College Athletics


NCAA College Basketball Heads North To Canada For The Inaugural Naismith Classic

  • On Nov. 16, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame is hosting the inaugural Hyundai James Naismith Classic basketball tournament at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto.
  • Home of the Toronto Raptors, Scotiabank Arena will feature matchups like Tennessee v. Washington, Buffalo v. Harvard and St. Bonaventure v. Rutgers.

Since the Toronto Raptors’ 2019 NBA title last season, basketball in Canada is in high demand. Now a new tournament is hoping that enthusiasm extends to the college level as well.  On Saturday, November 16, the Raptors’ Scotiabank Arena will host the inaugural Hyundai James Naismith Classic. The one-day college-basketball event is a tripleheader that will feature the University of Tennessee vs. The University of Washington, University at Buffalo vs. Harvard University, and St. Bonaventure University vs. Rutgers University. “There […]

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Dartmouth-Princeton Caps Off College Football’s 150th Anniversary Week

  • Princeton-Dartmouth at Yankee Stadium on Nov. 9 caps off Anniversary Week, which celebrates the 150th anniversary of college football's debut.
  • Princeton was apart of college football's first-ever game - a Nov. 6, 1869 showdown against Rutgers.

On November 6, 1869, college football played its first-ever competitive game.  That day, Rutgers and Princeton were the two schools to introduce the United States to college football.  Just over 150 years later on November 9, 2019, the latter team will be celebrating its role in the sport’s genesis when it takes on Dartmouth at Yankee Stadium. “It is exciting to have a game in Yankee Stadium between two teams that will be at or near the top of the […]

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INFLCR and Teamworks Tackle Subject Of Empowering Young Athletes

(INFLCR is a proud partner of Front Office Sports) The world is constantly changing and that change is only expedited by the evolution of technology. In order to be prepared for the challenges that they will face on and off the field, young athletes will need to be equipped with the proper tools to succeed both physically and mentally. Athlete success is core to the mission of both INFLCR and Teamworks, who recently announced a partnership. INFLCR Founder and CEO […]

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College Basketball’s Biggest Names See Continued Value in INFLCR

(INFLCR is a proud partner with Front Office Sports) In 2017, Kentucky basketball gave their players the power to tell their own stories on social media by signing with INFLCR as one of the company’s first clients. In the two years since, several more of college basketball’s blue blood programs have come on board with INFLCR as part of more than 400 college teams who have been incredibly pleased with the increase in social reach and engagement as a direct […]

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Charlotte 49ers Begin 2019 Season With New Fan Strategy

(Varsity Partners is a proud partner of Front Office Sports) Change is a chance for a fresh start. With the beginning of a new academic year and a new fall sports season, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte have a chance to do that in terms of their brand. In the last year and a half, the athletic department has hired a new athletic director in Mike Hill, a new head football coach in Will Healy, and made new […]

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Mountain West Begins New Football Season With “At The Peak” Campaign

(Old Hat are proud partners of Front Office Sports) This Saturday, the University of Hawai‘i will play host to Arizona marking the 21st season of Mountain West Conference football. The league comes off it’s 20th Anniversary year with a number of new branding elements as part of the “At The Peak” campaign developed in conjunction with Old Hat. With new leadership at many of the league’s 12 member institutions, a refresh of the Conference’s branding elements made sense. “As a […]

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LSU Athletics to Stop Funds Transfer to University

*This piece first appeared in the Front Office Sports Newsletter. Subscribe today and get the news before anyone else. With a new athletic director comes new policies. Under Scott Woodward, LSU’s new AD, the athletic department is considering ending its funds transfer policy that was established under former LSU athletics director Joe Alleva, according to Tiger Rag. Between 2012 and 2017, LSU athletics contributed nearly $50 million to the university under this policy. Why the change? Although any change must come with the approval of President […]

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The Real Cost of College Football Recruiting

*This piece first appeared in the Front Office Sports Newsletter. Subscribe today and get the news before anyone else. Ever wonder what it costs to actually land a top recruiting class? Thanks to Andy Wittry of Stadium, the picture is at least a little bit clearer.  How much do schools spend? Due to the fact that some institutions are private and others don’t have to report expenses thanks to state record laws, here’s a look at the 5 schools who spent the most […]

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How Miami’s UOnline Prepared A Softball Coach For Her Multifaceted Career

(*UOnline is a proud partner of Front Office Sports) Front Office Sports is proud to share the stories of UOnline alumni who have elevated their sports career by earning a graduate degree through the school’s online MSED in Sport Administration program. Joanna “JJ” Payette earned a Master of Science in Sport Administration from the University of Miami’s online MSED in Sport Administration program in 2018. After growing up in Denver, Colorado, she attended Stetson University on softball and academic scholarship. […]

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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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