The $2 Billion Impact of a CFP Expansion

Huge news in the world of college football was made public recently as it was revealed that the CFP intends to expand from 4 teams to 12 teams in the near future. While nothing is certain yet in terms of who will own certain rights to the new games, and how revenue will flow to […]

Navigate Now Powering INFLCR Athlete Fair Market Valuations

Navigate is the newest addition to INFLCR’s Compliance Exchange. As a trusted advisor to leading brands and organizations in sports and entertainment, Navigate will provide INFLCR athletes with estimated fair market values (FMV) and education to guide them through every facet of their NIL rights. Over the last 15 years, Navigate has provided valuation services […]

Podcast Alert: Ray Anderson

Ray Anderson – VP for University Athletics and Athletic Director at Arizona State University – has a résumé unlike most other athletic directors. After finding success in the NFL as an agent and executive, he transitioned to the collegiate side in 2014. He and AJ discuss the differences between pro and collegiate sports, NIL, the […]

Podcast Alert: Jon Wilner

No one knows more about the Pac-12 than Jon Wilner – journalist for Bay Area News Group whose Pac-12 Hotline column is syndicated throughout the West. He and AJ discuss what happens behind-the-scenes when a conference is choosing a new commissioner, how NIL will change college sports as we know them, and the relative importance […]

Podcast Alert: Jim Host

Revolutionizing the college sports media landscape and founding Host Communications was only the start of Jim Host’s story. On this week’s episode he talks about his time as a DI pitcher, his start as a businessman, and what he learned in his run for Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky. He also shares his thoughts on NIL […]

Navigate’s Sweet 16 Projections – How Did We Do?

Welp, we picked quite the year to start projecting the Sweet 16, didn’t we? For those unaware, this year’s NCAA men’s basketball tournament features the lowest average seed among those teams making the Sweet 16 since the tournament expanded to 64 teams 36 years ago. The average seed of the remaining teams is 5.88 compared […]

Navigate’s Sweet 16 Projections – Featured in AthleticDirectorU

As our industry embarks on one of its most popular events of the year, Navigate wants to wish everyone a happy and healthy March Madness. We teamed up with ADU to publish the below Sweet 16 projections.   Disclaimers Model only considers games played through 3/1, so we are not predicting outcomes of late-season games […]

Podcast Alert: Gloria Nevarez

West Coast Conference Commissioner, Gloria Nevarez, joins the show to discuss the current state of college athletics and shares her thoughts on NIL, the one-time transfer rule, and why conferences and athletic departments tend to lag when it comes to racial and gender diversity. Under Gloria’s leadership, the WCC recently created the “Russell Rule,” named […]

Podcast Alert: Steve Berkowitz

College athletics has experienced a turbulent period over the last 12 months. In that time, Steve Berkowitz – Sports Project Reporter for USA Today – has covered coaches’ compensation, COVID-19, NIL, and more. He brings his unique perspective on the sports industry to this week’s episode of Navigating Sports Business. In this episode, Steve gives […]

Podcast Alert: Greg Sankey

Greg Sankey, Commissioner of the SEC, joins AJ Maestas on today’s episode of Navigating Sports Business podcast. They discuss operating during COVID-19, the path to becoming commissioner, the future of collegiate athletics, and some great book recommendations.   Details 00:00 – Commissioner Sankey’s background 3:50 – Handling COVID in the SEC 17:20 – Book Recommendations […]


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