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November 13, 2015

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA CHAPEL HILL
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UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA CHAPEL HILL

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Department of Athletics is seeking applications for a Director of Compliance, reporting to the Associate Director of Athletics for Compliance. Responsible for assisting with development, implementation, coordination, and administration of NCAA, ACC and UNC compliance initiatives related to all aspects of compliance. Apply Here

PAC-12 CONFERENCE
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PAC-12 CONFERENCE

Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott announced today that Stanford University and Harvard University will face off in the 2016 Pac-12 China Game presented by Alibaba Group. The game will be on Saturday, November 12 in Shanghai and televised live back in the United States on November 11. Longtime Pac-12 partner Federation of University Sports of China (FUSC), which operates under China’s Ministry of Education, will serve as the co-host for the game. The 2016 Pac-12 China Game between Stanford and Harvard will tip off the 2016-17 basketball season with the specific venue and U.S. and China broadcast information to be finalized at a later date. Read More

THE COLLEGE OF THE HOLY CROSS
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THE COLLEGE OF THE HOLY CROSS

The College of the Holy Cross department of athletics has named Armani Rice as its new assistant director of athletics for student-athlete development, as announced by director of athletics Nathan Pine. Rice will join the senior athletic staff with primary responsibilities around creating and implementing a robust series of programming to emphasize and improve the development and welfare of Holy Cross student-athletes. “Armani is an impressive person and she will be a tremendous addition to our leadership team here at Holy Cross,” said Pine. “Her background at Duke, the NCAA national office and as a former student-athlete will bring much needed expertise and enthusiasm to better support our student-athletes in all areas of their development. I am pleased to welcome Armani to the Holy Cross family and will look forward to the dividends of her engagement with our student-athletes, coaches and staff.” –Read More

MILLIKIN UNIVERSITY
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MILLIKIN UNIVERSITY

Millikin University Director of Athletics Dr. Craig White is pleased to announce that Andrew Craycraft has been named the new Director of Track and Field and Cross Country at Millikin. Craycraft will begin at Millikin on December 1. An accomplished collegiate middle-distance runner, Craycraft has been an assistant coach at the NCAA Division I level working at DePaul University and Michigan State University. Most recently, Craycraft worked as Head Recruiting Coach for NCSA recruiting service. “We are excited to have Andrew Craycraft join the Millikin staff,” said Dr. Craig White Millikin Director of Athletics. “Andrew’s experience as a student-athlete, as a coach and as a recruiter will be very beneficial to the Millikin cross country and track and field programs.”  –Read More

RENSSELAER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE
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RENSSELAER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) Director of Athletics Dr. Lee McElroy has announced the addition of Cara Banks ’04, Namib Harris and Patrick Weinert to the men’s and women’s track & field staff. Each will aid 16th-year head coach Colin Tory with both the indoor and outdoor seasons. –Read More

NCAA
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NCAA

When North Dakota State announced in August it would boost its athletic scholarships to cover expenses beyond traditional tuition, board and books, it sent shivers through the so-called second tier of college sports. Stipends were supposed to be the domain of the biggest schools as they chased top recruits and national championships. Though two neighboring schools quickly followed the Bison’s lead, the rest of the Football Championship Subdivision world has not — at least so far. Coaches and athletic directors cite the high cost and worry about the precedent, and some say they simply don’t feel they have to do it to get top talent. “There was not a conscious decision on our part to say let’s slow this wave,” said Montana athletic director Kent Haslam “It was based on fiscal stability and being able to make this sustainable, and not just jumping because everyone else is jumping.”  -Dirk Lammers, APRead More

SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY CARBONDALE
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SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY CARBONDALE

The Carbondale Police Department is partnering with the Athletics Department at Southern Illinois University Carbondale this holiday season to collect new coats for boys and girls, ages 1-11.  The coats will benefit children served by the Carbondale Police Department Community Christmas Store. The Christmas store is an annual event that provides toys and gifts at reduced costs to the families of 100 children from at-risk or under-privileged families living in Carbondale. -Mary-Ann Maloney, KFVS 12Read More

CALIFORNIA BAPTIST UNIVERSITY
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CALIFORNIA BAPTIST UNIVERSITY

California Baptist University is seeking an Assistant Director of Marketing for Athletics. The position will be responsible for coordinating and implementing marketing plans for the athletic department and its athletic programs. The succesful candidate will be responsible for the marketing, promotions and social media initiatives for the department and each of its 19 sport programs. Apply here

November 12, 2015

UNC-CHAPEL HILL
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UNC-CHAPEL HILL

UNC-Chapel Hill officials dismissed two more employees Thursday as part of its continued cleanup of the long-running academic-athletic scandal, but allowed a former administrator accused of missing clues to the mess to keep her job.  UNC cleared three other employees, saying the evidence showed they lacked knowledge of what a detailed investigation found to be the critically culpable knowledge in the case: that Debby Crowder, a former administrative manager for the African and Afro-American Studies department, was grading papers for the classes that never met. -Dan Kane, The News & ObserverRead More

 

 

WINTHROP UNIVERSITY
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WINTHROP UNIVERSITY

The Winthrop University athletic department, in partnership with Bluebridge, has announced a new mobile application compatible with all Apple, Android, and Google play devices.  The new app has more user-friendly layout as well as featuring push-notification capabilities for breaking news, final scores, promotions, or anything athletic related. The app also features game recaps, rosters, schedules, scores, photo galleries, links to social media, and the ability to purchase tickets for events. Read More

UNIVERSITY OF LOUISIANA LAFAYETTE
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UNIVERSITY OF LOUISIANA LAFAYETTE

Even after he declined to cooperate with investigations by the NCAA, the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and the University of Mississippi into his alleged involvement in improper recruiting activity, and after months of questioning and queries into the matter, former Ragin’ Cajuns assistant football coach David Saunders received a rather kindly worded dismissal letter from UL.  Saunders, who denies all of the NCAA’s allegations directed at him, also felt “prevented from responding more fully” to the NCAA in part “because … he lacks the financial resources to do so,” according to a letter from his lawyer to the NCAA.  The NCAA alleges Saunders orchestrated an “elaborate” scheme to send six UL football recruits, including five who later played for the Cajuns, to the same rural Mississippi ACT testing center, where exam answers were altered and/or provided to help them meet academic eligibility requirements. Those are just a couple documents, obtained by The Daily Advertiser, the NCAA’s Committee on Infractions will be considering Friday afternoon during a hearing on the matter at NCAA headquarters in Indianapolis. Cajuns head coach Mark Hudspeth and athletic director Scott Farmer are among UL’s representatives scheduled to appear at the hearing. -Tim Buckley, The Daily AdvertiserRead More

FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY
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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY

Committed to providing student-athletes and coaches with more resources to compete at an elite level and football fans the best seats for their dollar, the Florida State Athletics Board Thursday approved changes to the Seminoles’ ticket priority policy beginning with the 2016 football season. Changes will include an increase of slightly more than 8-percent across each Seminole Booster, Inc., donor membership level and a method that sets minimum per-seat requirements by section inside Doak Campbell Stadium. This marks the first change in the policy by the FSU Athletics Board in 10 years. The only other across-the-board increase, since the policy was created in 1976, occurred in 2001 and 2006. Read More

WHEELOCK COLLEGE
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WHEELOCK COLLEGE

The Wheelock College Athletic Department recently launched a completely redesigned and revamped online apparel store. The new store is powered by Lids Team Sports and is touted as the Official Wheelock College Apparel and Merchandise Store for Wheelock Athletics. The store features clothing and accessory options for men, women, and children with t-shirts, sweat shirts, pull overs, jerseys, bags, and more available from a wide variety of major brands (Nike, Russell, Gildan, etc.). Read More

UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI
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UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI

It all started back in 2007 when Mizzou Football wore white jerseys and gold pants as QB Chase Daniel led No. 4 Mizzou to a 36-28 victory over No. 2 Kansas at Arrowhead Stadium. That began a tradition that led to gold jerseys in 2008 and Nike Beast Mode uniforms in 2009. With Mizzou returning to Arrowhead for the first time since 2011 this Saturday against BYU, the Tigers will once again don special Nike uniforms to continue the tradition. Read More

UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO BOULDER
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UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO BOULDER

The University of Colorado and iHeartMedia Denver announced Thursday a four-year extension of its broadcast agreement that will keep the Buffaloes football and basketball programs on one of the premier sports stations in the country. KOA-Radio has been the home to CU football for all but three years dating back to 1940, with the station originating basketball broadcasts in the mid-1970s.  The new agreement extends the broadcasts on KOA-Radio (850 AM and most recently 94.1 FM as well) – with select games airing on sister-station Real Talk (760 AM) – through the 2019-20 athletic season. The relationship was secured by Learfield Sports’ Buffalo Sports Properties, the exclusive multimedia rights holder for CU Athletics. –Read More

MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY
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MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY

The Michigan State Athletics Department announced Thursday, Nov. 12 the launch of Spartans Mobile Fast Pass, offering fans the capability to instantly purchase tickets using text messaging. This partnership works in conjunction with ReplyBuy and Spectra Ticketing & Fan Engagement (formally Paciolan). Spartan fans, who register for the program, will receive exclusive, customized notifications when tickets become available, enabling them to purchase tickets on-demand in a matter of seconds via text message. The faster fans respond, the better their seat locations will be. Electronic tickets will be delivered to a buyer’s phone instantly upon purchase and can be scanned at the event. Read More

VIRGINIA TECH
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VIRGINIA TECH

Virginia Tech came up with a cool way to honor Frank Beamer as he finishes his final season as the Hokies’ head coach. The program announced on social media Wednesday night that special decals have been added to the back of the team’s helmets for the rest of the 2015 season. The decal features seven stars to represent the four ACC titles and three Big East titles Virginia Tech has won with Beamer as head coach. Additionally, the decal reflects a photo taken of Beamer addressing the crowd after the Hokies finished off an undefeated season in 1999. Coming off a bye week, the 4-5 Hokies will debut the decals when they face Georgia Tech on the road on Thursday night. After the Georgia Tech game, Virginia Tech plays North Carolina in Beamer’s final home game on Nov. 21 before finishing out the regular season on the road at Virginia on Nov. 28. Tech needs to win two of those three games to become bowl eligible and continue the program’s streak of appearing in the postseason every season since 1993. -Sam Cooper, YahooRead More

UNIVERSITY OF LOUISIANA LAFAYETTE
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UNIVERSITY OF LOUISIANA LAFAYETTE

 Now, with Ragin’ Cajuns Genuine Louisiana Ale—the first officially licensed college beer, according to the Collegiate Licensing Co.—Acadiana has its own beer. “It’s not necessarily just a fan beer, but also it’s a community beer,” said Aaron Martin, director of communications and marketing at UL Lafayette. Martin and the university approached Karlos Knott, president of Bayou Teche Brewing to brew the UL beer with two requirements: Knott had to use at least one Louisiana ingredient, and he had to make sure the beer would be quaffable enough for tailgating in the intense, humid Louisiana heat. The Collegiate Licensing Co. approved the project for the University after scrutinizing the brewer and Schilling Distributing Co., the distributor. -Bo McMillan, All About BeerRead More

MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY
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MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY

Michigan State University alumnus William Deary and his wife, Cherilyn, have made a $1 million gift to Michigan State University that will establish an athletics endowment, help fund a significant upgrade to the Breslin Center, and assist in completing the fundraising efforts toward the North End Zone Expansion of Spartan Stadium. The donation is in support of Empower Extraordinary, the Campaign for Michigan State University. The gift, made through the Spartan Fund, the fundraising arm of the athletics department, is the twentieth gift of at least $1 million to MSU Athletics since the start of the campaign in July 2011. –Read More

NCAA
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NCAA

The NCAA announced Thursday its plans to move the Division I Men’s Basketball Committee’s selection, seeding and bracketing meeting to New York City in March. The meetings previously were held in Indianapolis, home of the NCAA headquarters, and Kansas City. The move to the Big Apple will surely add to the buildup for the most anticipated tournament in all of sports — as if it needed it. -Travis Durkee, Sporting NewsRead More

OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY
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OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY

The Ohio State football team’s win over Michigan in 2002 did more than send the Buckeyes on their way to a national title. It compelled the then-nationally ranked party school — No. 12 according to Playboy magazine — to lead a national campaign for alcohol reform in college athletics. After the booze-fueled, off-campus riots that followed the big win, the university gave the stiff arm to beer companies.  Ohio State imposed a blanket ban on alcohol sponsorships, even taking an $85,000 annual pay cut on its radio deal to keep the game broadcasts suds-free. More than a decade later, however, the taps are dripping back open. The joint MillerCoors and Ohio State Sports Network ads are part of the university’s 10-year, $110 million contract with IMG College and RadiOhio — a record deal in 2009 that outsourced the school’s marketing and media rights — and comes amid a changing climate. As schools search for new revenue sources, once-sacred lines are becoming increasingly blurred. Ohio State could also soon join the University of Toledo and Bowling Green State University among the more than 30 major colleges that sell beer to the general public at football games. -David Briggs, The Blade, Read More

TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY
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TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY

Texas Tech has called a news conference Friday at which school officials will reveal detailed plans for its future Sports Performance Center that include an indoor practice facility for football. Athletic director Kirby Hocutt has said the cost will run about $45 million for the combo project: an indoor workout facility for the football program and an adjoining complex for the track and field teams at the south end of Jones Stadium. The $45 million project is to be paid for privately, the work not starting until it’s fully funded with all the contributors identified. -Don Williams, RedRaiders.comRead More

LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY
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LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY

Aloe Blacc’s halftime performance with the LSU band, which was scheduled for Saturday in Tiger Stadium, has been cancelled. Blacc was scheduled to perform at halftime of the LSU-Arkansas football game as part of the Tiger Marching Band’s show. Blacc’s promoter declined an offer from LSU’s new halftime show partner, Halftime Live, to perform the show thus cancelling the performance which will allow more time for the LSU Band’s Salutes tribute.

UNIVERSITY OF OREGON
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UNIVERSITY OF OREGON

The University of Oregon’s planned sports science center already has a name: the Marcus Mariota Sports Performance Complex. Now it has a price tag: $19.2 million, according to a building permit application filed by the UO this week. The money will come from Nike co-founder Phil Knight and his wife, Penny. UO Athletics officials announced plans in September for a 29,000-square-foot “enhancement” of the Casanova Center building on Leo Harris Parkway, next to Autzen Stadium. The work would refurbish an equipment room on the east side of the Casanova Center’s first floor into a center with state-of-the-art equipment to improve athletes’ health and performance. -Elon Glucklich, The Register-GuardRead More

OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY
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OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY

Oklahoma State University Athletics Center is seeking applicants for the position of Manager of Athletic Marketing. The Manager of Athletic Marketing is responsible for coordinating and implementing all aspects of marketing for the Department of Athletics at Oklahoma State University to drive ticket sales, event attendance and customer retention. Apply Here

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OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY
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OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY

Ohio State is expanding alcohol sales at athletic events at Value City Arena, but the university hasn’t decided whether it also will increase the availability of beer and wine at 2016 football games at Ohio Stadium. OSU announced on Wednesday that, beginning with a men’s basketball game against Mount St. Mary’s on Sunday, alcohol will be available for purchase at athletic events throughout the arena, as has always been the case for concerts. The sale of beer and wine at Ohio State athletic events had been limited to the club level since the arena opened in 1998, but service will now also be available at the entry and terrace levels for men’s and women’s basketball and hockey games. Expansion of alcohol sales comes three months after Ohio State decided to begin selling beer and wine in limited areas of Ohio Stadium during home football games this season. -Todd Jones, The Columbus DispatchRead More

CONFERENCE USA
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CONFERENCE USA

Conference USA announced Wednesday that American Star Field at MGM Park in Biloxi will host its baseball championships in 2017 and 2018. There is also an option for the championship to be held there in 2019. “We are very excited to bring our baseball championship to Biloxi,” Conference USA Commissioner Judy MacLeod said in a news release. “This will be a great destination and an outstanding facility to showcase C-USA baseball.” MGM Park is the 6,098-seat home of the Biloxi Shuckers, a Class AA Southern League team affiliated with the Milwaukee Brewers. The park opened on June 6. –Gulflive, Read More

FLORIDA SOUTHWESTERN STATE COLLEGE
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FLORIDA SOUTHWESTERN STATE COLLEGE

Florida SouthWestern State College relocated its final fall baseball exhibition game from City of Palms Park in the aftermath of a Tuesday night shooting in the stadium’s parking lot.  FSW relocated its Wednesday night scrimmage against South Florida State College to FGCU a day after a groundskeeper, whose name has not been released, was shot. He suffered a non-life threatening wound. Media partner WINK News reported the groundskeeper was shot as he spoke with a police officer after he saw a suspicious man in the parking lot. -David Dorsey, news-press.comRead More

November 11, 2015

HARTWICK COLLEGE
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HARTWICK COLLEGE

Hartwick College football coach Mark Carr and five unnamed players have been suspended from the team because of “unsportsmanlike behavior” in the closing minutes of a 41-34 loss to St. John Fisher on Saturday, the college announced today. “Our findings are that these reports had merit, and as a result we will be handing down a range of athletic suspensions to five players and the head coach, effective immediately,” said a statement on athletic department website. “We were disheartened to determine a small group of our players chose to engage in conduct that does not reflect the values and spirit of the College and our athletic department,” said Hartwick Director of Athletics and Chair of Physical Education Kim Fierke in a statement. –thedailystar.comRead More

UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS
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UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS

The University of Kansas cross country teams are in full gear as they prepare to host the NCAA Midwest Regional Championships on Friday, Nov. 13 at Rim Rock Farm in Lawrence. The Jayhawk men look to post their third top-six finish in the last four years at the regional meet with the help of senior Jacob Morgan, who earned All-Region honors by way of his seventh-place finish at the event in 2014. The women’s squad hopes to carry the momentum forward after its program-high fourth-place finish at the Big 12 Championships two weeks ago.  Read More


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