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The Visualization Of Women’s Leadership Networks In College Athletics

If organizations are serious about increasing diversity and opportunities for women in leadership positions, they must be cognizant of the gendered biases present in their personal networks, and consciously consider women, most of whom will be outside of their network, for leadership positions.

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Mike Cragg: A St. John’s State Of Mind

Mike Cragg, the newly appointed Director of Athletics at St. John's University, pens a letter outlining his vision for the future of the Red Storm.

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Experts’ Roundtable: Marketing Strategies For Unbeaten Teams

AthleticDirectorU connected with external leaders at four of the Group of 5 unbeatens to dig in on the tactics and strategies they’re employing to maximize exposure and revenue. Ride the lightning. Crash the party.

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Athletic Director In Residence: John Hartwell – Utah State

John Hartwell, Vice President & Athletics Director at Utah State, visits ADU as the current Athletic Director in Residence. Hartwell addresses the process of adjusting to the staff and lifestyle in Utah while emphasizing Student-Athlete welfare through a series of introspective questions.

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Athletic Subsidies & University Endowments: P5 vs G5

Independent of conferences, institutions with larger athletic budgets are those institutions that have more financial means in terms of academic research and private endowments to support the entire institution, including its athletics department.

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Commissioner’s Corner: Larry Scott – PAC-12 Conference

Since the beginning, our rational has not changed – it’s still about supporting the efforts of each university and providing experiences that the student-athletes wouldn’t otherwise have. We continue to seek partnerships that will allow all of our student-athletes to enjoy such experiences.

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Leveraging The Momentum Of FCS Over FBS Wins

ADU caught up with Nicholls AD Matt Roan and Northern Arizona AD Mike Marlow to learn how the two leaders are leveraging their respective season-opening wins over FBS programs.

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Head Coach Roundtable: The First 100 Days

What does it take to have a successful start to a head coaching tenure? AthleticDirectorU sat down with three first-time head basketball coaches to discuss their first 100 days in the seat, including the mistakes they made and the lessons they've learned. 

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Carriage Disputes & The Positioning Of Stadium

As the marketplace changes, legacy media networks are frequently finding themselves at odds with distribution systems. How would the ecosystem be different had the conference-branded networks made their content accessible anywhere, rather than putting it in one place and hoping it is distributed?

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Experts’ Roundtable: College Football Preseason Camp

With the season's kickoff just a few weeks away, college football teams are deep in camp preparing for their first opponents. AthleticDirectorU sits down with a number of coaches and an industry insider to discuss what teams are doing to get their players ready for their opening match-ups and the lo

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Set the Course, Empower Staff to Steer the Ship: UTRGV’s Chris King

The foundation and culture of the department must be set in order to provide an environment in which audacious thinking, and its subsequent execution, can occur. Core values will ultimately serve as the foundation for an organization’s success.

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Creating A Foundation Of Excellence In College Athletics

Change management is a challenge for any leader, but in world of college athletics, everything moves a lot faster.  Understanding the culture of your institution and its specific programs  is essential so you can put together the right game plan.