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October 2, 2015

BRESCIA UNIVERSITY
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BRESCIA UNIVERSITY

Brescia University Athletic Department is proud to announce that Andrew Dickson, Brescia baseball alumni, will be taking the reins of the baseball program. Andrew played for Brescia from 2009-2012, and was the assistant coach in 2012 and 2013. “I am very excited and humbled to be returning to Brescia University as the Head Baseball Coach. Brescia is a very special place to me and I am extremely fortunate and thankful for the opportunity to come back, and be a part of such a great university and community. As an alumnus of the program, I look forward to continuing a strong baseball tradition that will make our current and former players proud to be a part of.”- Victory Sports Network-

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, DAVIS
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UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, DAVIS

Since former AD Terry Tumey left UC Davis last spring, speculation has run the spectrum as to what happens next in finding a new athletic director. At first, Chancellor Linda Katehi announced that UCD would have its person in place “sometime in late summer, early fall” of this year. However, former Cal No. 2 athletic administrator Teresa Gould was named interim AD, and she so dazzled staff, alumni and contributors that Katehi immediately put the timeline back almost four months. – Bruce Gallaudet, The David Enterprise- Read More

October 1, 2015

CENTRAL STATE UNIVERSITY
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CENTRAL STATE UNIVERSITY

Central State University will inaugurate its new $33.5M University Student Center on October 9, as part of Homecoming, 2015. Joining in the Ribbon-Cutting celebration is Mr. Earvin “Magic’’ Johnson, an internationally recognized businessman and NBA sports legend and Mr. James “Shack” Harris, one of the first African American quarterbacks drafted in the National Football League. The ribbon-cutting ceremony will be at 10 am on Friday, Oct. 9. The state-of-the-art Student Center has 85,000 square feet and has amenities that include a 568-seat cafeteria, a convenience store and bookstore, administrative offices and other student-centered services. Read More

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN INDIANA
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UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN INDIANA

The University of Southern Indiana announced the promotion of Mandi Fulton ’06 M’10 to Assistant Director of Athletics. She will serve as the administrator for baseball, volleyball, cross country, track & field, tennis and golf.  Fulton’s career at USI started in 2002 when she joined the Athletics’ staff as the ticket manager. She would rise through the departmental ranks, earning a promotion to Coordinator of Athletics Outreach & Events in 2007 before being elevated to the assistant director position.
During her tenure as a coordinator, Fulton served as the USI baseball administrator during the Screaming Eagles’ runs to the 2010 and 2014 national championships. Read More

UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS LOWELL
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UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS LOWELL

UMass Lowell Director of Athletics Dana Skinner has announced the hiring of Jon Boswell as the Assistant Athletic Director of Marketing and Promotions. Boswell’s responsibilities will include developing annual marketing and promotion activities to promote attendance and ticket sales, the creation and implementation of various advertising campaigns, and serving as a liaison to student and other campus organizations. Before joining the UMass Lowell staff, Boswell had been with the Lowell Spinners since 2008, first working as the director of media relations from 2008-2013 and then was promoted to the assistant general manager/director of marketing in October 2013. Read More

RUTGERS UNIVERSITY
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RUTGERS UNIVERSITY

As of Thursday afternoon, the director for athletics facilities at Rutgers was keeping a close eye on the weather in preparation for a storm that could impact the university’s central New Jersey campus.  “We’re just going around making all the facilities safe,” said Doug Kokoskie, senior associate athletic director for facilties/events/operations at Rutgers, who was monitoring the track of Hurricane Joaquin. One area of focus is what to do about the Rutgers Indoor Practice and Conditioning Facility — more commonly called “the Bubble” — before Joaquin is expected to make landfall Sunday or Monday.- Keith Sargeant, NJ.com- Read More

TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY–CORPUS CHRISTI
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TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY–CORPUS CHRISTI

Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Director of Athletics Scott Lazenby announced that Brian Maxey was named Assistant Athletics Director for Compliance. Maxey previously served as the Assistant Director for Compliance. Since he came to the Island in 2013, Maxey has overseen a two-year period with no major NCAA violations. His duties include supervision over the day-to-day operation of the compliance department. Maxey coordinates compliance educational efforts through monthly meetings and newsletters with coaches, student-athletes and department staff. Read More

GEORGIA STATE UNIVERSITY
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GEORGIA STATE UNIVERSITY

Georgia State University (GSU), a Division I institution, member of the Sun Belt Conference is seeking to hire a Senior Associate Athletic Director (Job ID 15001035). The position will be responsible for generating significant gift revenue for the Panther Athletics Club (PAC), focused primarily on major gifts and upper level PAC memberships. –Apply Here

KENT STATE UNIVERSITY
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KENT STATE UNIVERSITY

Interim Head Coach Eric Oakley announced that Stephanie Zimny will join the Kent State softball coaching staff as an Assistant Coach on Thursday (October 1). Zimny joins the Golden Flashes after spending the previous five seasons as Head Coach at her alma mater, Calumet College of St. Joseph (Ind.), where she has also been the Head Volleyball Coach since 2012. A 2010 graduate of CCSJ, Zimny has a B.S. in elementary education. Read More

AUBURN UNIVERSITY
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AUBURN UNIVERSITY

Auburn and Under Armour will announce a new contract Thursday that will carry their relationship that began in 2006 into 2025. All 21 Auburn sports will be decked out in Under Armour gear, now more than ever. One of the key elements of the new deal is to provide more gear for all Auburn athletes, not just high-profile sports such as football and basketball.  Director of Athletics Jay Jacobs said the new contract provides “resources that give us a chance to do more for our students.

COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON
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COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON

The College of Charleston invites applications for the position of Director of Sales & Sponsorships. This is a full-time, partially-benefited, 12 month temp position. The position’s duties will be to create a comprehensive sales plan for corporate partnerships and sales efforts for College of Charleston Athletics. Review of applicants will begin immediately. Offer is contingent upon a successful background check. To apply submit letter of application, resume and references to Laura Lageman, Associate Director of Athletics at lagemanl@cofc.edu.

UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN WHITEWATER
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UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN WHITEWATER

Tom Klawitter has been named an Assistant Coach for the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater baseball team, UW-Whitewater Head Coach John Vodenlich said in a statement this week. Klawitter, a Janesville native and former professional baseball player, will work with the Warhawks’ pitching staff. Klawitter was as a physical education teacher in the Janesville School District for 27 years. He was head girls varsity Basketball Coach for 26 years. He retired from teaching following the 2014-15 school year. After earning his bachelor’s in physical education and health education from UW-La Crosse in 1986, Klawitter received his master’s in professional development. – John Hart, Wisconsin State-Journal, Read More

OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY
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OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY

A new athletic training center will be built to replace the existing Biggs Facility at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center on North Campus. The construction is projected to take place from December 2016 to July 2018, with a total project budget of $32 million, which will be paid with development funds, according to August Finance Committee meeting notes. Approved by Ohio State’s Board of Trustees on Aug. 28, the new Student-Athlete Development Center will have new facilities for student-athletes from many of OSU’s sports teams and will provide student-athletes with a new place to train, eat, socialize and learn. According to Penner, the new center will have facilities for weight training and cardio conditioning and will allow athletes to receive treatment to help them recover from injuries. – William Kosileski, The Lantern, Read More

UNIVERSITY ALABAMA BIRMINGHAM
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UNIVERSITY ALABAMA BIRMINGHAM

The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Department of Athletics is seeking a motivated, determined, hard-working team player for the position of Assistant Director of Athletic Sales & Development. This position reports to the Associate Athletic Director for Development, assisting the Blazer Boosters office with revenue generation with an emphasis on driving new annual fund donors. Apply Here

CALVIN COLLEGE
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CALVIN COLLEGE

Luke Griemsman has been named Interim Head Men’s Lacrosse Coach at Calvin College. Griemsman began playing lacrosse in Huntington, New York. Recruited to Michigan State University for their NCAA Division 1 teams of 1993-96, Griemsman also received his Bachelor of Arts with a major in Communication in 1996. Griemsman returned to the Michigan State club lacrosse program in 1997 as an Assistant Coach and was promoted to Head Coach of the program in 1998. In 2004, Griemsman took charge of the Central Michigan University lacrosse club. Griemsman is also a US Lacrosse certified (Level 2) coach. He’s held that certification since 2006 and has been working for US Lacrosse since 2007, in the Coaches Education Program (CEP) as a Level 1 & 2 CEP trainer. – MLive, Read More

UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA HUNTSVILLE
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UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA HUNTSVILLE

The University of Alabama in Huntsville athletic department announced Thursday the promotional schedule for the fast-approaching 2015-16 season, set to begin on Oct. 9-10 at the Von Braun Center against Connecticut. Giveaways will be prevalent throughout the 18-game home schedule this season, as each night features a promotional item. Fans will be able to collect all 2015-16 individual trading cards this season, with featured cards available during each weekend series. Each game will have special in-game promotional competitions and activities, while providing both pregame and in-game entertainment for fans. Entertainers include figure skaters, dance teams, and youth hockey teams.

ROCHESTER INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
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ROCHESTER INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

Lou Spiotti Jr., Executive Director of Intercollegiate Athletics at RIT, was inducted into the Ithaca College Athletics Hall of Fame, along with the rest of his undefeated 1965 football team on Friday, Sept. 25 at the Ithaca Athletic and Events Center. Ithaca’s first and only undefeated team in the program’s 84-year history, the 1965 football squad went 8-0 under the tutelage of Hall of Fame head coach Dick Lyon. Spiotti, a 1968 graduate of Ithaca, played monster back/linebacker for the Bombers during the 1965 season.

SAINT AUGUSTINE’S UNIVERSITY
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SAINT AUGUSTINE’S UNIVERSITY

Saint Augustine’s University’s Head Football Coach Michael Morand has been released, according to the school. It comes after he was placed on administrative leave without pay earlier this month pending an internal investigation.
According to St. Aug’s website, Assistant Coach Tim Chavous will be the Interim Head Coach for the remainder of the season. “We appreciate the service that Coach Morand has given us in the last year and a half,” Athletic Director George Williams said in a statement. “However, the university has found it necessary to proceed in a different direction.” – Eyewitness News, Read More

NCAA
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NCAA

A USA Today analysis of the public schools in NCAA Division I shows that in the 2013-2014 athletic year, only 10% of the 230 schools listed had self-sufficient athletic programs. Oregon tops the list with $196 million in revenue and $110.4 million in expenses, but they are not considered self-sufficient because the revenue total includes “in-kind facility gifts” of $95 million, courtesy of Nike founder Phil Knight. The Big 12 has three, the PAC-12 has two and the ACC has one. Top 20 in collective athletic program revenue are Oregon, Texas, Michigan, Alabama, Ohio State, LSU, Oklahoma, Wisconsin, Florida , Texas A&M, Oklahoma State, Penn State, Auburn, Tennessee, Minnesota, Iowa, Florida State, Michigan State, Georgia and Washington. – Money TipsCheatsheet. Read More.

UNIVERSITY OF OREGON
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UNIVERSITY OF OREGON

The latest sports venue to receive a facelift at the University of Oregon is one of the most beloved. Historic Hayward Field is set to receive a complete renovation in preparation for the 2021 Track and Field World Championships. Vin Lananna, the UO Associate Athletic Director and President of TrackTown USA, a local advocacy group for track and field, is one of the main people responsible for the renovation. – Christopher Keizur, Daily Emerald, Read More

UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA BIRMINGHAM
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UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA BIRMINGHAM

UAB students voted in favor of a self-imposed fee increase of $25 per semester to support the reinstatement of UAB football, bowling and rifle. Thirty-five percent of the UAB undergraduate population – 4,035 students – voted on Monday or Tuesday, and 3,396 (84.1 percent) voted yes. In the last six years, no more than 15.71 percent of students had participated in a USGA vote, according to UAB media relations. The “Vote Yes!” celebration will take place on Friday from noon-2 p.m. on the UAB’s campus green. The fee increase will make up around $700,000 per year for the sustainability of football, bowling and rifle. UAB Director of Athletics Mark Ingram expressed his gratitude toward the students, saying they are the “lifeblood” of the program. He said they’ll meet future obstacles head on. -Drew Champlin, AL.com, Read More

ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE
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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE

In a 25-minute speech Wednesday, ACC Commissioner John Swofford gave a large audience attending the Raleigh Sports Club’s weekly luncheon an upbeat message about the league’s fortunes. He spoke of the numerous championships ACC schools have won in football, men’s basketball and baseball among other sports in the last two years, the member schools’ high academic standards and the steps the NCAA and ACC are taking to help student athletes financially without compromising their amateur status. – Dan Kane & Chip Alexander, News & Observer, Read More

WEST COAST CONFERENCE
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WEST COAST CONFERENCE

The West Coast Conference is looking for an Assistant Director, Communications and Creative Services. The position is responsible for supporting the Conference’s communications and exposure efforts, including the development of creative elements and content to assist with the execution of the Conference’s activities and events. The position also serves as main communications contact for selected Conference sports. To apply, email a cover letter, resume and contact information of three references to jobs@westcoast.org. Deadline for application is October 16, 2015

 

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AUBURN UNIVERSITY
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AUBURN UNIVERSITY

Auburn athletics had its best year ever in revenues and finished Fiscal Year, ending June 30, 2015, with a cash-basis net operating surplus of $1.9 million. Athletics generated a record $123.9 million in revenue, the result of higher priority ticket sales in football and men’s basketball and new funds from the SEC Network. Auburn recorded an operating expense of $122 million. Auburn took in a record $36 million in priority seating and gifts. Chief Financial Officer Lori Arthurs cited record revenues in every major category for FY 2015. Football generated 60 percent of overall revenue while accounting for 23 percent of expenses. Arthurs said Tigers Unlimited priority membership increased 14 percent, men’s basketball premium seating sold out and the SEC Network provided $7.5 million in additional funds.

PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY
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PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY

Penn State university officials are seeking options to renovate or replace Beaver Stadium in the next 10 years. Penn State has hired an architecture firm to recommend improvements and funding plans for its 18 athletic facilities, including the world’s third-largest stadium. Athletic Director Sandy Barbour is asking Kansas City, Missouri-based architecture firm Populous to survey athletes, coaches, alumni and fans and present its findings in July. Penn State will then aggressively implement suggested upgrades, said Phil Esten, Deputy Athletic Director. – Fox Sports, Read More

NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY
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NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY

North Carolina State running back Shadrach Thornton was arrested Tuesday after striking a pedestrian while riding a scooter on a sidewalk near campus. Raleigh police spokesman Jim Sughrue said Thornton allegedly left the scene of the accident. In an email, Sughrue said the pedestrian suffered “non-life-threatening” injuries, with an accident report stating the pedestrian suffered a facial injury that required stitches. Sughrue said Thornton was later located at the parking deck of his nearby apartment and taken into custody without incident. According to court records, he paid a $500 bond and was released.-ESPN- Read More

September 30, 2015

UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS
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UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS

After Middle Tennessee State missed a game-winning field-goal attempt against Illinois on Saturday, junior Liaohan He jumped from his seat in the Memorial Stadium broadcast booth and shouted into his microphone. He and his broadcast partner Yekai Lu are the first to call an NCAA football game in Mandarin. They are broadcasting all Illini home games online through a free audio link on the team’s website and a mobile app. Their next broadcast will be Saturday when Illinois hosts Nebraska. With a Chinese student population of approximately 5,295 on the campus of more than 44,000, audio streams of the games in Mandarin are, school officials say, an effort to help those Illini students feel greater connected to the university. -Shannon Ryan, Chicago Tribune- Read More

UTAH VALLEY UNIVERSITY
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UTAH VALLEY UNIVERSITY

The Utah Valley University Athletics Department has finalized a five-year partnership deal with Neal Dastrup Insurance. The arrangement will be centered around the Utah Valley men’s basketball program and will run through the 2019-20 season. Since 1974, Neal Dastrup Insurance has been a family owned and operated agency serving Utah’s insurance needs. The company is a multi-line agency offering personal and commercial coverage through highly rated insurance companies. The agency is staffed by proven professionals committed to providing clients with highly personalized service. Neal Dastrup Insurance services clients throughout Utah for its auto, homeowners, life, health, and commercial insurance needs. Read More

WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY
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WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY

Each WSU student on a full athletic scholarship will get an additional $3,542 this school year. Even though it’s cheaper to live in Pullman than it is to live in Seattle, WSU’s cost-of-attendance stipend is more than the $2,679 per scholarship that the Huskies have allocated.  The five power conferences in college sports voted in January to allow schools to have athletic scholarships include a cost-of-attendance stipend – an additional sum of money meant to cover college expenses beyond tuition and room and board. That rule, which took effect in August, marked the first time schools have been able to include cost-of-attendance stipends in the aid package they offer to student-athletes.- Stefanie Loh, The Seattle TimesRead More

IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY
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IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY

Iowa State’s struggle to establish itself among the “big money” teams in the Big 12 while pinching pennies apparently came to a head after the Cyclones won the 2013 Diamond Head Classic in Hawaii. An Ames Tribune expose of the cost-saving measures taken by Iowa State administration published Wednesday detailed a scenario after the tournament wherein Cyclones players and staff were ordered to check out of the team hotel after the game and gather with their belongings in a hotel ballroom — using luggage as pillows and blankets — to await their flight back to Iowa nearly a day later. A Sporting News source was able to confirm the Ames Tribune’s report about players sleeping in the hotel ballroom. – Kami Mattioli, Sporting News- Read More