News & Brews from James & Moore Co. is a weekly videos series discussing the latest in the business of collegiate athletics. In addition to the latest on COVID-19 and it's industry impact, we will discuss topics like name image likeness, updates to NCAA financial reporting, your financial story and more. Join us every Thursday at 4:30 pm EST (1:30 pm PST) as we have a beer (brew) and discuss the latest developments (news) that affect your athletics program! It’s part of our firm’s continued commitment to share knowledge, build trust and bring value to the collegiate athletic professionals.
Episode #17 - News & Brews Sports Biz: The Collegiate Coaching Diversity Pledge
Currently, more than 50 athletics directors have opted in to the Collegiate Coaching Diversity Pledge (CCDP), a movement to bring equity to the hiring of head coaches. We’re continuing to spread the word about the importance of the project—not only to promote the mission of diversity and inclusion in collegiate athletics, but also to point out some financial benefits that will result from widening the pool of qualified head coaching candidates.Joining Ken and Katie today is Jason Belzer, founder of AthleticDirectorU, the organization sponsoring the CCDP. We’ll discuss how the pledge came to be and the vision for it going forward. Katie will also share more information about James Moore’s role as third-party clearinghouse and what financial leaders can do to help promote the pledge. And of course, they’ll share their brews of the month.00:10 - Welcome and Introductions00:50 – Jason Belzer’s Leadership Bio & The Collegiate Coaching Diversity Pledge03:35 - How Collegiate Coaching Diversity Pledge Differs from Rooney Rule05:31 - James Moore’s Role as Third-Party Clearinghouse07:55 - Impact of COVID-19 on the Collegiate Coaching Diversity Pledge and How ADs Can Sign Up10:38 - Financial Impact of Increased Diversity13:05 - Brews of the Month14:42 - Wrap-Up Learn more about James Moore Collegiate Athletics Services Team: https://www.jmco.com/industries/collegiate-athletics/
Episode #16 - News & Brews Sports Biz: COVID-19: External Operations at UNC Greensboro
Do you get frustrated by silos across your campus (or even within your athletic department)? Are you at a loss for how to effectively collaborate with other departmental leaders on financial matters? If your answer is yes, you are not alone.Joining Katie today is Tim George, Senior Associate AD for External Operations and Chief Marketing Officer at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. This month we’re branching outside of the athletics business office to talk about the integration between external operations and athletics finances. He will also share UNCG’s adaptation to COVID as a mid-major program without football. And, of course, they’ll also share their brew of the month.00:10 - Welcome and Introductions01:02 - Brews of the Week02:58 - Leadership Bio10:45 - Adapting to COVID-19 as a Mid-Major Program Without Football14:18 - Alternate Streams to Generate Revenue18:04 - Communications with the Business Office21:15 - Adaptations That Will Continue in the New “Normal”25:21 - Most Surprising Changes in the Industry31:28 - Advice for Peers33:18 - Wrap-UpLearn more about James Moore Collegiate Athletics Services Team: https://www.jmco.com/industries/collegiate-athletics/
Episode #15 - COVID-19, Budgeting Without Football at NIU
It’s a bonus September episode! Today we address the uncertainty of budgeting without football. We’ve reached the six-month mark of athletics departments modeling and remodeling for worst case scenarios. And a big thing we’ve noticed... some schools are better built and prepared for these challenges than others.Joining Katie today is Debra Boughton, Chief of Staff/Senior Associate AD for Revenue Generation/SWA at Northern Illinois University Athletics. This episode provides a deeper dive to the discussions that Katie, Debra, and other panelists had on the LEAD1 virtual forum, focusing on dealing with the financial fallout of COVID-19. Debra has a unique perspective and “outside the box” approach to leadership in college athletics, so it’s an episode you do not want to miss!00:10 - Welcome and Introductions01:31 - Brews of the Week02:38 - Leadership Bio06:35 - What Gets You Up in the Morning?09:52 - Athlete Wellness13:48 - Challenging the Status Quo18:56 - Evolution of Budget Impacts25:50 - Top Metrics for Monitoring Financial Health30:00 - Common Misperceptions of Group of 5 Athletics Finances38:26 - Advice for Peers44:34 - Wrap-UpLearn more about James Moore Collegiate Athletics Services Team: https://www.jmco.com/industries/collegiate-athletics/
Episode #14 - COVID-19, Navigating Uncertainty at UCF Athletics
It’s September, and the entire country is watching universities to see how they navigate the uncertainty of football in the middle of a pandemic. There are a lot of misunderstandings about the business of college sports, and the financial health of an athletics program is critical for the support of their student-athletes.Joining Katie and Ken today is Brad Stricklin, Executive Associate AD and CFO at the University of Central Florida Athletic Association. Today Brad will share his unique perspective on how UCF has faced the challenges of the pandemic so far. He'll also discuss their planned approach to the fall sports season ahead. And of course, everyone will talk about their brew of the month!00:10 - Welcome and introductions00:28 - Brad Stricklin’s Leadership Bio09:08 - Student-Athlete Wellness12:47 - Budget Impact of COVID-19 Expenses14:53 - Top Metrics for Financial Health19:07 - Opportunities for Making Changes26:14 - Brews of the Week27:29 - Wrap-upLearn more about James Moore Collegiate Athletics Services Team: https://www.jmco.com/industries/collegiate-athletics/
Episode # 13 - Leadership in a Pandemic
It’s August, and the hot topic on everyone’s mind is the pandemic’s impact on football season. But today, we’re going to take the discussion down a different path. Because now more than ever, strong and innovative leadership is needed to handle the challenges we’re facing. Joining Ken and Katie today to discuss leadership during the pandemic is Eric George, Executive Senior Associate Athletic Director and CFO at Mississippi State University Athletics. Having transitioned between two Power 5 athletic programs during the pandemic, Eric brings a unique perspective of intentional leadership. Katie will share her point of view as the leader of our firm’s higher education and collegiate athletics industry practices, while Ken moderates the discussion. And of course, everyone will talk about their brew of the month!
Episode #12 - COVID-19 Industry Update
In our premiere episode of News & Brews Sports Biz in April, Katie and Ken had a candid discussion on the top things they had seen and heard from clients and friends regarding the impact of the pandemic on their athletic departments. The outlook on the business of college sports continues to evolve as the COVID-19 numbers continue to increase and the ripple effect continues to be felt. Katie and Ken share their current perspective on collegiate athletics as institutions are approaching the fall semester. And of course, they’ll discuss their brew of the month. 00:10 – Welcome & Introductions01:17 – Brews of the Month02:54 – Topic #1: Return to Play12:53 – Topic #2: Names, Image, Likeness21:09 – Topic #3: USA Today NCAA Finances Database27:30 – Wrap-up