HIRINGThe all-in mentality in college sportsSix years ago University of Denver AD Peg Bradley-Doppes pushed all her chips to the center of the table and hired a blue-chip men’s lacrosse coach. Now they are the D1 champs.
LEADERSHIPMike Slive's SEC LegacyOne of the most powerful men in college athletics, Mike Slive has used his power lightly and is an exceedingly courteous, a gentle soul in an industry filled with plenty of lions and tigers and sharks.
TICKETINGLaunch of Surveyor Network Leads to Major STH Satisfaction DiscoverySeason ticket holders who have no idea who to contact if they have a question have a significantly lower satisfaction rating than those with a specific ticket representative (or at least know a number to call).
FB DOMINANCESEC's strange, new world: Losing big games, hoping to regain dominanceThe SEC seemed to view the relinquishing of national dominance in 2013 after seven straight titles as a one-year blip, not the dawn of a new era given more parity across the country and one extra postseason game.
HEALTHGetting to the Heart of the Matter: Should NCAA Require EKG Testing?New research shows that sudden cardiac death strikes one in 5,200 males in D1 basketball.
LEADERSHIPHow The Art Of Persuasion Saved The TCU Horned FrogsClips eFlashLeadership comes in a zillion different varieties. That's true in technology, in politics, in coaching and in being an AD.
CONFERENCESA look at how Rutgers fared in Year 1 of the Big TenRutgers' 14 teams compiled a .280 winning percentage in Big Ten play during the 2014-15 school year and finished last in the regular-season standings in five sports and last in six Big Ten Championship events.
CONFERENCESPac-12 is tops in revenue among the Power 5 conferencesThe Pac-12’s Fiscal 2013 990 info has been released, and the conference nearly doubled its revenue from the previous year.
BEISBOLDI Baseball Committee releases field of 64 teams for 2015 tournamentNational top eight seeds are UCLA, LSU, Louisville, Florida, Miami (Florida), Illinois, TCU and Missouri State.
COACHESCoaches cautious of the enemy withinTeam chemistry can lift a team to great heights, or the lack of it can derail any talented team.
FITNESSReport says Washington DC is the nation’s fittest cityAccording to the American College of Sports Medicine, exercise decrease and chronic disease increase highlight challenges in American Fitness Index.
REVENUESWidening Wealth GapThe 40 wealthiest universities in the US hold two-thirds of all the wealth among the 500, as ranked by Moody's.
REFORM‘End of the World’? Knight Commission Hears 3 Visions for Stabilizing College SportsCollege athletics is under assault from so many sides that decision makers are forced to puzzle over problems via hypotheticals, contingencies and what-ifs, as was described several times at the Knight Commission in Washington.
M LAXLacrosse semis feature veterans and rookies on opposite sidesThis weekend when the lacrosse community convenes in Philadelphia for its final four, the story will be as much about the state of the sport as it is Johns Hopkins, Maryland, Notre Dame and Denver.
GAMBLINGA Sure Bet to Fix SportInternationally, an estimated 80% of sports bets are made illegally, and that's a serious problem (for the US too).
BASEBALLWhy Kids Are Abandoning BaseballThe local Little League in Newburgh, NY, has been desperately trying to attract enough kids to stay afloat. Their story represents the fading tradition of the casual Little Leaguer.
COMMUNITY COLLEGESWinning or Losing With SportsAcross the country, many two-year colleges are turning to their students and examining whether or not athletic programs fit the profile of their institutions.
SPORTS MEDIAIs Pac-12 about to fall far behind Big Ten and SEC financially?Some people within the Pac-12 are worried the SEC and Big Ten are about to significantly jump ahead of the Pac-12 in TV money again.
GAMBLINGWorld looks to US to legalize sports betting, fight match-fixingThe world's integrity monitors are looking to the US to join the fight by legalizing sports betting and teaming with like-minded countries to eliminate gambling corruption in sports.
REFORMAll-in on reform, Big Ten needs others to join its fight for changeFrom the conference meetings comes cohesion and unification, but the next big step is still not clear.
FOOTBALLReinstate UAB football? New study shows both options are 'viable'College Sports Solutions produced a 97-page report that became the third — and presumably final — study examining life with or without UAB football.
SALARIESHighest-Paid American Chief Executives The list comes from the Equilar 200 Highest-Paid CEO Rankings, listing compensation of the chief executives of 200 public companies with a market capitalization of at least $1 billion, that filed proxies.
CONCUSSIONS'I Need My Brain'The exact long-term effects of concussions are still being discovered and debated, but the consensus is that the head injuries can cause lasting damage.
LEADERSHIPWhy Are Pro Sports Leagues In the Punishment Business?Clips Guest CommentaryOur guest author articulates a profound lightbulb-popping observation that seems to have passed by all the rest of us.
BRANDINGGraphics redesigns boost sales for athletic apparel, beer and perfume . . . almost everything, reallyBuzzwords in branding/image-building are bold and memorable, but client companies/universities should be buyers beware.