Updated 27 December 05


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THE POWER OF THE PRESS … “It’s a disaster. I’m finishing up everything, and I’m going back into retirement.” … Stanley Simmons, founder of University High School, a shady diploma mill in Miami that had no classrooms, teachers or teams but helped numerous athletes quickly earn diplomas. The “school,” which graduated at least 14 students who signed with D1 football programs during the past two years, was pilloried in a lengthy New York Times feature a couple weeks ago. … New York Times, 12-23-05

Clips Interview

University of Texas at Tyler Provides Refuge for UNO Basketball Teams ... Clips Editor Nick Infante interviewed Athletic Director and Dean of Student Affairs Dr. Howard Patterson of the University of Texas at Tyler about his school’s kindness in offering safe haven for the University of New Orleans’ men’s and women’s basketball teams.

Guest Commentary

Intercollegiate Athletic Corporate Sponsorships and the First Amendment ... ADs might be eager to welcome with open arms corporate sponsors with open checkbooks. But at times a corporate sponsorship could portray a negative image on the university. Providing sponsorship opportunities to certain companies while refusing others could implicate the right to free speech under the First Amendment. Eric Bentley, Assistant General Counsel for the University of Houston System, weighs in with an update.

Clips Editorial

The consequences of running up the score ... Clips Editor Nick Infante opines on the after-effects of sports blowouts: the agony (and exultation) of losing (and winning) big. ... posted 12-26-05

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Clips is a quick-read website targeting busy college athletics administrators. Clips provides a comprehensive overview of college athletics requiring no more than a short visit by readers. Clips is updated daily and emails are sent twice weekly to subscribers, who can also visit our site at any time for daily updates. Paid subscribers are provided secure passwords to access all current and archived Clips content.


To provide busy athletics administrators with a condensation of all relevant college athletics news, plus incisive commentary and related background information.


College Athletics Clips is published by InfaMor LLC, a communications company dedicated to providing specific-interest professional e-publications that are distillations and transformations from the full spectrum of available sources. Clips provides value to our subscribers by delivering abbreviated versions (clips) of news, issues and commentary pertinent to college athletics. 


Our Advisory Panel is comprised of respected college athletics administrators:

Kathy DeBoer, former Sr. Associate Athletic Director, Univ. of Kentucky

Dan Guerrero, Athletic Director, UCLA

Kermit Hall, President, University at Albany

Marie Hardin, Assoc. Director, Center for Sports Journalism, Penn State U.

Ken Kavanagh, Athletic Director, Bradley University

Chris Monasch, Athletic Director, St. John’s University

Wright Waters, Commissioner, Sun Belt Conference


Nick Infante, Editor, is a communications consultant and freelance writer whose work has been published in several newspapers and magazines.  Nick has 20+ years experience in marketing, sales and consumer promotions (a dozen years in the beer business plus confectionaries, sunscreen, footcare products and promotion agencies).   Aside from his editorial and marketing experience, Nick’s reservoir of college athletics knowledge derives from his loyalty to alma mater UConn Huskies and insights painstakingly accumulated from having been a hopelessly outmatched 5-foot-7 juco point guard.

Mary-Beth Infante, VP- Operations, supervises database management and newsletter project management for a pharmaceutical marketing firm.  Although not an athletics participant while a Boston College student, she later ran the New York Marathon in a crimson BC T-Shirt.

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