Announcements

  • FINAL WEEKS To Nominate for Academic All-America Hall of Fame: Deadline is Nov. 3

    It's that busy Academic All-America program time of the year! In addition to nominating current student-athletes for AAA honors, please remember to nominate your deserving former Academic All-America honorees for admission into the Academic All-America Hall of Fame. Deadline to nominate: Friday, Nov. 3.

  • Stay Tuned for CoSIDA Membership Recognition Week (Nov. 6-12) #thankyourSID

    Our second annual Membership Recognition Week is coming in early November! Download the media kit and learn more, at link below. We will be celebrating and recognizing our profession and our professionals all week long with special features, graphics and testimonials from colleagues and stakeholders in college athletics.

  • #NAIASIDA Oct. 24th Webinar: Handling Postseason Coverage

    Register for free at link below and listen to these best practices on how to cover the postseason, especially in the fall/winter sport crossover season. See how three NAIA SIDs plan, prepare and execute their athletic communication strategies during conference tournaments and national tournaments while handling all of the varying responsibilities that are required of them.

  • Academic All-America Nominations Open Tuesday, Oct. 17- In New-look Portal

    At noon Eastern on Tuesday, Oct. 17, the 2017-18 Academic All-America program begins with nominations for men's and women's soccer. Check out our NEW AWARDS PORTAL FOR NOMINATIONS AND VOTING. PLEASE read the instructions carefully! Only current 2017-18 members may nominate/vote.

  • First #NJCAADay To Be Held Thursday, Oct. 19

    NJCAA Day will be an opportunity for NJCAA members and those associated with the institutions to express the pride they have for their school, conference, region, and national affiliation. Student-athletes, coaches, staff, alumni, and fans are encouraged to take to social media using the hashtag #NJCAADay to show off what it means to be a part of the NJCAA.

  • Join Oct. 18th Webinar on "Enhancing Your Live Streaming"

    On WEDNESDAY, OCT. 18th, we will hold our monthly Capital One continuing education webinar. Join us at noon Eastern to learn more on enhancing your live streaming efforts. Register (free) at link below where you will find more details on the webinar.

  • FINAL WEEKS TO PAY DUES- OCT. 15 DEADLINE! Be Ready For Academic All-America Nominations

    The deadline to pay membership dues and update your organizational profile is SUNDAY, OCT. 15. After that date, late fees will be applied to the membership dues payments. Make sure your account profile is updated as the Academic All-America nominations for m/w soccer open on October 17! Don't delay!

  • Upcoming NAIA-SIDA Webinar: Tue., Oct. 3 - Social Media Trends in College Athletics

    All CoSIDA members are invited to join the three presenters (two from Division I, one from the NAIA) as they talk about key developments and trends in using social media in your athletic departments and conferences. Register (free) below and get more details on this Oct. 3rd webinar!

  • CoSIDA's FAME Rebrands As WoSIDA: New Name, New Logo, More Initiatives

    CoSIDA group formerly known as FAME (Female Athletic Media Relations Executives) has rebranded with a new logo and a new name - WoSIDA. All CoSIDA members welcome to join!

  • Webinar: Thursday, Sept. 24: Identifying, Hiring, Training & Mentoring a Student Staff

    Join us on Thursday, Sept. 25 at NOON EASTERN for our next Capital One continuing ed webinar! Register at the link below (for free). Ask your questions early or during the call. We'll be sharing a lot of key information on cultivating a student staff, particularly for those with a limited staff budget.

  • Be Ready For Academic All-America Nominations-Update Your Organization & Personal Profiles NOW

    CoSIDA members- you have a FEW SHORT WEEKS to get ready for the opening of the Academic All-America nomination season. In order to be UP TO DATE and TO NOMINATE/VOTE, you must pay your 2017-18 CoSIDA dues AND ALSO UPDATE YOUR ORGANIZATION INFO & PERSONAL PROFILE. No exceptions! Please take the time now to do so. For those who have renewed AND updated their info, THANK YOU!

  • On Demand: NAIA-SIDA Webinar: Photoshop Tips/Tricks/Trends

    Graceland University SID Nikki Roeder and Cal Baptist SID Sammi Wellman reviewed Photoshop tips and tricks in using layers and building game-day graphics. The webinar is on-demand at the link below. You have to go and REGISTER to download the webinar.

  • CoSIDA Seeks Updates On Members Affected By Hurricane Harvey

    CoSIDA is seeking any news or updates regarding weather-related problems our members are facing resulting from Hurricane Harvey. The CoSIDA Care Fund provides opportunities to support CoSIDA members who have experienced weather-related losses. Contact a member of the CoSIDA Staff & Board of Directors if you are aware of any CoSIDA members who have been impacted by Hurricane Harvey.

  • Join Aug. 31st Webinar: ADA Compliance With Your Videos and Websites

    ADA compliance is assuring your website falls within a set of prescribed accessibility standards. Many athletic departments are now working on these ADA issues to ensure their websites and videos are in compliance. Join the discussion with the presenters on this subject. Imry Halevi from Harvard will talk about what Harvard is doing to help with closed captioning on broadcasts and American University's Doug Dull and Nick Guerriero will discuss what they are doing from a website point of view.

  • 2017-18 Academic All-America® Nomination & Voting Master Schedule

    ATTENTION ALL CoSIDA MEMBERS- PLEASE DOWNLOAD THIS MASTER SCHEDULE with all the Academic All-America nominations and voting reminders and deadlines for this upcoming academic year. Please take note of the DEADLINES - which are listed in Eastern times.

  • Reminder: Fall Kickoff Webinar on Aug. 23 (Noon ET): All Things CoSIDA

    Join us at noon Eastern on WEDNESDAY, AUG. 22 when we kick off the year with a "All Things CoSIDA" webinar. Ask your questions, learn more about what's in store for our members in 2017-18, networking opportunities and MORE!

  • 2017-18 Kickoff Message from President Rob Carolla and Executive Director Doug Vance

    Read the message from 2017-18 CoSIDA President Rob Carolla and Executive Director Doug Vance, covering the initiatives and projects that our CoSIDA organization is involved in.

  • New CoSIDA Logo Library

    CoSIDA's new membership portal will be the home of our logo library going forward. DETAILS AT THE LINK. For the library to be most useful we need your help! Your organization's custodian can upload your preferred logos to your institution's overview page as desired for download by other members.

  • 2017-18 Dues Renewal and New Member Registration Now Open Via New Portal

    Our 2017-18 membership drive is underway! Please make sure to review the functions of our NEW membership portal (download the user guide), UPDATE your membership profile, and join for 2017-18!

  • Nominations Open For Academic All-America® Hall of Fame 2018 Class

    As you are preparing for the upcoming academic and athletic seasons, please keep in mind any potential nominees for the Academic All-America Hall of Fame. The nomination period is open July 31 through November 3, 2017. 

    Nominations for the Class of 2017 are on-line, and the nomination form is available on the CoSIDA website at http://forms.cosida.com/aa/login.aspx through Friday, November 3.

  • The Four Academic All-America of the Year Honorees Announced July 17-20

    Monday-Thursday, July 17-20, CoSIDA will be releasing the four Academic All-America of the Year honorees for each division. These AAAs of the Year were chosen from each sport AAA of the Year in their particular division. Schedule: College Division honoree (July 17); Div. 3 honoree (July 18); Div. 2 honoree (July 19); and Div. 1 honoree (July 20).

  • Final Academic All-America Teams Announced This Week; Historical AAA Files Updated

    Check out CoSIDA.com to see the announcement of the final Academic All-America Teams of the Year (track and field/xc). Also, make sure to check out the updated AAA historical files (lists of all-time AAAs, schools with the most AAAs, etc.) which can be found at the link below.

  • Academic All-America At-Large Teams Announcements This Week

    This week (Monday-Thursday), the Academic All-America Men's and Women's At-Large Teams will be recognized. Check out CoSIDA.com as we announce the teams at noon Eastern June 5-8 in this order (College Division, Division III, Division II, Division I).

  • What To Know Before You Go To #CoSIDA17 Convention

    Headed to #CoSIDA17? We officially begin our annual convention in SEVEN DAYS! Check out the #CoSIDA16 news, notes and information over the next few days!

  • Call for Mentors & Mentees!

    Interested in participating in the CoSIDA Mentorship Program? Registration is still open! Mentorship is a CoSIDA member benefit open only to current dues-paying members.

    Both mentors and mentees are needed. Once registration has closed, matches will be made and communicated. There will be a meeting at the 2017 CoSIDA Convention for those in attendance followed by a kickoff call in August.

  • Check out the CoSIDA Academic All-America Baseball Teams, Announced This Week

    From Tuesday-Friday, May 30-June 2, the 2017 Academic All-America Baseball Teams are being announced. The schedule: Tues., May 30 (College Division); Wed., May 31 (Division III); Thr., June 1 (Division II); and Fri., June 2 (Division I). See all the info on CoSIDA.com.

  • Product Theater Schedule Announced For 2017 CoSIDA Convention Exhibit Hall

    The Product Theater gives #CoSIDA17 attendees an opportunity to learn more about various vendors’ products and services in a formal theater-style setting. The Product Theater will be located in the CoSIDA Exhibit Hall in Sabal Ballroom and will feature eight 45-minute panels over two days June 12-13.

  • CoSIDA Academic All-America® Hall of Fame Softball Teams Announced This Week

    The softball Academic All-America Teams are being announced this week - Monday-Thursday, May 22-25. Check CoSIDA.com at noon Eastern each day for the announcements. May 22- College Division; May 23- Division 3; May 24- Division 2; May 25- Division I.

  • NCAA Inclusion CoSIDA Convention Grant Recipient Announced

    Congrats to the award recipient in the first year of the NCAA Inclusion CoSIDA Convention Grant program. The award monies allow the recipient to attend the 2017 CoSIDA convention, to visit the NCAA national office, and pairs them with a CoSIDA mentor for 2017-18.

  • Nominations Accepted for Vacant CoSIDA Board of Directors Positions

    THROUGH MAY 17: Nominations are now open THROUGH WEDNESDAY, MAY 17th for several key CoSIDA Board of Directors leadership positions. These terms will begin in June. Three positions open: 3rd Vice-President (from any geographical area); two College Division representatives - one from the Northeast Region and one from the Central Region.

  • Academic All-District At-Large Teams Announced

    Check the link below for all the men's and women's at-large Academic All-District honorees from all divisions. If you have a recipient, make sure to update his/her bio information by noon Eastern on Monday, May 15. Details on teams and updating at the link.

  • Academic All-District Baseball & Softball Teams Announced.

    The baseball and softball teams for all divisions are shown at the link below. As a reminder, the deadline for updating your nominations for the Academic All-District® baseball and/or softball first team is 9 p.m., Eastern time, on Monday, May 8.

    CoSIDA members with student-athletes on the Academic All-District® baseball and/or softball first team should log in to the CoSIDA Academic All-America® Web site to update your nominees’ statistics and supporting data for inclusion on the Academic All-America® ballot. To update your nominations, log in to: http://forms.cosida.com/aa/login.aspx with your CoSIDA user name and password.

  • Spring 2017 CoSIDA360 Magazine Available Digitally, Coming to Your Mailbox

    The May 2017 issue of CoSIDA's quarterly magazine, CoSIDA360, is currently available in digital and print format. CoSIDA members will be receiving the issue, beginning next week, at their campus mailing addresses, so please check your mail!

  • Join Our 2017-18 Mentorship Program

    Both mentors and mentees are needed. This is a CoSIDA member benefit open only to current dues-paying members. Once registration has closed, matches will be made and communicated. There will be a meeting at the 2017 CoSIDA Convention for those in attendance followed by a kickoff call in August.

  • May 9: Deadline to Vote for Academic All-District At-Large Teams & Nominate For Track & Field/XC

    Voting for the M&W At-Large Academic All-District® Teams and nominations for M&W Track & Field/Cross Country Academic All-District® Teams are now open through May 9. The voting and nomination deadline is 9 p.m. Eastern on Tuesday, May 9.

  • Academic All-America Hall of Fame Class Announced

    Congratulations to the newest members of the CoSIDA Academic All-America® Hall of Fame — Dr. Stacey Johnson (San Jose State), Heather O'Reilly (North Carolina), Rachel Price Bell (North Alabama) and Stephanie White (Purdue).

  • Academic All-District Baseball & Softball Nominations Open Through April 18

    Now through the dealine of Tuesday, April 18th at 9 p.m. Eastern, nominate your deserving softball and baseball student-athletes for Academic All-District honors. See the link below to access the nomination portal.

  • Reminder: April 13th Webinar On Demand: Social Media Analytics

    The April 13th webinar on social media analytics and what to tell your supervisor about them is now on demand in our Connect Resource Library. Access the library, right column, for the webinar and the full ASAP Sports transcript and listen to Michael Thompson, Ole Miss Senior Associate AD for Communications and Marketing, give insights and help you show the administration the value of your metrics ... and more!

  • March 28th NAIA-SIDA Webinar: Video, Media Relations, Utilizing Student Help

    Join NAIA members at 2 p.m. Eastern as they discuss, in a roundtable format, ideas on student and intern staffing, promoting your programs in a metropolitan area, and video production. Chime in with your questions for the presenters (listed in link below).

  • CoSIDA Introduces Two Convention Attendance Grants for Ethnic Minorities

    Zekeya Harrison of Tennessee State University and Nona Letuligasenoa of the University of Alaska Fairbanks are the first CoSIDA members to receive two convention attendance grants specifically earmarked for ethnic minorities.

  • #CoSIDA17 Convention Attendance Grant Winners Announced

    Twenty CoSIDA members from diverse professional backgrounds will be attending the association’s June convention as a result of their selection as convention attendance grant recipients. For nine of the recipients, it will be their first CoSIDA convention.

  • FINAL DAYS To Take Advantage of Early Bird #CoSIDA17 Convention Registration

    SAVE ON REGISTRATION THROUGH MARCH 10: Through midnight Eastern of Friday, March 10, you can save registration costs for the 2017 CoSIDA Convention with our Early Bird registration price. Hurry- lowest rates for #CoSIDA17 expire on March 10 at midnight Eastern.

  • Former Ole Miss Chancellor Dr. Robert Khayat Named 2017 Dick Enberg Award Recipi

    A champion of higher ed throughout his illustrious career, most notably as the former chancellor of Ole Miss, Dr. Robert Khayat is the 2017 Enberg Award recipient. He will receive his award at the Academic All-America Hall of Fame ceremony on June 11 in Orlando.

  • Follow our weekly #CoSIDA17 Convention InSIDer Series

    Weekly leading up to the June #CoSIDA17 convention, we will be highlighting and promoting different aspects of the convention. To date, we've highlighted the community service project (June 13) with Samaritan's Feet, coordinated by the Goodwill & Wellness committee; the two networking sessions which will be faciliated by guest presenter Alana Muller; and today, the June 14th "Tech Talk" interactive, classroom-style sessions. Check out CoSIDA.com every week for more in the Convention InSIDer series!

  • 2017 CoSIDA Special Awards Announced

    Please check out the list of CoSIDA members (and one media member) receiving a 2017 Special Award. Leading the honorees are our newest Hall of Famers: Tim Bourret (Clemson), Charlie Fiss (Goodyear Cotton Bowl), Carole Grills (Smith College, retired), Pete Kowalski (USGA), and the late Duane Schroeder (Wartburg). Please make sure to reach out to our award winners to acknowledge their tremendous work!

  • Basketball Academic All-America Teams Announced This Week

    From Feb. 27-March 2, we will be announcing the 2016-17 CoSIDA Academic All-America M/W Basketball Teams, starting with the College Division (Feb. 27). Check www.cosida.com daily at noon Eastern for the announcements.

  • Thursday, Feb. 16th Webinar: How You Can Find Your Next Great Job Opportunity

    Join us on Thursday, Feb. 16th at noon Eastern for our monthly @CapitalOne continuing education webinar on job seeking. Join three CoSIDA members as they discuss their experiences in athletic communications job hunting and some best practices they've discovered along the way, answering the question "How can you help yourself stand out in this competitive industry?" Registrer now (free):
    https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/500237489138868482

  • Convention Alert: CoSIDA's World Center Room Block SOLD OUT; Here Are Your Overflow Hotel Optionse

    Feb. 13th update:  The Orlando World Center Marriott - our primary convention hotel - is sold out of rooms for both CoSIDA and NACDA, and is only taking wait list reservations at this time. CoSIDA members may now reserve rooms at the Marriott Village (Springhill Suites, Courtyard, Fairfield Inn & Suites Orlando Lake Buena Vista). Follow the links below to make your hotel reservations for the 2017 CoSIDA Convention.

  • #CoSIDA17 Convention Registration & Hotel Reservations NOW OPEN

    Check out the link below for all information on the upcoming #CoSIDA17 convention, taking place June 11-14 at the Marriott World Center in Orlando. Links to registrations, schedule (as of Feb. 8), social events, 5k community service, promotions - read all about them!

  • Submit Your Writing Samples For Our Stabley Writing Contest (Feb. 17 Deadline)

    Our popular Fred Stabley Sr. Writing Contest is open for all submissions - send yours in by the deadline of Friday, Feb. 17. See the link for categories, criteria and more info!

  • FINAL DAYS- Apply for a 2017 Convention Grant by Feb. 10

    Want to attend the 2017 June convention? We again are offering current CoSIDA members twenty (20) grants to help defray the cost of attending the 2017 Convention at the Marriott World Center in Orlando, Fla. Grant recipients receive complimentary convention registration plus the $800.00 stipend.

  • On-Demand Jan. 11th Webinar: The Best Advice From CoSIDA Mentors

    See the on-demand webinar and full ASAP Sports transcript from the Jan. 11th webinar where four CoSIDA members - who serve as mentors in our organization - gave networking and mentorship tips as mentors or mentees! Topic and details at the link below:

  • 2017 CoSIDA Convention Grant Applications Open- Apply By Feb. 10

    Want to attend the 2017 June convention? We again are offering current CoSIDA members twenty (20) grants to help defray the cost of attending the 2017 Convention at the Marriott World Center in Orlando, Fla. Grant recipients receive complimentary convention registration and $800/person to go toward travel and hotel accommodations. Apply online BY FEB. 10.

    All applications are made online with the application portal closing at Midnight (ET) on Feb. 10, 2017.

  • Final Weeks To Nominate For Special Awards!

    As a reminder- please take the time to nominate deserving colleagues! The deadline is approaching - Jan. 29, 2017 - but take the time now to review the criteria! You can SELF-NOMINATE for the 25-Year award and if you are retiring this year, for the Lifetime Achievement award.

  • On-Demand Webinar: Writing for 2017 and Beyond (Dec. 15)

    The Dec. 15th writing webinar is now on-demand in the CoSIDA Connect resource library. The webinar and the full transcript, courtesy of ASAP Sports, can be found there. The four presenters answered many questions and gave great advice and tips on writing for the web, long-form writing and more. Watch it now!

  • Women's Volleyball Academic All-America® Teams Announced this Week

    During a four-day span of Dec. 5-8, the four Academic All-America® women's volleyball teams (College Div., D3, D2 and D1) will be announced, in that order. Check www.cosida.com at noon Eastern daily to see the teams.

  • #CoSIDA17 Convention Grant Applications Open; Apply Now!

    CoSIDA will again award current CoSIDA members twenty (20) grants to help defray the cost of attending the 2017 CoSIDA Convention at the Marriott World Center in Orlando, Fla. Grant recipients receive complimentary convention registration and $800/person to go toward travel and hotel accomodations.

  • All Academic All-America® Football Team Announced

    All the football Academic All-America Teams have now been announced for the fall, with the final one (Division I) released Dec. 1. See the link below for the D1 story which includes links to all the football honorees. The women's volleyball Academic All-America Teams will be announced starting Monday, Dec. 5 with the College Division team.

  • Academic All-America Football Teams Released This Week: Today, See the College Division Team

    This week (Nov. 28-Dec. 1), we will be announcing the 2016 Academic All-America Football Teams, beginning with the College Division honorees on Nov. 28 (below). The women's volleyball AAA teams are announced next week.

  • All CoSIDA Academic All-America Men's & Women's Soccer Teams Announced

    The four Academic All-America M/W Soccer Teams - College Division, Divisions 1, 2 and 3 - have been announced as of Nov. 22. See the link below for all teams. Next week we announce the AAA football teams, followed by the women's volleyball teams the following week.

  • CoSIDA360 Magazine Available Digitally, Coming to Your Mailbox

    The November edition of our quarterly magazine is now available digitally. CoSIDA members, ADs and commissioners will be receiving copies in the mail starting next week.

  • Make Sure to Nominate Deserving Colleagues For Special Awards

    As a reminder- please take the time to read about the CoSIDA Special Awards - and nominate deserving colleagues! It's a great thing to do during CoSIDA Recognition Week - deadline is Jan. 29, 2017, but take the time now! You can SELF-NOMINATE for the 25-Year award and if you are retiring this year, for the Lifetime Achievement award.

  • Academic All-District Football & Women's Volleyball Teams Announced

    Click below to access all the football and women's volleyball Academic All-District Teams, announced Nov. 3. If you have a First Team member, you are reminded to update your honoree's bio/stats by MONDAY, NOV. 7 (9 pm Eastern deadline) for the Academic All-America ballot.

  • CoSIDA Academic All-District Men's & Women's Soccer Teams Announced

    All divisional teams announced Thursday, Oct. 27. If you have First Team honorees, please update their bio information by Monday, Oct. 31 at 9 pm Eastern. You will get an email with login instructions if you have a First Team honoree.

  • CoSIDA Calendar of Events & Deadlines For October-December

    Bookmark this page to keep up-to-date on all CoSIDA deadlines, events, award contests and promotions. Information and links for October-December is currently listed, along with ongoing award contests.

  • CoSIDA Membership Recognition Week Approaching (Nov. 7-13)

    In an effort to draw attention to the work of its members on campuses and in conference offices, CoSIDA is sponsoring an inauguaral CoSIDA Membership Recognition Week, taking place November 7-13. Read more about it at the link below; more information to come in October! #thankyourSID