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September 17, 2018

AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE
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AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE

The American Athletic Conference is accepting applications for the position of Director of Creative Design and Services. The individual will serve as a member of the Conference’s communications/external relations and digital teams. The position reports directly to the Associate Commissioner for Communications and External Relations. The director of creative design and services administers and executes the branding and design efforts of the Conference and works with staff members, vendors and facility contacts to conceptualize and deliver print and digital marketing and communications materials consistent with The American’s brand standards. –Learn More

UNIVERSITY OF UTAH
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UNIVERSITY OF UTAH

Lyft and the University of Utah athletics department are rolling out their new partnership with Lyft serving as the exclusive rideshare partner for each Utes home football game, as well as home meets for gymnastics. “We want dedicated football and gymnastic fans to put their energy into supporting their teams rather than worrying about how to get there and where to park,” said Jeremy Neigher, Lyft Utah market manager. “Utes fans are as passionate about their teams as we are about being a part of the Utah community, so this is a great partnership that will benefit all fans.” “Our partnership with Lyft will help support the transportation objectives of the University of Utah at our athletic events by providing affordable, reliable transportation for our fans,” said Ann Argust, associate athletics director of marketing and branding at University of Utah. “We appreciate Lyft’s support of Utah athletics.” For the remaining four Utes football games, Lyft will have two dedicated and exclusive pickup and drop-off areas within a short walk from Rice-Eccles Stadium. A dedicated spot at the Huntsman Center’s exit will service fans of Utes gymnastics. All pickup and drop-off areas will have significant Lyft signage to direct passengers. –Read More

NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY
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NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY

The Northern Illinois Huskies are visiting Tallahassee this weekend to take on the Florida State Seminoles and it’s a trip that’s about much more than football. The 2013 Orange Bowl rematch replaces what had been a home date with Idaho on the NIU schedule. It’s also a $1.6 million payday, courtesy of Florida State University. This cash infusion helped save jobs in DeKalb, Illinois, where they were facing a massive budget shortfall. NIU leadership approached Huskies head coach Rod Carey about 18 months ago and told him that an opportunity for a money game existed at Florida State. “Knowing it was going to save jobs, not just in the athletic department, but across campus you have to do it.” NIU has lost $125 million in state funding over three years, due to the state of Illinois’ extreme budget crisis. -Paul M Banks, The Sports Bank, Read More

September 16, 2018

AUBURN UNIVERSITY
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AUBURN UNIVERSITY

Gus Malzahn is trying to help his own cause. The sixth-year Auburn coach and his wife Kristi have made a $2 million donation towards a long-discussed football-only complex at Auburn, according to a source with knowledge of the situation. Auburn has discussed such a facility for years and it’s been at the top of Malzahn’s wish list for some time. Now with a seven-year, $49 million contract, Malzahn has put his money where his mouth is with the project. Malzahn would prefer a new standalone facility like several SEC programs have built in recent years, but it’s unclear whether Auburn would build a new one, most likely where Auburn’s old track is currently, or renovate its current athletics complex, which was built in 1989. -James Crepea, AL.com, Read More

UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA
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UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA

Why, when Virginia decided it couldn’t play Saturday’s game against Ohio at Scott Stadium due to the potential impact of Hurricane Florence, did it decide to play in the Music City? The answer has a lot to do with Carla Williams, UVa’s director of athletics. Williams worked for the Commodores’ athletic department from 2000 to 2003. She still has a good relationship with outgoing Vanderbilt AD David Williams and deputy AD Candice Lee. “When we picked up the phone and called David,” Carla Williams said, “explained the situation, immediately he was eager to help.” Of course there were other factors at play. Virginia wanted a venue outside of the path of the incoming storm — one that was far enough inland but could also accommodate two out-of-town teams on short notice. The first preliminary discussions of moving the game started on Sunday when “we realized the storm was becoming a potential issue for everyone along the coastline.” It was on Monday when Williams said that they wouldn’t be able to play on Thursday, Friday or Saturday in Charlottesville. So the athletics department joined with Bronco Mendenhall then and came to a final determination on Tuesday. -Sam Blum, Daily Progress, Read More

SAGINAW VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY
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SAGINAW VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY

Saginaw Valley State University has appointed John Decker as Director of Athletes in a permanent capacity. Decker had been Interim Athletic Director since the retirement of Mike Watson in January. He joined SVSU in 2014 as Associate Vice President and General Counsel. Decker, who was born in Saginaw, previously worked for 34 years at the local law firm Braun Kendrick including 12 years as managing partner. -FM Talk 100.5, Read More

UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS
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UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS

Illinois athletic director Josh Whitman offered advice for the roughly 50 fans who gathered in shorts and sneakers in front of Wrigley Field early Saturday morning. “We ban people from running with us if they’re too good,” he joked. “If you’re too athletic, don’t show up.” Since his hiring in 2016, Whitman has run a few miles with fans before every Illini home game. Saturday’s matchup against South Florida at Soldier Field in Chicago was no exception. With many athletic directors removed from fans or available only at high-priced donor functions, Whitman’s informal runs also offer rare accessibility for fans. At least those for those who can keep up. “It’s a great example of how passionate people feel about the program,” said Whitman, wearing a blue Illini running shirt and shorts. “We talk when we run. People ask questions. We go through the quad and (alumni) enjoy reminiscing. It’s just cool to connect that way.” “It’s real informal,” he said. “The thing I like about it is it’s like a pop-up run.” -Shannon Ryan, Chicago Tribune, Read More

BYU
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BYU

BYU launched a new app called “BYU Gameday” at the season opener against the University of California, Berkeley on Sept. 8, after years of planning. The app was developed to enhance the fan experience at LaVell Edwards Stadium. It allows access to instant replays, player and game stats, player bios, social media integration, radio broadcasts, a stadium map, fan games, Cougar Club donations, food ordering for pick up and BYU Store merchandise ordering for seat delivery. The app is designed to exclusively work at home football games in LaVell Edwards Stadium, functioning “hand-in-hand” with the newly installed Wi-Fi system. Alletto mentioned the Wi-Fi’s extensive cost and explained that other universities don’t have Wi-Fi or a game day app, let alone both. -Jenae Hyde, Daily Universe, Read More

OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY
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OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY

Coach Urban Meyer says he made a “bad decision” in choosing to bring Zach Smith to Ohio State and that he should have made athletic director Gene Smith aware of the assistant football coach’s legal history at the time. Meyer told ESPN’s Tom Rinaldi that he couldn’t recall why he didn’t inform his athletic director, noting that it was several years ago, but said, “In hindsight, I should have.” “I just can’t tell you exactly what my mindset was at the time,” Meyer told Rinaldi in an interview that aired Sunday morning. Meyer also admitted that he “erred” in his handling of Smith. “I erred when I made a decision to do the best I can to help stabilize that situation,” Meyer said. “And one of the things I look back now — I probably should’ve fired him.” Meyer had been prohibited from coaching the Buckeyes’ first three games for his handling of domestic abuse allegations against Smith and how he represented his awareness of the allegations in July. Meyer’s three-game suspension ended Sunday. Meyer, who was suspended without pay, had been allowed to participate in practice the past two weeks. -ESPN, Read More

SOUTHERN UTAH UNIVERSITY
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SOUTHERN UTAH UNIVERSITY

New SUU athletic director Debbie Corum would rather play just one “money game,” at about $1 million per year. She’s working on it. There’s a long line to get on the schedule of the $1 million opponents such as Alabama, Michigan and Georgia. Corum was viewed as a coup of a hire by Southern Utah; for five years she was the Senior Women’s Athletic administrator at UConn, a women’s basketball bigshot at the NCAA’s biggest women’s basketball school. Before that, she was on the administrative staff of the Southeastern Conference, LSU and at Stanford. So now the Thunderbirds are thinking bigger than ever before; they will play two games at Utah and another at Arizona State in the near future, but Saturday’s game in Tucson is the only UA-SUU game scheduled. -Greg Hansen, Arizona Star, Read More

AUBURN UNIVERSITY
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AUBURN UNIVERSITY

Auburn University athletics director Allen Greene shared a concept for a potential future football ops building with the university’s board of trustees this week. “The board has not been formally briefed on this possible project,” university president Steven Leath said during the board’s workshop Thursday. “So we’re not here today to get approval. We’re not here to get any details on finances. We’re here really so Allen can get all the board up to speed on what they’re looking at as a possible project.” Greene showed the trustees a visual presentation depicting a 3D model of what the exterior of a football-only complex might look like. He also showed a screen bearing images of football operations complexes at other SEC schools, including Alabama, Tennessee, and LSU, and the recent years in which they were constructed. The concept of a building on the Auburn campus that houses only football operations is still in the early phases of discussion, Greene stressed. Such a building would likely house a locker room, weight room, team meeting room, position meeting rooms, a student-athlete lounge, an athletic training room, a nutrition and fueling area, and coaches’ offices. -Kara Coleman Fields, Opelika-Auburn News, Read More

NORTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY
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NORTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY

With the renovations complete, North Dakota State University athletics dedicated the $2M complex at a grand opening Friday, September 14, that included renaming of the softball facility to Tharaldson Park. Phase II included replacing the entire softball playing surface with Field Turf including the infield, outfield, warning track and bullpen areas. Richards Excavating of Fargo took care of removing the old surface, and leveling the field and surrounding area. The seating capacity at the stadium has increased to 735 with the addition of a 183-seat bleacher down the right field line. There is also a visitor’s bullpen beyond the bleachers. -Keith Albertson, KVRR, Read More

UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS
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UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS

Just six weeks after coming on staff as athletic director at the University of Kansas, Jeff Long is saying that building up the football program should take precedence over a multimillion-dollar remodel of the David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium. “The stadium is still very important,” Long said, during a question and answer session following a presentation he gave at a Chamber luncheon Friday at the Arterra Event Gallery. However, he added that KU was going to focus first on building a new program before turning its full attention to the venue where the team would play. A year ago, the $350 million five-year campaign dubbed “Raise The Chant” kicked off with plans that included upgrades to Memorial Stadium, Hoglund Ballpark, construction of a new 3,000-seat volleyball arena and completion of renovations at Allen Fieldhouse. The volleyball facility is due to be finished by the end of the season, Long said. The football practice facility is due to be finished next spring. “I am not sure where the campaign is,” Long said. “But we need to raise funds for coaches to go out and recruit the players who would build the team. There are things missing in our program — that is going to take resources.” Long said the university “sent a message” when it brought in KU head football coach David Beaty at a salary of $600,000 when coaches at Texas and Texas A&M; were getting $3.5 million. -Kathy Hanks, KU Sports, Read More

September 14, 2018

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS
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UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS

The University of North Texas announced the largest donation in the history of its athletic department on Friday to help fund construction of the school’s new indoor practice facility. Don and Patty Lovelace, their son, Dillon, and granddaughter, Macey, donated $2.5 million. UNT has begun early work on the venue that is expected to be completed by next summer. The school will officially break ground on the facility on Sept. 29 during “Champions Weekend.” UNT will also unveil a statue of program legend “Mean” Joe Green outside of Apogee Stadium before a game against Louisiana Tech University. The school’s softball stadium is named Lovelace Stadium in honor of the Lovelaces who helped fund its construction.  -Brett Vito, Denton Record-Chronicle, Read More

THE CITADEL
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THE CITADEL

Mike Capaccio, who had been executive vice president for athletic development at The Citadel Foundation, was named The Citadel’s 13th athletic director on Aug. 15. The Citadel announced last month that it would delay renovation of the east side of Johnson Hagood Stadium by at least a year, due to fundraising and logistical concerns. A new artificial turf field, costing about $1 million, will go in after the 2018 season. But a plan to put in 3,000 permanent seats on the east side, at a cost of about $4 million, won’t happen until at least the 2020 season. On the football front, The Citadel has “money games” scheduled with FBS foes Alabama for this season, Georgia Tech in 2019, Clemson in 2020 and 2024 and Ole Miss in 2025. Capaccio is trying to add to that list, but says those games could go away fairly soon. “I really think down the road, the Power 5 conferences will take their ball and go play at a different level,” he said. “And that will provide a real challenge for schools like us. We have a very difficult model to maintain financially, and that’s one of my big concerns.” Capaccio said The Citadel has raised about $19 million toward a goal of $50 million for an athletic department endowment. Most of the annual cash flow eventually produced by the endowment would go toward the scholarship bill, which is about $4 million per year. “Our future is the endowment,” he said. “Our goal for (the last) campaign was $15 million, and we are at about $19 million. We need to get to $50 million and that’s what I’m working on now. The good news is that our foundation board is putting more emphasis on athletic fundraising. -Jeff Hartsell, Post and Courier, Read More

PENN STATE
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PENN STATE

Penn State Intercollegiate Athletics continues to experience revenue growth, with a stabilized budget and increased reserve balance, according to Director of Athletics Sandy Barbour, who presented today (Sept. 13) to the Board of Trustees Committee on Finance, Business and Capital Planning. Through a combination of investment strategies, expense reduction initiatives and a steady climb in both overall traditional and new revenues, ICA had built a reserve balance to approximately $13.1 million as fiscal year 2018 concluded. Barbour referenced that in the ICA budget projections over the next five years, $4 million will be held and designated for the priority projects outlined in the facilities master plan. Read More.

LSU
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LSU

Lemoine is the athletic training staff’s sports science research associate — a position funded nearly a year ago by the LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans to bolster the ongoing medical studies within LSU athletics. Within the past two years, the LSU athletic training staff has formed partnerships with local hospitals and the U.S. Department of Defense, and the Tiger Athletic Foundation set up a separate funding account in July 2017 so people could specifically donate to the staff’s research projects.Somewhere down there, stomach acid was tearing away the white coating of the $40 pill, revealing the copper-colored thermometer that held a micro-range radio signal. – The Advocate. Read More.

UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI
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UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI

The University of Cincinnati settled a federal lawsuit filed with a student-athlete who said she was kicked off a team because her Instagram photos were “too sexy.” On Tuesday, UC agreed to pay Shalom Ifeanyi $40,000 as part of the settlement, but did not admit any wrongdoing. In March, Ifeanyi sued UC and volleyball coach Molly Alvey for racial discrimination, sex discrimination, sexual harassment and retaliation. Ifeanyi said she was removed from the team because she did not fit the “biased image” of a UC volleyball player. – Kate Murphy, Cincinnati Enquirer. Read More.

SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY
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SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY

Fans attending Southern’s home opener on Saturday can rest easy knowing they won’t have to fight their way through limited entrances at A.W. Mumford Stadium. Athletic Director Roman Banks announced on coach Dawson Odums’ weekly radio show all gates will be functional this weekend after contractors struggled to complete renovations to the home-side stands due to rain the past few weeks. Construction won’t be entirely finished by Saturday, Banks added, but all restrooms and entrances will be open to the public. He previously said the stadium will be at “85-90 percent.” Renovations to the visitors side are expected to begin immediately after the final home game this season. – Mike Gegenheimer, The Advocate. Read More.

SAGINAW VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY
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SAGINAW VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY

Saginaw Valley State University has appointed John Decker to serve as director of Athletics in a permanent capacity. Decker had been serving as the interim director since January when Mike Watson retired. Decker joined SVSU in 2014 as associate vice president and general counsel. Prior to that, he worked for 34 years for the Saginaw-based law firm Braun Kendrick, including 12 years as managing partner. – WNEM. Read More.

BETHEL UNIVERSITY
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BETHEL UNIVERSITY

Director of Athletics, Bob Bjorklund, announced recently that Tim Beasley has been promoted to Assistant Athletic Director for Strategic Communications and Marketing/Assistant Head Baseball Coach. Beasley, who served as Bethel University’s Assistant Sports Information Director/Assistant Head Baseball Coach since the fall of 2012, will now oversee all communication, marketing, and branding aspects for BU athletics. Read More.

LAFAYETTE COLLEGE
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LAFAYETTE COLLEGE

Athletic director Sherryta Freeman is looking forward to improving the student-athlete experience at Lafayette and to unveiling her strategic plan for the department this fall. Improving the student-athlete experience has been a focus of discussion among her and her staff, Freeman said. While she looks to balance the responsibilities that already come with being athletic director, she said she recognizes the fact that there are not many people of her background in the same position—and that adds an extra impetus for her to perform excellently in her role. Upon accepting the job at Lafayette, Freeman became one of just 12 women of color to hold Athletic Director positions at Division I colleges. “I understand that there aren’t many African-American women, and even men for that matter, who are currently Division I athletic directors, so my task is to do a good job for myself, but also because I know that there are a lot of up-and-coming people who look like me who want to believe that it is possible to sit in this seat,” she said, “and the better job I do…I hope, the easier it becomes for the next person who looks like me to sit in this seat.” As for her endeavors at Lafayette, Freeman said she is in possession of the completed review of the athletic department conducted by an outside consulting firm that began under former athletic director Bruce McCutcheon. She added that her team is using it to strategize for the future. -AJ Traub, The Lafayette, Read More

UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA
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UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA

While Oklahoma State and Tulsa now both sell beer at home football games, the University of Oklahoma has avoided doing so to general patrons, though it serves brew in luxury suites. But OU president James Gallogly said during Thursday’s Board of Regents meeting he plans on making a recommendation at a later date to regents about beer sales at athletic events. The next OU regents meeting is Oct. 29-30 at Cameron University in Lawton. In June, OU athletic director Joe Castiglione said there was no plan to sell beer at athletic events, but Gallogly said the school has been recently studying positives and negatives. Tulsa began selling beer ahead of the 2016 football season. Oklahoma State, after a test run in baseball last spring, began sales at Boone Pickens Stadium for the Sept. 1 season opener against Missouri State. -Tyler Palmateer, Norman Transcript, Read More

UNIVERSITY OF THE PACIFIC
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UNIVERSITY OF THE PACIFIC

Janet Lucas doesn’t mind going first, no matter what challenge awaits her. In May Lucas became the first woman to become the fulltime athletic director at University of the Pacific. Lucas was hired to replace the retired Ted Leland in April, and took over the 18-team athletic department in May. Lucas said the first few months have been about listening and learning, and she has a clear idea of the course she wants to set for the athletic department. “We do, in athletics, automatically focus on winning. But I define winning in a slightly different way when I talk to our student-athletes,” Lucas said. “It starts with a winning attitude and a winning effort. And it’s about the best people they can be every day. Among the challenges she faces is dealing with various financial issues. Last year, the Pacific athletic department went over budget by $4 million. Lucas said the perception of athletics “took a bit of a hit.” “Part of what I have been directed to do is to balance this budget,” Lucas said. “That is at the center of a lot of the decision making right now, because we want to be a very positive, productive partner on campus.” – Scott Linesburgh, RecordNet, Read More

OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY
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OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

A provision in Pat Casey’s updated contract with Oregon State opens the door for his return as Beavers baseball coach. The new contract, dated Sept. 6, outlines Casey’s position, duties, responsibilities and compensation as senior associate athletic director and special assistant to the vice president and director of athletics, Scott Barnes. Casey announced his retirement on Sept. 6 after 24 years as Beavers baseball coach. In order to resume duties as baseball coach, Casey must request the reassignment by June 1, 2019, or earlier, if the school begins to negotiate with a prospective head coaching candidate. In that case, Barnes must give Casey written notice, and Casey has 10 days to respond. The reassignment clause was offered by Barnes, according to a university source. Casey’s revised contract runs through June 30, 2022, when his baseball contract was set to expire. He will be paid $300,000 for the remainder of 2018, followed with annual salaries of $156,000 in 2019, $570,000 in 2020, $600,000 in 2021 and $630,000 in 2022. In addition, the school will continue to add $13,889 per month to a contract fulfillment account that began in June 2016. Should Casey have continuous employment at OSU through June 2022,  Among Casey’s primary duties in his new role are assisting in athletic department fundraising efforts, serving as an ambassador for OSU athletics and mentoring coaches in all sports. -Nick Daschel, Oregon Live, Read More

September 13, 2018

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS
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UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS

North Texas began the early stages of construction on its new indoor practice facility this week. The venue is being added to the Darrell R. Dickey Football Practice Facility next to the Mean Green Athletic Center. Construction workers have fenced off part of the area and begun digging a trench through the fields. UNT will officially break ground on the facility during an event held in conjunction with the Mean Green’s game against Louisiana Tech on Sept. 29. UNT will unveil a statue of program legend “Mean” Joe Greene the same day. The venue is expected to provide a significant boost for UNT’s program. – Brett Vito, dentonrc – Read More

TENNESSEE TECH UNIVERSITY
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TENNESSEE TECH UNIVERSITY

After directing one of the fastest and arguably the most impressive turnarounds in the history of Tennessee Tech Athletics, head cross country and women’s track & field coach Wayne Angel has received a contract extension that will keep him at the helm of the Golden Eagle programs through the 2020-21 athletic seasons. The contract extension was announced by Director of Athletics Mark Wilson, who went on to say, “When we made the decision to take the next step in building our women’s track & field and both cross country programs, we conducted a national search to find a dedicated and experienced coach that would help us compete at the highest level of the Ohio Valley Conference and beyond while maintaining our standards for academic success. The extension was announced just months after the Golden Eagle women’s track & field team completed a season sweep of the OVC Championships, the first of their kind in Tech history. The indoor squad dominated on its way to the program’s first-ever OVC title, scoring more than 30 points more than runner-up Eastern Kentucky and claiming eight event titles. – herald-citizen – Read More

SAN JOSE STATE UNIVERSITY
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SAN JOSE STATE UNIVERSITY

In the world of college football “revenue games,” the San Jose State Spartans are prolific. They’ve been playing much better competition for money, a practice both criticized and applauded in collegiate circles, since the 1950s. In the process, they’ve made millions of dollars to support the school’s athletic program. In many ways, the Spartans are a case study in the pay-for-play arena of big-time college football. The school fields a competitive team, but it’s almost always overmatched against the powerhouse programs scheduled every year. But the athletic department coffers benefit. Is San Jose State just playing the role of the perennial piñata, sacrificing its young players for financial gain? Or has the school mastered the system, leveraging scheduling problems for profit? If you ask people at San Jose State, they’ll tell you it all works for the Spartans. Consider the case of former San Jose State receiver Chandler Jones, who was thrown into a high-pressure situation in the very first game of his college career. – Tom FitzGerald, sfgate –  Read More

UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS
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UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS

The men’s and women’s cross-country programs are no strangers to change. Last year, the Illinois Athletic Department announced the men’s and women’s cross country and track and field programs would be led by a single coaching staff. The reorganization came after the 2017 outdoor track season, which was followed by the hiring of a slew of assistant coaches, including former assistant coach Sarah Haveman. But this year, Haveman is at the helm of both cross-country teams — a coaching job that has historically had high turnover. The women’s team has seen three head coaches in as many years. However, according to the Purdue alumna and former head coach at the University of Dayton, her experience with the women’s team has seasoned her for being head coach of both programs. Stepping into the head coaching role on the men’s team, Haveman has become the only female coach at the University to oversee a men’s program. –  MEGHAN REST, dailyillini – Read More

WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY
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WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY

Washington State University President Kirk Schulz and Athletic Director Pat Chun released a joint statement Thursday in response to a report from The Daily Evergreenwhich details a number of sexual harassment allegations against Cougar Athletic Fund assistant director Jason Gesser. The report draws on a complaint review filed with the university’s Office of Equal Opportunity. Gesser is accused of making advances towards student-athletes and university interns. The article states the OEO was told Gesser had a sexual relationship with his intern. The Daily Evergreen reports the accusations date back to 2014. Gesser was brought on to the Cougar Athletic Fund in 2015 and named the CAF assistant athletic director in August 2017. Schulz and Chun released this statement Thursday morning: “President Kirk Schulz and Director of Athletics Pat Chun have offered the following statement in response to the September 13 article regarding WSU staff member Jason Gesser in the The Daily Evergreen. – Taylor Graham, kxly – Read More