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March 16, 2015


The Michigan athletic department remains a healthy, viable business. In the 2013-14 fiscal year, the department produced $157.9 million in revenues and spent $144.86 million, for a $13.04-million surplus, according to the financial sheet sent to the NCAA. That was an increase over its $11.3-million surplus in 2012-13. – By Mark Snyder, Detroit Free Press. Read More.


Penn State Director of Athletics Sandy Barbour today announced changes within the Intercollegiate Athletics structure to better position the Nittany Lions’ broad-based program and 850 student-athletes for the future. The reorganization of Intercollegiate Athletics introduces a more vertical structure, which will encourage communication and collaboration across business units and sports. Four administrative divisions, aligned with how Penn State will best serve its student-athletes and key stakeholders, have been formed. These include business and finance; student-athlete performance, health and welfare; internal and external operations; and administration. Included in this reorganization are a redistribution of sport responsibilities and several promotions.


Five women’s lacrosse players have been suspended for reportedly threatening to physically hurt their freshmen teammates. University of Maryland Baltimore County announced the suspensions, but did not provide specifics of why the students were suspended. The Post-Examiner reported one of the team’s co-head coaches, Tony Giro, refused to attend a game against Drexel unless the administration removed the players accused of threatening the freshmen from the team. – By Neal Augenstein WTOP, Read More.


Athletic Director Sean Frazier ironing out cost of attendance which he approximated at $800,000 minimally, by June or July. Frazier said generating the revenue that will be needed to cover the cost of attendance scholarships in the future will be on the Athletic Department, especially with Gov. Bruce Rauner’s proposed budget cuts reducing funds to schools. The Athletic Department has been able to generate more revenue through the new multimedia rights contract with Learfield Sports, premiums seating areas at football and basketball games and shows at the Convocation Center, most recently Brad Paisley and Monster Truck Nationals, Frazier said.- By: Frank Gogola, Northern Star. Read More.


The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) recognized Fayetteville State University Athletics Director Dr. Edward McLean as the recipient of the 2013-14 Jeanette E. Lee Award during its annual Spring Meeting. The honor is a special recognition of outstanding service within the CIAA. Along with winning on the courts and fields, McLean is most proud of the student-athletes winning in the classroom as indicated by the average graduation rate during his tenure there of 60%.


The University of Oregon Senate has proposed a 3 % “tax” on the Athletic Department to help fund general University expenses. The root of the University of Oregon’s financial problem isn’t the Athletic Department, which already adds to the University’s financial success immeasurably. Mike Merrell of likens the reluctance to go along with this idea to a 12-year-old child actor getting $10 million and not wanting to share it with his parents while living under the same roof. Read here for a more in depth look.


Warner Pacific College Director of Athletics Jamie Joss has announced Chris Thoms as the new head coach of the Knights men’s soccer program. He will initiate spring workouts with the current team and begin recruiting for the 2015 season immediately. – Victory Sports News. Read More.


Inside Higher Ed created an academic performance bracket to coincide with the the NCAA MBB bracket. They look to the Academic Progress Rate, the N.C.A.A.’s multiyear measure of a team’s classroom performance. When two teams tie, they turn to the N.C.A.A.’s Graduation Success Rate, which measures the proportion of athletes on track to graduate within six years. In the event of a G.S.R. tie, they then turn to the Federal Graduation Rate, a slightly different formula that the government uses to track graduation rates. Belmont took the crown for 2015, beating out University of Kansas. -Jake New, Inside Higher Ed- Full Bracket

March 13, 2015


Cape Fear Community College (CFCC) women’s soccer coach Melissa Anderson has been named the assistant women’s soccer coach at Appalachian State University. “Coach Anderson will be missed,” said CFCC Athletic Director Robert McGee. “She clearly knows how to develop and mentor these young women and it will serve her well at the D1 level. The Sea Devil family wishes her the best in pursuing her coaching career.” – By Port City Daily sports. Read More.


Sacred Heart University executive director of athletics emeritus C. Donald Cook has been selected as a member of the Eastern College Athletic Conference inaugural class of the ECAC Hall of Fame, presented by Webster Bank. CTPost Read More.


Endicott College is looking for an Associate Director of Athletic Administration graduate degree major. To apply for a position, please send a letter of application, resume and names and phone numbers of three references to: Endicott College,


Salem State University seeks a Director of Athletics and Recreation Programs. successful candidate must possess significant leadership abilities and experience in intercollegiate athletics and provide vision and direction in administering all aspects of a competitive university athletic program. Apply here.


Barstow Community College District invites applications for the position of Associate Dean of Students and Athletics. You may contact Human Resources if you have any questions at (760) 252-2411 Ext. 7232 or Email


The United States Olympic Committee board of directors today approved three new members during its meeting in Washington, D.C. Joining the board in place of outgoing members are Daniel Doctoroff, former CEO of Bloomberg LP; Steve Mesler, three-time Olympian and president/CEO of Classroom Champions; and Kevin White, vice president and director of athletics at Duke University.


The Athletics Department at Bryant University invites applications for the 10-month, part-time position of Intern Athletic Trainer. $10,000 stipend for 10-month position. Housing is provided on campus. Appointment is effective August 1, 2015. Apply here.


Ball State University needs an Assistant Football Coach, Intercollegiate Athletics. Send letter of application, resume, official transcript, and the names and contact information for three references to: Pete Lembo,Head Football Coach.


The University of Wisconsin-Platteville seeks applicants for the full-time position of Assistant Football Coach/Defensive Coordinator for the Athletic Department. Apply here.


Sources tell College AD, the Associate AD position at Southern Connecticut State has been put on hold by the State of Connecticut due to a 10 million dollar cut at every college in the state. SCSU, an NCAA Division II university, competes in the North East 10 conference, and the Easter College Athletic Conference


University of New Haven Associate Vice President, Director of Athletics Deborah Chin has announced the hiring of Donald Hathorn as the new head coach of the Chargers men’s soccer program. Hathorn brings a NCAA Division I coaching background along with head coaching experience with him to New Haven.

UNC-Chapel Hill

UNC athletics, a $75.4 million business that’s expected to end the school year with only a small surplus, according to the Athletics Department’s 2014-15 budget. The 2014-15 budget assumed UNC would receive $1.8 million in bowl money, $3.23 million in NCAA Tournament revenue and $190,000 from the Atlantic Coast Conference football championship.- Ray Gronberg, The Herald Sun. Read More.


The top college basketball teams face off next week in the NCAA tournament. And, a panel of judges will hear arguments over whether colleges should be allowed to pay basketball and football players. Does the NCAA ban on paying student-athletes violate federal law? This will be the question at hand next week. -Jacob Goldstein-

BIG 12

Comissioner Bob Bowlsby told reporters following the three-hour meeting that the conference is ready to do away with co-champions in football. TCU athletic director Chris Del Conte anticipates no problem convincing the Big 12 football coaches to drop the co-champion rule. “I don’t think we’ll have a problem there,” he said Thursday following a meeting of the conference athletic directors to talk about changing the requirement. “It’s not like we don’t communicate with our coaches on a continual basis.” -Carlos Mendez, The State-


Jeremy Boreland has been named the Director of Corporate Sales for FGCU’s Department of Athletics, as announced by Athletic Director Ken Kavanagh. Boreland, who began his duties last week, has spent nearly the past five years at Georgia State University, including the past three as the Panthers’ Corporate Sales Coordinator after two years as an assistant.

March 12, 2015


UGA is looking for a Director of Athletic Compliance to ensure the institutions adherence to Southeastern Conference and NCAA regulations and serve as the primary compliance staff member. Apply here.


The University of Oklahoma football team released a statement Thursday morning calling for further investigation of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity chapter on their Norman, Okla., campus and pledged continued protest. Through his Twitter account, Sooners quarterback Trevor Knight posted a statement that said, “We have not practiced this week, and we will not be practicing today as we demonstrate silently on Owen Field during our normal practice time. -USA Today Sports-


Greg Sankey has been named the eighth commissioner of the Southeastern Conference by the presidents and chancellors of the SEC, it was announced Thursday by Nick Zeppos, chancellor of Vanderbilt University and president of the SEC presidents and chancellors. Sankey, in his 13th year as a member of the Southeastern Conference staff, has served as Executive Associate Commissioner and Chief Operating Officer for the league office since 2012. College AD heard back in late February that Sankey was a rumored contender


The Portland Tribune reviews the progress of Portland athletics under Director of Athletics Scott Leykam, who is in his third year with the university after coming from Stanford. UP recently completed a $2.5 million renovation at the Chiles Center, expanding the ticket office, men’s locker rooms, weight room, training room and a sports Hall of Fame room. A $1 million Joe Etzel Field project this year reaped a new Astroturf field, scoreboard, bullpen and fencing. In Leykam’s first year at UP (2012-13), the Pilots were up about 45 percent in sponsorships, he says, and the figures have increased this year to $1.12 million in trade and $460,000 in cash sponsorships.


Under Armour Inc. will outfit the sports teams at Boston College for the next 10 years after renewing its athletics contract with the university. The Baltimore sportswear maker has supplied athletic apparel, footwear and equipment to Boston College’s varsity teams since 2010. Terms of the extension were not disclosed. – Sarah Meehan, Baltimore Business Journal. Read More.


Rutgers athletic director Julie Hermann received a one-time payment of $30,000 for meeting parts of the four performance thresholds for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2014, according to a payroll documents obtained by NJ Advance Media. Hermann met all four of the academic bonus thresholds, which included $2,500 apiece. She also met both of the thresholds for integrity of programs, which included $5,000 apiece for no major or intentional secondary NCAA violations during the 2013-14. Hermann earned one of the competitive-success thresholds, banking $10,000 thanks to the football team’s participation in the 2013 New Era Pinstripe Bowl. All together, Hermann earned $490,275.88, which included a regular salary of $448,275.88, the $30,000 bonus and a $12,000 vehicle stipend


University of Washington seeks an Associate Athletic Director for Marketing and Fan Engagement. FOR A COMPLETE DESCRIPTION AND TO APPLY, please visit the UW Hires employment website at: and apply to job number 117439.