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November 18, 2015

NEWBURY COLLEGE
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NEWBURY COLLEGE

For over a decade, Newbury College has been an active member of NCAA Division III and is proud of its dynamic student-athlete experience. As a founding member of the New England Collegiate Conference (NECC), Newbury remains committed to providing a comprehensive experience for its students. With the recently announced addition of Women’s Lacrosse, 14 intercollegiate athletic programs are sponsored as a part of the Newbury Nighthawks Athletic program. This current academic year has ushered in a wave of changes not only to the department, but to the College community as well. Since its opening in the fall of 2015, the new Student Success Center instantly transformed the student learning environment at Newbury, providing necessary access to a place where all students can continually develop and refine their skills toward becoming independent thinkers, valuable collaborators, and global-minded citizens. The strategic realignment of the College’s intercollegiate athletics program will further these changes to create a more vibrant experience for our current and prospective students for years to come. –Read More

CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY BAKERSFIELD
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CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY BAKERSFIELD

Upgrading facilities is an ongoing theme at CSUB. The old wooden bleachers were removed and new seating installed. The blue plastic seats have the Roadrunner logo and cost $250,000, athletic director Ziggy Siegfried said. “We will transform our facility,” Siegfried said on Tuesday’s Roadrunner Rundown webcast on Bakersfield.com. “It changes the look of the Icardo Center.” This isn’t the only project. A new softball backstop is being constructed.  The locker room refurbishing project will begin in the spring, he said, and the Kegley academic center for student athletes has been OK’d. That will see a jump in study space from 1,500 square feet to about 8,000. “In one to two months, we’ll break ground,” he said. Money for each of these improvements must be raised from supporters or come from grants. No state money will be used. “We have to have the dollars,” Siegfried said. But there is plenty of work to do. -Jeff Evans, The Bakersfiled CalifornianRead More

FLORIDA A&M UNIVERSITY
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FLORIDA A&M UNIVERSITY

FAMU is required to pay an $153,255 fine because of NCAA violations. However, university administrators say neither that nor the football team’s 1-9 season is keeping many fans from continuing to support the school. Administrators say ticket sales for the Florida Classic are up more than 20 percent from last year. All of the $15 tickets for this weekend’s Classic are sold out. Some supporters say they believe that FAMU can overcome the recent NCAA violations. FAMU has developed a corrective action plan to address the issues. Sports Information Director Vaughn Wilson said, “The sanctions are a result of some things that happened in the past, probably when our athletic department was going through some changes.” Some of the violations include students failing to complete a medical exam on time and the athletics department failing to properly notify students before their aid is reduced. This was discovered in an internal investigation. FAMU self-imposed a three-year probation and annual compliance reporting to the NCAA. Wilson said, “What AD Overton is doing is trying to instill some stability, owning up to it, not running away from it, taking it head on so that we can correct these issues and not have to deal with them again.” -Lanetra Bennett, WCTV, Read More

NEW MEXICO STATE UNIVERSITY
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NEW MEXICO STATE UNIVERSITY

New Mexico State men’s head basketball coach Marvin Menzies announced the appointment of Preston Laird as the Aggies Director of Basketball Operations. Laird has served the Aggies the last three seasons. He was the Special Assistant to the Head Coach last season and was a graduate assistant coach for two years. “We’re very pleased to be able to retain Preston as a part of our basketball family,” said Menzies. “As we went through the hiring process it was clear that he would give us the easiest and smoothest transition into the director of basketball operations position.”
In his new role, Laird will manage the program’s daily operations, work with the 6th Man Club, assist in recruiting, organize team travel and promote community outreach. –Read More

UNIVERSITY OF MAINE
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UNIVERSITY OF MAINE

This may end up being the worst football season at the University of Maine in 20 years, but it won’t be the end of the line for Coach Jack Cosgrove. The winningest coach in program history is expected to get a multiyear extension of his contract in the offseason, and Cosgrove said Tuesday he still believes he has the energy at age 60 to rebuild a winning team. “This is a grind. It’s all I know, though,” said Cosgrove, who is 129-136 in 23 seasons. Cosgrove is in the final year of a three-year contract that pays him $187,000 annually. Athletic Director Karlton Creech said that negotiations on a new contract will begin after Thanksgiving. “I want him to be our football coach,” said Creech, in his second year leading the Maine athletic department. “I’ll discuss with him what he wants, but I hope we do a multiyear extension. Jack does a great job. I have complete faith in him.” -Mark Emmer, Portland Press HeraldRead More

TEXAS STATE UNIVERSITY
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TEXAS STATE UNIVERSITY

Texas State University is seeking applications for the position of Travel Coordinator (Accounting Clerk II) for the Texas State Athletic Department, under the direction of the Assistant AD for Business Operations. This position is a full-time, benefits eligible position. The position coordinates essential components of the day-to-day operations of the business office, including coordination of all aspects of individual travel reservations and processing for assigned staff, assisting with team travel management and with other athletics business offices activities as assigned.  Apply here

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
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UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

University of Southern California is seeking an Assistant Director, Athletic Compliance. The Assistant Director, Athletic Compliance will assist in developing, implementing, and maintaining a comprehensive, in-depth, and effective athletic compliance program by providing a professional service of monitoring, interpreting, analyzing, and evaluating athletic department activities intended to support NCAA , Pac-12, and university rules and to prevent, detect, and respond appropriately to violations of applicable athletic rules and regulations. Apply here 

GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY
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GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY

George Mason University Intercollegiate Athletics invites applicants for a full-time Assistant Director of Athletic Communications position (with benefits), reporting to the Associate Athletic Director, Communications. Information about the Mason Athletic Department can be found at GoMason.com/. The Assistant Director, Athletic Communications will be involved in the planning and implementation of all creative content for all aspects of Intercollegiate Athletics publicity/media relations activities for the 22-sport program in one of the nation’s top Division I college athletics markets (Washington, D.C.) and in the Atlantic 10 Conference (A-10).  Apply here

November 17, 2015

COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF
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COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF

The third edition of the College Football Playoff Rankings was released Tuesday night, and while the top four teams remained the same, there was some shakeup in the rest of the top 10 after four teams in the top portion of the rankings (Baylor, Stanford, LSU, Utah) lost last week. Oklahoma (No. 7), Florida (No. 8) and Michigan State (No. 9) moved into the top 10, while Baylor hung on at No. 10, only moving down four spots after falling to undefeated Oklahoma State, which jumped up two spots to No. 6 as one of the first two teams out with Iowa (No. 5). -Jerry Palm, CBS SportsRead More

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA
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UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA

Steve Spurrier still is considering taking an ambassador’s role with South Carolina following the end of his official employment at the end of this year, he told The State on Tuesday. Spurrier, who resigned in October after 10-plus seasons in which he became the Gamecocks winningest all-time coach, will be offered a position as special assistant to school president Harris Pastides, according to the last contract he signed with the school. He could be a special assistant to Pastides and athletics director Ray Tanner at an annual salary of $100,000, provided he maintains his residence in Columbia. -Josh Kendall, The StateRead More

DUKE UNIVERSITY
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DUKE UNIVERSITY

Duke Athletics is seeking a qualified individual to be the Assistant Director of Administrative Operations. This individual will oversee the day-to-day operations for the Vice President and Director of Athletics, which include oversight responsibilities for the athletic director’s routine commitments, public relations obligations and traditional correspondence. Interested Applicants please send cover letter, resume, and list of three references here. Please put “Assistant Director of Administrative Operations” in the subject line.

UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI
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UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI

Dr. Gerald “Doc” Hollingsworth recently contributed the equivalent of $25 million to Ole Miss Athletics. Of the donation, $10 million is a cash gift to be used through the Forward Together campaign; the remainder is in the form of a charitable remainder trust that will establish the Gerald M. Hollingsworth, M.D., Athletic Scholarship Endowment. A portion of Hollingsworth’s donation, which is the single largest gift not only to the campaign but to Ole Miss Athletics as a whole, will be used to support the north end zone expansion of Vaught-Hemingway Stadium, where the playing field already bears his name. –Read More

HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY
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HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY

Hofstra University Baseball Coach John Russo has signed a multi-year contract extension, it was announced today by Vice President and Director of Athletics Jeffrey A. Hathaway. Russo is entering his fifth season at the helm of the Pride Baseball program and his eighth season at Hofstra overall after three seasons as an assistant. “I appreciate the job that John has done with our baseball program since taking over in 2012,” commented Hathaway. “He has further increased our level of play against tough competition in the Colonial Athletic Association as well as out of conference. John has done an excellent job of recruiting on Long Island and in New York, as well as utilizing his contacts in other regions of the country. He has also promoted the baseball program through fundraising, camps and clinics. He is dedicated to providing a great academic and athletic experience for his student-athletes and I am excited for the future of our program. This is a great day for Hofstra Baseball and Hofstra University.” –Read More

NCAA
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NCAA

With a record 80 FBS teams needed to fill the record 41 bowl games, including the College Football Playoff title game, there is a very real possibility that not enough teams will reach the required six wins to become bowl eligible. The NCAA established a contingency plan on how to fill all of the bowls if there are not enough bowl-eligible teams. The problem is none of those five tiebreakers (counting wins vs. two FCS opponents, including a 6-7 team, etc.) will impact any of the 5-7 teams. There are currently 62 bowl-eligible teams with 32 teams still able to reach six wins. But since a number of those 32 teams play each other down the stretch or need to pull off huge upsets to reach six wins, multiple 5-7 teams could be needed to fill all the bowls. “The whole situation is very frustrating,” a source said. The most frustrating aspect, sources said, are all the unknowns concerning how the 5-7 teams are selected. -Brett McMurphy, ESPNRead More

BOISE STATE UNIVERSITY
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BOISE STATE UNIVERSITY

Boise State will receive the largest share of Mountain West TV bonuses again for the 2015 football season. The Mountain West uses a portion of its TV revenue to pay bonuses to members for appearances on ESPN, ESPN2 or the major broadcast networks. The bonuses are $300,000 for weekday games and $500,000 for Saturday games. The system was negotiated by Boise State as part of its agreement to stay in the conference rather than join the American. And because Boise State also negotiated a deal that gives ESPN the rights to at least six Broncos games a year, Boise State is in a better position to capitalize on the system than other schools. This year, Boise State earned $1.6 million — $300,000 each for the Washington and Air Force games and $500,000 each for the Hawaii and Wyoming games. The Broncos earned $720,000 more than any other school. Wyoming, San Diego State and Nevada each earned $880,000. Without the bonus system, the $6.8 million would have been distributed with $618,181 to each school. -Chadd Cripe, Idaho StatesmanRead More

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA

Florida quarterback Will Grier, currently serving a one-year suspension following a failed drug test last month, is currently waiting to hear word from the NCAA on his appeal to the suspension. On Monday, Grier filed paperwork and had a conference call with NCAA officials in the final steps of his appeals process. The rest is now in the hands of the NCAA offices.  Grier claims he took the supplement from an over-the-counter product and says he was unaware the substance he took was on the banned list issued by the NCAA. The suspension, if upheld, would not expire until after the first six years of the 2016 season. -Kevin McGuire, College Football TalkRead More

NCAA
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NCAA

The chairman of NCAA Division I’s top policy-making group says he would like to see the association’s wealthiest conferences consider following the Pac-12 in providing health-care coverage for all athletes after they have finished their college careers. “There’s no doubt that safety is maybe the issue of the day,” said Division I Board of Directors chair Harris Pastides, who is president of the University of South Carolina. “We recruit young people to come and play for us and injury is part of (playing college sports). So if we shake hands and make a pact and recruit them and pay for their education either in whole or in part and something goes wrong in executing that, I think we need to stick with them.” -Steve Berkowitz, USA TodayRead More

SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY
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SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY

Student Association President Aysha Seedat will be meeting Wednesday with Syracuse University director of athletics Mark Coyle to discuss the potential for a student athletic fee. Last month, SA and Otto’s Army created a joint committee to create a proposal for a $100 student athletic fee, which would replace the way students currently buy season tickets for football and men’s basketball. The committee was composed of three SA assembly representatives and two Otto’s Army members. Currently, students must pay $219 to the Carrier Dome Box Office for a combination of football and men’s basketball season tickets. If implemented, the athletic fee would be automatically charged to students, but Seedat has said she hopes students would have the ability to easily opt out of the fee if they don’t want season tickets. Former SA President Boris Gresely originally proposed the idea for a student athletic fee last semester, but that proposal was put on hold after then-director of athletics Daryl Gross resigned in March. SU hired Coyle in June. -Michael Burke, The Daily Orange

UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS
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UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS

Oklahoma State attorneys have made it official: They want Texas coach Charlie Strong and quarterback Tyrone Swoopes for courtroom testimony in a lawsuit to determine who called plays for the Longhorns in 2014. Oklahoma State has filed formal notice that it wants Strong, Swoopes, former Texas athletic director Steve Patterson and a host of other assistant coaches and officials on the witness stand in a $600,000 breach-of-contract lawsuit against Longhorns offensive line coach Joe Wickline. Oklahoma State says Wickline made a lateral move to Texas in 2014 and didn’t take a promotion with “play-calling duties” as stated in his previous contract. The trial is scheduled for May 2016. Oklahoma State officials last week submitted their formal witness list to the court. -Associated Press, Fox Sports, Read More

UNION COLLEGE
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UNION COLLEGE

Union athletic director Jim McLaughlin said this morning he met Monday with John Audino, but refused to say if a decision has been reached whether the longtime football coach will return to the Dutchmen sidelines next season. “Right now John is our coach,” said McLaughlin, who played for and coached under Audino. “As I relayed in the past, at the end of each of our seasons for each of coaches we go through an evaluation process, and that is what we are going through right now,” he added. McLaughlin said the Division III coaches at Union, like administrators, are on year-to-year deals. -Mark McGuire, The Daily GazetteRead More

PITTSBURG STATE UNIVERSITY
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PITTSBURG STATE UNIVERSITY

Pittsburg State head volleyball coach Jenny Mueller has resigned from her position with the team, according to a Pitt State Athletics press release on Monday. In the press release, Pitt State Athletic Director Jim Johnson indicated that PSU will begin the process of launching a national search for the new volleyball coaching position immediately. Senior Associate Athletic Director Natalie Cullen will serve as the point of contact for the program until a new coach is named. -Michael Bauer, The Morning SunRead More

ARKANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY
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ARKANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY

Arkansas State coach John Brady will resign at the end of the 2015-16 season, athletic director Terry Mohajir announced on Monday night. “John alerted me of his intentions to resign at the end of the season, at which time we had a conversation regarding his decision,” Mohajir said “I have a great deal of respect for John as a person and coach, and we appreciate his desire to finish the rest of the season as our head coach.” Brady is 111-110 in eight years as Arkansas State’s head coach, a tenure that is highlighted by two division titles. While coaching at LSU, he led the Tigers to the Final Four in 2006. -Chip Patterson, CBS Sports

THE COLLEGE OF NEW JERSEY
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THE COLLEGE OF NEW JERSEY

TCNJ, an NCAA Division III institution and member of the New Jersey Athletic Conference, seeks a candidate of vision for the position of Director of Athletic Communications. This full-time, 12-month position reports to the Assistant Vice President (AVP) for Student Affairs and Executive Director of Athletics. Responsibilities are comprised of supporting and promoting the activities of 20 men’s and women’s varsity sports. The primary duties include managing the athletic communications office including oversight/mentoring of staff including student workers; working with local/regional/hometown media outlets and other constituencies; writing and distributing press releases; managing/coordinating game-day statistics responsibilities, preparing game notes/programs; taking/coordinating team photos; supervising video streaming of home contests; managing social media outlets associated with athletics; maintaining statistical information required by NJAC and the NCAA and preparing/submitting nominations for NJAC and national awards. –Apply Here

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UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE
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UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE

It was a big 24-0 win against North Texas Saturday, but that’s not the only thing the Vols were battling. If you watched, you saw players slipping and the grass giving out under their feet. Making changes to the field is going to be no easy task. The UT Athletic Department acknowledged there’s been a problem with the field since late October to November. They said they’ve put $400,000 into the field this year and will continue to invest in making it a good playing surface. –local8now.com- Read More

SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY CARBONDALE
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SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY CARBONDALE

Southern Illinois University Carbondale seeks an Assistant Athletic Director (Compliance).  Responsibilities include overseeing the University-wide efforts, as well as the athletic department’s efforts to operate the intercollegiate athletics program in compliance with all NCAA, Conference and University rules and guidelines, designs and implements compliance monitoring systems, provides rules education for student-athletes, staff and various constituencies, supervises compliance office staff, investigates and responds to allegations of noncompliance, prepares and submits official reports, appeals, waiver requests as well as other official correspondence between the athletics program and the NCAA or Conference. Apply here

CHRISTOPHER NEWPORT UNIVERSITY
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CHRISTOPHER NEWPORT UNIVERSITY

Christopher Newport University invites applications for the position of Head Athletic Trainer. The Head Athletic Trainer will provide an essential role in the Department of Athletics by performing duties in the treatment and prevention of injury of Christopher Newport University athletes and providing leadership for all aspects of the sports medicine program. A Master’s Degree in sports medicine or related field or a Bachelor’s Degree in sport medicine or related field and related work experience that equates to an advanced degree is required.  Apply here

November 16, 2015

UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII
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UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII

Earlier this month, College AD told you the University of Hawaii was in the process of assembling an advisory committee to help aid athletic director David Matlin as he looks to hire the next leader of the Hawaii football program. Sources tell College AD the team of advisers will consist of the following eight individuals: Carl Clapp,  Associate Athletics Director – Admin. Services, Eric Okasaki, Head Athletic Trainer, Director of Compliance/Eligibility Amanda Paterson, Hawaii baseball coach Mike Trapasso, former athletic director and current AKA Chair Hugh Yoshida, assistant professor Dan Harris-McCoy, Vice Chancellor of Students Lori Ideta and Hawaii’s assistant Vice Chancellor of Enrollment and Director of Admission Roxie Shabazz.

SAINT MARTIN’S UNIVERSITY
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SAINT MARTIN’S UNIVERSITY

Saint Martin’s University head athletic trainer Alice Loebsack announced the hiring of Ramzy Assaf as the Assistant Athletic Trainer. Assaf is in his first year as assistant athletic trainer at Saint Martin’s University as he was hired October of 2015. He is the primary Athletic Trainer for volleyball, women’s basketball and baseball. Assaf comes to SMU after a short stop at Occidental College and two years as a Graduate Assistant at California State University, Northridge. Assaf received his Bachelors of Science in Athletic Training in 2013 and did his graduate studies in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Biomechanics. Read More

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY
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UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY

Two days after the Cal football team became bowl-eligible with a 54-24 win over Oregon State, Cal Athletics announced that it has begun contract-extension talks with head coach Sonny Dykes, who took over the program in December of 2012. In a statement, Cal athletic director Mike Williams commended Dykes’ contributions to the team’s improvement on the field, along with its steady improvement in the classroom. After an all-time low multi-year Academic Progress Rate (APR) of 921 in 2009-10, the program’s multi-year APR was announced to be 941 this past May and is expected to be even higher when the APR is released next spring.  Dykes is currently in year three of a $9.7 million, five-year contract that lasts through the 2017 season. -Michelle Lee, The Daily CalifornianRead More

UNIVERSITY OF TULSA
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UNIVERSITY OF TULSA

The University of Tulsa is seeking a Director of Athletic Equipment. The Director of Athletic Equipment (Head Equipment Manager) reports to the Senior Associate Athletics Director for Administration and is responsible for planning, coordinating and directing all aspects of the athletic equipment operation, including but not limited to effective maintenance and repair, procurement, budgeting and supervision. This position is the primary equipment manager for the football program and other university-sponsored sport programs as assigned. –Apply Here

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