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January 28, 2016

UNIVERSITY AT BUFFALO
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UNIVERSITY AT BUFFALO

The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) recently released new guidelines on dealing with the mental health of college athletes. With numerous programming centered around addressing the total person as well as the student-athlete experience, the University at Buffalo Athletic Department is well ahead of the curve when it comes to mental health awareness.  UB Athletics collaborates with various offices across campus for a variety of programming needs, including stress management, self-esteem, relationships, conflict management, leadership development, alcohol and drugs, sleep habits and nutrition to name a few. Read More

LONG BEACH STATE UNIVERSITY
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LONG BEACH STATE UNIVERSITY

Kelli Gill has officially been promoted to Director of Marketing at Long Beach State, moving into a role she has held on an interim basis since October. Gill was hired entering the 2014-15 season as the Assistant Director of Marketing, working primarily with baseball while assisting with the everyday marketing operations. “After conducting a national search with highly qualified candidates, Kelli Gill stood out as one that will help build meaningful relationships in the campus and Long Beach community through our marketing efforts,” said Rob Clark, Senior Associate Athletic Director for External Relations. “Our marketing team will focus on creating an engaging fan experience while increasing attendance and revenues in support of all Long Beach State student-athletes and coaches.” Tasked with improving the fan experience, as well as implementing marketing and promotions plans, Gill will be in charge all of Long Beach State’s marketing efforts. Additionally, she will oversee the LBSU Band and Spirit programs, and assist in Long Beach State’s social media and video outreach efforts. Read More

LEE UNIVERSITY
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LEE UNIVERSITY

Lee University will add women’s lacrosse as an intercollegiate sport, beginning play in the spring of2017, according to an announcement by university president Dr. Paul Conn. Conn said the plan to add women’s lacrosse was ratified by the university’s Board of Directors last week at its winter session in Florida. “We’re eager to introduce this fast-growing sport to Lee University and the local community. We want Lee to be a magnet for female athletes, and lacrosse is a fast and exciting sport that young women in other parts of the country have loved for many years, and which is rapidly growing in the South.” The decision to add women’s lacrosse followed a recommendation by a “feasibility study group”, chaired by Associate Athletic Director Andrea Hudson during the past several months. Hudson’s ten-member group studied comparable teams in the region, the financial aspects of beginning a team, and the overall impact on the Lee athletic program. Read More

SOUTHERN UTAH UNIVERSITY
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SOUTHERN UTAH UNIVERSITY

Southern Utah University seeks a Head Strength and Conditioning Coach. Design and implement the year round, sport specific strength and conditioning program for football and one to two other intercollegiate athletic teams. The position is open until filled. If you have questions or problems with the application process, please contact the Human Resources Office at [email protected] or 435-586-7754.

NCAA
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NCAA

ESPN analyst and former Duke basketball player Jay Williams doesn’t have much faith in the future of the amateur NCAA college system, he told HuffPost Live on Tuesday. Williams, who opens up about his post-NBA life in his memoir Life Is Not an Accident, said the current amateur model will eventually “collapse” thanks to all the big money that has been infused into the game. The scholarships that college players receive pale in comparison to the astronomical coach salaries, money that networks make while airing college games and overall profits that universities bring in from their biggest athletes. Williams said his own college experience is a “prime example” of the problem with the system. “My last year in school, my jersey did over $2.5 million of sales, but I’m not entitled to a percentage of that because I’m still labeled an amateur,” he told host Alyona Minkovski. “Yet I’m putting in work hours, 15 to 16 hours a day, like I was an employee.” Williams suggested that a better alternative system would “incentivize” the players by ensuring a payout if they keep up their grades. -Rahel Gebreyes, Huffington Post, Read More

UNIVERSITY OF WYOMING
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UNIVERSITY OF WYOMING

Russell Dennison, the assistant strength and conditioning coach for the University of Oklahoma Football program the past five years, has been named the new Director of Sports Performance for the University of Wyoming Athletics Department. Dennison will work directly with the Cowboy Football team in addition to directing the strength and conditioning staff for all of Wyoming’s sports teams. Dennison has been responsible for designing speed, strength and conditioning programs for the Sooner Football team since 2011, working with Jerry Schmidt, Head of Sports Enhancement at OU. Read More.

TEXAS STATE UNIVERSITY
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TEXAS STATE UNIVERSITY

Texas State will join the likes of universities like the University of Texas at Austin next month with the sale of beer and wine at baseball and softball events, said Matt Flores, university spokesman. Beer and wine will be made available at Bobcat Ballpark starting Feb. 12 when softball opens the season against Abilene Christian. Baseball fans will be able to purchase their beverages Feb. 19 when baseball plays against Washington State. Read More.

NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY
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NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY

A former running back for Northern Illinois University is suing two daily fantasy sports sites in Chicago federal court alleging they used his name to generate millions of dollars in revenue. Akeem Daniels filed the lawsuit Wednesday against Boston-based DraftKings and New York-based FanDuel. The (DeKalb) Daily Chronicle reports that he is seeking class-action status and $5 million in damages. The lawsuit mentions 15 other NIU players who appeared in games on the two sites. – USA Today. Read More.

CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
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CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY

Central Michigan University Athletics announced the hiring of Mike Gawlik as its new volleyball head coach today. Gawlik (Gaw-lick) is the fifth coach in CMU volleyball history. He takes over for Erik Olson, who resigned in December. Gawlik has spent the past 11 seasons as part of the Michigan State program, helping the Spartans to nine NCAA Tournament appearances and three trips to the Sweet Sixteen. He started with MSU as a volunteer assistant coach in 2005 and was promoted to an assistant position in 2006. He was again elevated in 2015, this time to associate head coach. Read More.

HIGHER EDUCATION
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HIGHER EDUCATION

University of Texas System institutions must now include a candidate from an underrepresented group in the final round of interviews for all senior administrative positions, effective immediately. “We want to ensure that qualified women and minorities have an opportunity to be considered for every senior level position. Making sure our leadership, faculty and staff reflect the changing look of Texas is not just about fairness. It’s also about effectiveness,” Chancellor William H. McRaven said. “Change starts at the top. We need administrators, campus leaders and faculty whom women and minority students can look to as role models and mentors and who better understand the students they’re serving and where they’re from.” The UT System is now the largest institution of higher education in the nation to implement a system-wide policy to promote diversity among its senior leadership. McRaven modeled the new policy after the so-called “Rooney Rule,” which was implemented by the National Football League in 2003 to increase the number of minority candidates for head coaching jobs. –Read More

COLBY COLLEGE
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COLBY COLLEGE

The Colby College Department of Athletics seeks a full-time Head Coach of Women’s Soccer beginning immediately. This is an adjunct faculty position with benefits. To apply, please send material electronically to [email protected], attention: Tim Wheaton, Harold Alfond Director of Athletics, Colby College.

BOISE STATE UNIVERSITY
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BOISE STATE UNIVERSITY

The Boise State football program is in the process of hiring Zak Hill as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach, a source told the Idaho Statesman on Wednesday morning. Hill, 36, was hired last month as offensive coordinator at Hawaii. He spent nine years at Eastern Washington before that — two as a student assistant (2004-05) and seven as quarterbacks coach and passing game coordinator (2009-15). He was a high school coach for three years in between. – Chadd Cripe. Idaho Statesman, Read More.

OAKLAND CITY UNIVERSITY
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OAKLAND CITY UNIVERSITY

Oakland City University, a member of the NCAA Division II is seeking a qualified individual to lead our Women’s Basketball Program. Master’s Degree required, Doctorate Preferred. Send cover letter, resume, and at least three references to: Cheryl Yates, Director of Human Resources, Oakland City University, 138 Lucretia Street, Oakland City, Indiana 47660. For further position details contact: Mike Sandifar, Director of Athletics, 812-749-1290. Oakland City University is an equal opportunity employer.

LINCOLN UNIVERSITY
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LINCOLN UNIVERSITY

Lincoln University seeks Sports Information Director. This is responsible for the development, coordination and implementation of athletic media and marketing plans for the intercollegiate sports programs. Apply here.

VIRGINIA STATE UNIVERSITY
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VIRGINIA STATE UNIVERSITY

Former Bandys High wide receiver Justin Harper, who played for the NFL’s Baltimore Ravens and later coached two seasons at Lenoir-Rhyne University, has been named the Interim Head Football Coach at Virginia State University. Harper, 30, coached wide receivers at Virginia State last season and was told on Wednesday he will guide the Trojans’ football program and be among those interviewed for the head coaching job. – Hickory Record. Read More.

MID AMERICAN CONFERENCE
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MID AMERICAN CONFERENCE

The Mid-American Conference will host a Mental Health Summit in a joined effort with the NCAA to focus on student well-being on Tuesday, February 16th at the Cleveland Renaissance Hotel. The Mental Health Summit, which will be attended by MAC membership and invited guests, will include special guest speakers and consist of interactive discussion topics in mental health ranging from identifying problems, discussing solutions and highlighting best practices on membership campuses. Read More.

UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS
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UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS

The new 10-year agreement with Nike will net the University of Illinois athletic department more gear, but less cash, than the previous deal. But with more than $4 million a year in shoes, jerseys and other apparel provided by the sportswear giant, Illinois also won’t have to pay Nike $300,000 to $500,000 a year for extra products to outfit its teams, as it has in recent years, the UI’s sports licensing director says. – Julie Wurth, News-Gazette. Read More.

HIGHER EDUCATION
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HIGHER EDUCATION

The University of Iowa found itself answering questions Wednesday about a Tuesday rally on campus for the presidential campaign of Donald Trump. Several members of the football and wrestling teams appeared with Trump, endorsed him and gave him an Iowa football jersey with his name on it (photo at right, Getty Images). Twelve football players and seven wrestlers led the crowd in cheers for Trump, who announced that they had endorsed him.  The Des Moines Register reported that Iowa on Wednesday issued a statement saying that the athletes had not broken National Collegiate Athletic Association rules. –Inside Higher ED, Read More

ABILENE CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY
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ABILENE CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY

Abilene Christian University director of athletics Lee De León has announced the launch of the Wildcats’ most comprehensive fundraising strategy in years, designed to benefit donors while providing financial support for all 16 teams as ACU nears the end of its full transition to NCAA Division I. The Wildcat Club – a re-branding of former booster clubs at ACU with the same name – launched Wednesday as the official fundraising organization of ACU Athletics. Read More.

BIG 12 CONFERENCE
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BIG 12 CONFERENCE

The chances of a vote being held next week on a Big 12 football championship game are “no better than 50-50,” Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby told CBS Sports on Wednesday. Bowlsby initially said 13 days ago that he wasn’t certain what the conference would do in regard to a championship game. Big 12 athletic directors and presidents are expected to discuss the issue Feb. 4-5 in Dallas at regular conference meetings. Those ADs and presidents will meet on consecutive days, “but they aren’t meeting in the same room at the same time,” Bowlsby said. – Dennis Dodd, CBSSports, Read More.

ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE
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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE

The Atlantic Coast Conference announced today that Ted Jackson, a long-time collegiate football on-field and replay official, has been named as the league’s first Assistant Coordinator for Football Replay. Jackson previously served as an ACC on-field official for 28 years (1977-2004) and worked 15 bowl games during that span. Following his on-field service, he was an ACC replay official for 11 seasons (2005-2015) and worked seven bowl games in the booth. – Read More.

CENTRAL WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY
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CENTRAL WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY

The Central Washington University Foundation recently received a significant donation for CWU Athletics as a part of the university’s inaugural Giving Tuesday campaign. CWU alumnus and athletic hall of famer Dave Heaverlo, and his family, committed $250,000 to Wildcat Athletics. The gift, which is the largest outright gift in the history of the Athletic department, was made with his days at Central firmly in mind. The Wildcat baseball record book is still liberally peppered with the name of Dave Heaverlo. Read More.

EASTERN COLLEGIATE FOOTBALL CONFERENCE
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EASTERN COLLEGIATE FOOTBALL CONFERENCE

The Eastern Collegiate Football Conference (ECFC) is pleased to announce the addition of Alfred State College and Dean College as members beginning with the 2017 season. Alfred State is a provisional member of Division III, transitioning from junor college ranks and following the path set forth by the NCAA for full membership status. Dean will begin its exploratory year in the same process during the 2016-17 academic year. “We are thrilled to welcome Alfred State and Dean to the ECFC after unanimous approval from the conference presidents and athletic directors,” Chair of the ECFC Athletic Directors Council Matt Burke said. “The addition of these two programs helps the ECFC continue to be a competitive football conference with institutions committed to providing a high quality student-athlete experience.” The additions coincide with the departures of Becker College, which will join the Commonwealth Coast Conference, and Norwich University, which joins the New England Men’s and Women’s Athletic Conference for the 2017 season. –Read More

BREWTON-PARKER COLLEGE
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BREWTON-PARKER COLLEGE

Brewton-Parker College is seeking Head Women’s Soccer Coach. Under the direction of the Athletic Director, the Head Women’s Coach position is a full-time 12 month position. Brewton-Parker, a member of the Southern States Athletic Conference, is an NAIA Division I institution located in Mt. Vernon, GA. Coach is responsible for all aspects of the development of our intercollegiate women’s soccer program, including but not limited to: coaching, including recruiting/retention of qualified student-athletes, scheduling, budget management, maintaining student eligibility and academic progress, discipleship of student-athletes, and public relations for each program in accordance with NAIA regulations, camps, building community support for the program, and knowing applicable NAIA rules. Apply here

LOYOLA UNIVERSITY CHICAGO
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LOYOLA UNIVERSITY CHICAGO

A Loyola alum and four-year letterman for Loyola’s men’s golf team is back in town. For the first time since he graduated in 2012, Erik Hoops has returned to Chicago, settling into his new position as director of golf. “It’s been pretty special,” said Hoops. “It was an experience I always wanted to have, but I can’t believe it’s happening so soon into my career at 25. I’ve had to pinch myself at times.” Hoops replaced former director of golf  Kyle Stefan. Loyola’s Athletic Director Steve Watson said Stefan’s departure is for the good of the golf program, but declined to elaborate on his departure. Hoops had an impressive golf career at Loyola, helping the Ramblers win the Horizon League Conference championship title in 2012. –Read More

UNIVERSITY OF IOWA
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UNIVERSITY OF IOWA

The University of Iowa has paid $200,000 to settle a discrimination lawsuit by a former volunteer and assistant track coach. Michael Scott alleged in a lawsuit filed in October 2014 in Polk County he was passed over for a job coaching the combined men’s and women’s track team because of a UI Athletic Department mandate a woman be hired for the job, the Associated Press has reported. UI Spokeswoman Jeneane Beck confirmed Wednesday the university has settled the lawsuit for $200,000, about 40 percent of which went to attorney fees. -Erin Jordan, The GazetteRead More

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January 27, 2016

TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY
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TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY

The Texas A&M athletic department brought in almost $67 million in donations in the 2015 fiscal year – the most of any school in the country, according to a report released Wednesday by the Council for Aid to Education. In the past three years, Texas A&M has received more than $350 million in cash and pledges from donors toward the renovation of Kyle Field and other athletic projects. Kyle field recently underwent a $485 million renovation. The council’s annual “Voluntary Support for Education” survey counts deferred gifts and contributions received during the fiscal year. Nearly 400 colleges provided details about their athletic department donations to the council.  m.chron.com- Read More

BREWTON-PARKER COLLEGE
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BREWTON-PARKER COLLEGE

Brewton-Parker College is searching a full-time Head Women’s Volleyball Coach. Located in Mt.Vernon, GA, BPC is a four-year Christian university affiliated with the Georgia Baptist Convention. BPC is a member of the NAIA and is committed to Christ-centered intercollegiate athletics. Masters degree and previous experience is preferred. Candidate must be a professing Christian and submit an application, letter of interest, resume, and a faith testimony that includes a personal philosophy of Christ-centered intercollegiate athletics. Apply here

 

UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE
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UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE

Six potential construction or renovation projects for the University of Louisville athletic department totaling $10.33 million are listed among the broad state-wide list of capital projects in Gov. Matt Bevin’s two-year budget proposal. The potential projects were not prioritized and didn’t include specific details on funding. Here’s the list of U of L items.. Read More

MIDDLE TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY
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MIDDLE TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY

The Middle Tennessee State University Athletic Department is seeking to hire a Coordinator – Group Ticket Sales/Events.  Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: execution of group ticket sales and promotional plans for football, basketball and baseball, as well as providing exceptional customer service to all Middle Tennessee and visiting fans. Apply here

 


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