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We've written a fair amount about burnout in college sports recently. Based on data we've seen from our sister publication at ADU, huge swaths of college sports administrators, from senior roles to junior roles, are reporting signs of burnout. The hours are long, the pressures often unrelenting, and often, the pay isn't even actually very good.
But hey, part of the reason those hours are so long is because there is much work to do. Does working extra long hours at the office have some positive effects, like potentially helping programs win more games, or finish higher in the Director's Cup?
Betteridge's law of headlines says that any question in a news headline can be answered with the word no, so I went ahead and spoiled it for you right up front.
Recent academic research suggests that no, working extra long hours doesn't lead to improved team or athletic department success.
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