August 12, 2015 Volume XXVII, No. 05

If your athletic department is like most, it could use a few more behind-the-scenes workers. An internship program can make that happen.

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By Tim Sceggel


Raising money for high school athletics seems to get tougher every year. Thanks to an effective partnership with its booster club, Weston (Mass.) High School is the exception.

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By Michael McGrath


Seeking to clearly define expectations and principles—as well as gain input from coaches, student-athletes, and the community—this school district recently revamped its athletics philosophy.

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By John Confer


A successful women’s team can reach new heights when it also has fan support. In this three part article, athletic administrators share their strategies for boosting attendance at women’s volleyball, basketball, and gymnastics events.

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By Nate Pohlen


When it comes to engaging with constituents through social media, everyone in an athletic department plays a role. Here’s how to make sure they are all on the same page.

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By Dennis Read


There are many ways to acknowledge a mistake. This athletic director and his boys' soccer team did so publicly.

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By Jeff Lorenson


Looking to promote diversity and inclusion in its athletic department, Swarthmore College turned to its student-athletes for ideas. They responded with their feet.

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By Nnenna Akotaobi


Wilsonville (Ore.) High School

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Over-heated rivalries between high school teams can be tough to cool off from the top down. That’s why Orange County (Fla.) Public Schools went to its students for solutions.


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In an attempt to better connect with the academic side of their schools, many college athletic departments are looking for ways to reach out to faculty members. Boston College does so through a Student-Athlete Faculty Reception, held each year as part of National Student-Athlete Day.


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Signing day ceremonies for high school student-athletes going on to play at the college level are becoming more and more popular across the country. Why not expand them to include non-athletes?


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All NCAA Division I athletic departments offer some type of life skills programming to their student-athletes. Arkansas State University has taken this support one step further, making it an explicit goal to achieve 100 percent job placement for graduating student-athletes.


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The NFHS rule prohibiting excessive contact in high school basketball has been expanded to include all ball-handlers on the court, include post players.