College Athletics

UMKC Rebrands For More Local Appeal

(Old Hat are proud partners of Front Office Sports) Summer is a time of transition in the world of college athletics. For the athletic department at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, major changes have been seen in the last few months. The department recently unveiled a new brand identity that includes a name change from the “University of Missouri-Kansas City Intercollegiate Athletic Department” to “Kansas City Athletics.” The new brand identity also featured the unveiling of new logos: a primary […]

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NCAA Updates Transfer Guidelines

*This piece first appeared in the Front Office Sports Newsletter. Subscribe today and get the news before anyone else. After a cycle of transfer portal craziness and high profile eligibility cases that drew the ire of some fan bases, the NCAA is looking to tighten up some of the requirements when it comes to transfer guidelines.  According to Dan Wolken of USA Today, the NCAA Division I council approved a package of updated guidelines that could make it more difficult for college football and basketball players […]

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California Opens Door for Student-Athletes

*This piece first appeared in the Front Office Sports Newsletter. Subscribe today and get the news before anyone else. Student-athletes in California could be signing endorsement deals in the near future. Senate Bill 206 by state Sen. Nancy Skinner would allow student-athletes in California to sign with agents and profit from endorsement. The bill, which cleared the state Senate yesterday, heads to the Assembly for consideration in the coming months, according to Melody Gutierrez of the LA Times. What does the bill say?  – The bill would treat student-athletes […]

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Could College Athletes be Compensated for Likeness?

*This piece first appeared in the Front Office Sports Newsletter. Subscribe today and get the news before anyone else. NCAA Football might be coming back to gaming consoles sooner rather than later. Thanks to an announcement from the NCAA, the governing body is looking into ways it can modify its rules to allow college athletes to be compensated for their names, images and likenesses. What do you need to know?  1. Big East Commissioner Val Ackerman and Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith will head […]

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