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NACDA Young Professionals Cover Letter/Resume/Mock Interview Workshop

NACDA Workshop 2015

This year marks the fourth year in a row we’ve partnered with NACDA and its affiliates to offer a workshop for young professionals and students to receive feedback on their cover letters, resumes and to participate in a mock interview.

Time slots are 30 minutes each, and participants can choose resume/cover letter review (30 minutes), mock interview (30 minutes) or both (60 minutes). There are a limited number of spots available, and you must fill out the application found below and reserve your spot in order to participate.

The available times are as follows:

Monday – June 13 – 1:00-2:30

Tuesday – June 14 – 3:00-5:00

Wednesday – June 15 – 3:00-5:00

A reviewer will be assigned to each attendee with the goal of pairing the attendee with someone they do not already know. This will enable the attendee to receive advice and coaching based solely on his/her materials, much in the same way he/she would be judged by a potential employer with no past knowledge of their work.

These slots WILL fill up fast. We have been fully booked every single year. If you register and later find you will be unable to attend, please let us know immediately so we can open your slot to someone else.

Look forward to seeing you all in Dallas!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Is There a Bubble in College Football?

On Tuesday, I joined Jason Anderson on ESPN Louisville to discuss whether there’s a bubble in college football that’s ready to burst and what the reported new Big Ten television deal with Fox tells us about the current state of both college football and sports on television.

Listen here:

Which SEC Programs Rely the Most on Donors?

Which SEC Programs Rely the Most on Donors-It’s been awhile (ok, five years – sorry, I’ve been busy) since I’ve looked at which SEC donor bases have the deepest pockets.

I wrote a piece today for Forbes on Missouri’s reduction in donations following a tumultuous fall in Columbia, and as part of that piece I pulled contribution numbers for all of the SEC schools (except Vanderbilt, which is a private institution not subject to public records requests).

Here’s a look at the numbers for fiscal year 2014:

  Donations Total Revenue % of Revenue from Donations
Alabama $32,196,689 $153,234,272 21%
Arkansas $21,276,161 $96,793,972 22%
Auburn $39,409,078 $113,716,004 35%
Florida $42,962,368 $124,611,305 34%
Georgia $31,866,597 $103,495,587 31%
Kentucky $19,058,601 $96,685,489 20%
LSU $49,333,582 $133,679,256 37%
Mississippi State $13,942,877 $62,275,111 22%
Missouri $20,113,654 $83,718,587 24%
Ole Miss $15,898,757 $75,849,000 21%
South Carolina $30,203,751 $98,619,479 31%
Tennessee $26,773,796 $107,499,732 25%
Texas A&M $36,312,515 $119,475,872 30%
Vanderbilt N/A N/A N/A

Keep in mind: in most cases donations come in through a foundation or booster club and are then transferred to the athletic department. The numbers here represent only what was moved into the athletic department, which may not represent all monies collected. In some years you’ll see large transfers because of a new facility being constructed. So, the amounts do vary somewhat from year-to-year.

Here’s what I find most interesting, however, now that I’ve got some new numbers to compare to the numbers I had five years ago. Despite other revenue categories growing (especially television), 12 of the 14 SEC programs have become more dependent on donations as a major source of revenue since I last did this study.

Here’s a look at how donations, and the percent of revenue that was derived from donations, have changed for each school since fiscal year 2010:

  FY 2010
Donations
FY 2010
% of Revenue from Donations
FY 2014
Donations
FY 2014
% of Revenue from Donations
Alabama $33,739,056 26% $32,196,689 21%
Arkansas $13,124,754 17% $21,276,161 22%
Auburn $29,731,122 32% $39,409,078 35%
Florida $39,350,660 34% $42,962,368 34%
Georgia $27,354,228 30% $31,866,597 31%
Kentucky $13,161,669 17% $19,058,601 20%
LSU $38,255,521 34% $49,333,582 37%
Mississippi State $0 0% $13,942,877 22%
Missouri* $13,454,020 22% $20,113,654 24%
Ole Miss $5,375,438 12% $15,898,757 21%
South Carolina $23,987,283 30% $30,203,751 31%
Tennessee $27,936,952 24% $26,773,796 25%
Texas A&M* $20,512,889 25% $36,312,515 30%
Vanderbilt N/A N/A N/A N/A

*Missouri and Texas A&M were in the Big 12 in fiscal year 2010

No doubt, you’ll notice that Mississippi State reported $0 in contributions in fiscal year 2010. I explained that more in-depth five years ago when I wrote my last piece, but essentially it was because the athletic department didn’t need to pull any money over from its booster organization that year.

I’ve spoken with development folks in athletic departments in the past who were concerned that the larger television deals and conference networks would make donors think their money wasn’t need anymore, but clearly they’ve done a good job retaining those donors thus far.

Source: all financial data presented here is from reports each school files annually with the NCAA

Boston College to Wear Uniforms Inspired by “Miracle in Miami”

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Boston College and Notre Dame meet this weekend at Fenway Park. Two programs steeped in history and tradition playing in one of the most historically-significant sports venues still standing, both with a rich Catholic tradition.

To add to the sense of nostalgia and history, BC will be wearing throwback uniforms inspired by the “Miracle in Miami.” And no ordinary uniform reveal would do. Under Armour and BC had someone very special unveil the uniforms: Doug Flutie, architect of the “Miracle in Miami.” BC was playing Miami in the Orange Bowl on November 23, 1984 when Doug Flutie threw a last-second touchdown pass to Gerard Phelan to give the No. 10 Eagles a 47-45 win over 12th-ranked Miami.

The uniforms feature:

  • Solid gold helmet
  • Vintage BC logo placed on the shoulder to mimic the placement of the Cotton Bowl logo as worn during the 1985 Cotton Bowl victory
  • The gold of the pants, helmet and jersey details reflective of the gold uniform color worn in the 1980’s
  • Stripe detail on the pants and baselayer are exact replicas of the stripes on the jersey and pants of the 1984-85 team

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The “Holy War,” as its been dubbed, has been played 22 times with Notre Dame leading the series 13-9. The two first met in 1975 not too far from this year’s venue at Foxboro Stadium.

BC and Notre Dame are the only two remaining Catholic institutions playing at the FBS level.

College Football Playoff Payouts Might Favor Some Conferences

How much money will conferences make from the College Football Playoff this year?

Can Leonard Fournette fetch a historic amount for his game-worn jersey at auction?

And is Ohio State out of line with its ticket price increase for next year’s Michigan game?

I have the answers in my latest segment for Campus Insiders:

Continue to Campus Insiders to read my blog with more details