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Experts’ Roundtable: Telling The Story Of A New Head Football Coach

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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How Does The FCC’s Deregulation Of Net Neutrality Impact College Athletics?

A post-net neutrality world will likely trigger two highly intertwined events. First, access to the Internet in general might be reduced and access to specific content on the Internet may cost consumers more. Second, the dominant broadband providers (e.g., Comcast) stand to benefit most from this arrangement. Imagine being a Verizon customer with no alternative provider and being forced to use Yahoo (which Verizon owns) instead of Google for search or email. Perhaps Verizon could allow you to access Google after watching a 30-second ad. Or, perhaps Verizon could charge an additional fee (kind of like a tariff) to access Google.

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Leading Amid Change: Alabama’s Greg Byrne and Illinois’ Josh Whitman

Athletic Directors Greg Byrne (Alabama) and Josh Whitman (Illinois), sit down with ADU to discuss staying abreast to the ever changing landscape of intercollegiate athletics and the variety of stakeholders who depend on its success. Byrne and Whitman touch on the challenges of focusing on (and executing) a strategic plan, while trying not to get caught up in day-to-day operations. People, communication, organization are just a few of the key components necessary to lead while keeping an ear to the ground for changes in the future.

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From The Chair Hosted By Mike Hamilton: Minnesota’s Mark Coyle

In this episode of From the Chair, host Mike Hamilton speaks with Mark Coyle, Director of Athletics at University of Minnesota. Coyle discusses how his experiences working in multiple FBS conferences helped shape his style and leadership philosophy. Having hired three football coaches to three different institutions in a span of six years, Coyle relays a healthy understanding of the uniqueness of every search process. The conversation also delves into the transition from Deputy AD to taking on the responsibility as the Director of Athletics.

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Event Cancellation: What Is A Game Worth To Your Institution?

No matter the amount, football revenue is the lifeblood of countless collegiate athletic departments. The loss of even one game – especially a home contest – can have serious financial consequences. For some institutions, however, what could have been a significant loss of revenue and/or additional expenses as the result of game disruption were mitigated by event cancellation policies, which insures revenue/expenses against inclement weather and other “exposures."

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Omaha’s Brittany Lange: The Opportunity Of Sudden Leadership

How do you respond when your entire organization suddenly looks to you for leadership? Nebraska Omaha's Brittany Lange became the youngest head coach in college basketball at the age of 26. Her story teaches us how to successfully navigate the difficulties of interim leadership.