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December 23, 2015

UNITED STATES NAVAL ACADEMY
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UNITED STATES NAVAL ACADEMY

Naval Academy athletic director Chet Gladchuk confirmed to The Capital this week that Ken Niumatalolo earned a new contract upon deciding to stay as the institution’s head football coach. Gladchuk declined to reveal specifics of the deal, but acknowledged that Niumatalolo received an increase in base salary among other considerations. “We reworked things a bit for Kenny as a show of appreciation for a job well done,” Gladchuk said. “We have always treated Kenny fairly with regard to compensation and this is just a continuation of that mindset.” Niumatalolo was earning a base salary of just under $1.7 million, according to a USA Today report on Division I head coaching salaries. However, that figure is believed to be outdated and based on when the contract was originally signed in 2011. Sources have told The Capital that Niumatalolo had annual escalators built into the contract that have increased the salary over the years. -Bill Wagner, Capital Gazette, Read More

 

NCAA
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NCAA

Forbes is out with its annual list ranking the most profitable teams in college football and for the seventh straight year, Texas tops the list. Texas’ team value is up 16% this year to $152 million, and that climb to the stratosphere should hardly be a surprise at this point. Last season Texas generated an unprecedented $121 million in revenue; the Longhorns remain the only college football team to ever break the $100 million revenue mark, which they’ve done for four straight years. Even more staggering: The team booked $92 million in profit. You can see the enitre list here -Chris Smith, Forbes, Read More

UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO
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UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO

The director of operations for the University of New Mexico’s men’s basketball team is on paid leave after questions were raised about the team’s credit card bill. Cody Hopkins was hired as the director of operations last year. Officials with UNM’s Athletic Department confirmed Hopkins’ absence Tuesday afternoon. Hopkins is in charge of booking hotel rooms for the team on the road and buying meals for them while they are at home or away. Officials with UNM’s Athletic Department said Hopkins was placed on paid leave after he never turned in receipts for some purchases he made with his team credit card. “There were enough of them missing that our coach noticed it and alerted our office of finance,” Asst. A.D. for Communications Frank Mercogliano said. -Matt Howerton, KOAT, Read More

WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY
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WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY

CougFam operates mainly off a private Facebook group where family members post and receive updates about things such as where the WSU football team will stay on the road, who needs a ride from the airport or what the team’s schedule is in a given week.  All this is done with the full support of the WSU athletic department. Osur-Myers connected with athletic director Bill Moos after the spring game this year and volunteered to start a family organization affiliated with the Cougar Athletic Fund to connect the family members of WSU football players. Moos loved the idea. He assigned Mitch Stiltjes, a program assistant with the CAF, to be WSU’s liaison to CougFam, and helped the budding organization secure a $30,000 donation from IMG, WSU’s media-rights partner, to sponsor a tent for pregame tailgating in the Cougarville area before all home football games. CougFam’s membership fee this past season ranged from $150 to $250 (depending on family size), and included membership to the Cougar Athletic Fund, an official hat, entry to the CougFam tent at home football games, and a pregame meal. At road games, CougFam piggybacks on the WSU Alumni Association’s tailgate. A scholarship fund also has been set up to help families who can’t afford the CougFam membership. Stiltjes estimates that the Facebook group has grown to more than 100 members, and that about 50 to 60 percent of the football players’ families are associated with CougFam. -Stefanie Loh, Seattle Times, Read More

UNIVERSITY OF NEW ORLEANS
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UNIVERSITY OF NEW ORLEANS

University of New Orleans seeks an Assistant Athletic Director for Student-Athlete Enrichment.
The Assistant Athletic Director for Student-Athlete Enrichment is responsible for management and advancement of the following areas within the department of Intercollegiate Athletics: Academic support and experience enhancement for student-athletes; CHAMPS Life Skills program; Privateer Community Outreach program and other duties associated with student-athlete enrichment.  Employee will represent UNO in a positive manner at any events on or off campus. Apply here

December 22, 2015

UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH
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UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH

University of Pittsburgh is seeking an Athletic Trainer.  Individual serves the Athletic Department as an athletic trainer/clinical instructor for University of Pittsburgh Football program and other duties as assigned. The incumbent is responsible to provide comprehensive athletic training services to the sports assigned by the Head Athletic Trainer in accordance with the Policies and Procedures of the department.  This position requires a master’s degree, 3-5 years college experience with an emphasis upon Football and certification by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Board of Certification.  Apply here

UNIVERSITY OF MONTANA WESTERN
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UNIVERSITY OF MONTANA WESTERN

For the last three seasons Montana Western athletic Director Ryan Nourse witnessed the ascension of the football program under former head coach B.J. Robertson, who accepted an assistant coaching position at Montana State last week. Nourse may have been in an administrative role, but he had a sizable hand in the Bulldogs’ climb to No. 16 in the final NAIA this past season having recruited the decorated senior class when he was Western’s head coach from 2010-2012. With Robertson’s recent departure, Nourse has opted to take over the football program once again. Before his first head coaching stint at Western — he led the program to a noticeable rise from 1-10 in 2010, 2-9 in 2011 to 4-6 in 2012 — Nourse was the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at NAIA power Morningside in Sioux City, Iowa. – Ryan Collingwood,  helenair.comRead More

FLORIDA A&M UNIVERSITY
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FLORIDA A&M UNIVERSITY

FAMU’s oft-malfunctioning — and sometimes inoperable — north end zone scoreboard at Bragg Memorial Stadium has been a source of trouble for years. The school is receiving a Christmas upgrade, courtesy of Florida State. FAMU Athletic Director Milton Overton said the scoreboard was given to the university free-of-charge, though it will cost roughly $125,000 to install and program it. Overton thanked FSU Athletic Director Stan Wilcox and President Thrasher for “their willingness to gift the scoreboard ” to FAMU Athletics. -Jordan Culver, Tallahassee DemocratRead More

COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY-PUEBLO
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COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY-PUEBLO

Colorado State University-Pueblo is seeking an Assistant to the Athletic Director. This full-time twelve-month position provides an assistant to the Director of Athletics in the Department of Athletics. Primary areas of responsibilities are: Athletics Ticket Manager; including developing athletics tickets sales program, marketing of tickets sales programs, hiring ticket personnel for game day sales at events and total reconciliation of ticket sales; Facilities Manager including monitoring of athletics facilities, contracting of groups needing to rent facilities, development and maintenance of a facility schedule for athletics facilities and coordinating athletics facilities needs with University physical plant director; Other duties could be assigned by the Director of Athletics. Apply here

CLEMSON UNIVERSITY
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CLEMSON UNIVERSITY

Clemson University in South Carolina has broken ground with its new state of the art $76.4 million football complex that will be attached to their indoor practice facility and existing practice fields.  “It’ll be their home on campus, when they’re not in class” said Clemson athletics spokesman Joe Galbraith. The new 140,000-square-foot facility will likely be the best for just a matter of months, until the next school decides to transform a corner of its campus into what Drake Group President Gerald Gurney terms “day spas” designed to entice teenagers. -Danielle Rendina, smh.com.auRead More

 

 

BALL STATE UNIVERSITY
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BALL STATE UNIVERSITY

Head coach Pete Lembo has left Ball State to become Maryland’s assistant head coach and special teams coordinator. Maryland announced the move Tuesday. The 45-year-old Lembo, a former Georgetown player, has compiled a record of 112-65 as a college head coach and was 33-29 in five seasons with the Cardinals. In 2013, Lembo led BSU to a 10-3 record, but in the past two seasons, they went 8-16.  Lembo decided to make the move after dealing with frustration after years leading one of the most under-resourced programs in the MAC. -Bruce Feldman, Fox SportsRead More

SOUTHERN UTAH UNIVERSITY
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SOUTHERN UTAH UNIVERSITY

Southern Utah University is seeking an Associate Athletics Director for Development. General SummaryThe Associate Athletic Director for Development is responsible to create a program of engagement with SUU Athletics and external constituencies that will encourage philanthropic gifts to the department from alumni, friends, parents and other leads as SUU Athletics looks to provide the best possible experience for its’ student-athletes. This position will manage a portfolio of individual donor prospects rated at $10,000 and above. This role will also have sport supervision over selected programs. Apply here

UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA
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UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA

It took only a week before Kirby Smart was officially hired as Georgia’s new coach and probably would have been done faster if not for the Alabama defensive coordinator having to coach that week in the Southeastern Conference championship. game. Georgia will pay Carr’s firm $42,175.08 for his work in Georgia landing Smart, according to an invoice obtained by OnlineAthens and the Athens Banner-Herald in an open records request. That covers $40,000 in fees and $2,175.08 for search related expenses. Most of those search related expenses were for hotel, food and travel costs for Carr. Georgia was charged $500 for candidate background checks. -Marc Weiszer, DogBitesOnline.comRead More

UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT  AUSTIN
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UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN

The Texas Longhorns have not performed up to their standards on the football field recently, but fans continue to support the program through the rough patch. Per CBS Sports, UT remains the nation’s most profitable athletic department by a wide margin. Texas brought in $179.6 million in revenue last year, $8.7 million more than second-place Ohio State, who won a national title in football. – Haisten Willis, SB NATIONRead More

LENOIR-RHYNE UNIVERSITY
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LENOIR-RHYNE UNIVERSITY

Lenoir-Rhyne has named Mike Kellar its new Head Football Coach, university officials announced on campus today at a press conference. Kellar becomes the 21st mentor in school history. “Coach (Mike) Kellar was the unanimous selection of our search committee,” said Wayne B. Powell, University President. “LR has one of the top football programs in the country, and we have attracted a head coach who can take us to an even higher level both on and off the field.” “His experience and winning record speaks for itself. We are confident that he is the right fit for our University and will uphold the core values that define Lenoir-Rhyne,” added Powell, who said the search committee included members from the University’s administration and athletic staff. Kellar spent a total of 10 seasons at California (Pa.). He served the last four seasons as head coach, leading the Vulcans to a 31-12 record while playing ten nationally-ranked teams. –Read More

UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII
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UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII

A former University of Hawaii, Manoa, men’s basketball head coach violated NCAA ethical conduct rules and did not promote an atmosphere for compliance in his program, according to a decision issued by a Division I Committee on Infractions panel. The former head coach provided false or misleading information during the investigation, allowed his director of operations to participate in coaching activities, and failed to report a possible violation. A former assistant men’s basketball coach also violated NCAA ethical conduct rules when he provided an extra benefit to a student-athlete, provided false information about the benefit during interviews, and altered a financial responsibility form on behalf of another student-athlete. Penalties in the case include a three-year probation period, a one-year postseason ban for the men’s basketball team, vacation of certain men’s basketball games, and a financial penalty. The former head coach received a three-year show-cause order and the former assistant coach received a two-year show-cause order. During a show-cause period, if the individuals work for a member school, their athletic duties may be restricted. -Emily James, NCAARead More

TEXAS STATE UNIVERSITY
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TEXAS STATE UNIVERSITY

Dennis Franchione’s second run at Texas State has come to an end. Multiple reports, including one from Fox Sports’ Bruce Feldman, point to Coach Fran stepping down from his post as the Bobcats’ coach hours before his message to players was released, via Keff Ciardello. Franchione returned to Texas State in 2011 as the program was in the process of an FBS transition, leading the team to 39-43 record through FCS independence, one season in the now-defunct WAC and three years in the Sun Belt. The 2015 season was Fran’s worst finish yet, including his first tenure with Southwest Texas State in 1990-91, as the Bobcats ended up 10th in the Sun Belt standings with a 3-9 record overall. Read More

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI
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UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI

Southern Miss officials — as well as former coach Donnie Tyndall and ex-assistant Adam Howard — are scheduled to appear before the NCAA’s committee on infractions in Indianapolis on Jan. 21, a source has told CBS Sports. This is the next step in USM’s case with the NCAA. Southern Miss has already self-imposed postseason bans for 2015 and 2016. The NCAA, last July, levied seven Level I violations against Southern Miss, among them charges that include arranging fraudulent academic credit and impermissible financial aid. A source told CBS Sports that neither Southern Miss nor Tyndall will deny that some rules were violated. The main point of contention, a source said, will be to what extent Tyndall was directly involved because much of the NCAA’s case against Tyndall was built on the testimony of Howard, a disgruntled former Southern Miss assistant whom a source said essentially cut a deal with the NCAA to flip on Tyndall after initially being caught in lies. -Gary Parrish, CBS Sports, Read More

COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY
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COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY

Colorado State University is seeking an Assistant Marketing Director. The Assistant Marketing Director, in conjunction with the Assistant Athletic Director for Marketing, is responsible for developing creative marketing programs and activities which cultivate interest, support and revenue for Colorado State Athletics. This individual will oversee marketing initiatives, ticket sales and game production for the sports of Volleyball and Women’s Basketball with a key focus on maximizing ticket revenue, increasing fan attendance and enhancing the Colorado State Athletics brand. This individual will also assist with the marketing operations and events for Football, Men’s Basketball and other sport programs. –Apply Here

SOUTHERN METHODIST UNIVERSITY
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SOUTHERN METHODIST UNIVERSITY

Larry Brown is ready to return to the bench after No. 18 SMU went undefeated during the Hall of Fame coach’s nine-game suspension to start the season. Brown will be in charge again when the Mustangs play Kent State in the semifinals of the Las Vegas Classic on Tuesday night. Brown was suspended and SMU banned from postseason play after a September report when the NCAA ruled that a former men’s basketball administrative assistant completed online course work for a student to meet eligibility requirements. -AP, College Basketball Talk, Read More

UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA
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UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA

A federal judge is dismissing portions of a hazing lawsuit filed by a former member of the University of Virginia swim team. In the suit against five former team members, 19-year-old Anthony Marc Antonio claims he was forced to touch other teammate’s genitals then drink milk and prune juice, until he got sick. The defendants filed a motion to dismiss the case. In an opinion issued Thursday, the judge granted some portions of it because multiple counts were too vague. -Megan Woo, NBC 12, Read More

BOSTON UNIVERSITY
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BOSTON UNIVERSITY

For the first 18 games of its men’s hockey season, Boston University has competed without junior forward Nick Roberto, his absence described only as a “coach’s decision.’’ That decision, it was disclosed Monday, followed an investigation into allegations that a BU player was involved in gambling. The school announced that Roberto, 21, a junior forward from Wakefield, will not return to the ice this season.  Several people familiar with the situation told the Globe that Roberto and a small number of former BU players bet on sports contests last season. The Globe has not determined the amount of money involved nor confirmed the names of other players who allegedly bet on games. The other players were said to have left the school before the BU officials became aware of the allegations. The National Collegiate Athletic Association bars athletes from gambling on any sports event, including fantasy sports leagues, sports pools, and March Madness brackets. Penalties range from a suspension to permanent ineligibility. -Bob Hohler, Boston Globe, Read More

OAKLAND UNIVERSITY
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OAKLAND UNIVERSITY

A great measure of an athletic department’s progress: Its apparel deal. Oakland University’s athletic department is expected to announce a 10-year deal with Nike worth $1.13 million tonight at the OU/Michigan State game. The specifics on the deal were presented and approved by the OU Board of Trustees at its Dec. 2 formal meeting. That’s a major leap from OU’s current Nike deal through Team Sports that was $47,000 total for three years and began in 2013. That deal expires at the end of May. Negotiated through third-party authorized dealer Nike/LIDS, the deal gives the men’s basketball team free gear the first year and requires the university to purchase a minimum of $150,000 in product each year for its teams. Oakland began seeking proposals for an exclusive vendor in August and Nike/LIDS, Under Armour, Adidas, Johnny Mac and BSN Sports submitted proposals. -Mark Snyder, Detroit Free Press, Read More

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UNIVERSITY OF LOUISIANA AT MONROE
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UNIVERSITY OF LOUISIANA AT MONROE

University of Louisiana at Monroe is seeking a Head Women’s Soccer Coach. The successful candidate will work under the direction of the Athletic Director and be responsible for all aspects of the program. Primary duties shall include recruiting, scheduling, practice/game management, and monitoring academic progress of student-athletes within the soccer program. Additional responsibilities include assisting with athletic department fundraising objectives, and increasing community support through positive public relations initiatives. Apply here

MISERICORDIA UNIVERSITY
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MISERICORDIA UNIVERSITY

Misericordia University, a member of NCAA Division III located in Northeastern Pennsylvania, is seeking candidates for the full-time position of Assistant Football Coach / Strength and Conditioning Coach. The Assistant Football Coach will support and offer assistance to the head coach in all facets of the sports program, including the recruitment of quality student-athletes, retention of student-athletes, organization and planning of all practices, game preparation, administrative tasks, etc. As the Strength and Conditioning Coach this position will provide strength and conditioning programs for all of Misericordia University’s intercollegiate student athletes and teams by designing programs that are sport specific in nature, safety conscious, and in accordance with NCAA Division III compliance standards. Apply here

December 21, 2015

ST. BONAVENTURE UNIVERSITY
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ST. BONAVENTURE UNIVERSITY

St. Bonaventure University Director of Athletics Tim Kenney has announced Chelsea Rosiek as the Bonnies’ new head women’s lacrosse coach. Rosiek has been the head coach at Division II Chestnut Hill (Pa.) College since 2012, leading the Griffins to their first Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) playoff berth in six years this past season. Under Rosiek’s guidance, four members of the Griffins were named to the spring 2015 CACC All-Academic Team while Hunter Leckonby was selected as the conference Women’s Lacrosse Rookie of the Year. At least one Chestnut Hill player received all-conference accolades each season of Rosiek’s tenure at the school. Rosiek has also served as the Director of Operations at Ultimate Lacrosse in Princeton, N.J. Prior to her collegiate coaching experience, she guided her alma mater of Wissahickon High School in the Philadelphia area, leading the team to an 11-8 record in 2012 while also serving as an assistant for Haverford College.  –atlantic10.comRead More

UNIVERSITY OF ALASKA FAIRBANKS
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UNIVERSITY OF ALASKA FAIRBANKS

The University of Alaska Fairbanks was informed by collegiate sports’ governing body that a ban on post-season participation for the women’s basketball and swimming teams will go into effect this year. The word from the NCAA was no surprise, but still a disappointment for the UAF athletic department, which had filed an appeal to the NCAA. The ban comes after UAF self reported numerous rule violations in 2011, and more in 2012 — hoping to minimize the damage. It’s a common and strategic practice by athletic departments in efforts to head off more severe penalties when they believe it’s possible. And it works with varying degrees. -Dave Goldman, ktva.comRead More

UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA
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UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA

The University of Arizona on Monday announced assistant coach and cornerbacks coach David Lockwood won’t return for the 2016 season. Wildcats head coach Rich Rodriguez said analyst Jahmile Addae will be promoted to the position. Addae spent the previous three seasons with the Wildcats as an analyst, assisting day-to-day duties of program management with a focus on defensive film breakdown. Prior to his time at Arizona, Addae coached running backs coach at the University of Cincinnati in 2010 and 2011. Before that, he served as UC’s Director of Player Development. –Tucson News NowRead More

UNIVERSITY OF MEMPHIS
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UNIVERSITY OF MEMPHIS

For the 10th consecutive semester, the student-athletes in the University of Memphis Athletic Department posted a departmental GPA of at least 3.0, finishing the Fall of 2015 with a 3.00 GPA. Fifteen of the program’s 17 teams posted a team GPA of 3.0 or higher. The Tiger men’s tennis team led all men’s sports with a 3.50 GPA, while women’s soccer led the female sport’s side with a 3.74 GPA.  Academic success was not the only highlight for Memphis student-athletes that was announced on Monday. It was also announced that Memphis finished in the top 25 in the country in the NCAA Team Works Competition. –Read More

UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA
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UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA

Virginia lost a defensive line coach Monday before he officially started the job in Charlottesville, but new coach Bronco Mendenhall quickly picked up a replacement in the form of Shane Hunter. Hunter, who has served for the last three seasons as a graduate assistant under Mendenhall at Brigham Young, will slide into the defensive line coach position vacated by Shaun Nua. Last Tuesday, Nua was hired away from Navy Coach Ken Niumatalolo’s staff by Mendenhall, but Nua decided Monday to stay at Navy. With the hiring of Hunter, Mendenhall has finished putting together his nine-member assistant coaching staff. -Norm Wood, Daily PressRead More