Announcements

  • FINAL WEEK To Register For #CoSIDA19 With Early Bird Prices

    CoSIDA members - you have ONE WEEK LEFT TO REGISTER FOR THE 2019 CONVENTION WITH EARLY-BIRD REGISTRATION RATES! Tuesday, April 2nd is the deadline to register with lowest rates possible.

    Click on the link below to register, see schedules, etc. Join us in Orlando!
  • 2019 Membership Survey Results Available

    Thanks again to all the CoSIDA members who took time to participate in our 2019 membership survey. We gained valuable information and insights, and are sharing the survey results and the executive summary with you at the link below.
  • Google Cloud Academic All-America® Men's & Women's Basketball Teams Announcements March 11-14

    Monday-Thursday, March 11-14, the 2019 Google Cloud Academic All-America® Men's & Women's Basketball Teams will be announced (for NCAA and NAIA members). Announcements take place at noon ET daily: March 11 (Division I M/W Teams); March 12 (Div. II M/W Teams); March 13 (Div. III M/W Teams); and March 14 (NAIA M/W Teams).
  • 2019 Special Awards Salute Series Kicks Off

    Congratulations are in order for all CoSIDA members and media members who will be honored with 2019 Special Awards! These award winners will be recognized during the June CoSIDA Convention in Orlando and each will have a feature story on CoSIDA.com, leading up to the convention. Check out all the award winners - and the features as they appear - at the webpage below.
  • March Is CoSIDA Fit Month

    In an effort to promote a healthy lifestyle and create a fun and supportive program around health and wellness, CoSIDA along with the Goodwill and Wellness Committee launched CoSIDA Fit Month for March. The main source for all information, updates and motivation for CoSIDA Fit Month will be the CoSIDA Fit Club Facebook group.
  • Apply Now For CoSIDA Scholarships & Internship Grants

    We've doubled our awards in numbers and raised the value of our scholarships and internship grants! The scholarship/grant application deadlines are in April:
    - Member-Child Scholarships (deadline: April 18)
    - Undergraduate Scholarships (deadline: April 18)
    - Phil Langan Internship Grant (deadline: April 25)
    - Postgraduate Scholarships (deadline: April 25)
  • Google Cloud Academic All-District® Men’s and Women's Basketball Teams Announced (Feb. 21)

    The 2019 Google Cloud Academic All-District® Men's and Women's Basketball Teams were announced at noon Eastern in four divisions — NCAA Division I, NCAA Division II, NCAA Division III and NAIA. First-team Academic All-District® honorees advance to the Academic All-America® ballot. For SIDs with First Team honorees- update their bios & stats: SIDs will receive an email with instructions how to update their nominations in the awards portal (www.cosida.com/awards). Updates must be completed before Monday, February 25 at 9 PM (ET).
  • Final Days To Send In Submissions For The Stabley Writing Contest! Deadline is Feb. 28

    It's the final week to submit your entries for the annual Fred Stabley Sr. Writing Contest. Everyone is judged in their district (Districts 1-7) and you can nominate ONE ENTRY PER CATEGORY. See the link below for details. Submission portal closes at NOON EASTERN on THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28.
  • Winter 2019 CoSIDA 360 Magazine Available Digitally; Being Sent to Campus Mailboxes

    Check out the terrific content in the February issue of our CoSIDA 360 magazine!  Our cover story is Time For Action, where strategies are shared for how to be more intentional and inclusive when hiring and promoting minority professionals. Member features, professional development ideas, thoughtful essay by Katrice Albert, NCAA Vice President of Inclusion and Human Resources, and so much more!
  • On-Demand NAIA-SIDA Monthly Webinar: Campus Communication

    Check out the on demand NAIA-SIDA Webinar in our Resource Library.

    Campus Communication

    Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019

    Register online (free) below at link.

    The discussion will revolve around best practices of working with your campus communications and marketing departments to help with the promotion of athletics. We'll answer the question of how do we work smarter, not harder, as a one-person office or small staff, and do things you may not otherwise be able to do without the support around campus.

    Presenters
    Jeff Melton - Vanguard University, Assistant AD for Events and Communications 
    Jordan Alves - Campbellsville University, Sports Information Director 
    Moderator
    Aaron Gillespie - Menlo College, Assistant AD/Communications & Marketing
  • We Need Your Opinions In Our 2019 Membership Survey!

    As we explore opportunities to grow and improve our overall member resources and make sure we are fulfilling our mission, the CoSIDA Board of Directors and staff is interested in your feedback as we take a comprehensive look at how we are responding to membership needs.Please take 20-25 minutes to participate in this detailed membership services survey. Incentives for those who participate, too!
  • #CoSIDA19 Registration & Hotel Reservation Details Announced; New Hotel Reservation Policy

    To assist in your planning for the 2019 CoSIDA Convention, here is some early convention registration & hotel reservation information. The registration and hotel reservations will open FEBRUARY 13. Please see the new convention hotel reservation policy in effect. Beginning with the 2019 convention, CoSIDA and NACDA will require a non-refundable deposit for sleeping room reservations at the convention host hotel (in 2019, the Orlando World Center Marriott). Details and a FAQ about the policy change are in the link.
  • NCAA Champion Magazine Request: “The Best Buzzer Beaters You’ve Never Heard Of”

    NCAA Champion magazine is compiling a package for its spring issue tentatively titled “The Best Buzzer Beaters You’ve Never Heard Of” - EXCLUDING Div. I m/w basketball and FBS football which garners the most attention already. They are seeking improbable comebacks or last-second championship-clinching moments from other NCAA championships that may have gone overlooked or have been lost to time in the last 30 years.

    Please email a quick description and a relevant link or to two to coverage of the event to Champion associate editor Brian Burnsed (bburnsed@ncaa.org). If your moment is selected, he will reach out to set up interviews, solicit high-res photos, etc. Deadline: Fri., Jan. 25.
  • 1st Round of Entries for CoSIDA's Publications and Digital Design Contest Are Due Jan. 31

    Calling all CoSIDA members to submit your best publications (posters, guides, game notes) for the fall sports season and some winter sports in the first round of the 2018-19 Publications and Digital Design contest. Click on the link for criteria, entry forms and more!
  • Submissions Period For Fred Stabley Sr. Writing Contest Runs Jan. 3-Feb. 28

    Calling all CoSIDA members! Submit your best work in seven categories for the 2019 Fred S. Stabley Sr. Writing Contest. The submission portal opens on Thursday, Jan. 3 and closes on Thursday, Feb. 28. Submissions from 2018 (January-December) are accepted. See your work honored this spring! Submit now!
  • Reminder: Final Weeks to Nominate for 2019 Special Awards

    As the new year begins, think about your dserving colleagues who might be nominated for our prestigious 2019 Special Awards. (You may self-nominate for 25-Year service awards and if retiring and have met the criteria for service, for a Lifetime Achievement honor). Note the deadline: Sunday, Jan. 27, midnight Eastern.
  • Dec. 10-13: Google Cloud Academic All-America® Football & W. Volleybal Team Announcements

    The four divisions of Google Cloud Academic All-America® Football and Women's Volleyball Teams are announced Monday-Thursday, Dec. 10-13. Each day, a volleyball team (at Noon ET) and a football team (2 pm ET) will be announced in this order: NCAA Division I, II, III and the NAIA division.
  • 2019 Convention Attendance Grant Opportunities Available

    Beginning Dec. 3, you can apply for a $1,000 2019 CoSIDA Convention Attendance Grant - we cover registration, lodging and travel costs to the June convention in Orlando! Recipients are new/veteran SIDs from multiple divisions, so do not hesitate to apply! The NCAA Inclusion CoSIDA Convention Grant for ethnic minorities will open on December 7.
  • This Week (Dec. 3-6): Google Cloud Academic All-America® Team Announcements for Soccer

    Beginning the first week of December, we'll be announcing the Google Cloud Academic All-America® Teams in men's and women's soccer, football and women's volleyball - for NCAA Divisions I, II, III and the NAIA. Check schedule at link below. Announcements run Dec. 3-13, starting with the M/W soccer announcements Dec. 3-6.
  • On-Demand Webinar Now Available Here On Connect: NAIA-SIDA #TeachableTuesdays Webinar: New Apps

    The Tuesday, Dec. 4 NAIA-SIDA webinar on "Using and Reviewing New Apps" is now on-demand in the Connect Resource Library (click to the right to access it, download it). Thanks to the following presenters who discussed how to manage your workflow and increase productivity: Josh Pound of Benedictine and Nikki Roeder of Graceland.
  • Calling For Special Award Nominations Through January 28

    As you think about your colleagues during and after CoSIDA Recognition Week, make sure to take some time and nominate them for our prestigious 2019 Special Awards. (You may self-nominate for 25-Year service awards and if retiring and have met the criteria for service, for a Lifetime Achievement honor). Deadline: Sunday, Jan. 27, midnight Eastern.
  • Introducing A Peer-To-Peer Program: CoSIDA Kudos. Nominate Colleagues!

    During CoSIDA Recognition Week, we are introducing a new initiative, brought to CoSIDA by Dir. of Membership Engagement Laurie Bollig, called CoSIDA Kudos. Do you know of a CoSIDA colleague who is doing something special in the profession? See details below. We will recognize outstanding peer nominations every Friday.
  • Final Days To Vote For Google Cloud Academic All-District® Football & W. Volleyball Teams

    Approaching the deadline to cast your votes for Google Cloud Academic All-District® Football and Women's Volleyball Teams. Deadline is Tuesday, Nov. 13 at 9 pm ET. Please vote now for your district nominees!
  • CoSIDA Recognition Week Kicks Off Nov. 7; Week To Showcase Our Members

    From November 7-13, CoSIDA will celebrate its third CoSIDA Recognition Week, Check this page to download a media kit, see where to upload your Recognition Week photos/videos, read features on members, see our #ThankYourSID social media blitz recognitions, and much more! ​
  • Digital Version of CoSIDA 360 November Issue Available Now

    The November issue printed copies of our feature-stocked CoSIDA 360 magazine are being sent to campuses and conference offices now. Take a look at this issue which is full of member features, professional development tips, and the cover story on mental wellness and health. So much to offer our readers!
  • Voting Open For Google Cloud Academic All-District® Men's & Women's Soccer Teams

    Voting is now open for the Google Cloud Academic All-District® Men's and Women's Soccer Teams. The voting deadline is 9 PM (Eastern) on Tuesday, November 6. We need your votes!
  • On-Demand NAIA-SIDA Oct. 30th Webinar: Postseason Coverage

    Check out the on demand NAIA-SIDA webinar on postseason coverage which took place on Tuesday, Oct. 30. CoSIDA members from the NAIA talked about handling responsibilities when teams compete in the postseason and offered advice to help you manage your postseason events effectively.

    Presenters
    Jay Nicols – Lawrence Tech, Director of Sports Information; jnicols@ltu.edu
    Mike Safford, Jr. – College of Idaho, Director of Athletic Communications; msafford@collegeofidaho.edu
    Tyler Stevenson – Indiana Tech, Sports Information Director; tdstevenson@indianatech.edu

    Moderator
    Nikki Roeder – Graceland, Sports Information Director; nroeder1@graceland.edu
  • On-Demand Webinar: Best Practices For Managing The Crossover Season

    The on-demand Capital One continuing education webinar and the full ASAP Sports transcript will be available in the Connect Resource Library late afternoon on Oct. 23rd. Check the link below as well for the on-demand webinar recording.
  • Series Of Webinars Set For NCAA LiveStats Webinars With Genius Sports

    In preparation for the upcoming baskeball season, the NCAA and Genius Sports will hold webinars reviewing the following statistical software topics throughout October: NCAA School and Conference Manager (NSCM), NCAA LiveStats and the In-Arena Utility (IAU).
     
    Please use the link below to register for an on-line webinar with a member of the Genius Sports support staff. Webinar dates are Oct 16, 18, 23 and 25.
     
    Click the link below to see what preparation you need to do prior to registering for these webinars.
  • Reminder: Nominate For 2019 Google Cloud Academic All-America Hall of Fame honors

    It's time to nominate your Academic All-America® standouts for 2019 Google Cloud Academic All-America® Hall of Fame honors! Nominations opened in September in our new awards portal - click on the banner entitled Google Cloud Academic All-America® Hall of Fame - and you are set to go! Criteria for the AAAHOF is listed in the form. Don't delay! The nominations close in November.
  • On-Demand Oct. 9th Webinar: Google Cloud Academic All-America® Nominating/Voting Best Practices

    Go to the link below for the on demand webinar and ASAP Sports full transcript as best practices, tips and advice for nominating and votingfor Academic All-America®, and the criteria to nominate a student-athlete. Ask your questions live on the webinar or submit them in advance to barbkowal@cosida.com.

    Presenters
    Craig Hicks, Denison University, Assistant Athletics Director for Communications / CoSIDA AAA Committee 
    Kevin Lanke, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Assistant AD for Sports Information & Comm. / CoSIDA AAA Committee Vice Chair   
    Laurie Bollig, CoSIDA, Director of Membership Engagement
  • New Football Award For All Divisions: Announcing The Mayo Clinic Comeback Player of the Year Award

    There is a new award football award - for ALL divisions of play! Presented by CoSIDA, the AP and the Fiesta Bowl Organization, the Mayo Clinic Comeback Player of the Year Award honors players at all levels that have persevered to achieve on the college football field. CoSIDA members can nominate student-athletes beginning today and through Friday, Nov. 9, 2018. The Mayo Clinic will contribute $30,000 to general scholarship funds.
  • Please Take Research Survey: Attitudes Toward Women’s Sports and Title IX

    Please assist a former SID and CoSIDA member on this important research topic!


    Erin Whiteside, a sports media professor at the University of Tennessee, is seeking participants to take a survey exploring experiences and attitudes toward women’s sports and Title IX among those working in athletic communication/sports information, along with job responsibilities and career longevity for those working in the field. 
     
    As a small token of appreciation, she has 3 $50 gift cards that you can win for completing the survey. Please consider taking this survey (approximately 7-10 minutes), which will update similar research she did with our organization in 2006!
    The link to the survey is below. Whiteside will provide a summary of the survey/research to CoSIDA. Erin can be reached at ewhites2@utk.edu if you have any questions. 
  • On Demand Teachable Tuesdays" Webinar: New Year Staffing; Retaining & Mentoring Your Staff Members

    Whether you have a large or small staff, please download the on demand  @capitalone Continuing Education webinar on staff training from Tuesday, Sept. 11. Veteran CoSIDA members held a group discussion, strategizing on building, mentoring and retaining a staff. ASAP Sports transcript and webinar found in the Resource Library here on Connect!
  • Nominations Open For Google Cloud Academic All-America® Hall of Fame

    It's time to nominate your Academic All-America® standouts for 2019 Google Cloud Academic All-America® Hall of Fame honors! Nominations are now open in our new awards portal - click on the banner entitled Google Cloud Academic All-America® Hall of Fame - and you are set to go! Criteria for the AAAHOF is listed in the form. Don't delay! The nominations close in November.
  • Access The 2018-19 Google Cloud Academic All-America® Master Calendar/Schedule Here

    Mark your calendars with the deadlines for nominating and voting in the Google Cloud Academic All-America program! Nominating and voting in the Academic All-America® program is a member-only benefit. The deadline to renew your 2018-19 CoSIDA membership is October 15, 2018 and nominating for men's/women's soccer begins on Oct. 16. If you don't belong to CoSIDA, your student-athletes can't be recognized. Beginning Oct. 16, a $30 late fee will be added to each membership.
  • Sept. 4: NAIA-SIDA Kicks Off Webinars With Google Cloud Academic All-America® Program News & Updates

    Attention, all NAIA members! This year, we are introducing a NEW division of the Google Cloud Academic All-America® program - an exclusive division for NAIA student-athletes! You MUST be a CoSIDA member to nominate/vote. Learn more in this webinar!
  • REMINDER: CoSIDA Mentor Program: Kickoff Call On Thursday, Aug. 23

    At 2 p.m. Eastern on Thursday, Aug. 23, we welcome all members of the 2018-19 CoSIDA Mentorship Program to participate on a call - all mentors AND mentees! Check out CoSIDA Director of Membership Engagement Laurie Bollig's Connect posts on this important call!
  • Membership Renewals and New Member Registration Open for 2018-19

    You can now renew your membership or join (and encourage others to join) now! Individual and group memberships are available. New this year: Members at NAIA institutions have the opportunity to buy an NAIA membership along with a CoSIDA membership.
    IMPORTANT NOTE: CoSIDA members must renew their dues for 2018-19 beginning Monday, Aug. 15, 2018 to take advantage of member pricing for the jobs listing service.
  • NCAA Basketball Stats Initiative With Genius Sports: Info Emailed to SIDs on August 2

    Make sure that you check your email (this morning, August 2) for information sent by the NCAA Statistics team regarding the new statistics software initiative with Genius Sports. They've rolled out the NCAA LiveStats basketball scoring application. The message from the NCAA team: please there is a lot more work to do and any feedback CoSIDA members can provide is much appreciated. They encourage you or your statisticians to test this with an actual game from video or printed play-by-play to test many different scenarios.
  • Please Participate in #CoSIDA18 Convention Evaluation and Survey

    All who fill out the survey on the 2018 CoSIDA Convention are eligible for drawings for CoSIDA promo items and gift certificates! All members are encouraged to participate, whether or not you attending the convention at the Gaylord National. Deadline to fill out the evaluation is Wednesday, July 25. Thank you!
  • CoSIDA Convention Educational Lounge Sign-ups Begin June 15

    Wednesday-Saturday during the convention, CoSIDA will present an “Educational Lounge” for 30-minute small-group, intensive hands-on learning labs. There are 20 maximum participants per session. The sessions will be led by experienced CoSIDA members and others in collegiate athletics who will conduct hands-on exercises and deep dive training on a variety of topics. Signups start at Noon Eastern on Friday, June 15.
  • REMINDER: JUNE 15 DEADLINE: Registration Open for 2018-19 CoSIDA Mentorship Program

    Sign up now to be a mentor or mentee in the 2018-19 CoSIDA Mentorship Program. Links to register for both roles are now available at CoSIDA.com/Register. June 15 is the deadline to sign up!
  • On Demand Webinar: Thursday, June 14: #CoSIDA18 Convention Tips and Q&A

    In the Connect Resource Library, you'll find the on-demand webinar, the ASAP Sports transcript, and a link to the webinar PowerPoint from the June 14th "#CoSIDA18 Convention: All You Need to Know Before You Go" webinar.
  • Google Cloud Academic All-America® At-Large Teams Announced June 11-14

    The Google Cloud AAA At-Large Teams will be announced June 11 (College Division), June 12 (NCAA Division III), June 13 (NCAA Division II) and June 14 (NCAA Division 1). Check our academicallamerica.com website each day at noon Eastern to see the honorees!
  • Final Two Days To Register For CoSIDA U Camp!

    Attention, CoSIDA members - do your student assistants and interns have all the info they need on our new, AFFORDABLE, outstanding networking and professional development opportunity happening in Annapolis, MD right before the 2018 CoSIDA Convention? Deadline to register is Friday, June 8.
  • Google Cloud Academic All-America® Baseball & Softball Team Announcements (June 4-7)

    From Monday-Thursday, June 4-7, check http://academicallamerica.com at noon Eastern and 3 pm Eastern for the Google Cloud Academic All-America® announcements of the Baseball and Softball Teams (all divisions).
  • 2018 Google Cloud Academic All-District® M/W Track & Field/Cross Country Teams Announced

    All of the First Team selections on the Google Cloud Academic All-District® Teams advance to the national Academic All-America ballot. SIDs with first team selections - update bios by TOMORROW- Wednesday, May 30 - at 9 PM (ET).
  • Registration Open For 2018-19 CoSIDA Mentorship Program

    Sign up now to be a mentor or mentee in the 2018-19 CoSIDA Mentorship Program. See further info at criteria at the link below. Links to register for both roles are now available at CoSIDA.com/Register
  • Academic All-America & All-District Voting News & Deadlines

    Tuesday, May 22nd at 9 p.m. Eastern is the deadline for CoSIDA members to vote on these two teams:
    - Academic All-District® Men's/Women's Track & Field/XC Teams
    - Academic All-America® Baseball & Softball Teams
  • Join May 17th Webinar: Basic Ways To Enhance Your Website

    Hosted by the CoSIDA New Media Committee - see tips and advice on shoring up your website and making some basic enhancements to photo layouts, tables, and more. Ask your questions- register below!
  • Announcing 2018 Google Cloud Academic All-District® Baseball and Softball Teams

    Here are the Google Cloud Academic All-District Teams for Baseball and Softball - in all divisions. UPDATE BIOS OF FIRST TEAM HONOREES: CoSIDA members with first-team All-District winners have the opportunity to update their student-athlete bios/statistics/honors. Submissions have been opened for these updates and are available in the awards portal (www.cosida.com /awards). Updates must be completed before Monday, May 14 at 9 PM (ET).
  • CoSIDA Collaborates with Google Cloud As Title Sponsor of Academic All-America® Program

    This new title sponsorship is a collaboration between the NCAA, CBS Sports, Turner Sports and CoSIDA. Program honors highest achieving student-athletes for combined academic and athletic success.Download the NEW Academic All-America logos here, too.
  • Vote Now For Academic All-District® Baseball and Softball Teams Through Tuesday, May 8 (9 pm East.)

    Current CoSIDA members are reminded to cast their votes for the Academic All-District Baseball and Softball Teams. Voting opened on May 1 and the voting deadline is 9 PM (Eastern) on Tuesday, May 8.
  • Reminder: Academic All-America® Nominations Open for At-Large Teams; Tue., May 1 9PM (ET) Deadline

    Reminder that the nominations for the Academic All-District At-Large Teams will close on Tuesday, May 1 at 9 pm Eastern. Make sure to read the criteria for the at-large teams (it is different than other AAA program nominations).
  • On-Demand: Final NAIA-SIDA Webinar of Year: Online Video Broadcasting (May 1)

    The May 1st webinar "Online Video Broadcasts – Best Practices and Trends In The Industry" hosted by NAIA-SIDA is now on demand at the link below and in the Connect Resource Library. Lots of great advice and knowledge shared! Download and watch/listen for free.
  • CoSIDA U Camp Panelists Announced: Let Your Students & Interns Know About This Event!

    Check out the panelists scheduled to speak at the first CoSIDA U Camp presented by Capital One. Register today to attend! VERY AFFORDABLE rates for two days of networking & learning for aspiring athletic media relations pros!
  • Deadlines Extended for CoSIDA Scholarships and Internship Grants

    We've greatly increased the scholarship/grant support!
    Undergraduate Scholarships and Member-Child Scholarship Deadline: Thursday, May 3, 2018 (midnight Pacific)

    Graduate Internship and Postgraduate Scholarship Deadline: Thursday, May 10, 2018 (midnight Pacific)

    Applicants should take special care and give themselves ample time to provide accurate proof of financial need, including requested financial documents.
  • April 26th Webinar: How Mentoring Can Help Shape a Diverse Workforce

    Join us on Thursday, April 26 at NOON EASTERN (note the time, different from other webinars) for a Capital One Continuing Ed webinar on mentoring. Listen and learn about strategies to help develop a diverse workforce. Register for free below.
  • Academic All-America® Nominations Open for Baseball and Softball; Deadline is Apr. 24 - 9PM (ET)

    Reminder to our current members that you may nominate your qualified baseball and softball student-athletes for CoSIDA Academic All-District teams starting Tuesday, April 17. Deadline to submit is Tuesday, April 24 at 9 p.m. Eastern. Don't delay!
  • On-Demand Webinar (Tue., April 3): NAIA-SIDA Webinar: Writing - Is There A Right Way?

    The on-demand webinar on writing, with presenters from NCAA Division I and the NAIA, is now available for viewing. Click on the link below to view:

    Presenters

    Rob Knox, Associate Director for Media Relations - Towson University
    Paul Dodson, Sports Information Director - Johnson & Wales University - North Miami
    Phil de Montmollin, Sports Information Director - St. Thomas University

    Moderator:
    Danny Day, Corban University (NAIA), Director of Athletic Communications