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September 19, 2017
This is an excerpt from NIAAA’s Guide to Interscholastic Athletic Administration from the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NIAAA), edited by Michael Blackburn, Eric Forsyth, John Olson, and Bruce Whitehead. Transportation Budget Management The overall athletic budget will obviously need to include transportation but cannot consume the entire pool of funds earmarked for athletics. As the cost of transporting athletes continues to increase, it is important to be... more
Leadership
September 19, 2017
Academy of Art University athletics and President Dr. Elisa Stephens have announced the appointment of Brad Jones as the department's director of athletics. Jones brings a wealth of collegiate athletics experience and was most recently Director of Athletics at Brigham Young University-Hawaii. "We're grateful and excited about this opportunity," said Jones. "Academy of Art University holds a unique place in both the NCAA and the PacWest Conference. We are looking forward to a bright future here... more
Facilities
September 19, 2017
There’s something special about the look of a well-maintained ball field. The colors and textures mix and contrast in a way rarely seen in other sports. Keeping a field looking good and performing well is not an easy task. For many baseball coaches, however, it is a part of their job. For some, it’s a labor of love while others view it as another item on their to-do list. Either way, it’s important these coaches know how to properly care for their fields. Even coaches at schools that have... more
Legal Issues
September 18, 2017
Last month, the Department of Education's Office for Civil Right's investigation of the University of Albany found that the school gave male athletes disproportionately more opportunities than female ones, thus violating Title IX. According to the Times Union, UAlbany made a resolution agreement with the Department of Education, instituting a plan to give women more opportunities over the next three years. The agreement does not constitute UAlbany admitting to violating any OCR rules, or... more
Event Management
September 18, 2017
Last week, Columbia Falls Schools in Montana were closed due to fears of cyber terrorism, which, in turn, resulted in the homecoming game and festivities for Whitefish High School being postponed indefinitely. According to the Missoulian, on Wednesday, schools in the area received threats warning of bombings, school shootings, and terrorist acts. While the threats were deemed “non-credible,” they resulted in schools being closed for a few days. Area parents and students have also received... more
Marketing
September 15, 2017
Tennessee Vice Chancellor/Director of Athletics John Currie and UT Knoxville Chancellor Dr. Beverly Davenport have committed to restore visibility of the iconic "Lady Vols" name, logo and brand. Currie spoke at length about the enhanced branding measures during a press conference at the Ray & Lucy Hand Digital Studio Thursday. In a prepared statement, Currie acknowledged the pain resulting from the 2014 decision to minimize the official use and visibility of Lady Vol branding. "While the '... more

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