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February 3, 2016

UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA RENO
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UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA RENO

University of Nevada seeks an Assistant Athletics Director, Equipment and Inventory. This will manages and oversees all areas of the Intercollegiate Athletics (ICA) equipment room to include the forecasting and ordering of equipment needs, allocation, procurement and receipt, maintenance, repair, replacement, proper handling and safe keeping of equipment assets for all ICA sponsored sports. Apply here.

PROVIDENCE COLLEGE
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PROVIDENCE COLLEGE

Providence College Athletics Director Bob Driscoll announced that women’s soccer Head Coach Sam Lopes signed a contract extension through the 2021 season. Lopes, who was appointed the ninth head coach in the history of the program on April 10, 2014, has guided the Friars to back-to-back appearances in the BIG EAST Tournament (2014, 2015) and advanced to the BIG EAST Championship game in 2015. “We are pleased to extend the contract of Coach Lopes,” Driscoll said. “Since his arrival in 2014, he has helped transform the program in a short period of time and continues to build a culture of excellence. Sam’s passion for the game and his enthusiasm toward mentoring his student-athletes to reach a championship level is unmatched.” –Read More

UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
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UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN

Thanks to an idea and a handshake, Michigan fans will flood The Players’ Tribune on Wednesday, desperate to know what Jim Harbaugh is hiding behind his blue curtain. The extravaganza will be streamed on The Players’ Tribune, a media company founded by former New York Yankee star Derek Jeter. Still in its relative infancy, the website is a rapidly growing 1-year-old outlet that affords athletes the opportunity to tell their own stories, unfettered by traditional media. Jeter grew up in Kalamazoo, Michigan, and signed a scholarship to play baseball at U-M before being drafted by the Yankees. In a press release announcing the agreement between the Wolverines and The Players’ Tribune, Jeter noted, “My heart has been there ever since.” According to both sides, the content arrangement and access allotted to The Players’ Tribune come entirely via a handshake deal. No contract exists. -Brendan Quinn, Michigan Live, Read More

SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY CARBONDALE
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SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY CARBONDALE

Southern Illinois University Carbondale seeks Head Coach (Strength and Conditioning).  Primary responsibilities include the design, implementation and supervision of strength and conditioning programs for all 18 varsity sports, including proper instruction in the Olympic lifts, nutrition, and injury prevention. Direct responsibility for the sports of Football, Men’s and Women’s Basketball.  Bachelor’s degree is required; Master’s degree preferred. Apply here

TEMPLE UNIVERSITY
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TEMPLE UNIVERSITY

Temple University’s board of trustees will hold a special meeting Monday to consider plans to move forward on a campus football stadium. President Neil D. Theobald told student government leaders at a packed meeting Monday that he would recommend that the project proceed. His announcement came as protesters demonstrated against the proposed 35,000-seat stadium, slated for the northwest corner of campus. The objections and chants became so loud and raucous that the university shut down the meeting 15 minutes early. – Jack Tomczuk And Susan Snyder, Philly. Read More.

MIDDLE TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY
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MIDDLE TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY

Middle Tennessee State University is seeking an Operations Coordinator. The Coordinator Operations – Player Recruitment assists the Director of Football Operations and the Coordinator Player Relations with assigned administrative aspects of the University’s NCAA Division I football program. Essential tasks include: oversight of the football recruiting office; recruitment of student guest hosts; evaluation of high school and junior college recruit transcripts for college eligibility; update and maintain football coaches and football programs website, facebook, twitter and you tube accounts. Apply here

UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS
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UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS

The University of Arkansas announced Tuesday it is raising the price of football tickets for seven of 10 sections of Reynolds Razorback Stadium on campus and lowering the cost for all seats at Little Rock’s War Memorial Stadium for the 2016 football season. Season ticket prices will go up anywhere from $50 to $300 in seven seating areas of 72,000-seat Razorback Stadium. The season ticket price of $300 for Pig Heaven, which is the first four rows of seats in the upper deck, and $750 for the East Outdoor Club will remain at the same level as 2015. The season ticket price for all 500-level upper deck seats, which amounts to approximately 9,100 seats, will drop by $50 to $250. Ticket prices do not include sliding-scale donations that must be made to the Razorback Foundation to purchase seats in priority areas. -Tom Murphy, Arkansas Online, Read More

UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA
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UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA

Penn Athletics began a process of reorganization last summer that ended with Roger Reina coming back into the fold as Senior Associate Athletic Director for External Affairs after nine years away. His ties to the University did not end there. Before eventually taking a position in business development at TicketLeap, Reina moved over to Penn Medicine serving as major gifts officer and eventually director of development. – Nick Buchta, THEDP. Read More.

CAL POLY
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CAL POLY

The Cal Poly Athletic Department and beach volleyball program will welcome a recognizable face prior to the start of the 2016 beach volleyball season with the announcement that Olympian and FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championship gold medalist Todd Rogers has been hired as head coach of the Mustang beach volleyball team. Rogers, the 1997 AVP Rookie of the Year, captured a gold medal in beach volleyball at the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics. He was named the AVP’s Most Valuable Player in 2007 and Best Defensive Player for five consecutive seasons from 2004-08. – Mike Klan, KEYT. Read More.

February 2, 2016

OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY
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OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

The OSU Foundation is looking for a strong and talented Assistant Athletic Director for Development, Athletics Annual Giving. This position is responsible for achieving the annual giving fundraising goals on behalf of Oregon State University Athletics through efficient and effective leadership and management of athletics’ annual giving programs, individual sport support and strategic fundraising campaigns. If you understand the Annual Giving process as it relates to college athletics, and have a proven record of success in annual giving or significant sales success, consider applying for this position. Apply here

RUTGERS UNIVERSITY
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RUTGERS UNIVERSITY

The ceremonial shovels already went into the dirt but now Rutgers soon will be able to begin official construction on its new indoor practice facility for the baseball and softball teams. The agenda for the Rutgers Board of Governors meeting Wednesday in Newark includes a proposed resolution approving the facility to be added adjacent to the Rutgers Athletic Center on Livingston Campus in Piscataway. It is expected to be green lit without complication as the $3.25 million facility is entirely privately funded. -Ryan Dunleavy, app.com- Read More

WINONA STATE UNIVERSITY
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WINONA STATE UNIVERSITY

An independent investigation into an accusation against former WSU men’s basketball coach Mike Leaf that he made unwanted sexual advances toward a player has found no evidence of other acts or complaints, and concluded that the university and athletic department acted appropriately in response. The investigation cost WSU $25,073.99, according to figures the university released. – Winona Daily News. Read More.

CURRY COLLEGE
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CURRY COLLEGE

The Curry College Athletic Department invites applications for our part-time Head Coach, Women’s Volleyball position. This part-time position reports to the Director of Athletics, and is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the Women’s Volleyball Program. Apply here.

UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
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UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN

University of Michigan seeks a Football Analyst. This position will Assist with management of the service and support functions of the Football program. Apply here.

WOFFORD COLLEGE
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WOFFORD COLLEGE

Wofford College has named Ceri Miller as head coach of the women’s lacrosse team. The inaugural season of competition for the program will be in the spring of 2018. Miller is currently in her third season as the head coach of the women’s lacrosse program at Goucher College in Maryland. She will complete the 2016 season with the Gophers before assuming duties at Wofford. – Laxpower. Read More.

HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY
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HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY

Hofstra University Vice President and Director of Athletics Jeffrey A. Hathaway announced today that Head Volleyball Coach Emily Mansur has received a multi-year contract extension with the University. Year one of the Mansur era would see Hofstra win 28 matches as the Pride captured the Colonial Athletic Association championship and qualified for the NCAA Tournament during the magical season. Read More.

WESTMONT COLLEGE
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WESTMONT COLLEGE

Westmont College seeks a Director of Development for Athletics. This will Envision and manage a comprehensive fundraising program for Westmont athletics that coordinates the efforts of the Athletic Director, Office of College Advancement, Associate Director of Warrior Sports, individual coaches, and volunteers. Apply here.

RUTGERS UNIVERSITY
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RUTGERS UNIVERSITY

Rutgers University seeks an Associate Director Athletic Development. The Rutgers University Foundation (RUF) offers a generous and comprehensive compensation and benefits package, commensurate with experience. Apply here.

KENT STATE UNIVERSITY
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KENT STATE UNIVERSITY

Kent State announced changes to its football coaching staff Monday for the upcoming 2016 season. Head Coach Paul Haynes moved three current coaches into new positions and hired one new coach. Ben Needham was elevated to defensive coordinator and will continue to coach the linebackers. After Wednesday’s National Signing Day, Mark Spencer will take over Needham’s duties as recruiting coordinator. Spencer will also continue to serve as running backs coach. After three seasons as a defensive graduate assistant, Colin Ferrell will take over as defensive line coach. Rob Zeitman was named offensive line coach. Read More.

UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN
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UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN

The Wisconsin athletic department is considering “major renovations” to Camp Randall Stadium, according to an email sent to supporters last week. From the topics of questions included in a survey linked in the email, new premium seating areas like field-level club seats appear to be among the concepts being considered. But an athletic department official cautioned that the survey was meant to gauge interest and generate feedback, not as an indication that any decisions on a renovation have been made or are imminent. – Todd Milewski, The Capital Times. Read More.

NCAA
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NCAA

Central Florida and Cincinnati are still the two schools that consistently employ women as head coaches of their women’s teams. For the second consecutive year, those two programs are the only NCAA institutions to receive an A on the report card released by the University of Minnesota’s Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport. And just like last year, a gap still exists between the two top schools — Central Florida (88.9 percent female) and Cincinnati (80 percent) — and the next-closest school: Southern Methodist, which employs seven female head coaches and four male, for a 63.6 percent rate (B). For the first time in the study’s history, more schools received A’s and B’s (15 schools) than received an F (10 schools). And for the third consecutive year, the percentage of female head coaches increased slightly, going from 39.6 percent in 2013-14, to 40.2 percent in 2014-15 and 41.1 percent last year. “The goals of this annual report card is to create awareness, stimulate dialogue and get everyone on the same page to help increase the percentage of women coaches,” said Nicole LaVoi, co-director at the Tucker Center. “I believe we are starting to realize these goals, and I am encouraged by the slight increase in NCAA D-1 women head coaches for three years running.” -Kate Fagan, ESPN, Read More

OHIO UNIVERSITY
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OHIO UNIVERSITY

Ohio University is seeking an Assistant Director of the Bobcat Club. The Assistant Director of the Ohio Bobcat Club will focus on assisting the Associate Director with the day-to-day operations of the annual campaign. This position will manage the Ohio Bobcat Club website, organize the annual student-athlete thank-a-thon and oversee the ICA staff giving campaign. –Apply Now

WILLIAM PATERSON UNIVERSITY
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WILLIAM PATERSON UNIVERSITY

William Paterson University seeks an enthusiastic and highly-motivated individual to fill the position of Sports Information Graduate Assistant for the 2016-17 and 2017-18 academic years. The Assistant will report directly to the Sports Information Director and will perform tasks as assigned, including but not limited to: serve as primary media contact for assigned sports; event coverage (statistical compilation and public address announcing); writing and editing of releases, student-athlete biographies and feature stories; Website content creation and maintenance; recording and editing video of home events and interviews; contributing to the Pioneers’ social media platforms; graphic design; and archiving of information. The Graduate Assistant will assist in the management of student assistants, and is expected to adhere to all NCAA, New Jersey Athletic Conference and William Paterson rules and regulations. –Apply Now

HIGHER EDUCATION
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HIGHER EDUCATION

In the space of a few weeks at the end of last year, two small, historically black private colleges announced significant cuts to their athletic programs. Concordia College Alabama dropped its football team, which officials said cost over $500,000 a year and ate up a third of the athletics budget, and Stillman College went further — shuttering everything but men’s and women’s basketball. Earlier in the year another HBCU, Paine College, suspended its football program only a year after it was reinstated. Data collected by the Department of Education show that football cost Paine almost $900,000 in the 2014-15 academic year. So, do these recent moves constitute a pattern? If so, are we in for a rash of small colleges, HBCUs in particular, drastically reducing or eliminating their athletics programs to save money? Probably not. But it may become more common, experts say, particularly at small institutions facing rising costs and uncertain enrollment. -Josh Louge, Inside Higher Ed, Read More

NCAA
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NCAA

Five stars come and five stars go. It’s been the carnival-barking coaches who, at times awkwardly, have amused us with their Internet antics. New Iowa State coach Matt Campbell told ESPN.com he’s using social media to “rebrand” Cyclones’ football. “I never thought I would have a meeting to talk about hashtags and emojis,” Campbell was quoted as saying. If nothing else, this is guaranteed to be the first National Signing Day that includes Tom Brady, Derek Jeter and Ric Flair. All of it is not exactly new. Ever slow down on the highway to gawk at a wreck? The coaches may think what they’re doing is innovative — co-opting technology sometimes without spending a dime. In reality, they’ve barely reaching the end zone on what is possible. The technology exists, according to a crisis management specialist, to possibly dig down on a recruit whose social media is “clean.” But by tracking friends of the recruit, you can get a character reference in unusual ways. One SEC coach says he quit recruiting a future Big 12 newcomer of the year because of what he saw on social media. “It’s that Moneyball mentality: How you use data to evaluate an athlete,” said Jason Kint, CEO of Digital Content Next. “You don’t need your eyes anymore because you’ve got the data.” -Dennis Dodd, CBS Sports, Read More

HIGHER EDUCATION
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HIGHER EDUCATION

Out on the presidential campaign trail, 2016 is shaping up to be a big year for higher education issues. But in the U.S. Congress, the prospect that lawmakers will take up, much less pass, a much-anticipated and already overdue overhaul of federal higher education policy this election year seems virtually nonexistent. Higher education groups, some congressional staffers, and other observers say they don’t expect to see a comprehensive rewrite of the Higher Education Act during this presidential election year. And because a new administration, regardless of party, is unlikely to quickly pursue the law’s reauthorization among its first legislative priorities, it may be a couple of years before Congress passes a new Higher Education Act, some said. “The odds in favor of a higher education reauthorization get longer with every passing day,” said Terry W. Hartle, senior vice president for government and public affairs at the American Council on Education, which represents colleges and universities in Washington. “Given the complexity of the task, the cost of some of the proposals and simply the time available, it’s hard to imagine them completing reauthorization this year.” -Michael Stratford, Inside Higher Ed, Read More

RADFORD UNIVERSITY
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RADFORD UNIVERSITY

Radford University is seeking Director of Digital Media.  Duties include but are not limited: operation and production of video boards during events, disseminating highlights of selected athletic events, promotional videos, enterprise and feature pieces, and postgame reaction through RadfordAthletics.com, and social and traditional media outlets. Coordinates multimedia efforts with RU marketing and athletic communications, the university community and the Conference/NCAA. Supervises maintenance for the department’s video/broadcasting equipment, including the Dedmon Center LED boards, and will oversee a multimedia staff comprised of wage employees, students and interns. Apply here

UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE
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UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE

State lawmakers and University of Tennessee officials have reached a compromise on the controversial decision to drop the Lady Vols nickname from women’s sports teams other than basketball. Under the agreement, announced on Monday, teams will wear a Lady Vols patch on their jerseys beginning this fall. Tennessee coaches, players and media will be free to refer to their teams as the Lady Vols. The university will maintain its intellectual property rights for the name Lady Vols. In exchange, state lawmakers will drop legislation requiring Tennessee to bring back the Lady Vols name. Last July, Tennessee officially dropped the Lady Vols name for all women’s sports except basketball, citing its licensing deal with Nike and the desire to streamline athletics branding. The decision met with substantial pushback, as opponents started a petition that garnered over 28,000 signatures asking the university to switch course. Rallies were held at the capitol in Nashville, and opponents asked the board of trustees to take up the issue. -Nate Rau and Matt Slovin, The Tennessean, Read More

WESTERN OREGON UNIVERSITY
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WESTERN OREGON UNIVERSITY

Western Oregon University is seeking  Head Coach – Women’s Volleyball. The employee, as a member of the Intercollegiate Athletic Department, agrees to represent the University in an honorable and ethical manner at all times, to the best of her/his abilities. Standards for ethical conduct for Athletic Department staff are established and enforced by the Athletic Director, the University, the State of Oregon, the State Board of Higher Education, the Great Northwest Athletic Conference, and the NCAA. Responsibilities include but not limited to participating in program and departmental fundraising, public relations, and promotional efforts,coaching/teaching in program camps/clinics for the women’s volleyball program. Apply here

BIG 12 CONFERENCE
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BIG 12 CONFERENCE

It’s so not a big deal that the Big 12 Conference meetings this week will occur at the league headquarters in Dallas, not the ballroom of some fancy hotel. It’s such a big deal that the Big 12 meetings could change the future of the league (and the half-dozen or so colleges that would love to join). The athletic directors from the 10 member schools meet Thursday. The presidents of those universities will get together Friday. There is little doubt the topic of possible expansion will be among the items discussed, although certainly there are other items to consider. Here is what a source close to the situation has told Sporting News about possible expansion: BYU might stand as the most attractive potential partner because of its large following, excellent facilities and considerable wealth, but the challenges of adding a partner that declines to participate in Sunday competition is among the obstacles that appear to be too considerable. That leaves three possible scenarios for the expansion issue. 1. The Big 12 could choose to move east to add Cincinnati and Connecticut. Cincinnati has developed the most consistent football program of potential expansion candidates and is located in a major media market. UConn is four-time NCAA champion in men’s basketball and also adds the cachet of the dynastic women’s basketball program. 2. For football recruiting purposes and long-term potential, the Big 12 could advance into Florida by adding Central Florida and South Florida. 3. The Big 12 could decide not to expand at all. -Mike DeCourcy, Sporting News, Read More


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