Big Sky Athletic Directors

Big Sky Athletic Directors Making Their Presence Felt

In the shadows of the Rocky Mountains, the Big Sky Conference is becoming a bastion for female leaders in collegiate athletics. Terry Gawlik was named the University of Idaho director of athletics in early August, becoming the Big Sky Conference’s fifth female athletic director – the most of any conference in the NCAA. The other female athletic directors in the Big Sky are Pauline Thiros at Idaho State; Debbie Corum at Southern Utah; Lynn Hickey at Eastern Washington; and Valerie […]

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How Miami’s UOnline Program Helped a Lawyer Expand His Horizons

(*UOnline is a proud partner of Front Office Sports) For people who begin their professional lives outside of the sports industry, transitioning into that world isn’t always easy. Fortunately, arming oneself with the right skills and industry knowledge can make it attainable. 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. Kevin O’Keefe earned a Master of […]

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From Cold-Calling to Shot-Calling

AudienceView’s Connor Kruggel talks about his career path, the future of fan experience, and more. Connor Kruggel knows how to close. As an eager sports marketing student at the University of Indiana, Kruggel would sell himself to industry professionals that would cycle through the program with the hopes of landing internships and resume-building jobs that would separate him from his peers. “I got involved in as many internships as possible while in school,” Kruggel reflects. “Indiana always encouraged real-world experience and […]

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A Look Into Who’s Leading America’s Biggest Athletic Departments

The background of some of the most powerful people in collegiate athletics might surprise you. The leaders of the industry have a diverse background of previous experience. ( College sports is a huge, rapidly expanding industry. Whether it be a high-stakes March Madness game or a pre-season field hockey exhibition, student-athletes come to play. I’ve always loved that energy. In fact, that energy is what has inspired me to pursue a career working in a college athletic department. Athletic departments consist […]

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