The new career path for athletics director of big-time programs is in the business world, not college sports, The New York Times reported. The article examines a string of hires -- most recently the new director of the University of Michigan's sports program, who is moving there from being chief executive of Domino's Pizza -- that reflect the shift.
- Colleges turn to athletics directors with business backgrounds, but results vary
- 'Big-Time Sports in American Universities'
- Highlighting Berkeley, paper explores academic damage of expanding, independent athletics program
- Urging Presidents to Step Up
- Outside Help on the Way?
- Brand, NCAA President, Dies
- NCAA academic reform has hurt higher ed's integrity (essay)
- Calls for major reform of college sports unlikely to produce meaningful change
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