College Athletics

Shot Callers: Amy Huchthausen, America East Conference

The America East Conference has seen several great successes in recent years, from UMBC men’s basketball’s upset over Virginia to postseason success in men’s and women’s lacrosse. The league has also made important strides in mental health advocacy as well as diversity and inclusion. FOS Editor Ian Thomas sat down with Amy Huchthausen, Commissioner of the America East Conference, to talk about the league’s success in recent years, capturing the big moments, and the league’s off the field initiatives. Edited […]

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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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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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