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This Guide has been designed to help you, your family and your high school administrators understand the NCAA initial-eligibility process and to prepare you for transitioning from high school to Read more >

Smith, S. & Martinez, J. (2009) An Analytic Framework for Dispute Systems Design, Harvard Negotiation Law Review [Vol. 14:123] Read more >

This article examines the coach’s role as a leadership educator. This includes 7 conditions helpful for creating an emotionally safe dynamic teaching and learning environment favorable to Read more >

The purpose of this white paper is to outline why sports conflict is costly, illustrate the costs of a likely incident, and compare the costs of proactive vs. reactive responses. Download: The Read more >

The Miami Hurricanes humiliated the University of Texas 46-3 in the 1991 Cotton Bowl despite accumulating more than 200 yards in penalties. This article explores the extraordinary team dynamics Read more >

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From Donna Menke: Upon the end of participation in sport at an elite level, former athletes often experience negative emotions and behaviors. During the interviews I conducted with former college Read more >

Using ADR to Resolve Collegiate Professional and Sport Business Disputes Read more >

This article explores the institutional factors that minimize the possibility that athletes, in this case a walk-on college football player, will take public stands on political issues. Read more >


Audio

An examination of some of the tensions present at universities between academics and athletics. Academics vs. Athletics Read more >

A look at track & field doping issues and some structural considerations. Track & Field Doping Issues Read more >

A discussion on the University of Miami Investigation in June of 2013. SCI Talk (University of Miami Investigation) 6-13-2013 Read more >

Tom Jernstedt of the College Football Playoff Selection Committee joined SCI Founder, Joshua Gordon, for a conversation on the history of college playoffs and the newly implemented college Read more >

In this episode of SCI Talk, we are joined by Bob Scalise – Harvard University’s Director of Athletics – to discuss the role of Athletic Directors and Administrators in Collegiate Read more >

In this episode of SCI Talk, we explore College Basketball with Connor Letourneau of The Oregonian. He discusses the issues and controversies surrounding college basketball today, and suggests Read more >

SCI Advisory Board member and Suffolk University Law School Professor Marc Greenbaum discusses key considerations in the unionization movement in intercollegiate athletics.  Professor Greenbaum Read more >

In this episode, SCI Founder Joshua Gordon and Dr. Ken Pendleton discuss the value and need for an improved intercollegiate ombuds model. SCI is a major proponent of having a dedicated ombudsman Read more >

With the start of a new academic year, college athletes and coaches prepare for another season and often a whole new environment. Athletes in transition encounter new team members, the pressures Read more >


Books

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Case Studies

Tallahassee police charged three students with battery and hazing of Florida A&M freshman clarinet player Bria Hunter. Anna Werner spoke with a Florida A&M alumnus on the initiation Read more >

A look at track & field doping issues and some structural considerations. Track & Field Doping Issues Read more >

A discussion on the University of Miami Investigation in June of 2013. SCI Talk (University of Miami Investigation) 6-13-2013 Read more >


Documentaries

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Tools

This tool is to assist teams in consensus decision making. Objective. Consensus decision making requires discussing an issue until all agree to accept it. Acceptance does not mean that the Read more >

Both indirect and direct costs are critical to understand to fully embrace the importance of managing conflict in this $70B industry. This knowledge and skill set represents core Read more >

The G.R. I. P. model describes 4 critical components of high performing teamwork. Intentionally developing the 4 components is extremely helpful in building new teams, changing old teams, and Read more >

The full range of mental health concerns found in the general student population can also be seen in student-athletes attending a university or college. The National Athletic Trainers’ Read more >

When you think of a student-athlete’s health, you probably are inclined to think primarily of the person’s physical/medical condition and what effect the injury will have on athletic performance. Read more >

Preparation for negotiations is the most-neglected activity and, yet, one of the most critically important. Please feel free to use this Negotiation Preparation Tool for any negotiation. For Read more >

SCI’s Peak Performance Team Model™ provides a comprehensive set of assessments and tools for risk management and performance optimization of competitive sports teams and organizations. Read more >

SCI has developed a number of sport-specific conflict observation tools. These tools are designed as a valuable assessment instrument to provide specific feedback to teams and organizations about Read more >

What are the environmental stressors that can interfere with athlete performance? What keeps coaches awake at night? What can be mitigate risk in athletics? Strains of the Games™ is a tool Read more >


Videos

A discussion between Michael Woods of ESPN and Thom Hartmann about the merging issue of unionization and college sports. Read more >

In this episode of SCI TV, we explore the theme of Athlete Hazing with Associate Executive Director of HazingPrevention.org, Emily Pualwan. She discusses the types of issues concerning hazing Read more >

Ramogi Huma, Founder and Executive Director of the National College Players Association, discusses NCAA rules that leave college athletes without basic protections for injuries. Huma, a former Read more >

Tallahassee police charged three students with battery and hazing of Florida A&M freshman clarinet player Bria Hunter. Anna Werner spoke with a Florida A&M alumnus on the initiation Read more >

Joshua Gordon and Ken Pendleton discuss the latest push for NCAA athletes to unionize and some of the things to consider. Read more >

A discussion on the roots and impact of college sports scandals. Read more >

In this video, SCI explores the recent series of events establishing rights and power for student-athletes as they seek gains financially in intercollegiate athletics, especially in Read more >

Roland Martin and Prof. Ricky Jones join Anderson Cooper on AC360 to discuss the perceived culture of hazing at historically Black colleges and universities. Read more >

Dr. Ken Pendleton and SCI Founder, Joshua Gordon, examine some of the challenges in understanding and preventing issues related to locker room culture. “Unfortunately, this is a lot more okay in Read more >

Dr. Myles Brand, in his role of NCAA President, discusses minorities in coaching and administration. Read more >

Josephine R. “Jo” Potuto, Richard H. Larson Professor of Constitutional Law, presented “The NCAA: Who, What, When, Where, How and Certainly Why.” Potuto, the Read more >

John Zinsser discusses ways in which professional and intercollegiate athletic programs manage conflict and how an Ombuds model might work as a viable alternative. Key Points on Organizational Read more >

Spend gameday with Oregon Athletics Director Rob Mullens. Read more >

Frank Deford reports on the troubling aspect of hazing taking place on marching bands at historically black colleges and universities. Read more >

In this episode of SCI TV, we explore the theme of Reinventing the NCAA with the University of Nebraska’s Josephine Potuto. She discusses issues and perspectives regarding reinventing the Read more >

In this episode of SCI TV, we explore risk management in the NCAA with Torre Chisholm, Portland State University.Athletic Director. He discusses the procedures taken to ensure student-athletes Read more >

In this video, Oregon Ducks’ Cornerback, Ifo Ekpre-Olumu spends time with SCI Founder, Joshua Gordon, to discuss some of the challenges presented by social media in college athletics. Read more >

Martin Hagger is Professor of Psychology at Curtin University. His areas of expertise are social, health, sport and exercise psychology. He is involved in numerous research projects nationally Read more >

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In this ingenious talk, Pulitzer Prize winning writer Charles Duhigg seamlessly combines informational facts from research, anecdotes from real events, and personal experience with insightful Read more >

In this video Bo Hanson discusses the cycle of a team’s season. He includes in his explanation how a team must progress through the five stages of team development, how the GRIP model Read more >


Weblinks

Hank Nuwer, author of numerous articles and books on hazing, maintains this website to identify links to anti-hazing resources. It also provides some hazing videos and a map of hazing deaths Read more >

This website deals with numerous issues related to college coaches. This particular aspect of the website has a list of coaches’ compensation and many of the actual contracts are appended. Read more >

CSRI provides opportunities for independent, organized and focused cross-disciplinary research regarding college sport in the United States. Specifically, CSRI is committed to serving as a Read more >

The Outside the Lines team investigates important trends and topics in sports. Read more >

Jason Belzer writes some of the more well-developed pieces on the business of sports. Click here to access his articles. Read more >

Excellent resources from Myles Brand’s NCAA presidency. Read more >

This is the website of the National Association of Sports Officials. There is a special report on this site called “Officials & Independent Contractor Status” that deals with the history of Read more >

This site provides information about the National Letter of Intent Program, which is administered through the NCAA Eligibility Center office. Read more >

The NCAA Leadership Development department provides life skills support in the areas of academics, athletics, personal development, career development and service through the distribution of Read more >

Search student-athlete, institutional, and conference data on race and gender demographics. Read more >

The NCAA is committed to making policy decisions based on quality research data about the experiences of student-athletes, member colleges and universities, and others involved in college Read more >

From WKCR 89.9 FM NY Date Broadcast: Mon, 13 Jan 2014 January’s installment of our series with the Advanced Consortium on Cooperation, Conflict, and Complexity (AC4) features John Zinsser, Read more >

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The mission of the Drake Group is to defend academic integrity in higher education from the corrosive aspects of commercialized college sports. Goals: Ensure that universities provide Read more >

The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport at the University of Central Florida “serves as a comprehensive resource for issues related to gender and race in amateur, collegiate and Read more >

This USA Today database give provides access to the intercollegiate sports revenues and expenses of public institutions. Read more >

Using ADR to Resolve Collegiate Professional and Sport Business Disputes Read more >