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A Troubling Trend For University Athletics Searches

“Executive recruiting is arguably the most important task in the world of business…”

Those words, used in Wharton School professor’s endorsement of our book, Deciding Who Leads, also invariably apply to the world of big time (and big revenue) college and university athletics.

If you’re not convinced, just consider some of the key observations shared in a recent USA Today article headlined Search Firms Come Under Scrutiny After Rutgers Flap. These include:

  • “College sports is very insular, which leads to waste, inefficiency and incompetence.”
  • “All it takes is one poor decision to change an entire college’s culture and reputation.”
  • “One might wonder whether there is a buddy system operating in how schools pick the search firms…”

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