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February 27, 2015


Western Washington is looking for an Associate Athletic Director for External Affairs to play a critical role in developing, evaluating and implementing the overall strategic plan of the Athletic Department. Apply here.


Temple Senior Associate AD/Communications Larry Dougherty was named to the College Sports Information Directors of America (COSIDA) Hall of Fame. Dougherty will be inducted on June 15 in Orlando.


Penn State athletics announced on Thursday that it will co-sponsor the Athlete Well-Being Summit, set to take place on April 23-25 at the Penn Stater Conference Hotel. Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany will be a keynote speaker, alongside former Penn State basketball player and Homecoming Grand Marshall John Amaechi.


Illinois College seeks a head soccer coach responsible for administering all aspects of a competitive Division III athletic program. Apply here. Send a letter of interest, resume and three references to [email protected]


New Athletic Director, Jim Bartko laid out his vision for empowering excellence at Fresno State earlier today detailing a five-point plan that will be directed to “Achieve Highest Standards, Strengthen the Pack, Build Our Home Field Advantage, Expand Competitive Opportunity, and Swell the Red Wave”. The Bulldogs currently rank 8th in the MWC in revenue which generated $33,734,773. Fresno State athletic department is planning to increase their athletic budget by “roughly $3 million” according to the school, for the 2015-16 fiscal year. – Scott Tejerian- Read more.


Two days after criticizing Rutgers officials for not doing enough to support their men’s basketball program, state Sen. Raymond Lesniak (D-Union) sent a letter to Robert Barchi that urged the university President to invest in a new facility. “It’s time for Rutgers to step up in class,” Lesniak wrote. “It’s time to be bold and not time to be timid. … The investment required is small compared to the return which will enhance the Rutgers experience and attract a significant increase in foundation support. – Keith Sargeant,



USC announced today it will play nonconference football games at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum against Utah State in 2016, Western Michigan in 2017 and UNLV in 2019. The idea for the Sept. 2, 2017 game against Western Michigan, which will be USC’s season opener, was initiated by Alec Gores, a billionaire investor who lives in Beverly Hills and played football for Western Michigan in 1974 and 1975, according to Adam Bodnar, an assistant director of media relations for Western Michigan’s athletic department.


The University of Hawaii is hoping that a $1.2 million gift by an anonymous fan will inspire others to contribute to the financially-challenged athletic department. The estate planning gift, which is said to be one of the biggest ever earmarked for athletics, is scheduled to be celebrated with a ceremonial check presentation at halftime of Thursday night’s UH-Long Beach State men’s basketball game. -Ferd Lewis, Star Advertiser-


While UMass searches for a new athletic director, the school is set to utilize the services of ESPN’s Dave Brown to help fill the 2016 football schedule. UMass needs to add at least three home games for that season. According to athletic department sources, the school has approached the ESPN vice president for college sports programming to help serve as a scheduling matchmaker of sorts. -Matt Vautour, Gazettenet-


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


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



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 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.


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.


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


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-


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.


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.


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


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 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.


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.


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.


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.


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 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.


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


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.


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-