August 7, 2017 Volume XXIX, No. 05

This article first appeared in the August/September 2017 issue of Athletic Management

College playing careers can be curtailed for any number of reasons. For Tom Joannou, the decision to step off the baseball diamond was due to an amazing job opportunity—working for the President of the United States. Just as amazing was how Joannou’s coach honored the rising political star.


This article first appeared in the August/September 2017 issue of Athletic Management.

As part of an effort to improve participation in wrestling, the NFHS has made a major change in the sport. Starting this year, high school wrestlers will be allowed to wear two-piece uniforms instead of singlets.


This article first appeared in the August/September 2017 issue of Athletic Management

Most people agree that the presence of guns at sporting events is not a good idea. Administrators at Granite City (Ill.) High School feel strongly enough about the issue that they have chosen to leave their athletic conference.


This article first appeared in the August/September 2017 issue of Athletic Management.


This article first appeared in the August/September 2017 issue of Athletic Management.


This article first appeared in the August/September 2017 issue of Athletic Management

Most athletes are very particular about their footwear. They are acutely aware that what they put on their feet can make or break their performance.


This article first appeared in the August/September 2017 issue of Athletic Management

More and more often, it’s all hands on deck when it comes to recruiting. At NCAA Division III SUNY Oswego, Director of Athletic Communications Mike Bielak is doing his part by creating short YouTube videos for each sport team.


This article first appeared in the August/September 2017 issue of Athletic Management

The 2017 high school baseball season in North Carolina was unlike any before it. Shaking up long-held norms, coaches and players operated under new rules that limited their interaction with umpires.


This article first appeared in the August/September 2017 issue of Athletic Management.

Helping an NCAA athletic program transition to a different division is a unique experience. Tonia Walker has done it twice—at the same school.


This article first appeared in the August/September 2017 issue of Athletic Management.

Instead of just walking through team practices in the afternoon, this athletic director decided to join his students, connecting with them in a new way.

By Curry Gallagher

 


This article first appeared in the August/September 2017 issue of Athletic Management

To better understand what its student-athletes valued about their experiences, Regis College polled them, with interesting results.

By Liz Conant

 


This article first appeared in the August/September 2017 issue of Athletic Management.

Apparel companies are upping their game to get schools under contract. Now, more than ever, is the time to fashion a deal.

By Michael Popke

 


This article first appeared in the August/September 2017 issue of Athletic Management

With the aim of better aligning policies with the needs of today’s student-athletes, this author led his school district through the revision of its code of conduct.

By Nathan DeLany

 


This article first appeared in the August/September 2017 issue of Athletic Management

A lot of people are talking about reclaiming high school sports. St. Anthony Village High School (SAVHS) has spent the last five years doing just that, through a program called the InSideOut Initiative.

By Dr. Troy Urdahl

 


This article first appeared in the August/September 2017 issue of Athletic Management

How do you implement a multi-layered life skills program without a large budget? The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater does so by tapping into the talents of its upperclassmen and graduate students.

By Dr. Kristina Navarro and Jenny Scherer

 


This article first appeared in the August/September 2017 issue of Athletic Management.

Creating compelling content on social media may seem like a spontaneous endeavor. At the University of Notre Dame, it happens through strategic planning and teamwork.

By Katie Mattie

 


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