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VOLUME 14, ISSUE 11 FEBRUARY 2018
Address issue of sexual
harassment via awareness,
training, response plan. Page 6
MANAGING YOUR OFFICE
Discover how to develop
a personal and professional
gratitude practice. Page 7
Review what’s happening
with professional associations
and conferences. Page 8
YOU MAKE THE CALL
Was a student-athlete
subjected to outrageous
verbal abuse? See if you can
guess how the court ruled in
this month’s highlighted legal
case. Page 9
LAWSUITS & RULINGS
of recent court cases.
LEADERS & INNOVATORS
Drew Watson, AD at
shares advice for launching a
new sports program. Page 12
Continued on page 4.
Continued on page 3.
Improving work-life balance for ATs
can reduce school’s risk, liability
By Timothy Neal, M.S., AT, ATC, CCISM
Athletic training in the college athletics setting has its challenges. Given the
amount and year-round nature of activities the athletic trainer is expected to
cover, combined with team travel; meetings with coaches, staff, administra-
tors, and recruits; and texts and emails coming in at all hours from coaches
and student-athletes, ATs have little time off. Add in the pressure of providing
health care to a population expecting quick results to maintain their rigorous
training, practicing, and seasonal competition (traditional and nontraditional
season), plus the potential for litigation with every decision, ATs are set up
for burnout, mistakes, and attitude challenges. ATs miss family functions,
Understand how to comply with NCAA’s
Academic-Based Revenue Distribution program
By John Shukie
The National Collegiate Athletic Association made an unprecedented
announcement in October 2016. For the ﬁrst time in its history, the NCAA
was going to distribute revenue earned from its men’s basketball TV contract
based on the academic performance of student-athletes.
Beginning with the 2019–20 academic year, 75 percent of the annual
increase in the NCAA’s contract with CBS/Turner will be distributed to Divi-
sion I conferences based on how many of their schools reach one of three
1. A single-year, average, all-team Academic Progress Rate equal to or
greater than 985.
2. A Graduation Success Rate equal to or greater than 90 percent.
3. A difference of greater than 13 percent between student-athletes and
the student body in the Federal Graduation Rate.
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