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January 10, 2016

UNIVERSITY OF INDIANAPOLIS
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UNIVERSITY OF INDIANAPOLIS

The University of Indianapolis seeks applicants for an Athletics Business Manager in the Athletic Department. This is a full-time exempt staff position.The Athletics Business Manager is responsible for all athletics business and personnel functions. This position will serve as a liaison between the Athletics Department and the UIndy Accounting office as well as the Business Department and Human Resources. The office manager is responsible for reconciling credit cards summaries, reconciling all financial tracking spreadsheets with UIndy’s accounting system (Banner), and conducting financial tracking of the Greyhound Club.  The manager will prepare financial reports to the Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics as needed. This position is responsible for the processing of check requests (guarantees, officials, team travel, and invoices) purchase orders, budget transfers, and deposits. Apply here

APPALACHIAN STATE UNIVERSITY
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APPALACHIAN STATE UNIVERSITY

Appalachian State University  is seeking Director of Annual Giving for Athletics.  The Director of Annual Giving for Athletics will be responsible for the annual solicitation of Yosef Club donors and prospects to grow financial support for Appalachian State athletics. The primary focus will be the management, planning and implementation of a donor centric annual fundraising operation that consists of direct mail, ticket and parking coordination, marketing, direct face to face solicitations and stewardship/benefit allocation. This position works closely with athletic development staff, ticket office and coaches. Apply here

TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY
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TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY

Texas A&M University is seeking an Assistant Athletics Director for Marketing. The Assistant Athletics Director for Marketing is responsible to lead, direct, and supervise the Texas A&M Athletics Marketing staff in developing marketing plans and initiatives for the Texas &M Athletics Department and each of its 20 sports programs. Maximize department branding, support and affinity through strategic communication, event attendance and special initiatives. Preferred Education and Experience include Master’s degree and three years of athletics administration experience with three years of athletics/event marketing experience.  Apply here

MALONE UNIVERSITY
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MALONE UNIVERSITY

Malone University Head Football Coach Eric Hehman has resigned to accept the head coach position at Olivet Nazarene University. Hehman had served as the Pioneers’ head coach for the past six seasons, guiding the football program during Malone’s transition to NCAA Division II membership. Malone University Director of Athletics Charlie Grimes has announced that longtime Walsh University defensive coordinator and veteran Stark County coach Fred Thomas has been appointed head coach of the Pioneers. In addition to his 16 seasons at Walsh, Thomas’ extensive coaching resume also includes time as the defensive coordinator at Youngstown State University and as the head coach at Girard, Alliance, and GlenOak High Schools. Thomas was a member of the Malone coaching staff during the 2015 season, serving as a defensive assistant. Read More

January 9, 2016

FLORIDA ATLANTIC UNIVERSITY
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FLORIDA ATLANTIC UNIVERSITY

Concord University head coach Garin Justice is the new offensive line coach for Florida Atlantic coach Charlie Partridge, according to a source. Justice later updated his Twitter bio to confirm the news and tweeted a message of support to his former players. Justice became Concord’s offensive line coach and strength & conditioning coordinator in 2009 and was promoted to head coach two years later. He had a 40–17 record in his five seasons at the NCAA Division II school located in Athens, W.Va. – Thayer Evans. SI.com. Read More.

SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY
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SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY

Syracuse University head football coach Dino Babers will be bringing along his strength and conditioning staff from his time at Bowling Green State University. The outgoing football strength and conditioning coach, Will Hicks, will be remaining at Syracuse to head the school’s Olympic sports teams. Sean Edinger will be the new assistant athletic director for athletic performance at Syracuse. – CSCS. Read More.

UNIVERSITY OF MARY
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UNIVERSITY OF MARY

A former member of the USA Men’s National Fastpitch Softball Team and gold medalist at the 2002 Pam Am qualifier, Kerry Shaw is the new University of Mary softball head coach. Shaw joins the Marauders after spending last season as an assistant coach at NCAA Division I Southeast Missouri State University. Shaw has extensive experience coaching both softball and baseball and enjoyed a successful collegiate baseball career followed by a three-year stint in the minor leagues. – Jon Montoya, Northern SunRead More.

ST. JOHN’S UNIVERSITY
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ST. JOHN’S UNIVERSITY

St. John’s University invites applications for a Graduate Assistant position in Athletics Sports Performance Department. This position is for the 2016 Academic Year and begins at the start of the Fall 2016 semester. Apply here.

OLD DOMINION UNIVERSITY
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OLD DOMINION UNIVERSITY

Debbie Harmison White, senior associate athletic director for external relations at Old Dominion University, will retire in June after 36 years in the ODU athletic department, as announced today by Director of Athletics Dr. Wood Selig.White joined the staff at ODU in 1979 as the assistant sports information director, and was promoted to sports information director the following year, playing a key role in the national exposure that both the men’s and women’s basketball programs enjoyed in the early 1980’s. – ODUSports. Read More.

BREVARD COLLEGE
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BREVARD COLLEGE

Athletic Director Juan Mascaro has named Randy Thompson the next Head Coach of Brevard College’s track program. Thompson began his coaching career at North Gaston High School and later moved to Ashbrook High School, where he worked with both the track and field and football programs. He joined Brevard’s football coaching staff in 2014 after stints at Greensboro College and fellow South Atlantic Conference member Lenoir-Rhyne. Thompson graduated from Western Carolina in 2004 after a career as a dual-sport athlete, spending a year on the track and field team competing in the 100- and 200-meter dashes.

January 8, 2016

UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS
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UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS

University of Texas officials might feel a bit of a buzz after selling more than $1.8 million during the school’s first year offering alcoholic beverages at Longhorn football games. More than half of the total came from sales of light beer. -Benjamin Wermund, Houston Chronicle, Read More

RUTGERS UNIVERSITY
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RUTGERS UNIVERSITY

Best known as a Rutgers two-time interim athletics director and former dean of Rutgers College for 13 years, Carl Kirschner is no longer the Chair of the Academic Oversight Committee for Intercollegiate Athletics, according to multiple sources. Kirschner, a professor of Spanish at Rutgers since 1976 and a longtime supporter of Rutgers athletics, held the committee chair position since 1997. The committee reviews the applications of prospective student-athletes and monitors their academic progress. The move appears to be more fallout from an abnormal year at the intersection of academics and athletics. It is believed that Kirschner will remain with the university in some capacities, but Rutgers officials did not immediately respond to a request for comment. -Ryan Dunleavy, Asbury Park Press, Read More

ITHACA COLLEGE
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ITHACA COLLEGE

Ithaca College’s department of intercollegiate athletics is pleased to announce the hiring of J.J. Antoine as Ithaca’s Facility, Event and Team Travel Specialist. Her primary duties include equipment services for varsity teams based out of the Athletics & Events Center, event management for home contests occurring inside the A&E Center (and on the Wheeler Tennis Courts), and the coordination of team transportation and travel arrangements for the nearly 900 student-athletes on campus. “I wanted the opportunity to work at IC because I very much support the Division III philosophy,” said Antoine, who comes to Ithaca following a five-year career working in and around college athletics. –Read More

CAL STATE UNIVERSITY NORTHRIDGE
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CAL STATE UNIVERSITY NORTHRIDGE

The CSUN Department of Intercollegiate Athletics announced a major gift of $250,000 to the Sports Medicine department. The donation will help fund a satellite athletic training facility that will service the healthcare needs of CSUN’s outdoor sports. “Expanding the services and capabilities of our Athletic Training staff is an important step towards comprehensive excellence for our athletics programs,” said Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Dr. Brandon Martin. “Student-athlete well-being is our top priority and the satellite athletic training facility will make sure our student-athletes continue to feel comfortable and confident that they’re receiving the best possible care, no matter where they are. Our sports medicine department, led by Steve Grech, is excellent and this gift will allow him and his staff to excel even more.” The satellite facility is scheduled to be operational by fall of 2016. In addition to the new facility, the donation will also fund equipment including ultrasound/neuromuscular stimulation combo units, pneumatic compression devices, treatment tables and rehabilitation equipment. –Read More

NCAA
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NCAA

The NCAA has agreed to a four-year extension with Frisco, Texas, to continue holding the Division I Football Championship title game at Toyota Stadium, hosted by the Southland Conference, the city of Frisco and Hunt Sports Ventures. The extension will keep the championship game in Frisco through 2020. Mark Wilson, chair of the NCAA Division I Football Championship Committee and the director of athletics at Tennessee Technological University, is happy to see the title game of the Football Championship Subdivision stay in Frisco. “The Division I Football Championship Game has been a world-class event for the past five years,” Wilson said. “The committee has received overwhelmingly positive feedback from all of our past participants and countless fans. We look forward to continuing our relationship with the city of Frisco, Hunt Sports Ventures and the Southland Conference.” The stadium is scheduled to undergo a $39 million improvement project, which will include new locker rooms. Construction is expected to be completed by late 2017. –Read More

COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF
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COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF

Despite the efforts of the College Football Playoff committee and some media outlets downplaying the financial hit ESPN took by being forced to televise the two national championship semi-final games on New Year’s Eve, media buyers say the network owes upwards of $20 million in ad makegoods for ratings shortfalls for the two games. ESPN may have gotten a bit greedy when setting its ratings estimates and offering higher guarantee levels to advertisers for the two games, knowing audiences might not flock to their TV sets, despite the optimism of the CFP committee. However, advertisers are concerned about next season’s potential audience levels for the games, which will also be televised on New Year’s Eve. Even if the ratings guarantees by ESPN are set lower, advertisers would prefer the games be moved to New Year’s Day or even on consecutive primetime nights, exclusive of New Year’s Eve, when more people would likely watch. -John Consoli, Broadcasting & Cable, Read More

NCAA
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NCAA

Leaders of the five most powerful athletics conferences, responding to players’ concerns that they spend too much time on their sports, are weighing ideas to limit the hours athletes are required to devote to their teams. The questions about time demands are expected to take center stage at next week’s National Collegiate Athletic Association convention, where student leaders hope to play a key role in shaping new rules. The proposed changes, which are set for a vote next Friday, are seen as a starting point in a broader discussion about giving players more opportunities to be regular students. Former athletics officials say those discussions have been prompted by lawsuits seeking more benefits for players. In recent months, NCAA leaders have called for more scrutiny of how athletic departments monitor demands on students and how many hours of sports are appropriate. NCAA rules limit teams to 20 hours a week of organized practice and competition. But many players, coaches, and compliance staffers agree that those limits are regularly exceeded. Athletics officials are expected to discuss the 20-hour mandate at the convention next week and whether it has outlived its usefulness. Some leaders believe that colleges should do away with weekly limits, leaving coaches to decide how much is enough. -Brad Wolverton, Chronicle of Higher Education, Read More

RUTGERS UNIVERSITY
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RUTGERS UNIVERSITY

Legislation aimed at helping Rutgers University kickstart the first phase of its athletics facilities plan was approved Thursday by the state Assembly appropriations committee. The bill (A4704), sponsored by Assemblyman Patrick Diegnan (D-Middlesex), would provide Rutgers $25 million in tax credits to fund infrastructure projects such as the planned parking deck and multipurpose athletics training facility on the Livingston Campus adjacent to the Rutgers Athletic Center. The measure was advanced during a Thursday afternoon session in Trenton, with six panel members voting yes, two voting no and one abstaining. -Keith Sargeant, NJ Advanced Media, Read More

JACKSONVILLE UNIVERSITY
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JACKSONVILLE UNIVERSITY

Jacksonville University Associate Athletic Director for Compliance and Student-Athlete Services Alex Ricker-Gilbert has been promoted to the Senior Associate Athletic Director level, school Chief Athletics Officer/Athletic Director Dr. Donnie Horner announced. Ricker-Gilbert, from State College, Pa., has been named Senior Associate Athletic Director for Administration, Horner said, and will be involved in all day-to-day operations of the department. “Alex Ricker-Gilbert is one of the brightest young stars in our business and I am overjoyed to be able to work with and mentor him,’’ Horner said. “When you have someone of his caliber on staff, it is extremely important to our department and institution that we promote from within and get that person in vital and visible roles. In his compliance role, Alex has tackled some very tough issues and has proven to be thoughtful and thorough in executing his duties.’’ –Read More

CAL STATE UNIVERSITY NORTHRIDGE
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CAL STATE UNIVERSITY NORTHRIDGE

CSUN Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Dr. Brandon E. Martin announced today that CSUN will self-impose a post-season ban for the 2015-2016 men’s basketball team due to serious rules violations that first came to light in November 2014. Martin has made it clear that CSUN’s mission is to continue the pursuit of comprehensive excellence, both on and off the court. As a result of the findings of an external investigation, the university has notified the NCAA that CSUN has instituted this self-imposed post-season ban. The timeline for final resolution rests with the NCAA. “CSUN has a proud tradition of athletic excellence and an absolute commitment to the success of our student-athletes,” Martin said. “Our actions today demonstrate the values on which our athletic programs are built.” In November 2014, Martin announced that CSUN elected to withhold several basketball players from competition due to potential violations of team rules and university policies until a full and thorough investigation was completed. –Read More

NCAA
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NCAA

Almost six months ago to the day, on July 6, 2015, the NCAA sent a missive to every Division I men’s basketball coach essentially preparing them for what was coming: The rules are substantially changing, so you better change, too. Here we are on Jan. 7, and somehow, some way, coaches and players alike have seemingly, deftly adapted without much lag. It’s an unacknowledged phenomenon. Scoring is up, possessions are up and the game is squiggling toward a more fluid existence. For most, the grand takeaway at the midway point of the 2015-16 season: The rules changes are working and results are increasingly positive. -Matt Norlander, CBS Sports, Read More

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA
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UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA

Officials at North Carolina are still hopeful that a long-running NCAA investigation can conclude sometime in the spring. The likelihood of that, though, depends on how quickly UNC receives its amended Notice of Allegations (NOA) from the NCAA. How quickly the case is resolved also depends on what the amended NOA contains, Bubba Cunningham, the UNC athletic director, said in an interview on Thursday. The contents of the NOA will determine the timeline for the rest of the case, Cunningham said. In August UNC was days away from the deadline to respond to the first NOA, which it received from the NCAA in May. Four days before the deadline, though, UNC announced that it had supplied additional details of potential violations to the NCAA. The case has been in a holding pattern ever since. -Andrew Carter, News Observer, Read More

UNIVERSITY OF LOUISIANA LAFAYETTE
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UNIVERSITY OF LOUISIANA LAFAYETTE

The NCAA was going to release its ruling on alleged violations committed by former Louisiana-Lafayette football assistant coach David Saunders on Friday morning. At the last minute, the NCAA reversed course. A Friday morning email said the NCAA decision was set to be released by the NCAA at 11 a.m., with subsequent news conferences set for noon and 1:30 p.m. But shortly after 11 a.m., the NCAA announced “the Committee on Infractions call will be rescheduled for a later date.” No later date was provided. The NCAA’s decision will be based on an investigation that started in 2013 into alleged impropriety by Saunders while on the Cajuns’ coaching staff. -Luke Johnson, The Advocate, Read More

MARYVILLE UNIVERSITY
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MARYVILLE UNIVERSITY

Maryville University is seeking Head Coach – Men’s Soccer.  The Men’s Soccer Head Coach reports to the Athletic Director and is responsible for managing all aspects of the men’s soccer program. The head coach ensures prospective student-athletes are aware of all policies and procedures and recruits players each season in accordance with Maryville University, Department of Athletics and NCAA rules and regulations. Responsibilities include budget management, program administration, recruitment and academic monitoring of student-athletes, scheduling contests and practices and organizing travel and game day preparations. The head coach will promote a favorable image of the University, participate in fundraising for the program, encourage surrounding community partnerships and be involved in soccer camps. Apply here

NEW JERSEY INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
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NEW JERSEY INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

New Jersey Institute of Technology (Division I), located in the University Heights district of Newark, NJ and a member of the Atlantic Sun Conference, is accepting applications for the full time position of Head Women’s Soccer Coach. Essential qualifications include a bachelor’s degree and five years’ experience as a women’s soccer coach at a highly competitive club, or collegiate level.  All applicants must demonstrate strong leadership and communication skills, possess working knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations, and demonstrate a commitment to student athlete welfare and athletics excellence in a rigorous academic environment. Apply here

January 7, 2016

TEAMWORKS
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TEAMWORKS

Teamworks, a leading provider of mobile collaboration and communication software for athletic organizations is pleased to announce that the Arizona Cardinals have become the most recent team to enlist its services to enhance team communication. The Teamworks app allows the Cardinals staff to stay in constant communication with their players directly on the devices that hold their attention all day long. It enables players to securely view a live team schedule; access important documents, complete and file necessary forms, and much more, all from the convenience of their mobile phone. Just as Teamworks keeps the Cardinals connected, it does the same for college football’s top two teams as well. Both Clemson and Alabama, who will square off Monday night for the National Championship rely on Teamworks to keep them connected. –Read More

MARQUETTE UNIVERSITY
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MARQUETTE UNIVERSITY

Marquette University is seeking an Assistant/Associate Athletic Director, Marketing & Fan Engagement.
The Assistant/Associate Athletic Director, Marketing & Fan Engagement will develop and implement marketing, game operations and promotional plans to enhance the brand and revenue of Marquette Athletics. He/she is responsible for many external operations of the department; delivers, directs and implements the strategy plan for marketing, promotions, game management, community outreach, and student spirit groups. Apply here

COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON
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COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON

College of Charleston, located in Charleston, SC, is seeking candidates for the Associate Director of Video Operations. Bachelor’s degree is required. Video board production and creative services in a collegiate athletics program is preferred, as well as an understanding in operations and use of equipment. Other preferred qualifications include: knowledge of the use and process of how analog and digital patch panels work; understanding of SDI & HDMI technology; knowledge of analog and digital video transmission; experience with 3Play/Tricaster and Blackmagic Design controls and software; experience with Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects, Premiere or Final Cut Pro; understanding of video capture and streaming technologies (Ex. Stretch Internet); general sports broadcast experience; XLR/Audio broadcast technology experience; and camera control experience (White balance, ISO, Aperture, Iris, etc). Apply here

MARIST COLLEGE
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MARIST COLLEGE

The Athletics Department at Marist College invites applications for the 12-month, part-time position of Multimedia Coordinator. The Multimedia Coordinator will assist the Assistant Athletics Director for External Affairs with preparing video and audio packages for the Athletics Department’s website and LED video boards; generating social media content (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube) and assisting administrative staff with special projects within NCAA Division I athletics. The Multimedia Coordinator will serve as liaison to the MAAC conference office for men’s and women’s basketball instant replay system, video streaming and highlights. Apply here

JAMES MADISON UNIVERSITY
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JAMES MADISON UNIVERSITY

James Madison University, a Division I FCS member of the NCAA and Colonial Athletic Association, is seeking a Head Football Coach to build upon a rich tradition of success with this nationally recognized program. This individual is expected to field teams which regularly compete for conference championships and postseason play. This is a full-time position with a comprehensive benefits package.  Nominations and references regarding potential applicants should be sent to Bill Carr at: cscjmufb@gmail.com. Apply here