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Now displaying: March, 2016

The 1.Question Podcast is designed to highlight executive leaders in college athletics and features interviews with athletic administrators from around the country. 1.Question is hosted by @TaiMBrown, Matt Roberts, and Jacob Gill.

Mar 31, 2016

Listen here for more from Arizona AD Greg Byrne on the importance of utilizing the valuable tool of social media as a vehicle for building relationships, what he asks candidates about their approaches to twitter, and his thoughts on texting.  

Mar 30, 2016

"You either control your own message or someone is going to control it for you." That's one reason Arizona AD Greg Byrne is a loyal Twitter user. Listen as he reviews his approach to social media, and reveals his Twitter goals.

Mar 29, 2016

More from David Matlin, AD at the University of Hawaii, as he touches on topics including perceptions of his department's financial positioning, generation of additional revenues, culture change, and the power of transparency.

Mar 28, 2016

In today's 1.Question, University of Hawaii AD David Matlin details why Hawaii's geography is both its most significant benefit and its most significant challenge when it comes to athletics. 

Mar 25, 2016

More from Nebraska's Rathe and Kliment today, as they share with 1.Question how the move to the Big Ten has impacted Huskers baseball, and reveal if the focus on marketing and promotions changes when the team's season ticket inventory runs out. 

Mar 24, 2016

Nebraska's Jason Rathe and Lanna Kliment talk to 1.Question from a marketing strategy perspective about the growth of the Huskers program, from its first College World Series appearance through to its current operation under the leadership of Head Coach Darin Erstad. 

Mar 23, 2016

We hear more from WVU's Matt Wells today. Listen as he discusses accounting for the weather when marketing a spring sport, and reviews marketing and promotional strategies his team employs. 

 

Mar 22, 2016

Time to talk college baseball! In today's 1.Q, West Virginia Associate AD for External Affairs Matt Wells talks about the Mountaineers' 2015 attendance jump, and his team's continued focus on driving fans to a new ballpark.

Mar 21, 2016

In Part 2 of his 1.Question interview, Stanford Senior Associate Athletic Director Kevin Blue continues the discussion on the theory of disruption, specifically as it relates to effective engagement strategies with different donor groups, and what long-term success might look like. 

Mar 18, 2016

What do you know about Clayton Christensen's famous disruption theory, and have you ever considered how it applies to college athletics? Stanford Senior Associate Athletic Director Kevin Blue discusses that very topic in today’s 1.Question.

Mar 17, 2016

More from Virginia Executive Associate Athletic Director Jon Oliver today on hiring and retaining coaches for a wide range of sports.  He also shares insights on last season's market for football coaches.

Mar 16, 2016


Today, we hear from Virginia Executive Associate Athletic Director Jon Oliver on bringing in a new football coaching staff. His take: it's critical to get everyone on the department on the same page, quickly.

 

Mar 15, 2016

First-year Austin Peay AD Ryan Ivey lets us in on what it feels like to watch your men's basketball program sneak into the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament only to win three straight games and punch their ticket to the Big Dance. Ivey discusses how this run might impact his institution's fan base, and his tenure at Austin Peay. 

Mar 14, 2016

Continuing yesterday's conversation with Turnkey Search Senior Executive Director Gene DeFilippo, today's 1.Question touches on recruiting, specifically the importance of being direct with responses in the interview setting, the prep process for candidates and the importance of constant communication with the candidate pool.

Mar 11, 2016

This (and tomorrow's) 1.Question covers one of the most high-profile AD searches of 2016 that ended with Michigan's hiring of former UConn AD Warde Manuel. Today, Turnkey Search Senior Executive Director Gene DeFilippo reveals how the process played out, with a focus on candidate confidentiality and "airport interviews".  

Mar 10, 2016

Building on yesterday's episode, Louisiana Monroe Athletic Director Brian Wickstrom talks about identifying and tracking up-and-coming athletic administrators, beginning when some are at intern (!) level.  

Mar 9, 2016

Louisiana Monroe's Brian Wickstrom talks about working his AD network when trying to fill open coaching positions, and suggests useful ways for younger leaders to keep in touch with ADs they meet.

Mar 8, 2016

In Part 2 of his interview, Bowling Green State AD Chris Kingston talks about the importance of transparency during the head coach recruiting process, and his efforts to be be consistently present as an AD. 

Mar 7, 2016

Building relationships with a head coach, both during and after a search, is the topic of the next two episodes with Bowling Green State AD Chris Kingston. Today, Kingston recounts the process that led him to hire Mike Jinks as his new football head coach.  

Mar 4, 2016

New Texas A&M Athletic Director Scott Woodward opens up to 1.Question on the topic of learning about a new culture before instilling your own as a leader.

Mar 3, 2016

In today's episode, Brad Wolverton of The Chronicle of Higher Education reviews other writers he admires, discusses the impact of 'Power 5' institutional autonomy on his job, and more.  

Mar 2, 2016

How does The Chronicle of Higher Education's Brad Wolverton decide what angle to cover next in college athletics? That question is broached in today's 1.Question, along with his thoughts on the type of stories that are hardest to pull off, the challenges of securing sources and more.

Mar 1, 2016

Winthrop President Dan Mahony continues his conversation on the AD hiring process in Rock Hill, including how to run an effective search, and the benefits of using a search firm.

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