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February 27, 2015

SAN JOSE STATE UNIVERSITY

Marie Tuite, one of San Jose State University’s two deputy directors of athletics and a former star student-athlete at Central Michigan University, is returning to her alma mater as a panelist for the University’s fifth-annual Sports Management Association Conference. The two-day conference takes place, Friday, February 27, and Saturday, February 28, in Warriner Hall’s Plachta Auditorium on the Central Michigan University campus. – Read More

February 26, 2015

UNIVERSITY OF TOLEDO

Brad Evans recently resigned as head soccer coach at Toledo due to inappropriate relations with co-workers in the past. Evans spoke to The Blade in a phone interview yesterday. When asked if his interactions with the co-worker were sexual, Evans declined to elaborate, saying, “I think going into detail would not be productive or respectful.” He did say that no students were involved. Evans, who is married with two children, said he resigned of his own free will and UT did not force him.-Nicholas Piotrowicz, The Blade

 

RICE UNIVERSITY

Sources tell College AD that Taylor Hess, Compliance and Eligibility Assistant at Southern Methodist University will join the Owls as Compliance Coordinator. Hess was selected from a pool of over 150 applicants. He will begin with the department, Monday, March 2nd.

FRESNO STATE

Fresno State Director of Athletics Jim Bartko will unveil a five-point vision for Bulldog athletics in a press conference at 1 p.m. today, Feb. 26. It will be Bartko’s first major press conference since he started his job Jan. 1 and will be streamed on the Mountain West Network.

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA

Proposed renovations to the Stephen C. O’Connell Center originally scheduled to start in March have been postponed for one year, the University of Florida and the University Athletic Association announced Wednesday. An aggressive schedule, escalating costs associated with the rehabilitation project and a change in the construction management team contributed to the decision. Current cost estimates for the project are approximately $60 million.

BAYLOR UNIVERSITY

The dismissal of a Baylor University football player who was homeless a year ago prompted widespread outrage directed at the National Collegiate Athletic Association Wednesday after the player tweeted that the N.C.A.A. declared him ineligible for accepting help from a family friend. The N.C.A.A. said on Wednesday that it did not declare Nacita ineligible and that Baylor has not requested a waiver for him. Baylor confirmed later that day that it was the university that declared Silas ineligible, not the N.C.A.A. -Inside Higher Ed- Read more

February 25, 2015

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA CHAPEL HILL

Former UNC-Chapel Hill learning specialist Mary Willingham has reached a settlement with UNC in her lawsuit against the school, UNC confirmed Tuesday. In the lawsuit, Willingham claimed that she faced retaliation in violation of her First Amendment rights and of a state whistleblower law for raising concerns about alleged unethical treatment of UNC student-athletes. -The Herald Sun-

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA BERKELEY

Cal is looking for an Assistant Director, Fan Experience responsible for the planning and organization Cal Athletic events, including developing promotional and fan engagement plans, while working with Facilities, Event Management, Ticket Operations, and Sales and Service staff. Apply here.

TEMPLE UNIVERSITY

Pete Cautilli, a veteran administrator with four decades of experience at the collegiate level, has been named Senior Associate Athletic Director for Development, announced Temple University Associate Vice President/Executive Senior Associate Athletics Director Mark Ingram. After serving one year as the director client services for PC3 Enterprises, a sports consulting firm based in Louisville, he was most recently Director of Athletics and Campus Recreation at Laramie County Community College in Cheyenne, Wyoming in March of 2013.

WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY

The Western Michigan football program has promoted Jessica Larmony from director of internal football operations to director of football operations, making Larmony one of the few women in the country to hold the position, the university announced on Tuesday. Larmony has served on the staff of WMU head coach P.J. Fleck since Fleck took over ahead of the 2013 season.

CLEMSON UNIVERSITY

Clemson seeks an Assistant Athletic Director for Event Management to direct game day operations and management of intercollegiate athletic events. Apply here.

OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

OSU is looking for a compliance coordinator to serve as the Liaison between the Department of Athletics and the Office of Admissions, and the Office of University Housing and Dining. Apply here.

 

February 24, 2015

UNDER ARMOUR

Under Armour seeks an Associate Manager ,Collegiate Sports Marketing to work closely with the Sports Marketing Collegiate Managers to ensure the brand’s strategy raises the awareness level of UA Collegiate Partners and products and translates into higher revenues for the TEAM SPORTS category. Apply here.

UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN

As announced in the fall with Central Student Government, the athletic department will have a needs-based ticketing model for students. The athletic department worked with the Office of Financial Aid to provide a more inclusive option for students who meet the Federal Pell Grant eligibility criteria. Football drops from $175 to $100, Men’s Basketball $200 to $120 and Ice Hockey $150 to $90.

MIAMI UNIVERSITY

Senior Director of Development/Associate Athletic Director Coleman Barnes has announced that Patrick Ransdell has been named Associate Director of Development / Assistant Athletic Director. Ransdell has served as the Assistant Director of Development with the RedHawks since 2013, after serving in athletics leadership roles at UNC Wilmington and Coastal Carolina.

UNIVERSITY OF TOLEDO

Brad Evans resigned his post as the University of Toledo’s head women’s soccer coach, UT vice-president and athletic director Mike O’Brien announced today.Evans indicated he will begin a new career outside of the coaching profession, and that he appreciated the opportunity to be the Rockets’ women’s soccer coach for the past 14 seasons. Evans coached the Rockets from 2001-14. In that time his teams had a 138-116-29 record and won three regular season Mid-American Conference championships and four MAC Tournament titles.

UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY

With funding support from Keeneland and Maker’s Mark, UK Athletics announced today initial plans to construct a new, second Center for Academic and Tutorial Services facility. It’ll be housed within the new football training center, which is currently being built next to Commonwealth Stadium. Athletic director Mitch Barnhart said that by the fall of 2016, when the football team moves to its new training center, about 350 of the school’s 500 student-athletes will be based on the south side of campus, so it became a necessity to accommodate them with a nearby academic center. -Courier Journal-

BYU

BYU athletic director Tom Holmoe held his annual media summit on Tuesdsay touching on the incident with the University of Memphis following last years Miami Beach Bowl. Holome details that “there are a lot” of things going on behind the scenes surrounding that past issue, but would not comment further. Holome also talks on scheduling, Utah State, recruiting, Notre Dame, and his experience being a rookie on the NCAA Selection Committee for basketball. If you have some time, listen to his press conference here.

UNIVERSITY OF LOUISIANA MONROE

The Board of Supervisors for the University of Louisiana System and the Board of Regents for the State of Louisiana have approved the ULM End Zone Facility as announced by athletic director Brian Wickstrom on Tuesday. The new facility, which will be located in the north end zone, will total 11,675 square feet and will feature a new locker room, a Hall of Fame area and new coaches’ offices that will have patios overlooking JPS Field at Malone Stadium. With approximately $4.1 million dollars raised, the new project is 100 percent funded by private dollars. 18 commitments totaled $100,000 or greater towards the facility. In all, there were 58 major gift donors for the facility.

February 23, 2015

UNIVERSITY OF WEST FLORIDA

Jake Marg has joined the University of West Florida athletic staff as the Assistant Athletic Director of Events and Facilities. Marg will be responsible for logistical needs for the athletic department’s sporting events, facility and event set-up and ticket operations. Marg previously served as the Coordinator of Intramural Sports and Sports Clubs at UWF.

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA

Florida has been cited for its first major NCAA football violation since 1990, but the Gators won’t receive further punishment outside of their self-imposed sanctions.The NCAA Division I Committee on Infractions has determined that former Florida wide receivers coach Joker Phillips committed a Level II infraction when he arranged an impermissible meeting with a high school junior with the help of a reporter that covers recruiting. UF’s self-imposed penalties included suspending Phillips from all off-campus recruiting for 30 days beginning on April 10, 2014, and terminating the student’s recruitment. Phillips was forced to resign in June. -Antonya English, Tampa Bay Times-

NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY

North Carolina State says coach Dave Doeren has signed a two-year contract extension through the 2019 season. Athletic director Debbie Yow announced the signing Friday.The extension raises Doeren’s yearly guaranteed pay by $400,000 to $2.2 million plus incentives. -AP-

BOWLING GREEN STATE UNIVERSITY

Bowling Green seeks an Assistant Academic Coordinator, Student-Athlete Services to coordinate the academic support program/services for assigned varsity teams. Apply here.

LOUISIANA TECH UNIVERSITY

The Bulldogs seek an Assistant Athletics Director for Ticket Operations responsible for all facets of the ticket office including the supervision of all ticket office staff while also coordinating ticket sales for all athletic events. E-mail cover letter, resume, unofficial transcript and at least three references to ephlegar@latech.edu.

INDIANA UNIVERSITY

Indiana University athletics director Fred Glass received a firm endorsement of his job performance at his “state of the athletic department” presentation to IU’s board of trustees Friday. During his presentation, Glass offered figures illustrating how much money Indiana spent per varsity sport — it sponsors 24 — compared to its Big Ten counterparts. The Hoosiers ranked 13th in the 14-school league. “If we wanted to be No. 1,” Glass said, “we’d have to add $54 million to our annual budget, and everybody else would have to stand still.” -Zach Osterman, IndyStar- Read More.

SEC

Mike Slive officially retires as SEC commissioner July 31st. SEC employees, Mark Womack, an Alabama graduate, and executive associate commissioner, along with Greg Sankey, Chief operating officer are rummored as top internal candidates. Ron Higgins, of Nola.com reports that the SEC office is being kept in the dark about the search. Korn Ferry is conducting the search.

COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY

Exactly three months after his final game coaching the Red and Blue, Al Bagnoli — Penn football’s winningest coach — has agreed to take the head coaching position at Columbia, the Columbia Spectator reported Sunday afternoon. A press conference with an official announcement is scheduled for Tuesday.- Riley Steele The Daily Pennsylvanian-

UNIVERSITY OF LOUISIANA LAFAYETTE

Athletic Director Scott Farmer comments on covering the full cost of attendance. “You have to be able say we’re doing it in order to remain competitive, because that’s exactly what it’s getting to. That’s exactly what’s sitting in living rooms with the potential student-athlete or the moms and dads (during recruiting). … They know it’s coming. It’s getting to that. So, yeah, in order to remain competitive we’re gonna have to.” For UL, that will mean an extra $5,888 per student-athlete per year on top of a scholarship valued at roughly $18,000 to in-state students and $26,000-plus for out-of-state students. -Tim Buckley, The Advertiser-

SOUTHERN NEW HAMPSHIRE UNIVERSITY

Shawn Green, who has worked in NCAA compliance at the University of New Hampshire since 2010, has been named the Assistant Director of Athletics for Compliance at Southern New Hampshire University. Green will begin his duties on Monday, February 23.

February 20, 2015

MIAMI UNIVERSITY

Miami Athletics Director David Sayler has announced that Liz Bath has been promoted to Assistant A.D. for Business Operations. Bath has served as the Director of Business Operations with the RedHawks since 2012.