News & Brews – COVID-19: Connecting the Dots Between Higher Education and Athletics at Indiana University

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The future of intercollegiate athletics is uncertain, driven heavily by policies enforced at the institutional level.

Today on News & Brews, Katie and Ken talk with special guest Travis Smith, Assistant Director with Indiana University Athletics and founder of the Higher Ed Athletics project. Travis shares with us findings of his research on the connection between higher education policy and NCAA governance.

00:10 – Welcome & Introductions
01:08 – Purpose of the Higher Education Athletics project
04:14 – What schools should be doing now to overcome post-COVID challenges
12:07 – Barriers of success and synergies between institutional-level policies and athletics
16:15 – Which programs are best suited to navigate everything
22:36 – Research on college enrollment and athlete enrollment
26:21 – Opportunities for transparency to reflect how an institution and athletic department support each other financially
31:22– Chances of exceptions to NCAA policy for competitions this year
36:21 – Brews of the week
37:45 – Wrap-up

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