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College Athletics Today Podcast
Release: 02/12/2013

CHAPEL HILL - University of North Carolina athletic director Bubba Cunningham and voice of the Tar Heels Jones Angell are joined by movers and shakers from the world of college athletics to discuss the changing landscape of collegiate sports in the new College Athletics Today podcast from GoHeels.com.

Listen to or download episodes of the podcast below:


College Athletics Today episodes:

Sept. 4, 2012 - Atlantic Coast Conference commissioner John Swofford joins Bubba Cunningham and Jones Angell to discuss conference expansion, the ACC's TV deal with ESPN and the biggest challenges ahead for the conference.

Sept. 11, 2012 - Amy Perko, the Executive Director of the Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics, joins Bubba Cunningham and Jones Angell to discuss chaging revenue distribution formulas within the NCAA to prioritize educational values in addition to winning, FBS spending inequities between students and student-athletes and challenges to a broad-based athletic program.

Sept. 18, 2012 - UNC Faculty Chair Jan Boxill, Bubba Cunningham and Jones Angell discuss freshmen eligibility, Title IX and whether college athletics have moved toward a "win-at-all-costs" mentality.

Sept. 25, 2012 - Dr. Richard Southall, associate professor of sports administration and coordinator of the graduate sports administration program at UNC, discusses graduation rates and how they are calculated, the gap between graduation rates of athletes and non-athletes, increased NCAA academic standards in 2016, and more.

Oct. 2, 2012 - Dr. Deborah Stroman, Professor in Sport Administration in the Department of Exercise and Sport Science, on balancing life as a student and student-athlete, the challenges many students-athletes face once they graduate and their playing careers come to an end and racial equality in the college coaching profession.

Oct. 9, 2012 - Dean Jordan, who has worked for Notre Dame, Big 10, PAC 12, ACC, Big 12 as a TV consultant, is the guest. Topics include: growing television rights in college athletics, the television value of college football and basketball, the television value of the upcoming college football playoff and more.

Oct. 16, 2012 - Joy Renner, chairwoman of the faculty athletics committee at UNC, discusses the role of the faculty athletics committee, changes made to the committee and how academics and athletics can work together on a college campus.

Oct. 23, 2012 - Dr. Dave Joyner, athletic director at Penn State, discusses how Penn State is moving forward after the Jerry Sandusky scandal.

Oct. 30, 2012 - Carolina's Hall of Fame Field Hockey Head Coach Karen Shelton.  Topics discussed: her team, her sustained success, the importance of leadership and the role of athletes on campus and in the community.

Nov. 6, 2012 - Brad Hostetter, Associate Commissioner for Compliance and Governance for the Atlantic Coast Conference.  Topics discussed include the changing world of compliance in the NCAA.

Nov. 13, 2012 - Anson Dorrance.  Topics include: Carolina's women's soccer dynasty, facility renovations and this year's NCAA women's soccer tournament

Nov. 20, 2012 - Eric Poms, CEO of the Orange Bowl.  Topics include: The change in the bowl system and the ACC's relationship with the Orange Bowl

Nov. 27, 2012 - Bill Hancock, the executive director of the BCS and upcoming college football playoff.  Topics include: the BCS championship game and the future college football playoff

• Dec. 3, 2012 - Carolina volleyball coach Joe Sagula and an extended discussion with Bubba Cunningham on his first year as AD and conference realignment 

• Dec. 10, 2012 - Carolina head coaches Harlis Meaders (Track and Field) and Carlos Somoano (men's soccer) talk about their respective programs

• Dec. 17, 2012 - Bob Beaudine, author of "The Power of Who" and the CEO of Eastman & Beaudine, which is one of the nation's leading executive search firms in sports and entertainment

Jan. 7, 2013 - Notre Dame Senior Associate AD John Heisler discusses Notre Dame's participation in the BCS National Championship game.

• Jan. 14, 2013 - Carolina's head swimming and diving coach, Rich DeSelm discusses Carolina's swimming and diving program, youth swimming in Chapel Hill and his role with the World University Games. 

• Jan. 21, 2013 - UNC's faculty athletics representative Lissa Broome on her role at UNC, the relationship between academics and athletics in the college landscape, payment of student-athletes and other current topics.

• Jan. 30, 2013 - Matt Terrell and Paul Friga on Carolina's new Strategic Plan for athletics. 

• Feb. 4, 2013 - UNC gymnastics coach Derek Galvin on his team, leadership among student-athletes and youth gymnastics in the Tar Heel state.

• Feb. 11, 2013 - Carolina's head women's lacrosse coach, Jenny Levy on Carolina's upcoming season, the Tar Heels' presence in international competition and the changing landscape of collegiate lacrosse. 

• Feb. 18, 2013 - UNC men's lacrosse coach Joe Breschni on the upcoming season, balancing athletics and academics and the growth of the UNC lacrosse program.

• Feb. 25, 2013 - NCAA Executive VP for Championships and Alliances Mark Lewis on the history and current state of the NCAA men's basketball tournament, the state of the NCAA as an organization and the upcoming college football playoff. 

• March 4, 2013 - ACC Associate Commissioner for Women's BB Operations, Nora Lynn Finch, and ACC Associate Commissioner for Men's BB Operations, Karl Hicks, preview the upcoming ACC Tournaments. 

• March 11, 2013 - Phil Landes from Winthrop Intelligence on Winthrop Intelligence's role in major college athletics coaching/administrator hires.

• March 18, 2013 - NCAA Tournament chair Mike Bobinski discusses the 2013 NCAA Tournament field. 

• March 25, 2013 - Eric Ziada, Athletic Director at the University of Delaware, discusses the NCAA. women's basketball tournament.

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