Five Tips for Increasing Your Program’s Exposure on Social Media

By Miles McQuiggan, Asst. Dir. of Athletic Communications, Stony Brook University, @MilesMcQuiggan Social media has become an essential part of promoting a college athletics program. The ability to reach recruits, donors, ticket buyers and other target audiences is increasing every season, and with that comes the naturally competitive element. I’m sure some of you reading… Read More Five Tips for Increasing Your Program’s Exposure on Social Media

It’s Just a Game… It’s Just a Game?

By Kerri Whitaker, Assistant Coach, University of Pennsylvania @PennWomensLax If you’re anything like me, you’ve bristled many times over the years as someone has said to you, “It’s just a game.” With oblivious good intentions: “It’s just a game.” With sympathy after a tough loss: “It’s just a game.” With bewilderment, over why you care… Read More It’s Just a Game… It’s Just a Game?

Shaped by Lacrosse

By Ann Elliott, Head Coach, University of Colorado @CUBuffsWLax When I look back on my playing career in high school and at Northwestern University, and my coaching career at Northwestern and The University of Colorado, I appreciate how much playing and coaching lacrosse has taught me about life, and shaped who I am today and… Read More Shaped by Lacrosse

First Person: The Realities of Early Recruiting

[Editor’s Note: The Behind the Whistle editorial staff has received two blog entries on the subject of early recruiting. At the authors’ requests and the editorial staff’s approval, these entries are being published anonymously to protect their identities and maintain privacy.] Prospective Student-Athlete Perspective Every night I set my alarm for 5:30 am. I wake… Read More First Person: The Realities of Early Recruiting