NCAA Social Series

This weekly show features host @TheAndyKatz and experts to 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.

 

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Episode 54: Modernizing Transfer Rules

April 30, 2021

Andy Katz discusses new Division I transfer rules with members of the Working Group on Transfers – Jon Steinbrecher, commissioner of the Mid-American Conference and Alexis Garrett, track student-athlete at Troy University.

Past Episodes:
Episode/Title Description Listen
Episode 53:
Competitive Fairness and Equity
April 23, 2021
Andy Katz discusses the NCAA Transgender Policy with LaGwyn Durden, director of the NCAA Sport Science Institute and Amy Wilson, managing director of the NCAA Office of Inclusion.
Episode 52:
Competing During a Pandemic
Apr. 16, 2021
Andy Katz talks with Shafiqua Maloney, a middle-distance runner at the University of Arkansas, Danielle Melilli, a swimmer at Queens University of Charlotte and Cody Turner, a baseball player at Chapman University about their competition experiences during a pandemic.
Episode 51:
The Final Four Experience
Apr. 9, 2021
Andy Katz talks with Haley Jones of Stanford women’s basketball and Davion Mitchell of Baylor men’s basketball about being a part of (and winning) the most unique NCAA championships ever hosted.
Episode 50:
Creating a Controlled Environment
Mar. 19, 2021
Andy Katz talks with NCAA Chief Medical Officer Brian Hainline and Mike Rodriguez, senior director of USTA & US Open security about processes and protocols required to operate safe events during a pandemic.
Episode 49:
College Basketball Parents Association
Mar. 12, 2021
Andy Katz talks with Stan Wilcox, NCAA executive vice president of regulatory affairs and Carole and Joe Roach, parents of Duke men’s basketball player, Jeremy Roach, and members of the College Basketball Parents Association (CBPA).
Episode 48:
Basketball Selections
Mar. 5, 2021
Andy Katz talks with Mitch Barnhart, athletics director at Kentucky and chair of the Division I Men’s Basketball Committee and Nina King, senior deputy director of athletics at Duke and chair of the DI Women’s Basketball Committee about the challenges of selecting and seeding teams during a pandemic.
Episode 47:
COVID-19 Vaccine Efficacy
Feb. 26, 2021
Andy Katz talks with Brian Hainline, NCAA chief medical officer and Dr. Leon McDougle, chief diversity officer of The Ohio State University Wexler Medical Center and president of the National Medical Association on the impact of COVID-19 vaccinations.
Episode 46:
Celebrating HBCUs, Part II
Feb. 19, 2021
Host Andy Katz talks with SWAC commissioner Dr. Charles McClelland and SIAC commissioner Gregory Moore on social justice and student-athlete activism on HBCU campuses.
Episode 45:
Celebrating HBCUs
Feb. 12, 2021
Host Andy Katz talks with CIAA commissioner Jacqie McWilliams and MEAC commissioner Dr. Dennis Thomas on the impact of Historically Black Colleges and Universities.
Episode 44:
Spotlight on the Black AD Alliance
Feb. 5, 2021
Andy Katz talks with Allen Greene, director of athletics at Auburn, Brandon Martin, director of athletics at Kansas City and Carla Williams, director of athletics at Virginia about the Black AD Alliance.
Episode 43:
Infractions Process During a Pandemic
Jan. 29, 2020
Andy Katz talks with NCAA vice presidents Jon Duncan (enforcement) and Naima Stevenson Starks (hearing operations) about the challenges associated with conducting investigations and hearings during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Episode 42:
CDC Update on COVID-19
Jan. 22, 2021
Andy Katz and Dr. Brian Hainline are joined by Dr. Jay Butler and Dr. Erin Sauber-Schatz from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the continued discussion on COVID-19 and college sports.
Episode 41:
NCAA Championship COVID-19 Protocols
Jan. 15, 2021
Andy Katz catches up with NCAA Chief Medical Officer Brian Hainline to discuss health and safety protocols to be implemented at upcoming championships. They also cover COVID-19 vaccines, virus variants and what that all means for college sports.
Episode 40:
NCAA Convention Preview
Jan. 8, 2021
Andy Katz provide a brief preview of the 2021 NCAA Convention.
Episode 39:
Women’s Basketball Planning
December 18, 2020
Andy Katz talks with Lynn Holzman, NCAA vice president of women’s basketball and Nina King, senior deputy director of athletics at Duke and chair of the DI Women’s Basketball Committee about recent decisions to adjust the tournament and the Women’s Final Four.
Episode 38:
Inclusion and Leadership in Sports
December 11, 2020
Andy Katz talks with Derrick Gragg, NCAA senior vice president for inclusion, education and community engagement on his new role and the priorities for the Association in those areas.
Episode 37:
Safe Competition During a Pandemic
December 3, 2020
Andy Katz talks with Jay Wright, head men’s basketball coach at Villanova and Todd Golden, head men’s basketball coach at San Francisco, about the protocols their schools are using to ensure safe practices and competition. NCAA Medical Advisory Group member Dr. Jeremy Cauwels joins to provide a national perspective.
Episode 36:
Update: COVID-19 & College Sports
Nov. 27, 2020
Andy Katz checks in with NCAA Chief Medical Officer Brian Hainline on guidelines, developments and the outlook for college sports as the COVID-19 pandemic continues.
Episode 35:
March Madness
Nov. 20, 2020
Andy Katz talks with Dan Gavitt, NCAA senior vice president of basketball, and Mitch Barnhart, athletics director at Kentucky and chair of the Division I Men’s Basketball Committee, about changes to March Madness due to COVID-19.
Episode 34:
2020 NCAA Woman of the Year Preview Show
Nov. 13, 2020
Andy Katz previews the 2020 NCAA Woman of the Year virtual awards show with Suzette McQueen, CIAA senior associate commissioner for external relations & strategic partnerships and NCAA Woman of the Year Selection Committee chair; Denise Udelhofen, Loras College athletics director and NCAA Committee on Women’s Athletics chair; and Angela Mercurio, former Nebraska triple jumper and 2019 NCAA Woman of the Year.
Episode 33:
Navigating the Decision to Go Pro
Nov. 6, 2020
Andy Katz talks with and Yves Pons of Tennessee, who explored his options with the NBA and ultimately decided to return to college basketball. Derrick Coles, NCAA assistant director in development walks through the highlights of the NCAA agent certification program and how a student-athlete’s relationship with an NCAA certified agent provides an avenue to make informed decisions about their future.
Episode 32:
Student-Athlete Civic Engagement
October 30, 2020
Andy Katz sits down with three Division I Student-Athlete Advisory Committee members to discuss their work to establish a new rule that provides a day each year dedicated to increasing opportunities for Division I athletes to participate in civic engagement. Joining him are Ethan Good, former men’s basketball player at Bowling Green, Caroline Lee, former soccer player for Southeastern Louisiana and Justice Littrell, former football player at Northern Colorado.
Episode 31:
Student-Athlete Unity Pledge
October 23, 2020
Andy Katz sits down with three student-athletes to discuss the NCAA Student-Athlete Unity Pledge. Vedika Anand from Wagner College, Alex Shillow from Texas A&M Commerce and Colby Pepper from Covenant College join him.
Episode 30:
Basketball Guidelines
October 16, 2020
Andy Katz welcomes the start of Division I basketball and discusses resocialization guidelines with Craig Robinson, executive director of the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) and Danielle Donehew, executive director of the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA). .
Episode 29:
Vaccine Development
October 9, 2020
Andy Katz talks with NCAA Chief Medical Officer Brian Hainline, Dr. Cameron Wolfe, associate professor of medicine at Duke and associate of the Duke Initiative for Science & Society and Dr. Katie O’Neal, assistant professor of medicine in the section of infectious diseases at LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine’s Branch Campus in Baton Rouge. They will discuss COVID-19 vaccine development and the increased importance of the flu vaccine.
Episode 28:
Mental Health Awareness
October 2, 2020
Andy Katz talks with NCAA Chief Medical Officer Brian Hainline, Hilinski’s Hope founder Mark Hilinski and former Ball State basketball player Trey Moses about the importance of supporting college athlete mental health and well-being.
Episode 27:
COVID-19 Medical Advisory Group
September 26, 2020
Andy Katz talks with NCAA Chief Medical Officer Brian Hainline and two members of the newly formed COVID-19 Medical Advisory Group – Dr. Doug Aukerman, senior associate athletic director for sports medicine at Oregon State and Dr. Carly Day, head team physician at Purdue.
Episode 26:
Basketball Planning
September 18, 2020
Andy Katz talks with NCAA Senior Vice President of Basketball Dan Gavitt and Vice President of Women’s Basketball Lynn Holzman about changes to the upcoming seasons.
Episode 25:
COVID-19 and Myocarditis
September 11, 2020
Andy Katz talks with NCAA Chief Medical Officer Dr. Brian Hainline and Dr. Aaron Baggish, director of Massachusetts General Hospital’s Cardiovascular Performance Program about the link between COVID-19 and myocarditis.
Episode 24:
COVID-19 Testing Advances
September 4, 2020
Andy Katz talks with NCAA Chief Medical Officer Dr. Brian Hainline and Associate Chief Medical Officer of Emory University Hospital, Dr. Colleen Kraft about advances in COVID-19 testing procedures.
Episode 23:
Voices For Change, Part II
August 28, 2020
Andy Katz hosts Nolan Smith, Duke men's basketball director of operations, to have a discussion on race and social justice, specifically talking about the peaceful protest Smith recently staged at Duke and the platform student-athletes have to impact change.
Episode 22:
Voices For Change
August 21, 2020
Andy Katz is joined by three college athletes - Preslie Anderson, a senior volleyball player and legal studies major at the University of California, Berkeley; Keion Brooks, Jr., a sophomore basketball player and a communications major at the University of Kentucky; and Adam Shibley, a senior football player and communications and media major at the University of Michigan - to talk about using their voices to drive change on campus and in society.
Episode 21:
Looking Ahead
August 13, 2020
NCAA President Mark Emmert talks through the disappointment of fall cancellations and looks ahead to how we move forward.
Episode 20:
Fall Sports & COVID-19
August 7, 2020
The NCAA Social Series dives into the fall championships decisions across all three divisions with NCAA President Mark Emmert, Chief Medical Officer Brian Hainline and Eli Capilouto, Board of Governors member and Kentucky president
Episode 19:
Social & Mental Aspects of COVID-19
July 31, 2020
NCAA Chief Medical Officer Brian Hainline and Leon McDougle, chief diversity officer of The Ohio State University Wexler Medical Center and member of the NCAA Coronavirus Advisory Panel, join Andy Katz to address the social and mental aspects of COVID-19 with a focus on the college sports environment.
Episode 18:
COVID-19 Testing Procedures
July 24, 2020
Andy Katz and NCAA Chief Medical Officer Brian Hainline join former Assistant Secretary at the Department of Homeland Security Juliette Kayyem to talk through COVID-19 testing procedures.
Episode 17:
Risk Considerations for Resocialization
July 17, 2020
NCAA Chief Medical Officer Brian Hainline walks through the latest update to the NCAA’s resocialization guidelines with Shane Lyons, director of athletics at West Virginia and chair of the Division I Football Oversight Committee and Stephanie Chu, team physician at Colorado and member of the NCAA Coronavirus Advisory Panel.
Episode 16:
Creating Communities of Belonging
July 10, 2020
The office of inclusion recently hosted a series of webinars on “Creating Communities of Belonging” that shed light on race and social justice through the lens of college sports. This episode features student-athletes and professionals who shared their experiences during the discussion. The panelists included Josiah Hall, Wyoming; Braly Keller, Nebraska Wesleyan; Devin Norwood, Fayetteville State; Mackenzie O’Neill, Missouri Western; and Taylor Wilson, Maryland.
Episode 15:
COVID-19: What We Know Now
July 3, 2020
NCAA Chief Medical Officer Dr. Brian Hainline, Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott and Mike Rodriguez, senior director of security for the United States Tennis Association and U.S. Open, will discuss the steps being taken to ensure a safe return to sport.
Epispde 14:
Strength in Unity
June 26, 2020
NCAA Managing Director of Inclusion Amy Wilson, Indiana State University Director of Student Counseling Dr. Kenneth Chew, Jr. and Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association Commissioner Jacqie McWilliams discuss racial equality and allyship in college sports and across the country.
Episode 13:
Campus Reactions to Racial Injustice
June 19, 2020
NCAA Board of Governors members Dr. David Wilson, president of Morgan State University, Dr. Fayneese Miller, president of Hamline University and Tori Murden McClure, president of Spalding University engage in a poignant conversation on race relations in the United States and how their campuses are reacting.
Episode 12:
Coping with Injustice and Uncertainty
June 12, 2020
NCAA Chief Medical Officer Dr. Brian Hainline is joined by Dr. Stephany Coakley, Senior Associate Athletic Director for Mental Health at Temple University. They will focus on the mental and emotional toll the pandemic and racial inequity issues are taking on student-athletes. Seton Hall student-athlete Myles Cale will join them.
Episode 11:
Addressing Racial Inequity
June 5, 2020
NCAA Chief Operating Officer Donald Remy and Big Ten Commissioner Kevin Warren discuss how college sports are not immune to racial inequity issues and where we go from here.
Episode 10:
Student-Athletes on Returning to Campus
May 29, 2020
NCAA Chief Medical Officer Dr. Brian Hainline is joined by Kansas State University volleyball player Brynn Carlson and University of Kentucky football player Josh Paschal. Brynn and Josh provide their perspectives on returning to campus with COVID-19 protections and procedures in place.
Episode 9:
Planning for NCAA Championships
May 22, 2020
NCAA 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.
Episode 8:
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.
Episode 7:
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.
Episode 6:
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.
Episode 5:
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.
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.
Episode 3:
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.
Episode 2:
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.
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.