Professors from UNC Pembroke, Tennessee, Temple and New Mexico interviewed 21 current and former female coaches about their experiences in coaching in Division I swimming. They found a pervasiveness of gender bias and sexism, stifling the professional growth of female coaches.

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Letter To My Former Self: NCAA’s Gragg

NCAA SVP for Inclusion, Education & Community Engagement Derrick Gragg writes a letter to his former self when he was the Director of Compliance & Operations at Missouri reminding himself to serve student-athletes, seek experiences that make him well-rounded, and remain committed to his core values.

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Limit Spending To Save College Sports

The COVID-19 pandemic is having a devastating financial impact on college athletics, but an opportunity now exists to change the economic model of the industry to deescalate spending and insure long-term stability.