May 5, 2021
Ray Anderson - VP for University Athletics and Athletic Director at Arizona State University - has a résumé unlike most other athletic directors.
After finding success in the NFL as an agent and executive, he transitioned to the collegiate side in 2014. He and AJ discuss the differences between pro and collegiate sports, NIL, the Novus Innovation Corridor, and the $1 Million dollar donation that Ray and his wife gave to resurrect the men's tennis program at ASU.
1:35 - Navigating COVID
6:25 - Ray’s Background
9:40 - Transitioning to Collegiate Athletics
14:00 - Nontraditional Hiring at ASU
17:00 - Diversity in College Athletics
20:45 - Facilities
30:00 - NIL
35:30 - Ray’s $1M donation to ASU Tennis
38:33 - Pac-12 Commissioner Search
44:50 - Rapid Fire Questions