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Athletic Department Power Index: Big Ten Conference

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

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Why Power 5 Football Athletes Drive The Case For Compensation

Amidst the bevy of change in intercollegiate athletics, part one of this white paper examines the rationale for compensating Power 5 football student-athletes.

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Advancing Racial Equity And Opportunity In College Sports

Race remains a potent force in 21st-century intercollegiate athletics. This white paper delves into the ways college athletics leaders can transform college sports and improve the experiences of Division I Black college athletes.

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“Pay For Play” Can Pay Off For Mid-Majors In A Different Way

“Pay for play” in college athletics has long been taboo among the institutional and establishment leaders. But what if the downstream consequences of “pay for play” are more nuanced and could even net out to be beneficial for many universities with mid-major athletics programs?

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A 12-Team Playoff Probably Won’t Cure College Football’s Challenges

Arkansas Associate Dean Steve Dittmore examines the potential ramifications of a 12-team College Football Playoff and the potential impact an expansion would have on the health of the sport.

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The Tipping Point Between Being an Engaged Worker or Workaholic within College Athletics

Researchers from Cincinnati, Temple and Texas A&M explore the line between engaged employees and workaholics and the impact gender and job flexibility have in predicting workaholism.

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How Innovative Group Of 5 Leaders Are Changing The Model For Coaches’ Pay

Vans Director of Customization Strategy Vanderoef pens on the innovative approaches of App State AD Gillin, Charlotte AD Hill, Coastal Carolina AD Hogue and Louisiana-Monroe AD McDonald in compensating head coaches.

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Scholars Reflect On The Legacy Of Former NCAA President Dr. Myles Brand

Arkansas Assistant Dean for Outreach and Innovation Dittmore pens on the special issue of the Journal of Intercollegiate Sport on late NCAA President Brand, with the help of the issue's co-authors, and his impact on college athletics in his nearly six years leading the association.

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Does College Football Have An Attendance Problem?

With every home game of the 2021 season complete, let’s analyze how FBS attendance numbers have changed or remained the same since they were last tabulated back in 2019.

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Athletic Department Power Index: Summit League

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

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Measuring The First 100 Days Of Name, Image and Likeness

An analysis of name, image and likeness deal data reported to INFLCR Verified through the first 100 days of the NIL era.

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What is Your Department Trying to Achieve With Ticket Pricing?

A group of five faculty from FBS and FCS institutions share results of their interviews with college athletic administrators regarding optimizing ticket pricing for sporting events.