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May 22, 2017

UAB
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When the University of Alabama at Birmingham sidelined its football program after the 2014 season because of a lack of funding, Jegil Dugger knew, someday, the school again would field a team. As the Blazers are set to return to the field this September, the school’s former star running back is helping carry the financial load. Today, Dugger designs software and technology for Juke Slot, a prominent company in the automated technology industry and holds several government issued patents. Most notably, he is a leader in designing technology to improve the daily lives of the deaf and hard of hearing. Dugger has pledged $100,000 to the UAB Football Operations Center, joining an elite group to become a major donor to the program. In doing so, he joins several significant long-time contributors working for a successful return of football to central Alabama. – econotimes.comRead More

PORTLAND STATE UNIVERSITY
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PORTLAND STATE UNIVERSITY

Portland State head women’s soccer coach Laura Schott has decided to step away from college coaching after nine years at the helm of the Vikings’ program. Schott’s last day will be June 9. A national search for her replacement will begin immediately. Schott’s decision to step down comes after leading the Vikings to four Big Sky regular-season titles in the past nine years, including three straight from 2011-13. Schott was named Big Sky Coach of the Year for the second time after the 2013 season, when she led the Vikings to an unbeaten 8-0-1 record against Big Sky opponents. Schott leaves the Vikings as the program’s all-time winningest head coach with a 73-76-22 overall record, and a 44-21-11 Big Sky record. Schott became the all-time wins leader at Portland State in just her fourth year at the helm, while her 73 career wins more than double that of her nearest competitor. – Read More

UNIVERSITY OF MONTANA
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UNIVERSITY OF MONTANA

Grizzly football will be popping the cork this week with an addition to the artificial turf at Washington-Grizzly Stadium. Less than a year after laying a new synthetic playing surface, FieldTurf is returning to Missoula to install its CoolPlay system that helps lower field temperatures during competition. The key component for CoolPlay involves replacing the top layer of crumb rubber infill with an extruded composite top dressing. That’s crumbled-up cork to the laymen. Montana installed new turf at a cost of $478,000 last July a year ahead of schedule, but because the timing of the project bumped up against the start of fall football camp and the 2016 season, FieldTurf agreed to lay its basic crumb rubber infill with the understanding that the project would be completed at a later date. The project will be completed by June 1, Montana athletic director Kent Haslam said. – AJ MAZZOLINI, missoulian.com – Read More

TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY-COMMERCE
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TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY-COMMERCE

Texas A&M University-Commerce has announced the resignation of Tyler Schiffelbein from the position of head men’s and women’s golf coach. Schiffelbein and his wife will move to Kansas as she has accepted a promotion within her corporation. “It is with mixed emotions that we say goodbye to coach Schiffelbein,” said A&M-Commerce Director of Athletics Tim McMurray. “Tyler has been an exceptional coach and ambassador for our program, and we appreciate his many contributions to Lion golf. His 17 months in Commerce left our golf programs better than he found them and we wish him and Katie the best in their future endeavors.” – JOSH MANCK, gilmermirror.comRead More

 

TOWSON UNIVERSITY
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TOWSON UNIVERSITY

An in-house search committee at Towson University will conduct a national search to find a replacement for longtime baseball coach Mike Gottlieb, an athletic department spokesman said Monday. Towson announced Sunday that the 60-year-old Gottlieb, who had been the team’s head coach since 1988 after previously serving as an assistant under Billy Hunter, would not return for his 31st season. – Don Markus, baltimoresun.comRead More

UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH
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UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH

Pitt is blocking former guard Cameron Johnson’s immediate eligibility to play for ACC foe North Carolina, and it is well within its rights to do that, despite what Jay Bilas thinks. The ESPN analyst blasted the school Sunday on Twitter, arguing Johnson’s amateur status should give him the right to get on the court wherever he wants next season as a graduate transfer. There is a good and well-worn argument to be made that college athletes in big revenue sports such as football and basketball should be paid, or at least be allowed to control their own likenesses. Bilas has been at the forefront of that movement, and good for him. That argument, however, should not be the cudgel used to beat the NCAA or its members in other circumstances where individual athletes don’t get their way. – ADAM BITTNER, post-gazette.comRead More

UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS
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UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS

Kudos to several Texas exes who earned their college degrees over the weekend. I’ve always believed it’s much more difficult to return to school a decade-plus later after a career and maintain the discipline needed to earn that degree. It was nice to see former basketball coach Rick Barnes and his All-American point guard T.J. Ford share such an emotional moment after Ford received his bachelor’s degree in youth and community studies. It’s times like these that remind us how sports can transcend the highlight reel. A career as a pro athlete is a blessing, but there are some youngsters out there who don’t realize that the deck is stacked against them when it comes to making it big in the NBA, NFL, MLB, etc. But armed with a degree, the chance to enjoy a fruitful life goes up immeasurably even without a career in athletics or entertainment. – Cedric Golden, statesman.comRead More

UNIVERSITY OF ST FRANCIS
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UNIVERSITY OF ST FRANCIS

University of St. Francis director of athletics Dave Laketa has announced the resignation of head women’s basketball coach Samantha Quigley Smith to pursue the same opportunity at the NCAA II level with Lewis University. “We are grateful to Samantha for the work that she did to turn our women’s basketball program into one of the top-caliber programs at the NAIA level,” said Laketa. “It has been extremely fun to watch her develop over these past five years, culminating with this year’s undefeated regular-season record and a trip to the semifinals of the NAIA National Tournament. Quigley Smith became the head coach at St. Francis at the age of 23 after serving as a part-time assistant coach in the program for one year and just two years removed from a stellar playing career at NCAA I DePaul University, where she was a two-time All-Big East Second-Team selection. – Lathan Goumas, theherald-news.comRead More

FLORIDA GULF COAST UNIVERSITY
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FLORIDA GULF COAST UNIVERSITY

Contrary to earlier reports, sixth-year Florida Gulf Coast University assistant Michael Fly did not officially accept a lateral position that apparently was offered by Oklahoma State last week.  He’s still listed on the Eagles’ roster. Fly, 33, declined comment Monday morning. So did FGCU fifth-year coach Joe Dooley.  FGCU athletic director Ken Kavanagh said only: “We don’t make comments on personnel moves at other schools.” After numerous reports came out early last week stating Fly had become a member of first-year Oklahoma State coach Mike Boynton’s staff, they were backtracked, beginning on Friday. – Dana Caldwell, naplesnews.comRead More

UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE MARTIN
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UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE MARTIN

There’s a new man in charge of the athletics department at the University of Tennessee Martin. Kurt McGuffin, the current Director of Athletics for Missouri Western State University in St. Joseph, Mo., has been named the new Director of Intercollegiate Athletics for UTM. McGuffin is expected to begin work June 28. “Kurt is a top choice selected from a pool of outstanding candidates, and we are excited to welcome him into the Skyhawk family,” said Dr. Keith Carver, UT Martin chancellor. “I believe he has all the skills and abilities necessary to guide our athletics program into the future.” McGuffin has been with Missouri Western State University for almost six years, where he has been involved in budget management and fundraising, facility enhancements, student-athlete academic improvements and the addition of new athletic options. – Steve Pobst, kfvs12.comRead More

OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY
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OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY

St. John Arena, built in 1956, is an iconic albeit outdated arena. Ohio State plans to solve that with three new facilities in its planned Athletics District. The Covelli Center, a 3,700-seat arena will serve volleyball, gymnastics, fencing, wrestling, and sometimes women’s basketball when it comes to fruition. According to Ohio State, the new structure will include “a state-of-the-art practice facility, along with offices for coaches and student-athlete space.” Perhaps the crown jewel will be the state-of-the-art Schumaker Student-Athlete Development Complex that will provide nutritional, physical, and psychological development for student-athletes on 33 Ohio State teams. It will house 800 athletes for lifting, conditioning, training, and rehabilitating injuries in the complex. –Eleven Warriors, Read More

UNIVERSITY OF IOWA
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UNIVERSITY OF IOWA

A former University of Iowa field hockey coach and her partner, a former associate athletic director, say they aren’t gunning for UI Athletic Director Gary Barta to be fired, despite his role in discrimination claims that resulted in a $6.5 million settlement last week. But Jane Meyer and Tracey Griesbaum say there are deeper gender biases at the UI — and not just in athletics. “It’s not my decision if he keeps his job or not,” Meyer said of Barta. “But there are things in that department that have not been unraveled.” Griesbaum’s gender bias suit against the UI was scheduled to start June 5, but the settlement came together quickly after a judge declined to postpone the Griesbaum case to give the UI time to regroup, attorneys said. Barta released an upbeat statement Friday that ended with the phrase “the best is yet to come,” but Barta’s job may be on the line, depending on the results of an upcoming independent review of athletics employment practices. -Erin Jordan, The Gazette, Read More

SOUTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY
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SOUTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY

Doug Humphrey, who has served as head coach of the women’s swimming and diving team at Northern Iowa the past five seasons, has been hired to lead both the men’s and women’s programs at South Dakota State University, Jackrabbit Director of Athletics Justin Sell announced Monday. At SDSU, Humphrey will take over the reins from Brad Erickson, who is retiring after leading both programs for 41 years. –Read More

AUSTIN PEAY STATE UNIVERSITY
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AUSTIN PEAY STATE UNIVERSITY

Murfreesboro native Katie Locke has been named the Director of Ticket Operations, Austin Peay State University’s Department of Athletics announced today. Katie most recently served as the Director of Ticketing and Sales at the University of Louisiana at Monroe. A position she has held since September 2016 after initially joining ULM as Ticket Manager in August 2015. In her role at Austin Peay, Katie will be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations and gameday needs of the ticket office which includes football, men’s basketball, women’s basketball and baseball. –Read More

NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY
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NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY

NIU is seeking a Director of Event Management. The individual in this position is responsible for managing events and part-time event staff including security. This includes scheduling staff and coordinating arrangements for events, group meetings, and conventions for the Convocation Center at Northern Illinois University. Excellent judgment must be used for all decisions made by this individual. This individual will also be an influence in the greater DeKalb area. They are responsible for all physical arrangements incidental to public functions. He/she will perform their duties with minimal supervision. This position will directly manage 3-4 full-time Events Administrators, 2-3 graduate assistants, and 100-200 part-time event staff. –Apply Now

BALL STATE UNIVERSITY
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BALL STATE UNIVERSITY

Ball State University seeks an Assistant Director of Athletic Compliance. This will coordinate and maintain a program which protects the integrity of Ball State University through compliance with NCAA, Mid-American Conference, and university regulations by student-athletes, coaches, Ball State University employees, and representatives of Ball State University’s athletic interests. Apply here.

QUINCY UNIVERSITY
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QUINCY UNIVERSITY

Quincy University vice president for intercollegiate athletics Marty Bell announced Friday (May 19) that Bob Crank was stepping down as head women’s volleyball coach to accept the top assistant coaching position at Southeast Missouri State. Bell has elevated graduate assistant coach Abby Moser to head coach. Crank spent four seasons as the head coach of the QU women’s volleyball program. Moser takes over the women’s volleyball program after spending the last two seasons as the graduate assistant, helping guide the Hawks into the upper half of the GLVC. Read More.

LITTLE ROCK
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LITTLE ROCK

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock seeks an Associate AD for External Operations. The Associate AD (or Assistant AD, depending on experience) for External Operations is a twelve-month position and will be responsible for the successful execution in planning, developing and administering all aspects of the external functions of the department including: ticket operation, development/fundraising, marketing and promotions, student and campus engagement and volunteer boards. Apply here.

FLAGLER COLLEGE
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FLAGLER COLLEGE

Flagler College men’s basketball coach Chad Warner announced that Blake Selland has joined the basketball staff as an assistant coach. Selland played four seasons for Warner at Shorter University (2011-15). Selland played guard for the Hawks and helped the team to a NAIA Division “Fab Four” in 2012 and the NCCAA national championship in 2013. Following his graduation in 2015, he spent two seasons as an assistant coach for Tyler Murray at Shorter. In both seasons, the Hawks qualified for the Gulf South Conference Tournament. Read More.

BAYLOR UNIVERSITY
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BAYLOR UNIVERSITY

Baylor men’s basketball has hired John Jakus as an assistant coach, head coach Scott Drew announced Friday. Jakus joins the Baylor staff after spending the past three seasons as director of operations at Gonzaga. He previously worked at Baylor as a graduate assistant during the 2012-13 and 2013-14 seasons. Jakus was on Few’s staff as director of operations at Gonzaga for the past three seasons. He assisted the coaching staff with scouting using both film and advanced analytics, and he helped establish a series of cultural beliefs that allowed both the offensive and defensive efficiencies to improve. Read More.

EAST STROUDSBURG UNIVERSITY
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EAST STROUDSBURG UNIVERSITY

Muhamadou Kaba has been promoted to assistant men’s basketball coach at East Stroudsburg University, after serving as the interim assistant coach and recruiting coordinator during the 2016-17 season. Kaba, a 2015 graduate of ESU and a four-year letterwinner at guard from 2011-15, enters his seventh year as a member of the ESU basketball program in 2017-18. Kaba, a native of East Orange, N.J., was an eighth-grade math teacher at East Orange STEM Academy during the 2015-16 academic year before returning to ESU to pursue his coaching career. Read More.

UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
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UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN

Ford Motor Company today named Jim Hackett as its new president and CEO and announced key global leadership changes designed to further strengthen its core automotive business and accelerate a strategic shift to capitalize on emerging opportunities. Hackett, 62, has a long track record of innovation and business success as CEO of Steelcase, Interim Athletic Director at the University of Michigan and executive chairman of Ford Smart Mobility LLC since March 2016. Bill Ford and Ford’s Board of Directors thanked Fields for his significant contributions to the company. Read More.

UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE
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UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE

As Dave Serrano stepped off the field at Lindsey Nelson Stadium one last time Saturday evening, a new era began for the Tennessee baseball program. After Serrano announced his resignation on Wednesday, athletic director John Currie has now been issued the task of hiring a new baseball coach. “I think we have a wonderful opportunity at the University of Tennessee for the right coach to build on the foundation,” Currie said in an interview on Thursday. “I think coach Serrano did some really good things, repairing our APR and all that kind of stuff, to build on our program and get us back into contention in the Southeastern Conference. It’s not easy … but I’m very optimistic that we’ll have a great coach to introduce before too long.” With many options to fill the position, Currie pointed out that he wasn’t just limiting the coaching search to those who have head coaching experience. That would give bigger names such as Chris Burke and Todd Helton an opportunity to at least interview for the position. As for a timetable on when the coaching decision will be made, Currie wasn’t specific but did say that it will be a thorough search. -Rob Harvey, The Daily Times, Read More

PENN STATE
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PENN STATE

There were a lot of questions about the future of Beaver Stadium on Penn State’s Coaches Caravan two weeks ago. And a few answers as well. What emerged was a clearer picture of where Beaver Stadium fits in Penn State’s Facilities Master Plan, released in March. It’s clear that nothing major will be done to the stadium over the next five years. Phase I of the Master Plan will run five years, beginning in 2018-2019, according to both athletic director Sandy Barbour and her aide-de-camp, athletics COO Phil Esten. That phase does not include anything major for the 57-year-old stadium last renovated in 2001 — other than basic upkeep that costs more than $1 million a year. Penn State’s players aren’t clamoring for any big changes in Beaver Stadium. The stadium as it currently stands is a big selling point when they first walk out of the south end tunnel as recruits. And a big #107k home field advantage once they finally step onto the field as bona fide Nittany Lions. Based on the timeline outlined above, it could 2023 or so until Penn State even begins any major renovations at Beaver Stadium. -Mike Poorman, StateCollege, Read More

OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY
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OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY

The Ohio State University Department of Athletics is seeking a Director of Operations for Women’s Ice Hockey program. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, assisting coaching staff with logistical and operational needs, including but not limited to: travel, budget, scheduling, camp operations, mailings and communications. – Apply Here

SUNY PLATTSBURGH
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SUNY PLATTSBURGH

The Department of Intercollegiate Athletics at the State University of New York, College at Plattsburgh seek a qualified candidate to fill a professional appointment as Assistant Athletic Communications Director. This full-time, ten-month position will work closely with the Director of Athletic Communications to promote the 18 NCAA Division III sports sponsored by SUNY Plattsburgh and will report to the Director of Athletics.- Apply Here

CONFERENCE USA
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CONFERENCE USA

Conference USA’s ongoing negotiations over future TV contracts, and questions about whether the American Sports Network will televise its football and basketball beyond this coming season, are among the major topics league officials will discuss when they meet for three days beginning today in Destin, Fla. C-USA officials are re-negotiating contracts with ESPN and ASN that are scheduled to expire next July. Cable network beIN Sports is contracted with C-USA through 2018-19. Losing ASN would be a major blow to the league. Sinclair Broadcast Group, which owns ASN, recently announced a merger with Silver Chalice and 120 Sports to form a new broadcast sports company: STADIUM. It will televise sports events, including C-USA football and basketball, on traditional over-the-air television and on streaming services, including Twitter. Twitter would greatly increase the potential audience for C-USA games, but clearly, retaining ASN is a major priority for league officials. -Harry Minium, Virginian-Pilot, Read More

TOWSON UNIVERSITY
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TOWSON UNIVERSITY

Mike Gottlieb’s career as Towson’s baseball coach received a reprieve in 2013 after the program, on the brink of elimination because of budget cuts, was kept alive with the help of then Gov. Martin O’Malley’s intervention. Four years later, there will be no such second life for Towson’s longtime coach. Gottlieb, 60, said in a telephone interview Sunday that he was informed by athletic director Tim Leonard last Monday that he would not be back for his 31st season as head coach. Gottlieb waited until Sunday to tell his players. In an interview Sunday, Leonard said: “It’s a very hard job and he’s done a lot with a little, but he’s been the head coach for 30 years. I can’t thank him enough. It’s a very hard situation, with a lack of resources and so forth. I think he’s made the most of it. … I’m very appreciative for what he has done. … He fought hard to keep it alive obviously.” -Don Markus, Baltimore Sun, Read More

MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY
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MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY

The future of Spartan Stadium will be less about how many people the school can pack into the building and more about what amenities are available to fans in and around the stadium. That’s according to Michigan State athletic director Mark Hollis, who discussed the future of the stadium last week at the Big Ten’s joint meetings. “What we’re is observing is fewer seats are needed, but amenities need to improve from the standpoint of fans,” Hollis said. “With amenities, it’s what they eat, where they go to the restroom. I think that’ll be the focus.” The 93-year-old stadium is once again under construction this summer, as the latest project in a 12-year run of improvements is underway. Now, the school is in the midst of a $13 million addition to the south end zone that will include restrooms and concession stands. That project is scheduled to be completed by the 2017 opener on Sept. 2. The projects are all part of a stadium master plan the school drafted in 2005, before the press box addition. -Kyle Austin, MLive, Read More

May 21, 2017

ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY
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ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY

Who is Lindsey Campbell? And how is it that she knows more about the $268-million renovation of Sun Devil Stadium than most anyone other than the architects and construction managers? Campbell, 23, periodically asks herself the second question because even she at times finds her progression to be unimaginable. From being an incoming Arizona State freshman seeking a way to stay involved in sports to a full-time employee with the company representing ASU on the largest construction project in school history. “You never know where volunteer work is going to take you,” said Isaac Manning, president of Trinity Works, hired by ASU to manage the stadium project, now in the fourth of five years including a preliminary phase before the 2014 football season. Campbell is Manning’s right-hand woman. She got there she said by “not saying no” to much of what came her way after enrolling at ASU in fall 2012 out of Peoria Liberty High School, where she played softball and other sports. – Jeff Metcalfe, azcentral.comRead More