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March 21, 2016

UNIVERSITY OF MONTEVALLO
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UNIVERSITY OF MONTEVALLO

University of Montevallo seeks a Men’s Soccer Assistant Coach. The purpose of this position is to provide coaching expertise and leadership for the administration of the intercollegiate athletics program. [email protected]

SAINT MICHAEL’S COLLEGE
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SAINT MICHAEL’S COLLEGE

Mark Ellingson has been hired as the new women’s tennis head coach at Saint Michael’s College, with the long-time Colchester High School coach officially beginning his tenure today, Director of Athletics Chris Kenny ’86 announced. Ellingson will work with the Purple Knights during the spring before they return to regular competition in the fall. Read More.

CLEMSON UNIVERSITY
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CLEMSON UNIVERSITY

Clemson University is seeking an Associate Director of Academic Services. The candidate will develop, administer, monitor, train and evaluate a comprehensive tutor and mentor program, consistent with College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA) standards. Apply

ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE
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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE

The ACC’s stellar run in the 2016 NCAA tournament, which has resulted in a 12-1 record and six of its teams making the Sweet 16, will be worth more than $30 million to the conference. The money comes from the basketball fund, a pool set aside by the NCAA since 1991 to reward conferences for their teams’ advancing in the tournament. Each game played in this year’s tournament is worth $265,791. That money is paid out in each of the next six years (2017-22), with the number for each game, or unit, growing each year of the payout. When multiplied times six, the total worth of a game played in this year’s tournament will be at least $1.59 million. Duke, Virginia, North Carolina, Syracuse, Notre Dame and Miami all advanced to the Sweet 16. The only ACC loss belonged to Pittsburgh, which fell 47-43 toWisconsin on Friday. That means the ACC has 13 units from 13 games played and is guaranteed another six units from Sweet 16 games. Nineteen units will add up to more than $30.3 million over the six-year payout. -Darren Rovell, ESPN, Read More

 

NCAA
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NCAA

Thanks to the one-and-done policy, the NCAA Tournament has devolved into a competition between powerhouses grown richer than ever with talent; and their poor cousins, usually riding a temporary wave of third-tier players whose experience compensates for their ordinariness. It is explained as “cyclical” (nine double-digit seeds advanced in 2001 and 2002) and excused as “parity,” but, really, it is just godawful basketball that reflects the players’ abilities. Help might be on the way. The NCAA changed its system in January. Previously, players had to declare themselves eligible quickly after the tournament’s end and about two months before the NBA draft. They could only declare and withdraw once; a second declaration forfeited their eligibility. Now, players can attend the NBA combine and work out once with each NBA team. They can discuss their shortcomings with teams to get a feel for when they might be drafted, if at all. They can withdraw from the draft up to 10 days after the combine, which is in mid-May. If they withdraw, they can declare again and again. – Marcus Hayes, Daily News, Read More

WESTERN NEW MEXICO UNIVERSITY
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WESTERN NEW MEXICO UNIVERSITY

Western New Mexico University seeks Compliance Coordinator for Athletics.  Under general direction, manages, supervises, and monitors all athletic eligibility and compliance issues for Western New Mexico University’s athletic programs. Monitor and supervise eligibility criteria, requirements, and standards of all current and potential student athletes to ensure compliance with NCAA rules for Division II Athletics and other accrediting institutions or conference standards. Apply here

NCAA
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NCAA

This is where and when to watch every game in the NCAA Tournament. Once again, CBS Sports and Turner Sports will air every game across four national television networks — TBS, CBS, TNT and truTV — and you can watch every game on NCAA March Madness Live. -Matt Norlander, CBS Sports, Read More

HIGHER EDUCATION
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HIGHER EDUCATION

International students who graduate with science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) degrees may now participate in Optional Practical Training (OPT) for a longer duration, according to the recent rule from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The rule is expected to make American higher education more attractive to international students. “The recent changes allay the fears of many prospective and current international students and reinforces the notion that the U.S. is still a place that values STEM talent globally”, says Raymond Lutzky, Senior Director, Graduate EnrollmentManagement and Admissions at Tandon School of Engineering, New York University, with nearly 2,500 graduate students who may be STEM-extension eligible. -Rahul Choudaha and Di Hu, Forbes, Read More

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UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND
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UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND

University of Maryland seeks Director of Volleyball Operations. The Director of Volleyball Operations assists the Head Volleyball Coach and members of the coaching staff in coordinating the day-to-day operations for the entire volleyball program. Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to: coordinating all aspects of team and recruiting travel; coordinating facility and practice schedules; managing program budget; managing student managers; coordinating campus recruiting visits; sharing responsibility for DataVolley statistical analysis software; assisting with the ordering and distribution of equipment; and other duties assigned by the head coach. Apply here

UNLV
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UNLV

Cincinnati basketball coach Mick Cronin has emerged as a candidate for the vacant UNLV job, sources said Saturday. Cronin has a 207-129 record in 10 seasons at Cincinnati. He has taken the Bearcats to six NCAA Tournaments in a row, including a trip to the Sweet 16 in 2012. Before Cincinnati, he was the coach at Murray State from 2004 to 2006, compiling a record of 69-24. Two of those three seasons ended in trips to the NCAAs. Cronin, 44, also has coached under Rick Pitino at Louisville and Bob Huggins at Cincinnati, learning the importance of putting together tough, physical teams. UNLV has struggled in such matchups against Mountain West rival San Diego State. -Mark Anderson, Las Vegas Review-Journal, Read More

UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO
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UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO

The University of New Mexico fired women’s basketball coach Yvonne Sanchez last week after five seasons, touching off accusations of racism by UNM’s administration. In a statement released to the media late Saturday night, Sanchez addressed those allegations. “Let me make it clear that I do not believe the actions taken against me by The University, Paul Krebs and Janice Ruggiero were racially driven. I have not felt racial discrimination to be an issue within the Athletics Department. I believe that Paul Krebs is under major pressure to make changes within his athletic programs, and I was simply the easiest target.” –Albuquerque Journal, Read More

UCLA
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UCLA

UCLA basketball Coach Steve Alford apologized for a season he called “unacceptable” and announced in a letter to fans Sunday evening that he would return a previous one-year contract extension. A UCLA spokesman confirmed that nearly all aspects of Alford’s contract will revert to the original terms. That includes the $10.4-million buyout, paid upon his dismissal, which will now extend only through April 30 of this year. That figure drops to $7.8 million until April 30, 2017; $5.2 million until April 30, 2018; and $2.6 million until April 30, 2019. Alford is now under contract until the completion of the 2020 season. Alford’s letter comes at a time when the UCLA fan base is frustrated after UCLA finished 10th in the Pac-12 Conference and failed to make a postseason tournament. -Zach Helfand, Los Angeles Times, Read More

March 20, 2016

TEXAS CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY
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TEXAS CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY

TCU fired head coach Trent Johnson last week after three seasons in Fort Worth. The top replacement on Horned Frog fans’ wishlist was immediately Pittsburgh coach Jamie Dixon, a TCU alum. It would be a strong hire but seemed far-fetched considering Dixon’s long-term contract at Pitt. But a report from CBS Sports’ Gary Parrish makes the possibility seem much more likely. Parrish reported on Sunday that TCU has “zeroed in on Jame Dixon to fill its coaching vacancy” and that Dixon is “considering what amounts to an offer.” What makes the situation complicated still though is that long-term deal at Pitt but TCU is trying to work out the details with Dixon, who played at TCU from 1984-87. -Adam Grosbard,  sportsday.dallasnews.comRead More

NCAA
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NCAA

NCAA March Madness Live, managed by Turner Sports, delivered 22.5 million live video streams and 4.9 million live hours of video consumption, both all-time records for the first Thursday of the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship.  This year’s live video consumption is up 12% over 2015. Thursday’s live streaming coverage of Duke vs. UNC Wilmington netted 5.5 million live video streams, an all-time record for an individual game during the NCAA Tournament. Additionally, Thursday’s NCAA Tournament coverage generated 1.6 million video views across official Facebook and Twitter social channels for March Madness, up 62% over last year. –www.turner.comRead More

WEBER STATE UNIVERSITY
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WEBER STATE UNIVERSITY

Weber State University and adidas today announced a seven-year extension of their partnership, in which the Portland, Ore., based company will be the official athletic footwear, apparel and accessory brand of the Wildcats through the 2021-2022 season. “Weber State is excited to continue a long standing partnership with Adidas! Most importantly, our student-athletes will continue to benefit from our association with adidas,” said Jerry Bovee, Weber State Athletic Director. “The opportunity Weber State University has to work directly with the global brand is vital in continuing our culture of success together.” Weber State Athletics has partnered with adidas since 2002 and now the highly recognized international brand will remain the official outfitter for each of Weber State’s 16 intercollegiate sports into yet another decade together. Read More

UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA

It will now be more difficult to transfer from Georgia to a rival school, thanks to new Bulldogs head football coach Kirby Smart. The school has “adjusted” its stance on transfers, according to a report Friday by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s DawgNation.com. Georgia athletic director Greg McGarity confirmed the news.  Under former coach Mark Richt, Georgia had been among the more-permissive major programs in the country when it came to transfers, often placing no restrictions upon where a player could go when he left the Bulldogs. That has changed under Smart, the former Alabama defensive coordinator. -Creg Stephenson, www.al.com- Read More

UNIVERSITY OF WEST FLORIDA

Mike Jeffcoat has been part of the University of West Florida’s greatest moments in baseball. In an off-the-field way, another one was realized Saturday. Prior to the teams’ games, UWF officially dedicated its multi-purpose, indoor training center for baseball and softball. The facility, which has been used all season, is behind the left field wall at Jim Spooner Field and near the UWF Softball Complex. “This facility is a dream come true for me,” said Jeffcoat, in his 11th season as Argos baseball coach, speaking to donors and school administrators at a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The event occurred prior to the Argos baseball and softball doubleheaders against West Georgia. -Bill Vilona,  www.pnj.comRead More

TEXAS CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY
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TEXAS CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY

An industry source confirmed Saturday that TCU administrators have been gathering information on Virginia Tech’s Buzz Williams, a native of Van Alstyne, in regard to the school’s search for its next men’s basketball coach. The source was unsure if contact had been made regarding an interview, but that potential became more realistic after Virginia Tech fell to Brigham Young in Friday night’s second round of the NIT. Virginia Tech ended the season with a 20-15 mark in Williams’ second season at the school. TCU athletic director Chris Del Conte has said he will not comment publicly on the Horned Frogs’ search until a new coach is named. TCU announced the Monday dismissal of Trent Johnson after four seasons with a 50-79 record in Fort Worth, including 12-21 this season.- Jimmy Burch, star-telegram.comRead More

 

HUNTINGTON UNIVERSITY
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HUNTINGTON UNIVERSITY

Legendary Huntington University cross country and track coach Tom King announced his retirement from coaching effective at the conclusion of the track season. “We are extremely grateful for Coach King’s many years of loyal service to Huntington University,” said HU athletic director Lori Culler “Throughout his 4 ½ decades of leading our student-athletes, he not only has paved the way for hundreds of young men and women to reach their athletic goals, but he’s also given them the opportunity to pursue their academic ambitions and the guidance to grow in their faith. Coach King came to Huntington University in 1970 as the Dean of Men. He also took over as the Foresters’ track and field teams and began to build a cross country program. During his 47-year tenure, King has been selected by his peers as Conference Coach of the Year 33 times, District 21 Coach of the Year seven times and NCCAA (National Christian College Athletics Association) Coach of the Year two times. Read More

UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS
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UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS

The University of Kansas band pulled double duty on Thursday in Des Moines. The Jayhawks’ band, in town for the NCAA Tournament first round, helped out a former Missouri Valley rival by skipping across town for Drake’s WNIT game. After the 105-79 victory over Austin Peay, the band traveled about three miles from Wells Fargo Center in downtown Des Moines to Drake’s Knapp Center, where they performed during the Bulldogs’ 95-59 win over Sacred Heart. Drake’s band was unavailable because the school is on spring break. -Andrew Doughty, campusrush.comRead More

MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY
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MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY

Missouri State officials have said frankly in recent months that the school’s athletics spending needs to be reined in. Battered by declining ticket revenue and budget overruns, the athletics department increasingly has relied on support from the university’s general fund to pay its bills. A recent change in the way MSU reports athletics expenses to the NCAA now shows that the budget number the university has been citing — $16.1 million — underplays the true scope of its sports spending. In reality, Missouri State spent $25.2 million on intercollegiate athletics during the 2014-2015 school year. The multimillion dollar discrepancy stems from sports-related expenses, mostly facilities and administrative support, that Missouri State doesn’t include in the athletics department budget. For a decade, MSU also left out those costs (and related sources of revenue, such as various student fees) when filing annual reports with the NCAA. -Amos Bridges, news-leader.comRead More

RUTGERS UNIVERSITY

Coach Steve Pikiell piloted Stony Brook to a 26-7 record and a berth in this year’s NCAA Tournament. Next year, he’ll have the chance to do the same at another underdog school. But this one will be in a major conference. CBS Sports’ Jon Rothstein reported that Pikiell will start a new challenge next season: trying to revive the Rutgers basketball program.  At 7-23 and the No. 293 team in KenPom’s rankings, Rutgers was arguably the worst major-conference team this season. Pikiell has a 195-173 record as a head coach, including a 190-155 mark at Stony Brook. But that doesn’t reflect the job he did there. Stony Brook won a total of 20 games in his first three seasons combined, but won 22 or more games in six of his last seven seasons, including four America East regular season championships. -Kevin Flaherty, 247sports.comRead More

NICHOLLS STATE UNIVERSITY
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NICHOLLS STATE UNIVERSITY

Nicholls State University officials are asking the athletic department to tighten up their spending as the regional school faces midyear budget cuts and possible reductions next year.  The Athletic Department, like other departments on campus, are facing midyear cuts as lawmakers fell approximately $70 million short in filling a midyear budget deficit for the year ending June 30. Despite tax hikes and hundreds of million dollars in cuts, the worse-than-expected shortfall is putting colleges and health services back on the chopping block. No timeline on specific cuts has been released. -Jacob Batte, houmatoday.com- Read More

UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO
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UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO

Several years ago, Colorado’s athletic department was curious how much it could raise in funds, and associate athletic director Kurt Gulbrand hired a firm to conduct a feasibility study and find out. “They went out and visited with our donor base and came back and told us we could raise $35 million here at Colorado,” Gulbrand said. “Our team took that as a sort of a call to action to say, ‘Let’s prove them wrong.’ ” CU has done just that, with more than $94.2 million raised in its “Drive for $105M” sustainable excellence initiative (SEI). Add in the money raised for the annual operating fund and CU has generated more than $100 million in its fundraising efforts in the 31 months since hiring athletic director Rick George. For an athletic department that never raised more than $15 million in a single year before George’s arrival, it’s been an astounding fundraising effort that has resulted in a nearly completed $166 million facilities upgrade. -Brian Howell, dailycamera.com- Read More

BALL STATE UNIVERSITY
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BALL STATE UNIVERSITY

There’s a new building coming together at the Southwest corner of Scheumann Stadium big enough to hold all 140 members of Ball State’s football team. For the first time, coaches will have a space to meet simultaneously with players, trainers, video managers and others that fit under the Cardinals’ personnel umbrella. This auditorium with extra coaching offices overlooking the one-year-old turf shows progress in the modern era for the 92-year-old football program. The Ball State athletic department has lagged behind other Mid-American Conference schools in recent years, despite often fielding competitive teams. “Everybody got into some part of the arms race, and Ball State chose, or just didn’t decide to keep up,” said Ball State athletic director Mark Sandy. “Now we’re catching up. If you look around, these facilities — they’re pretty nice.” -Dakota Crawford, thestarpress.comRead More

OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY
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OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY

Oklahoma State Director of Athletics Mike Holder and basketball coach Travis Ford have mutually agreed that the school and Ford will part ways. Ford concludes his eight seasons at Oklahoma State with an overall record of 155-111, including a conference record of 63-75. The Cowboys ended the 2015-2016 season at 12-20 and 3-15 in Big 12 play, ending a string of three consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances. Read More

DAYTONA STATE COLLEGE
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DAYTONA STATE COLLEGE

Cal Cochran resigned as head coach of women’s basketball at Daytona State on Friday morning. Cochran’s Falcons finished the season with a 28-3 record, losing 93-84 in overtime to ASA New York (22-2) in the second round of the NJCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Championship in Lubbock, Texas. “Cal had a good run with us as the coach for eight seasons,” Daytona State athletic director Will Dunne said Friday afternoon. “Certainly, he helped the program get better and better every year. -Jeff Wilen, news-journalonline.comRead More

HUNTINGTON UNIVERSITY
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HUNTINGTON UNIVERSITY

Huntington University athletic director Lori Culler has announced the hiring of Amanda Burge as the Forester women’s soccer coach. Burge is the program’s seventh head coach since its inception in 1997. A 2004 alum of HU, Burge brings a wealth of experience to the position having most recently helped guide Canterbury High School to back-to-back IHSAA state championships. The Fort Wayne native has nearly ten years of coaching experience including stints with Snider High School and WaSoNaMa Travel Club. Burge is a certified CrossFit coach and along with her husband owns CrossFit Praus in Fort Wayne. Additionally, she serves as the technical director of performance for United Futbol Club to provide CrossFit-style strength and conditioning for over 300 athletes per week. Read More

March 18, 2016

TAYLOR UNIVERSITY
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TAYLOR UNIVERSITY

Taylor University is seeking applications of candidates for Head Volleyball Coach. This is a full-time, 12 month, exempt position located in Upland, Indiana. Resumes will be accepted until position is filled./Or designate a specific date. Apply here.

CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY CHICAGO
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CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY CHICAGO

Concordia University Chicago in River Forest, Illinois invites applications for the position of Assistant Football Coach. The position is a full-time assignment, reporting to the Head Football Coach and the Director of Athletics. Apply here.


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