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March 10, 2015


IMG College highlights their upcoming production for March Madness. In the next week, IMG will produce 170+ Men’s Basketball games totaling 1,000+ hours of programming across 2,000+ affiliates nationwide. For the entire post-season, IMG will be broadcasting 250+ Men and Women’s games, totaling 1,500+ hours


Western Oregon University is looking for a Director, Athletic Media and External Operations to Plan, develop, and implement strategies and programs to maintain and increase media exposure for all varsity sport programs. The position also serves as the WOU, GNAC, and NCAA designated Sports Information Director. send employment application (, cover letter, resume, 3 references, and unofficial transcript to [email protected]


In its second year as a Big Ten program, Terry Pegula’s investment in Penn State hockey is paying off. Pegula, a multi-billionaire owns both the Buffalo Sabres of the NHL and the Buffalo Bills of the NFL. According Tim Gilbert of Onward State, 108,534 fans came out this season to 18 home games, accounting for an NCAA-best 104.3 percent capacity mark. Penn State’s 13-2-3 home record was the third-best in the NCAA. The 6,030 fans who showed up per game gave Penn State the seventh-best NCAA mark. the venue has a capacity of 6,014.

March 9, 2015


Senior Associate Athletic Director, Steve Uryasz, a member of Texas Tech’s athletic department senior staff has resigned, attributing the move to restructuring within the department. Uryasz spent a combined 12 years at Nebraska and Oklahoma State before coming to Texas Tech for the past 17 years.


The University of Houston will launch a national search for a new athletic director to replace Mack Rhoades, who has accepted the same position at the University of Missouri. Rhoades successfully guided the athletic department from Conference USA to the American Athletic Conference during realignment. Under Rhoades’ watch, the Houston football team reached the top 10 and won 13 games in former coach Kevin Sumlin’s final season in 2011. Khator will appoint a committee to lead the search for a new athletic director. – Your Houston News.  Read More.


A man who had a more than 40-year career working in the athletic department at Texas A&M University has died. Billy Pickard was 81. Texas A&M said Pickard died Monday at a Bryan hospital after suffering a stroke. CBS Local Media, Read More.


Bowling Green State University Director of Athletics D. Christopher Kingston has announced a two-year contract extension for head women’s basketball coach Jennifer Roos. Roos’ contract now runs through May 1, 2019. Roos is in her third season as head coach of the Falcons and her 14th with the program. She assumed the head-coaching position on April 16, 2012, after 11 years as an assistant coach on the BG staff, the final eight as associate head coach.


Trinity International University is looking for an Athletic Trainer that provide athletic training services for the University’s athletic department, including attendance at scheduled team practices and home and away competitions as necessary. Apply here.


Eastern Michigan University announces three position vacancies for Graduate Assistant Certified Athletic Trainers with athletic training duties in the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics.  Apply Here.


SIU administrators began meeting two weeks ago to prepare for a potential cut of up to $32 million dollars in fiscal year 2016 for the Carbondale campus, but they are hopeful the final hit will be significantly less. SIU President Randy Dunn and interim athletic director Harold Bardo both think SIU athletics will have to tackle budget cuts in some form like the rest of the university, but are hopeful they won’t be as steep as Rauner’s intial plan. – By Todd Hefferman, The Southern. Read More.


Buena Vista University is accepting applications for the Assistant Director of Athletics. Responsibilities include assisting the Athletics Director in the planning, maintenance, and operations of the Department of Athletics. To apply please complete the following items: • An electronic application at, and • Send a cover letter and resume to Human Resources one of three ways. Email: [email protected] Mail to: Buena Vista University, Human Resources Department, 610 W. 4th St., Storm Lake, IA 50588 Fax: 712-749-1449



Learfield Sports announced today it has launched a multi-year, integrated national sponsorship platform for Koch Industries, Inc. as the privately held company embarks on a broader initiative into collegiate sports marketing. Centered around men’s and women’s basketball and football, the platform provides Koch multiple opportunities for heightened brand awareness through in-venue signage; digital inclusions and social media campaigns; game sponsorships; and radio broadcast features. Additionally, Koch will have opportunities to honor its employees or alumni through in-game, on-the-field or on-the-court recognition.


University of Oregon faculty are redoubling efforts to persuade the athletic ­department to share a little of its largess with the university at large.The University Senate — amid the three-day Board of Trustees meeting — voted unanimously to require the university to eventually collect 3 percent of the athletic department’s roughly $100 million annual budget, or roughly $3 million, for general education purposes. The education tax would be phased in ­gradually over five years. By Diane Dietz, The Register-Guard. Read More.


Late last night, Dennis Dodd of CBS sports reported that Houston athletic director Mack Rhoades will become the next athletic director at Mizzou. College AD completed a University of Houston profile last week, outlining Mack Rhoades success during his tenure with the Cougars. Ole Miss AD Ross Bjork reportedly took his name out of the running over the weekend. In addition, a source close to Texas A&M senior athletic director Jason Cook said he would not be getting the job.

March 8, 2015


The race- and gender-related hiring practices of the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s member institutions have received a C grade in this year’s College Sport Racial and Gender Report Card, issued by the Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport (TIDES) at the University of Central Florida. Only 22 percent of men’s Division I basketball coaches were African-American (down from 23 percent) and 23.8 percent were coaches of color (down from 24.8 percent). -Inside Higher Ed-

March 7, 2015


The University of Tennessee athletics department pressured disciplinary officials at the university to impose lighter punishments on athletes, according to a former vice chancellor. In documents obtained by The Tennesseean, former vice chancellor Tim Rogers alleges that members of the athletic department — including athletic director Dave Hart — put the school in peril by pushing for lighter punishments. A pair of sexual assault cases raised against members of the football and men’s basketball teams are cited by The Tennesseean as examples of lesser punishments dealt to student-athletes. -Adam Stites, SB Nation-

March 6, 2015


North Central grad Ed Mathey returns to coach baseball at ‘home’. And when Mathey heard from his old colleague Miller regarding the vacancy at NCC, the wheels were turning. “Jimmy Miller was pretty good in pursuing me,” Mathey said. “As we started to talk more about things, it kind of came into clarity that it was a very good opportunity for me and a good situation for my family. North Central College has always been home to me.” – Paul Johnson, Chicago Tribune. Read More.

March 5, 2015


Stetson University is seeking resumes for Assistant Athletics Director for External Operations. Please submit a letter of application, which address the qualifications, a resume, and/or application, with names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional references to Stetson University, Inc.; Office of Human Resources; 421 N Woodland Boulevard, Unit
8327, DeLand, FL 32723. FAX: (386) 822-7562 E-MAIL: [email protected]


Athletic Director Sean Frazier said he is looking at how students will be able to use new and upgraded athletic facilities as part of the Facilities Master Plan. Whatever the first facility the Athletic Department decides to tackle, Frazier said the proposed renovations will help NIU keep up with the times because the idea of infusing students, the community and Athletics “is not anything new.” – Northern Star, Read More.

March 4, 2015


Virginia Tech’s under construction indoor practice facility  is still on schedule and set for completion on July 1.Tom Gabbard, Tech’s senior associate athletics director. Construction began by W.M. Jordan Company last spring on the long-anticipated building. The construction schedule is about 80 percent complete, although some big ticket items have yet to be started. Gabbard said Virginia Tech has pledges in excess of $19 million for the $21.3 million project. The athletic department has reserves to cover the gap if it needs to, although fundraising continues. -Andy Bitter,



SUNY Cortland seeks an Assistant Director of Athletics for Events, Marketing and Promotions. Required Qualifications: Master’s Degree; related College and/or industry work experience in the areas of responsibility apply here.


Carthage College is currently seeking highly qualified applicants for the position of Director of Athletic Communications. This is a full-time, 12-month appointment with the responsibilities to oversee and direct athletic communications for 24 varsity intercollegiate sports. Applicants must submit a letter of application, a resume and the names of three references to: Molly Polk, Vice President for Communications at [email protected]


LSU will delay the groundbreaking for the athletic department’s $12 million Tiger Nutrition Center in wake of the anticipated deep cuts in education, the school said in a statement issued through the sports information office. The 22,500 sq. ft. nutrition center, scheduled to be completed by April 1, 2016, on the site of old Alex Box Stadium. – Jim Kleinpeter, Read More


Georgia men’s basketball coach Mark Fox has finally signed the extension to his contract that the school announced last spring he would be getting, athletic director Greg McGarity confirmed Tuesday. Fox signed the deal a couple of weeks ago, McGarity said. It extended his contract two seasons to take it through March 31, 2018. His salary remains at $1.7 million per year. – By Marc Weiszer, Online Athens Read More


Miami seeks an Assistant Director of Digital Strategy to assist in the execution of web design, graphic design, social media and other digital and online projects towards the goal of generating new revenue and delivering customer service. Apply here.


Morgan State seeks an Athletic Marketing Director to develop, negotiate and coordinate corporate sponsorship opportunities in cooperation with the Athletic Director and other campus leadership, as appropriate, by identifying partners and developing sponsorship strategies in accordance with corporate marketing objectives and departmental revenue goals. Apply here.

March 3, 2015


Melissa Ringhausen on Tuesday resigned as the McKendree University women’s basketball coach after 18 years. Ringhausen will become the full-time associate athletics director at McKendree, where she will work under Athletics Director Chuck Brueggemann. Brueggemann said a national search to find Ringhausen’s successor will begin immediately, and that he hopes to soon explore a potential pool of candidates. Ringhausen is looking forward to her new position. – Belleville News-Democrat Read More


A group of 20 university presidents and college athletics administrators is crafting a proposal to better define when the NCAA should investigate cases of academic cheating by student athletes. NCAA head of enforcement Jon Duncan said in January academic misconduct is on the rise and his department was handling 20 open academic-misconduct investigations. A vote on the measure by members from every Division I conference plus conference commissioners, faculty members and students, could happen as early as April 2016. – By RALPH D. RUSSO, Huffington Post. Read More


The University of Texas athletic department is establishing a loyalty points program that will be used to determine priority seating, parking and who gets first dibs on Texas-Oklahoma tickets and other events. The department is calling it “Loyalty Points.” Every donor who has contributed to the Longhorn Foundation since 1986 will get credit for previous gifts in this new ranking system. – Brian Davis, Austin American-Statesman Read More


ULM unofficially broke ground on its long-awaited football end zone facility Monday afternoon during a special on-campus ceremony. Berry was one of 10 ULM and Monroe-area dignitaries who donned a hard hat and grabbed a shovel to participate. The $4.1 million raised for the 11,675-square-foot facility is the largest gift in the history of the athletic department. Among the amenities it features are a brand new locker room, a Hall of Fame area and new coaches’ offices that include patios overlooking JPS Field. – Adam Hunsucker, The News Star Read More

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