February 28, 2019
What does it take to be a successful athletic director or athletic administrator in today's challenging world of college and high school athletics. An article on the website for the Online Master of Athletic Administration Program at Ohio University provides seven important qualities that athletic administrators should strive for in performing their duties on a daily basis. 1) Strong Sense of Character Judgment This about having the right staff in the right areas of the department. How an AD... more
February 26, 2019
For NCAA Division III football programs, competing in an NFL stadium is the stuff of dreams. For Ithaca College and SUNY Cortland, next fall, it will be their reality. The two squads, located about half an hour apart in Western New York, play a rivalry game every fall called the Cortaca Jug. Thanks to some influential alumni, the 2019 contest will be moved from Ithaca College to MetLife Stadium, home of the New York Giants and Jets. How did the schools make it happen? A key piece was the... more
High School News
February 23, 2019
The Little Rock (Ark.) School District is investigating an incident that occurred after a game between the Little Rock Hall and Little Rock Parkview high school boy's basketball teams on February 19. Hall High School posted a 57-43 victory over Parkview on Parkview's home court to clinch the state 5A Central Conference chanpionship. As the game was in its final seconds, Hall players brought a broom onto the court and started sweeping the floor to symbolize the team's sweep of Parkview during... more
February 22, 2019
Prospect and Hersey High Schools are located just three miles away from each other in the Chicago area, and the schools' basketball teams have a strong rivalry as a result. This year, the coaches at the two programs decided to keep the rivalry on the court and find a way to work together on a special fundraising initiative. The results were extremely gratifying. Prospect High boy's basketball head coach John Camaraderie and his assistant coach, Brad Rathe, went to a wedding in the summer for... more
Student-Athlete Welfare
February 21, 2019
Lawmakers in two states have made gains this month on legislation to support the rights and fair treatment of college student-athletes.  Last week, a North Carolina legislative panel forwarded a bill to the state's full General Assembly to create a commission focused on the rights of college student-athletes at North Carolina's public campuses. The commission working on the "Fair Treatment of College Student-Athletes" voted to send the proposal to the House and Senate for consideration. If... more
February 20, 2019
When your an Athletic Director or Athletic Administrator who oversees many athletic teams and staff members, your day fills up quickly.  And before you know it, there is much more work to be done than there are hours in a day. Athletic Administrators works 10-14 hour days regularly during the school year as it is, so time management is an important skill to have in being an administrator.  One of the key time management skills is learning to say "no." Scott J Smith, PhD, CAA Director of the... more