April 27, 2017 Volume XXIX, No. 03

This article first appeared in the April/May 2017 issue of Athletic Management

There is more than one way to think about conference affiliation. That’s how five dissimilar athletic programs found each other.

By Robert Backus


This article first appeared in the April/May 2017 issue of Athletic Management


This article first appeared in the April/May 2017 issue of Athletic Management


This article first appeared in the April/May 2017 issue of Athletic Management

Turning 50 can be tough. Or it can be used as inspiration to reach new goals. Dave Odell, Athletic Director at Westmont College, chose the latter option and celebrated the milestone by attempting to raise $50,000 for his NAIA athletic program—through the challenge of running 50 miles.


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WHEN PEOPLE TALK about revenue sports, they don’t usually include volleyball. But at Port Huron Northern (Mich.) High School, the volleyball program brings in enough money each year to substantially contribute to all the school’s sports. And it does so in one weekend.


This article first appeared in the April/May 2017 issue of Athletic Management


This article first appeared in the April/May 2017 issue of Athletic Management


This article first appeared in the April/May 2017 issue of Athletic Management

Of the 435 U.S. Representatives in Congress, 46 played college sports. Many more are strong supporters of athletics and have relationships with FBS athletic directors. So why not tap into this connection in a more effective way?


This article first appeared in the April/May 2017 issue of Athletic Management

Charlie Titus is more than just the face of University of Massachusetts Boston athletics—he is its heart and soul. The only athletic director the school has ever had, Titus even predates the department he leads.


This article first appeared in the April/May 2017 issue of Athletic Management

Today’s boards of education are not shying away from discussing issues in athletics. You need to be ready to join them.

By Carol Tumey

 


This article first appeared in the April/May issue of Athletic Management

It’s become clear that the use of pain-relieving opioids after a sports injury can lead to drug abuse. Thanks to the work of a sports medicine group in New Jersey, there are now guidelines on how to help halt the crisis.

By David Csillan

 


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What does it take for a coach to thrive over the long term? Four Hall-of-Fame coaches answer questions about their philosophies, getting the most out of players, and how to put winning into perspective.

 

 


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When this athletic director took over at Queens College, she was charged with turning the program into a revenue generator. By rethinking resources and risks, athletics has now brought in over $1 million on her watch.

By China Jude

 


This article first appeared in the April/May 2017 issue of Athletic Management

That’s one of the responses this author is looking for when he conducts formal surveys of student-athletes at the end of their seasons. The data collected is used to evaluate and improve his coaching staff.

By Mark Rerick


This article first appeared in the April/May 2017 issue of Athletic Management

From internships to study abroad, there are many college experiences student-athletes miss out on. The programs in this three-part article are working to change that.

By Ashley Stone


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