LEAD1 Association Launches New Podcast and Video Series

The LEAD1 Angle will feature President & CEO Tom McMillen with key players in college athletics.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The LEAD1 Association (“LEAD1”), which represents the athletics directors of the 130-member schools of the Football Bowl Subdivision (“FBS”), today announced a new podcast and video interview series discussing important issues in college athletics with key players. “The LEAD1 Angle” will be hosted by LEAD1 President & CEO Tom McMillen for distribution to all stakeholders and will be published on various platforms.

“This is an unprecedented time in college athletics,” McMillen said. “The LEAD1 Angle will provide informative and engaging content to the LEAD1 membership and outside stakeholders on issues in college sports that warrant more discussion. Our audience will hear diverse perspectives on these key topics from some of the most knowledgeable professionals in our industry.”

With this announcement, the series debuts today and will air regularly. The first episode in the series, featuring Church Church Hittle + Antrim’s Collegiate Sports Consulting, Managing Principal, Kelleigh Irwin Fagan, discusses Title IX implications with respect to student-athlete name, image and likeness (NIL) compensation, considerations for cutting sports and scenarios for student-athletes returning to campus.

The LEAD1 Angle can be found on the following platforms:

  • Apple Podcasts HERE
  • Spotify HERE
  • LEAD1 Association Website (Episode 1 – Kelleigh Irwin Fagan, Collegiate Sports Consulting) HERE
  • LEAD1 Association Website (Episode Archive) HERE 

About the LEAD1 Association: LEAD1 represents the athletics directors of the 130 member universities of the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS). Key to the LEAD1 mission are influencing how the rules of college sports are enacted and implemented, advocating for the future of college athletics, and providing various services to our member schools. For more information, please visit www.LEAD1Association.com.