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Making Sense of College Coaching Contracts

Understanding the elements and application of the Equal Pay Act can be a useful tool to assist universities and women’s coaches in achieving equitable compensation through more meaningful salary negotiations or as a means to redress inequitable compensation arrangements previously established.

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Tying the Score: Equal Pay in College Coaching

Understanding the elements and application of the Equal Pay Act can be a useful tool to assist universities and women’s coaches in achieving equitable compensation through more meaningful salary negotiations or as a means to redress inequitable compensation arrangements previously established.

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By the Numbers: 2016-2017 Autonomy 5 Women’s Basketball Coach Contracts

Ten Economic, Competitive and Comparative Takeaways for women's basketball assistant coaches at member institutions of the Atlantic Coast, Big Ten, Big 12, Pac-12 and Southeastern Conference (the "Autonomy 5").

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By the Numbers: 2016-2017 Autonomy 5 Men’s Basketball Assistant Coaches

Ten economic, competitive and demographic takeaways, plus an emerging contractual trend from review of all forms of compensation for the men’s basketball assistant coaches at National Collegiate Athletic Association member institutions of the Atlantic Coast, Big Ten, Big 12, Pac-12 and Southeastern Conferences (the, “Autonomy 5”).

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The Test Of Department Alignment & Postseason Advancement Opportunities

Kentucky Executive Associate Athletic Director for Internal Operations Kevin Saal digs in on how department alignment plays an important role in removing obstacles for student-athletes in their pursuit of postseason success.

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Experts’ Roundtable: Student-Athlete Health & Well-Being

Student-athlete Wellness senior leaders from Delaware, Maryland, Michigan & Mississippi State provide perspective on their unique & important roles communicating with ADs, on-going issues & biggest opportunities.

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How Athletic Departments Can Leverage ESPN’s Shift Toward Personality Driven Content

ESPN is recalibrating its business away from things which have no economic value and toward analysis, interviews, and takes. Good news: The shift represents an opportunity for athletic departments to play a greater role in content creation.

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Don’t Let Superstars Ruin Your Organization

"You must create a framework within your organization that forces your superstars to collaborate with their teammates or colleagues."

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Athletic Director In Residence: John Cohen

Mississippi State AD John Cohen is ADU's Athletic Director in Residence. Cohen answered your questions on productivity, getting up to speed, lessons learned, the student-athlete experience, his continued connection with Florida AD Scott Stricklin & more.

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How The $200+ Million Settlement For COA Payments Was Calculated

As economists who have studied questions surrounding the need for agreements among schools as to the maximum allowed grant-in-aid (GIA), we’re often asked to figure out exactly which schools can “afford” to pay athletes more than they do now.  Specifically, we wonder whether college sports function if more market-oriented means of recruitment and compensation were

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The Five Forces Of College Athletics

The essence of success in any business venture is the necessity of understanding and learning to deal with the competition.

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Building A Value-Driven Culture In College Athletics

What are your organization’s “core values”? Here’s a list of common ones adopted by college athletics departments across the country: Excellence, Faith, Integrity, Leadership, Service, Humility, Passion, Innovation, Perseverance, Unity, Servanthood, Responsibility, Thankfulness.