NCAA Social Series

NCAA Social Series is a weekly show featuring host Andy Katz and expert insiders who provide an in-depth look at issues and current events impacting college sports.

Recent episodes have focused on the athletics environment during COVID-19 and how the sports world continues to navigate the pandemic.

Shows run on official NCAA social, video and podcast channels each week. Links are available under each episode description below.

 

Planning for NCAA Championships

May 22, 2020: Watch live at 7 p.m. ET

NNCAA Chief Medical Officer Dr. Brian Hainline, NCAA Senior Vice President of Championships Joni Comstock and University of Florida Executive Associate Athletic Director Lynda Tealer talk through the work underway to balance health and safety while planning for NCAA championships.

Focusing on College Football

May 15, 2020

NCAA Chief Medical Officer Dr. Brian Hainline, NCAA Football Oversight Committee Chair, Shane Lyons and ESPN College Football Analyst Kirk Herbstreit drill down into what needs to happen for college football to return this fall.

The Future of College Sports

May 8, 2020

NCAA Chief Medical Officer Dr. Brian Hainline and NCAA President Mark Emmert discuss the impact of COVID-19 on the future of college sports.

Core Principles for Resocialization in Sport

May 1, 2020

Andy Katz and NCAA Chief Medical Officer Dr. Brian Hainline, are joined by Dr. Amesh Adalja, senior scholar at the Johns Hopkins University Center for Health Security and Isaiah Swann, baseball player and neuroscience major at UT-Dallas and NCAA Coronavirus Advisory Panel student-athlete liaison discuss the necessary core principles of resocializing in sport.

Focusing on Mental Health

April 24, 2020

Andy Katz and NCAA Chief Medical Officer Dr. Brian Hainline, are joined by Dr. Claudia Reardon, associate professor at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health Department of Psychiatry, and Caroline Lee, former Southeastern Louisiana soccer player, pre-med student and student-athlete representative on the NCAA COVID-19 Advisory Panel, to discuss how the pandemic and measures to contain it have impacted our mental health, as well as provide tips and strategies for the audience to use.

NCAA Social Series Episode 4

COVID-19 Impact on Athletes

April 17, 2020

Andy Katz leads a discussion with NCAA Chief Medical Officer Dr. Brian Hainline, Dr. Stephanie Chu, Team physician, University of Colorado, Boulder and Andrew Boselli, football player and finance/computer science senior at Florida State University exploring the impact of COVID-19 on college athletes – in particular how Boselli dealt with diagnosis and recovery from the virus.

Resocializing & COVID-19

April 10, 2020

Andy Katz talks with NCAA Chief Medical Officer Dr. Brian Hainline and Executive Associate Dean for Emory University School of Medicine at Grady Health System Dr. Carlos del Rio, who is also a member of the NCAA COVID-19 Advisory Panel, about the role of sport, and the NCAA in particular, in continuing to help in this crisis.

Dealing with a Pandemic

April 2, 2020

Andy Katz talks with NCAA Chief Medical Officer Dr. Brian Hainline and Associate Chief Medical Officer of Emory University Hospital, Dr. Colleen Kraft, who is also a member of the NCAA COVID-19 Advisory Panel, about the reality of what is going on in the world during this pandemic and how it relates to college sports.

Social Series Episode 1

College Sports & COVID-19

March 27, 2020

NCAA correspondent Andy Katz has an in depth conversation with NCAA Chief Medical Officer Brian Hainline and former U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy about the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on college sports and overall college athlete well-being.