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November 29, 2015

VIRGINIA TECH
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VIRGINIA TECH

Virginia Tech President Dr. Timothy D. Sands, Director of Athletics Whit Babcock and the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors announced Sunday that Justin Fuente has formally accepted an offer to become Virginia Tech’s head football coach. Fuente will be officially introduced at a Monday press conference. The 39-year-old Fuente joins the Hokies after leading a remarkable resurgence during his four seasons as head coach at the University of Memphis. In 2014, after leading the Tigers to their first conference championship since 1971 and the most wins in Memphis history over a two-year period, Fuente was the unanimous selection as American Athletic Conference Coach of the Year. Under Fuente’s leadership, Memphis enjoyed a 15-game winning streak over a 12-month span starting in October 2014. That victory string included a 37-24 win over No. 13 Ole Miss on Oct. 17 of this year, marking the highest-ranked opponent that Memphis had ever defeated. Memphis outscored its opponents by an average margin of 20.7 points per game during that run of 15 consecutive wins, scoring 652 points (43.5 ppg), while allowing only 341 (22.7 ppg). –Read More

RUTGERS
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RUTGERS

Kyle Flood has been fired as Rutgers football coach, two people familiar with the decision told NJ Advance Media on Sunday. Flood’s ouster comes one day after the Scarlet Knights capped a 4-8 campaign, ending a tumultuous campaign that saw Flood get suspended for three-games for violating a university compliance policy and the arrests of seven players on various charges. -Keith Sargeant, NJ.com, Read More

UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA
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UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA

Mark Richt has been fired at Georgia, according to two people with knowledge of the situation who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the move has not been publicly announced. An announcement to make it official is expected today. Richt is 145-51 at Georgia and has two SEC titles but failed to win the weak East division three years in a row. The Bulldogs finished 9-3 this season but lost the three games that mattered: Alabama, Tennessee and Florida. According to one of the people with knowledge, Georgia players were told that Richt will coach the Bulldogs in their bowl game. -Dan Wolken, USA Today, Read More

UNIVERSITY OF TOLEDO
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UNIVERSITY OF TOLEDO

Toledo’s athletic director says the school has offered coach Matt Campbell a contract that would make him the highest paid coach in the Mid-American Conference. The offer comes as Campbell is being wooed by other schools. Multiple media reports have said Iowa State is targeting the 35-year-old coach. Campbell is 35-15 in four seasons with Toledo. Athletic Director Mike O’Brien told The Associated Press in a text message Saturday there is an offer on the table to Campbell that would boost his current salary of $495,000 per year. O’Brien would not specify the amount of the offer. “We think very highly of Matt Campbell and have made him a very generous offer to keep him as our head football coach,” O’Brien said. Western Michigan coach P.J. Fleck’s salary is $800,000 this season, highest in the MAC, according to USA Today’s salary database. -Ralph Russo, Associated PressRead More

NCAA
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NCAA

New University of Hawaii head coach Nick Rolovich is taking his team “down under” to open up the 2016 football season. The University of Hawaii athletic department confirmed Saturday morning that the Rainbow Warriors will open the 2016 season with a game in Sydney, Australia on August 27 against the Bears of Cal-Berkley. The game, which will be played at ANZ Stadium in Sydney’s Olympic Park, has been dubbed the “Sydney College Football Cup.” ANZ Stadium seats up to 83,500 spectators and was built in 1999 for the Summer Olympics held in Sydney in 2000, according to a release from the Hawaii athletic department. -Ian Scheuring, Hawaii News Now, Read More

LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY
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LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY

Les Miles will remain as coach at LSU, athletic director Joe Alleva said Saturday night, ending a week of intense speculation that he would not return. A source involved in the talks told ESPN’s Joe Schad that the decision to retain Miles was not made until the third quarter of Saturday night’s 19-7 victory over Texas A&M. “Obviously there’s been quite a bit of speculation in the past few days about the future of our football coach and our football program,” Alleva said. “I made it very clear that my policy is to wait ’til the end of the season, and obviously it’s the end of the regular season. “The season’s complete, and I want to make it very clear and positive that Les Miles is our football coach and he will continue to be our football coach. I’m looking forward to working with Coach Miles as he leads this team to a bowl game and another great recruiting class.” –ESPNRead More

UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS
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UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS

Illinois promoted Bill Cubit to a head coach, securing him with a two-year deal, the school announced Saturday hours before the team’s regular season finale. The hire is meant to bring some stability – however short term – to a program that has had a turbulent season. Cubit, who has been operating this season on an interim basis, will be paid $1.2 million per season. -Shannon Ryan, Chicago TribuneRead More

TULANE UNIVERSITY
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TULANE UNIVERSITY

Tulane made it official Saturday morning when the school fired football coach Curtis Johnson.  Johnson finished 15-34 in his four seasons, culminating with a 45-34 loss to Tulsa on Friday evening. “I want to thank CJ for his hard work and his dedication to rebuilding the Green Wave football program. His efforts were rewarded in 2013 when Tulane reached its first bowl in 11 years. Since then, however, the program has not progressed to the level that we aspire to,” said Tulane athletic director Rick Dickson in a press release. Tulane also indicated the hiring process for Johnson’s successor will begin as soon as the school finds Dickson’s replacement, which could come early this week. Dickson is retiring in June. -Andrew Lopez, NOLA.comRead More

UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII
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UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII

Former University of Hawai’i quarterback and assistant coach and current University of Nevada offensive coordinator Nick Rolovich has been selected as the program’s new head coach, Athletics Director David Matlin announced. Rolovich will be introduced at a press conference, Monday, Nov. 30. “I’m pleased to welcome back Nick Rolovich to the UH ‘ohana,” Matlin said. “Nick is a Warrior at heart and someone I know our fans will support. He understands what it means to be a Warrior having played and coached here and what affect a winning program has with this community. I have no doubt we picked the right man for this job. The future is bright for Hawai’i football.” –Read More

November 27, 2015

LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY
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LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY

Les Miles has coached 142 games in 11 seasons at LSU. Number 143, it appears, will be his last. Miles indicated to members of the Gridiron Club on Friday that Saturday’s matchup between LSU and Texas A&M would be his final game as the Tigers’ head coach, sources at the meeting told Tiger Rag. The coach appeared in good spirits, sources said, reiterating messages that he’d “always be a Tiger” and “thanks for a great 11 years,” but informed the booster club’s members, in an indirect but clear manner, that Friday’s meeting would be his last with them, even explicitly saying he would not be coaching LSU’s bowl game. -Cody Worsham, Tiger RagRead More

OBERLIN COLLEGE
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OBERLIN COLLEGE

The Oberlin College Department of Athletics and Physical Education invites applications for the position of Assistant Coach of Football /Defensive Assistant/Residential Life. This is a full-time, 12-month Administrative and Professional Staff position, reporting to the Head Coach of Football and working with the Director of Athletics and Physical Education.Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Assist the head football coach with the organization and direction of all aspects of the NCAA Division III football program; perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Athletics. Apply here

UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS
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UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS

University of Illinois, Division of Intercollegiate Athletics is seeking an Assistant OR Associate Athletic Trainer. This position will assist the Associate Athletic Director for Health and Human Performance and team physicians in providing medical coverage and support for the delivery of a health care system to student-athletes participating in intercollegiate athletics sport programs.  Apply here

UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA LAS VEGAS
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UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA LAS VEGAS

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for Senior Athletic Academic Advisor/Athletic Academic Advisor.  This position is responsible for providing academic counseling and support for student-athletes to ensure that they make satisfactory/appropriate academic progress towards graduation and meet all university, conference, and NCAA eligibility requirements. Salary competitive with those at similarly situated institutions. Position is contingent upon funding. Apply here

November 26, 2015

OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY
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OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY

Oklahoma State and FloWrestling announced a three-year agreement this week in which FloWrestling will become the Cowboys’ exclusive streaming partner. All of Oklahoma State’s home duals will be streamed on FloWrestling under the FloPro service, a subscription-based service, with the exception of the Bedlam dual on Feb. 5. Head coach John Smith said he looks forward to a special year for the program on FloWrestling. Read More

UNIVERSITY OF MONTANA
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UNIVERSITY OF MONTANA

With some major financial belt tightening at the University of Montana this Thanksgiving, officials within the UM athletic department know the institution’s budget crunch extends to them too. “We certainly won’t be immune; we haven’t been immune from cuts the last three years,” Montana Athletic Director Kent Haslam said this week. “Exactly what it will be we’re not quite sure yet, but we know we will lose some general fund distribution for FTE (full-time equivalency) personnel.” The university has suffered a drop in enrollment in each of the past four years, currently down another 6.5 percent from last fall, since setting a record with 13,917 full-time students in 2011. The plan for 2017 estimates enrollment at 10,915. -AJ Mazzolini, missoulian.comRead More

LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY
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LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY

Louisiana State University’s decision about whether to fire football coach Les Miles might come down to a simple matter of recent wins and losses. However, it almost certainly won’t be a simple matter of dollars and cents. That’s because the amount of money it will cost LSU to terminate Miles without cause is potentially subject to interpretation and assuredly subject to Miles’ future endeavors. Miles’ contract calls for him to receive $15 million if he is fired without cause by Dec. 31. However, the agreement also states that amount is to be reduced by the amount of money Miles already has received during his current contract year, which runs from Jan. 1, 2015, through Dec. 31. -Steve Berkowitz, USA TODAY SportsRead More

UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON
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UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON

Long-time Huskies women’s crew coach Bob Ernst said Wednesday he can’t go into details about why he’s been suddenly let go in his 42nd season. A source with longtime ties to the school’s coaching ranks, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the Wednesday dismissal came after complaints by crew members about Ernst’s coaching style were made to athletic department administrators. Ernst, 69, and the department had been engaged in a disagreement over the complaints since at least last week, when the coach is said to have offered his resignation. Assistant coach Connor Bullis assumes interim head-coaching duties. A national search will be conducted for Ernst’s full-time replacement. -Geoff Baker, The Seattle TimesRead More

CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, FRESNO
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CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, FRESNO

Fresno State, mired in a 3-8 season in which it has lost two quarterbacks to injury and struggled to move the football and put points on the scoreboard, will not retain offensive coordinator Dave Schramm. Sources also indicated Wednesday that defensive coordinator Nick Toth could be replaced or reassigned at the end of a season in which ticket sales have plummeted as the losses have mounted, increasing the pressure on an athletic department that has grand plans to renovate its aging football stadium while struggling to keep pace with the rising day-to-day costs to remain competitive in college athletics.  Coach Tim DeRuyter would not confirm the changes, and Schramm is expected to coach the Bulldogs in their regular-season finale on Saturday against Colorado State. -Robert Kuwada, The Fresno Bee- Read More

 

 

STANFORD UNIVERSITY
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STANFORD UNIVERSITY

Stanford University is seeking applicants for the position of Director of Operations for its Track and Field and Cross-Country program. This is a full-time, benefited position that reports to the Franklin P. Johnson Director of Track and Field. The Director of Operations assists the Director of Track and Field in all areas related to the success of Stanford’s Division I intercollegiate Track and Field and Cross Country program, including, but not limited to, making travel plans for all team travel to away meets, travel with team for competition when needed, supporting coaching staff in efforts to recruit eligible student-athletes, accurate and timely processing of account transactions, providing support for fundraising activities, budget analysis and assistance with meeting budget objectives, organize and administer home meets, coordinating and management of summer camp, assisting coaching staff to facilitate and culture and environment that results in a positive student-athlete experience, act as an administrative liaison between the Track and Field and Cross Country program and other units in the Athletics Department, and ensuring compliance with the policies and procedures established by the NCAA, Pac-12 Conference and Stanford University. Apply here

PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY
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PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY

The Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal has already cost Penn State University more than $92 million. The shocking dollar figure – up from the original $60 million – was made public at the same time it was revealed Penn State could still face claims from six or more alleged victims, NBC News is reporting. The $92.8 million – paid or set aside for 32 claims, according to an audited financial statement released by the university this week – includes $33.2 million for related costs on top of what had been previously reported. -Andy Clayton, nydailynews.comRead More

OHIO UNIVERSITY
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OHIO UNIVERSITY

Ohio University is an seeking Assistant Athletics Director for Development/Director of Development. The Assistant Athletics Director for Development/Director of Development will serve as a major gifts officer on behalf of Intercollegiate Athletics and University Advancement for Ohio University. This position will manage a portfolio consisting of annual and major gift donors and prospects. Pay will be commensurate with education and experience. Employees also enjoy a generous benefits package which includes health benefits, paid time off, car stipend, and education benefits for the employee and his or her eligible dependents. Apply here

FLORIDA GULF COAST UNIVERSITY
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FLORIDA GULF COAST UNIVERSITY

Florida Gulf Coast University is seeking an Athletics Marketing Specialist. The Athletics Marketing Specialist reports to the Assistant Athletic Director for Marketing and Sales. The Athletics Marketing Specialist works with the assistant AD to develop strategic initiatives to increase brand awareness, attendance at all FGCU Athletic events, student fan group growth and support, and community outreach. Apply here

AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE
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AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE

American International College is seeking a Head Men’s Lacrosse Coach. Under the direction of the Athletic Director, the head men’s lacrosse coach will be responsible for all aspects of a Division II men’s program, including but not limited to, game and practice strategy and recruiting of new students. This is a full time, exempt position with eligible benefits. Position requires a non-traditional schedule to meet the needs of students and teams, including evening and weekend events; as well as some overnight travel throughout the academic year. Apply here

LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY
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LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY

Les Miles still doesn’t know where he stands as LSU’s football coach. At his weekly media briefing after Wednesday’s practice, Miles said he has not spoken this week with athletic director Joe Alleva about whether he will return as the Tigers’ coach.  Alleva has not made a public statement about Miles’ future employment. Miles said he and Alleva last spoke Sunday regarding an issue unrelated to his job status. He and the athletic director meet each year after the season, and Miles said he expects to have such a meeting with Alleva soon. -David Ching, ESPNRead More

UTAH STATE UNIVERSITY
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UTAH STATE UNIVERSITY

Two days before Utah State’s season opener (Nov. 13), David Collette informed head basketball coach Tim Duryea that he planned to quit the team. Two weeks later, Utah State denied his scholarship release. Utah State backed up its reasoning in a written response. Collette has since appealed Utah State’s decision. If the appeal is denied, Collette will not be granted any athletic aid and will have to pay his own tuition out of pocket.  The appeal hearing will take place sometime in December. The appeal committee consists of a handful of USU faculty, staff and students. The only member of the committee with ties to the athletic department is one student-athlete from the Student Athlete Advisory Committee. -Chanel Barnes, Deseret News,Read More

November 25, 2015

TULANE UNIVERSITY
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TULANE UNIVERSITY

Barring a last-minute change of direction, Tulane is set to part ways with football coach Curtis Johnson following Friday’s game against Tulsa, according to a person with knowledge of the situation. Johnson is 15-33 overall and has struggled mightily since the school moved from Conference USA to the American Athletic Conference, going 6-17 the past two seasons. Tulane is set to make a decision on hiring a new atheletics director next week and a coaching search will be the immediate priority for the new athletics director, much like the situation at Central Florida. -Dan Wolken, USA TODAY SportsRead More

FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY
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FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY

The Florida State University official who counsels campus rape victims told lawyers suing the school that her office has handled 20 allegations of rape involving football players in the past nine years. Assistant Dean of Students Melissa Ashton made the statement in a deposition given last summer in an ongoing civil lawsuit filed by former student Erica Kinsman against the university. Kinsman says the university failed to respond to her allegations that she was sexually assaulted by ex-Seminoles quarterback Jameis Winston. FSU released depositions of Ashton and FSU Coach Jimbo Fisher late Wednesday. – Jameis Winston, College FootballRead More

SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY
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SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY

The SIU Athletic Department is offering tickets at a special rate to Marion residents and free to Marion veterans for the Wednesday, December 2, 2015 men’s basketball game vs. SEMO.  Tickets can be purchased at City Hall on Monday November 30th 2015 and December 1st 2015. Read More

UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT  AUSTIN
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UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN

The University of Texas at Austin spent more than $200,000 to inaugurate President Greg Fenves two months ago — more than seven times what it initially said it cost. The university released an updated program expense sheet to The Dallas Morning News late Tuesday showing the event cost $214,474.27. The funds were covered by donations and gifts to UT-Austin. In the updated program expense sheet provided Tuesday, some line items alone cost more than $28,000. UT paid one company $91,150 to set up and run audio for the event. Another $24,000 went towards producing a video laying out Fenves’ vision for the university. -Bobby Blanchard, The Dallas Morning NewsRead More

UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA–LINCOLN
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UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA–LINCOLN

No criminal charges will be filed in connection with an alleged sexual assault at the north Lincoln home shared by Husker quarterback Tommy Armstrong, receiver Jordan Westerkamp and tight end Trey Foster. No criminal charges will be filed in connection with an alleged sexual assault at the north Lincoln home shared by Husker quarterback Tommy Armstrong, receiver Jordan Westerkamp and tight end Trey Foster. The NU Athletics Department, in a statement Wednesday morning, said that athletic officials were aware of the announcement by law enforcement and that there was “no change in the status of any student-athletes.” – Paul Hammel, Omaha.comRead More


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