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July 25, 2017

EAST CAROLINA UNIVERSITY
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EAST CAROLINA UNIVERSITY

East Carolina University seeks an assistant director of compliance. Under the direction of the Associate Athletic Director for Compliance, the successful candidate will be responsible for the coordination of all aspects of the eligibility certification process. Apply here.

WAGNER COLLEGE
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WAGNER COLLEGE

Wagner head women’s lacrosse coach Katie Rowan has announced that former Fairfield University standout Alex Fehmel has been hired as an assistant coach with the Seahawks. Fehmel is coming off of a spectacular senior season for the Stags, recording career highs with 54 points, 44 goals, 40 groundballs, 39 draw controls and 29 caused turnovers in earning First-Team All-MAAC honors for the second consecutive season. – silive. Read More.

SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY
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SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY

Southern University athletic director Roman Banks will announce Kerrick Jackson as the Jaguars’ new baseball coach Tuesday afternoon during a scheduled news conference. The news conference is scheduled for 1:15 p.m. at the F.G. Clark Activity Center. Jackson most recently worked as a professional sports agent for the past two years. Before that he was an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at Missouri. – Mike Gegenheimer, The Advocate. Read More.

VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY
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VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY

Vanderbilt University seeks Assistant Director of Athletic Communications. The position of Assistant Director of Communications will work with local and national and media to promote the Vanderbilt and Vanderbilt’s nationally renowned baseball team, in addition to other assigned sports, as well as provide content for vucommodores.com. – Apply Here

BOISE STATE UNIVERSITY
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BOISE STATE UNIVERSITY

Boise State University Athletics seeks Director of Compliance.  The successful applicant will become part of our team as we build a Metropolitan Research University of Distinction. – Apply Here

SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY
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SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY

You can purchase beer and wine at Viejas Arena during concerts. Soon you might be able to at San Diego State basketball games, too. The California State University system recently rescinded its 11-year-old ban on alcohol sales at on-campus sporting events, and SDSU officials say they are examining the prospects of resuming them at Viejas Arena for basketball as well as outdoor events like baseball and softball. The new policy could be implemented as soon as this fall. “We’re having internal discussions about what it looks like policy-wise,” SDSU Athletic Director John David Wicker said. Beer and wine were sold at SDSU basketball games when what was then called Cox Arena opened in 1997. That ended for sporting events — but not concerts — after CSU Chancellor Charles Reed issued Executive Order 966 in December 2005, referencing “a recent national trend to address the illegal use and abuse of alcohol at intercollegiate athletic events that has led to incidents of poor sportsmanship, disorderly conduct, and a negative game atmosphere for fans.” Current CSU Chancellor Timothy White quietly reversed the policy June 30 with Executive Order 1109. -Mark Zeigler, San Diego Union Tribune, Read More

TULANE UNIVERSITY
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TULANE UNIVERSITY

Troy Dannen took over the Tulane athletic department in December of 2015. Only months into his new gig, the “Angry Wave” received a rebirth under the new AD.  “It’s a national response, not just a local response now. Not just from alums, but casual football fans. We can identify ourselves with this. There’s a lot of “T’s” out there, there’s only one “Angry Wave,” said Dannen. The Angry Wave’s popularity isn’t just reserved for the football. At NOLA Brewery, it’s getting prime space on a new beverage. Now it’s impossible to escape the “Angry Wave.” From the 50-yard line of Yulman Stadium, to the Tulane gift shop, and bars around Uptown. The logos revival is big business for the school. “The first quarter we had it, there was a significant jump. A 100 percent jump in our quarterly licensing revenue. Now that we’ve got all “Angry Wave” out there this year, we expect to see a significant gain in our licensing. If you got ten “T-Wave” t-shirts, it’s about time to get one “Angry Wave,” said a smiling Dannen. -Garland Gillen, FOX 8, Read More

UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS
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UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS

Assault against women on or around college campuses is not new, and it’s not isolated to athletics. But the topic is finally receiving deserved attention because of these high-profile cases and the resulting increased awareness. Illinois’ athletic department will address the issue in a serious way few schools have been willing to: through policy. The department is drafting a proposed ban on players with a history of sexual assault or domestic violence, athletic director Josh Whitman told the Tribune on Monday. Illinois is finalizing the language and nuances, but Whitman said the policy would be similar to Indiana’s ban. In April, athletic director Fred Glass announced the Hoosiers would not accept “any prospective student-athlete — whether a transfer student, incoming freshman or other status — who has been convicted of or pleaded guilty or no contest to a felony involving sexual violence.” Illinois could implement its proposed policy as early as the start of the 2017-18 academic year, Whitman said. -Shannon Ryan, Chicago Tribune, Read More

July 24, 2017

UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI
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UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI

Ole Miss held a media availability on Monday, and that included an opportunity for reporters to ask athletic director Ross Bjork more questions about the latest on the NCAA case and how he’ll conduct for the next full-time Rebels head coach. Many have wondered if Freeze’s resignation will have any impact on the NCAA investigation and the football program’s various violations. Bjork was unsure, but said the school will strategize on how to best present itself now that Freeze is no longer part of the program. – ANDREW OLSON, saturdaydownsouth.comRead More

NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY
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NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY

NIU has been recognized with the school’s first-ever Jacoby Trophy, an award given to the top women’s athletic program in the Mid-American Conference. The Huskies received the award May 31 after narrowly defeating Kent State by half a point to claim the trophy. The award is solely based on wins — something NIU’s women’s programs accomplished a lot this past season. Nine of NIU’s 10 women’s sports programs finished in the top tier of the MAC during either the regular season or tournament play. The volleyball team paved the way for the program’s success as the only team last year to claim a MAC tournament title, a feat that hadn’t been accomplished since 2001. – Eddie Garcia, northernstar.info Read More

UNIVERSITY OF IOWA
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UNIVERSITY OF IOWA

Iowa fifth-year senior Sean Welsh chose the weeks before his final season starting on the Hawkeyes’ offensive line to speak publicly about his battle with depression because “it would’ve been wrong not to” say something while he has a platform. Welsh, a regular on conference honor rolls and a second-team All-American at offensive guard last fall, wrote a detailed account of the mental health issues he has had during his college career for the Iowa athletic department’s website last week. He answered a litany of questions about depression and his decision to talk about it during Big Ten Media Days on Monday. He said he twice left the team — once during spring practice and once in August training camp — to deal with depression. He was first diagnosed with the disease as a redshirt freshman when he was becoming a regular starter on the Hawkeyes’ offensive line. – Dan Murphy, espn.comRead More

UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII
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UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII

The University of Hawai‘i Athletics Department announced its 35th class of the UH Sports Circle of Honor, which includes legendary women’s volleyball coach Dave Shoji, the 1992 Rainbow Warrior football team, recently retired UH administrator Marilyn Moniz-Kaho‘ohanohano, longtime UH booster Don and Marion Murphy, and the late U.S. Congressman Mark Takai. The Class of 2017 will be officially enshrined during Homecoming weekend at the Oct. 14 football game vs. San Jose State and at the inaugural Circle of Honor Celebration, Oct. 15 at the Stan Sheriff Center. Shoji is the 23rd head coach to be inducted, while the 1992 Rainbow Warriors are the eighth team and third football squad to be enshrined. Moniz-Kaho‘ohanohano, a former Rainbow Wahine volleyball player, is the eleventh women’s volleyball player and seventh administrator. Takai, a former Rainbow swimmer, is the first swimmer. The Murphys, who own Murphy’s Bar & Grill, are among a handful of boosters in the Circle. – Diane Ako, kitv.comRead More

OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY
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OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY

Earlier this month, former Ohio State linebacker and current Fox television analyst Chris Spielman filed a lawsuit against his alma mater. Spielman is alleging that the school used his likeness and name in an advertising campaign without his permission. Spielman is urging Ohio State to share profits with other former players whose likenesses the school allegedly improperly used. When asked about the suit against Ohio State at the conference’s media day on Monday, Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany essentially had no comment one way or the other (via cleveland.com): Delany implied that he believes the case will be settled before it gets to court. Spielman has said that he plans to donate any money he receives in the lawsuit back to the Ohio State athletic department. He claims to have been trying to negotiate a deal for months, though nothing ever materialized. So, Spielman decided to take legal action. – Taylor Smith, fanragsports.comRead More

BIG 10
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BIG 10

Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany said Monday that the conference embraced Penn State following the 2012 sanctions, helped negotiate their early reductions and rooted for the program to rebuild itself on and off the field. At the Big Ten media days, Delany called the Jerry Sandusky scandal and its aftermath “maybe the most difficult set of circumstances I’ve ever been asked to participate in” but praised the university for how it handled the post-sanctions era. The NCAA announced its sanctions, which included scholarship reductions, a four-year bowl ban and a $60 million fine, against Penn State on July 23, 2012. The Big Ten also banned Penn State from competing in the conference championship game and donated the program’s bowl revenue to charity. – Mark Wogenrich, mcall.comRead More

NCAA
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NCAA

Baseball video review could be expanded on an experimental basis in 2018. The NCAA Baseball Rules Committee last week supported a request from the Southeastern Conference to allow experimental rules for a coach’s challenge system and wireless communication from the dugout to the catcher during in-conference competitions only. If approved by the NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel, the experimental rules would be put in place for 2018 SEC regular-season and conference tournament games. The experimental rules would not be allowed in non-conference games involving SEC teams. The Playing Rules Oversight Panel is scheduled to discuss the baseball rules proposals during a conference call Aug. 16. – Read More

UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH
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UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH

Brendan Fouracre has been named Executive Associate Athletic Director for Capital Planning & Projects and Facility & Event Operations, as announced Monday afternoon by University of Pittsburgh Director of Athletics Heather Lyke. Fouracre comes to Pitt after spending the previous six years at the University of Cincinnati. Fouracre will be a key member of the Director of Athletics’ Executive team and will provide strong vision, leadership, management, coordination, and oversight of all initiatives related to athletic strategies, venues, events, and branding. He will be responsible for all department capital planning and projects; facility and event management and operations; strategic planning; camps, clubs, and clinics; and will serve as a liaison to the University facilities department and SMG (venue management group). Fouracre’s purview also will include developing effective and collaborative relationships with University leadership and personnel, athletic partners, and athletic department staff and coaches. –Read More

COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF
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COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF

CollegeAD contributor Will Baggett has joined the College Football Playoff staff as Operations Coordinator. Baggett has spent the past two years at IMG College, where he worked in strategic brand management.

COLLEGE ATHLETICS
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COLLEGE ATHLETICS

Notre Dame and Wisconsin are working on scheduling a football series that would take place at Chicago’s Soldier Field and Green Bay’s Lambeau Field, Teddy Greenstein of the Chicago Tribune reports. The two teams have not played each other in over 50 years, with the last match up coming in 1964. Wisconsin played LSU at Lambeau Field to kick off the 2016 season while Soldier Field has been used by a number of programs including Illinois and Northwestern in addition to Notre Dame.

BIG TEN
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BIG TEN

The Big Ten Network will triple its prime-time national TV exposure during football season and add more basketball games in the time slot, thanks to new deals with broadcast partners Fox, ABC/ESPN and CBS. Commissioner Jim Delany made the announcements at the kickoff of the conference media days event Monday. “College football has never been healthier. It’s also never been more fragile,” Delany said, citing major issues ranging from players safety and lawsuits to more minor conflicts like scheduling conflicts on Friday night with high school football games. The Fox and ABC/ESPN football deals run for six years, as does the basketball agreement with CBS. The conference network extended its joint venture with FOX through 2032. –AP, Read More

UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
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UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 A $1 million grant from the Eleanor and Clarence Prevo Fund will launch the development of a new soccer and lacrosse facility at the University of New Hampshire and support Northeast Passage, which empowers people with disabilities to engage in athletic pursuits. “We are enormously grateful for this generous lead funding to facilitate the construction of a soccer-lacrosse facility,” said UNH Director of Athletics Marty Scarano. “The donors share our vision that these programs can be nationally competitive and compete at the highest levels, and this facility is essential to the pursuit of those aspirations.” The new facility, to be built adjacent to Wildcat Stadium on the site of Lewis Field, will be used by UNH athletic teams and the Oyster River Youth Association’s soccer program. –Seacoast Online, Read More

OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY
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OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY

The Ohio State University Department of Athletics is seeking a n Assistant Director, Athletics Communication. This position manages all sports information and public relations for women’s volleyball, women’s gymnastics and softball and will assist with other sports as assigned; develop and implement strategies to increase awareness of the department’s achievements through the media; creates, designs, researches, writes and edits publications for assigned sports including media guides, game programs and university websites to create positive public message and image for department, other duties as assigned. This position works in a fast-paced creative and collaborative team environment where change is embraced and innovation is encouraged. –Learn More

UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY
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UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY

UK Athletics announced that season ticket renewals for the 2017-18 season are now available to 2016-17 season ticket holders, and that it will come with a $5 increase per game for all seating locations. Students will have to pay more, too. That ticket price will increase by $5 per game, making the new cost $10. UK said this is the first change to student ticket prices since the 1990s. Student distribution dates, along with public on-sale dates and prices for single game tickets, will be announced in the fall. UK said this is the first change to student ticket prices since the 1990s. Student distribution dates, along with public on-sale dates and prices for single game tickets, will be announced in the fall. –Herald-Leader, Read More

KEISER UNIVERSITY
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KEISER UNIVERSITY

Keiser University seeks an assistant sports information director. This position will also be responsible for the maintenance and updating of team and individual statistics for all of Keiser University’s inter-collegiate athletic programs and game day oversight of statistics, streaming broadcast, and/or game day staff. Apply here.

UNIVERSITY OF DAYTON
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UNIVERSITY OF DAYTON

University of Dayton Vice President/Director of Athletics Neil Sullivan has announced Jason Ordway will be the next Director of Women’s Track and Field/Cross Country for the Flyers. Ordway, the reigning Atlantic 10 Men’s Cross Country Coach of the Year, has served as the head coach of the Flyer men’s cross country program for the last two years. He will continue to coach the men’s team. The Flyers finished the year still as the most balanced women’s running program in the conference, taking second place at the A-10 Cross Country Championship, third at the A-10 Indoor Track and Field Championships, and third at the A-10 Outdoor Track and Field Championships. Read More.

INDIANA UNIVERSITY
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INDIANA UNIVERSITY

IU’s volleyball and wrestling teams will soon have a home on campus in the form of a new 3,000-seat, $17 million arena. The new venue will be located on the northwest corner of 17th Street and Fee Lane, next to Cook Hall and near IU’s other athletics facilities. “It’s been through the design approval,” Morrison said. “We would hope to start construction this fall and we think it should take about twelve months. It’s not a very complicated building to build so we expect it to be done in the fall of 2018.” – Austin Ghirardelli, IDS News. Read More.

CAIRN UNIVERSITY
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CAIRN UNIVERSITY

Cairn University is seeking candidates to fill the full-time staff position of Sports Information Director. Cairn University, a non-denominational Christian institution located in Langhorne, PA, is a member of the NCAA Division III participating in the Colonial States Athletic Conference, and offering 12 intercollegiate sports. email: human.resources@cairn.edu

EAST TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY
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EAST TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY

East Tennessee State University seeks an Academic Specialist Director. The intent for these positions is to allow rising stars in the Athletics Academic Services industry to work closely with student-athletes through a special assistant position in the ETSU Athletics Department while pursuing a doctoral degree in the ETSU Global Sport Leadership program. email: jobs@etsu.edu

MOLLOY COLLEGE
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MOLLOY COLLEGE

Earlier this afternoon, Director of Athletics Susan Cassidy-Lyke announced the hiring of Trish Bonagura as the Head Coach of the Molloy field hockey program. Bonagura, a Rockville Centre native, has spent the past 11 years coaching at the collegiate level. She began as a Hall of Fame women’s lacrosse and field hockey player at LIU Post before returning as an assistant for the Pioneers. After spending a season as an assistant with the women’s lacrosse team here at Molloy, she served as an assistant at Queens College. Read More.

WESTERN STATE COLORADO UNIVERSITY
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WESTERN STATE COLORADO UNIVERSITY

On Wednesday, Erik Matheson was named the next Head Women’s Swimming and Diving Coach at Western State Colorado University. Matheson brings over 25 years of experience in competitive swimming. Matheson joins Mountaineer Athletics after six seasons at East Los Angeles College. At ELAC, Matheson was the Head of the Aquatics program, which included a women’s water polo team and a women’s swimming and diving team. As a Huskie, Matheson coached 15 National Junior College All-Americans, broke two South Coast Conference records and his teams broke every school swimming record. Read More.

SOUTHERN WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY
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SOUTHERN WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY

The NCCAA have announced that Southern Wesleyan Director of Athletics, Chris Williams, will become the new NCCAA President. Williams has been on the NCCAA Board of Directors and Administrative Committee Member since 2011. He has been the Director of Southern Wesleyan Athletics since 2007 and has had nine teams become NCCAA National Champions during that time. “I am honored to serve the NCCAA and the membership in this way,” commented Williams. “I want to thank each of the earlier presidents of the NCCAA for their service and loyalty to the association. Read More.