Announcements

  • Nominate For the Mayo Clinic Comeback Player of the Year Award (Football)

    Calling for nominations from divisions of football! Please nominate your deserving football student-athletes now, and we will track their stats throughout the season. See criteria for the award and nomination portal below.
  • Reminder! 2019-20 Membership Drive In Full Swing - Join By Oct. 15

    Looking forward to having SIDs renew or join CoSIDA! Group and Individual memberships are available for full-time and part-time athletics communications professionals in intercollegiate athletics.

    Regular enrollment period: August 5, 2019 – October 15, 2019
    Late enrollment period: October 16, 2019 (subject to a $30/membership late fee)
  • Capital One Webinar: Thursday, Sept. 19 - Young Women of Color

    Join the webinar on Thursday, Sept. 19! (Note the date). What are some of the issues and challenges that a young ethnic athletic communications professional will encounter in her first few years on the job? Join these veteran athletic communications professionals and leading CoSIDA members for a frank discussion and myth-bustings about being a person of color in athletic communications as our presenters provide some help and guidance with some real dialogue on these important issues.

    Presenters
    Chevonne Mansfield – Florida Memorial University Deputy Athletic Director/SWA
    Romanda Noble-Watson  - Claflin University Sports Information Director
    Denise Thompson - Big Sky Conference Assistant Commissioner/Communications and External Affairs/
    CoSIDA Board member

    Moderator
    Jessica Poole – Florida Atlantic University Senior Associate AD-External Relations/CoSIDA Third Vice-President
  • On-Demand NAIA-SIDA Webinar Series (Sept. 10): StretchCast and Other Streaming Platforms

    J.D. Fox from Presto Sports and Brandon Hensley from University of the Cumberlands spoke on software and trends for smaller lifestream video production setups and how broadcasts can also turn into post-game highlight packages without adding more students, staff, or work on the department staff. Catch the on-demand webinar here.
  • CoSIDA Seeks New Title Sponsor For Academic All-America® Program

    Google Cloud, serving as the title sponsor of the Academic All-America® and the Academic All-America Hall of Fame® programs for the last two years, will not return in that role for the 2019-20 academic year. Read more here and also download the new Academic All-America program logos.
  • Mentorship Program Call - Wednesday, Aug. 28 - 1 PM Eastern

    Are you involved in CoSIDA's 2019-20 Mentorship Program as a mentor or mentee? Join the Wednesday, Aug. 28th call (1 pm ET) and learn what is expected of you during the year and some helpful information on mentorship in general. You will also be given a chance to ask questions. Even if you have not yet been paired in the program, you are welcome to join.
  • On-Demand Aug. 27 Webinar: Do's and Don'ts Of Social Media- From the Compliance Standpoint

    Watch and on-demand webinar, download the PDF and Powerpoint resources, and see the full ASAP transcript, too. For all SIDs - Need to have more information on what's OK and what's not with social media posts by recruits, and the do's and don't by coaches and staff members when it comes to signing days and recruiting commitments? Review the rules on NCAA social media as we head into the 2019-20 academic year.
  • On-Demand Aug. 6 Capital One Webinar: Get Ready For The Fall – NCAA Statistics Software & Resources

    Here is the on-demand version of the first Capital One continuing education webinar of the 2019-20 academic yearl Members of the NCAA media coordination & statistics staff take you through their stat webpage resources and answered your questions on NCAA LiveStats and Genius. With an ASAP Sports transcript, too.
  • 2019-20 CoSIDA Membership Renewals and Sign-ups Opened August 5

    As of August 5, current and new members are able to access the dues payment portal through CoSIDA.com. Group and individual memberships are available once again for full and part-time athletics communications professionals in intercollegiate athletics. Any member is eligible to purchase an individual membership. School or conference custodians can purchase a group membership for as few as one member or as many staff members as necessary.
  • 2020 Academic All-America Hall of Fame Nominations Open

    The on-line nomination portal for the Class of 2020 is available now through Friday, Nov. 1, 2019 at MIDNIGHT (Eastern). 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.
  • Final Google Cloud Academic All-America® Teams Announced June 24-27

    The final Google Cloud Academic All-America® Teams for the 2018-19 academic year are announced June 24-27. Go to the AAA website and see the Track & Field/Cross Country honorees on the NAIA, NCAA Division III, II and I AAA Teams! We'll announce the overall Google Cloud Academic All-America of the Year honors later this summer. Stay tuned for that info.
  • Participate In the #CoSIDA19 Convention Survey- Enter Email For Giveaways & Promo Items

    Please give us your feedback, comments and suggestions on the 2019 CoSIDA Convention! We need your input to help us set programming and continuing education for the next academic year and for #CoSIDA2020 - deadline to take the survey is July 9. Giveways, drawings for gift cards and CoSIDA swag for participants who give us their email address, too!​
  • 2018-19 Publications & Digital Design Contests Final Results

    The 2018-19 CoSIDA Publications and Digital Design Contest award winners were announced following the 2019 CoSIDA Convention. West Virginia University led the University Division with 19 total awards, including nine “Best in the Nation” honors, while the College Division was led by top award-winning Slippery Rock University, with an emphasis on infographic submissions and 18 total honors.
  • CoSIDA Announces 2019-20 Scholarship & Grant Winners


    CoSIDA Scholarship Committee members chose a trio of $10,000 postgraduate scholarship recipients, three more $5,000 undergraduate scholarship winners, two renewable $1,000 scholarship winners among the children of CoSIDA members, and selected two schools to receive $15,000 graduate internship grants.
  • Sign Up For #CoSIDA19 Educational Lounge Sessions

    The second year of CoSIDA Convention Educational Lounge small-group teaching sessions will take place during the June 9-12 convention in Orlando. Beginning on Wednesday afternoon, May 22nd, those who have registered for the convention can sign up for a MAXIMUM OF THREE Educational Lounges. Seating will be limited to 32 per session.
  • Speaking At #CoSIDA19? Use A Personalized Graphic From ScoreShots

    CoSIDA has teamed up with ScoreShots to bring you an easy-to-use template to share your speaking details for the 2019 convention on your personal social media channels. Set up your info using the template. When you’re finished, you will have a graphic like this to save as a photo to your device and then share on all your personal social platforms.

    Speaking more than once? Make as many graphics as you want or customize the template to your needs.
  • On-Demand Webinar & Transcript: May 28th Teachable Tuesday: #CoSIDA19 Convention Know Before You Go

    View the on-demand webinar and read the full ASAP transcript from the May 29th Teachable Tuesdays webinar "CoSIDA19: Know Before You Go." J CoSIDA staff and members offereed pointers, advice and reminders to make your #CoSIDA19 convention experience the best it can be. We also shared important info for first-time attendees and convention grant winners.
  • Final Hours to Vote For Google Cloud Academic All-America® & Academic All-District® Spring Teams

    For NCAA and NAIA members, Tuesday, May 21 at 9 p.m. Eastern is the deadline to vote for these two Google Cloud Academic All-America® and Academic All-District® Teams.
    1. Academic All-America Baseball & Softball Teams
    2. Academic All-District Track & FIeld/Cross Country Teams
  • Google Cloud Academic All-District® M/W At-Large Teams in NCAA and NAIA Divisions Announced

    The 2018-19 Google Cloud Academic All-District® Men's and Women’s At-Large Teams were announced on May 16. First team honorees advance to the national Academic All-America ballot. SIDs with First Team honorees are asked to update honoree bios by 9 pm Eastern on Monday, May 20. Team info and SID info at the link.
  • Sign Up Now! Mentorship Program Rolls Into Fifth Year In 2019-20 With New Look

    Registration for the 2019-20 CoSIDA Mentorship Program is now active. Sign up as a mentor or mentee now at CoSIDA.com/Register. The new Mentorship Commmittee will administer the program along with CoSIDA staff. Questions about the program can be director to CoSIDA Director of Membership Engagement Laurie Bollig at llauriebollig@cosida.com.
  • Spring 2019 CoSIDA 360 Magazine Available Digitally And Being Sent To You Via Mail

    The May issue of CoSIDA 360 Magazine focuses mainly on the topic of professional development. You can view the digital version of the issue at the link below and see member features, commentaries and much more.
  • On-Demand Capital One Webinar: Climbing The Ladder Set For Teachable Tuesday, May 14

    Need some strategies and advice for moving up professionally? Check out the on-demand webinar from May 14th's "Teachable Tuesday" session with a discussion on how to position yourself for the next move into a full-time work, and how to move into a leadership position once you are a full-time professional.

    Presenters
    Megan McIntosh – University of Michigan, Assistant Director of External Communications and Public Relations  
    Clare Webb – Bishop’s University, Sports Information and Digital Media Assistant  
    Cameron Weidenthaler – Wayne State University, Assistant Director of Media Relations  
    Greg Lautzenheiser – Xavier University, Assistant Director of Athletic Communications 

    Moderator
    Ryan Bower, Florida Southern College, Director of Athletic Communications 

  • Final Days To Apply (through May 10)! Serve The Membership! Apply For Open Board & 3rd VP Positions

    Your opportunity to serve on the CoSIDA Board awaits! We are looking for members who are interested in the opportunity to serve as a voice for your colleagues. Nominations are now open THROUGH FRIDAY, MAY 10th for several key CoSIDA Board of Directors leadership positions. These terms will begin in June during the annual convention.
  • NAIA-SIDA Continuing Education Webinar – Statistical Software - Set For Teachable Tuesday (May 7)

    Join the May NAIA-SIDA webinar for a discussion on DakStats and PrestoSports stats programs.
    Presenters will discuss tips for working in Dakstats and PrestoSports.

    Presenters: Tommy Chasanoff, University of the Cumberlands SID; Zach Shore, Madonna University, Director of Sports Information  

    Moderator
    Aaron Gillespie, Menlo College Assistant AD/Communications & Marketing
  • NOMINATIONS Open: Google Cloud Academic All-District® M&W Track & Field/XC Teams (Through May 7)

    Nominations for the Google Cloud Academic All-District® Men's and Women's Track & Field and Cross Country Teams in all NCAA and NAIA divisions are now open at CoSIDA.com/awards. Deadline for submission of completed baseball and softball nominations is Tuesday, May 7 at 9 PM (ET).
  • Reminder: VOTE Now For Google Cloud Academic All-District® Baseball & Softball Teams (Through May 7)

    The ballots for the Google Cloud Academic All-District® Baseball and Softball Teams for members affiliated with NCAA and NAIA institutions are open to be voted upon! The voting deadline is 9 PM (Eastern) on Tuesday, May 7.
  • CoSIDA Adds Two Committees - A Mentorship Committee and Advocacy Committee

    The CoSIDA Board of Directors recently approved the addition of two new standing committees (Membership, Advocacy) to our list of active leadership groups. Brian Morales of Wagner College will serve as the Mentorship Committee chair and Shelly Poe of Auburn will chair the Advocacy Committee.
  • Serve The Membership! Apply Now For Open Board Positions, 3rd VP Position

    Your opportunity to serve on the CoSIDA Board awaits! We are looking for members who are interested in the opportunity to provide their thoughts, ideas, initiatives and expertise and who are willing to serve as a voice for your colleagues. See the open positions, including our Third VP position, below. Applications due May 10.
  • Final Weeks For Scholarships and Grant Applications!

    Here are the scholarship and internship grant deadlines to submit applications (deadlines are midnight Pacific): Undergraduate and Member-Child Scholarships (Thursday, April 18); Postgraduate Scholarships and Phil Langan Internship Grants (Thursday, April 25).
  • On Demand: Capital One Teachable Tuesday Webinar April 16

    Watch the Teachable Tuesday April 16th webinar and see the full ASAP Sports transcript from the discussion "Supporting Women In The Profession". Brought to you by the CoSIDA Diversity and Inclusion Committee. Excellent discussion of pertinent topics!
  • 2019 CoSIDA Fitness Challenge Starts April 1; Sign Up NOW!

    The CoSIDA Fitness Challenge is a 10-week program based on minutes per week of any type of physical activity. Participants compete in groups at their fitness level ranging from beginner to expert with increasing minutes per week of physical activity.  
     
    The 2019 CoSIDA Fitness Challenge will start on Monday April 1 and go through Sunday June 9. See details below on how to join the challenge.
  • April 9 Is Spring Deadline For CoSIDA Publications & Digital Design Contest

    All current CoSIDA members can enter the Publications and Digital Design Contest each year. NEW THIS YEAR! Motion Graphics/GIFs - University & College divisions. The spring deadline for entries is April 9th!
  • Through April 4 - Please Assist The USOC With Your Olympian/Paralympian Information

    The United States Olympic Committee is embarking on a new branding & PR campaign for the Olympic program. If your school/conference has historically contributed to the development of a U.S./international Olympian, Paralympian or coach, or if you have a current national team coach/athlete on campus, we invite you to participate in the campaign. Details below
  • NAIA-SIDA Teachable Tuesdays Webinar (April 2)-Recognizing Student-Athletes For Awards They Receive

    Join the NAIA-SIDA presenters on Tuesday, April 2 at 1 pm Eastern for the April webinar, a discussion on promoting and publicizing your student-athlete award winners and best practices in recognizing them for their accomplishments.
    Presenters
    Billy Mangum – Life University, Sports Information Director; Brian Brownfield – Menlo College, Sports Information Coordinator
    Moderator
    Nikki Roeder – Graceland University, Sports Information Director
  • 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.