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November 24, 2015

UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA BIRMINGHAM
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UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA BIRMINGHAM

The Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex board of directors is taking a big step toward building an open air stadium. The board agreed to hire a Kansas City company to look at amending their master plan for the BJCC. This would include a 45-55,000 seat stadium which will be built next to the convention complex. UAB is expected to sign a long term agreement if the stadium is built. The new master plan will include improving the Legacy Arena and other parts of the civic center. -Alan Collins, WBRCRead More

IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY
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IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY

Coach Paul Rhoads, who was fired Sunday, will officially relinquish the reins after the Cyclones take on the Mountaineers in West Virginia this Saturday.  ISU Athletic Director Jamie Pollard made the decision a week before the season’s end so that, among other reasons, he could get a leg up on the large pool of schools looking for coaches. Only a few handfuls of capable head coaches are available in what Pollard referred to as a “seller’s market.” To find this person, Pollard said he is tuning to the same search firm that assisted in the hiring of Steve Prohm as the next ISU men’s basketball coach, Parker Executive Search. Pollard hasn’t put a timetable on the coaching search, but in the past, he has been known for not letting “grass settle” under his feet. -Luke Manderfeld, Iowa State DailyRead More

EASTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY
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EASTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY

Change is sweeping through the Eastern Kentucky University athletics program, and football coach Dean Hood became the latest departure Monday. Athletics Director Steve Lochmueller announced the firing of Hood in a four-paragraph news release. The Colonels finished the 2015 season with a 21-7 loss at Eastern Illinois on Saturday, completing a 6-5 campaign and failing to qualify for postseason play. “I want to thank Dean for his service to Eastern Kentucky University,” Lochmueller said in the news release. “These decisions are never taken lightly. After a careful review of our football program, I feel a change in leadership is needed.” A national search for Eastern Kentucky’s next head football coach will begin immediately, Lochmueller said. –Herald-Leader, Read More

UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS
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UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS

The NCAA contacted Kansas athletic Sheahon Zenger on Monday, offering a measure of communication in the ongoing Cheick Diallo eligibility saga. The message?  “They’re working on it,” Kansas coach Bill Self said, speaking after the Jayhawks’ victory over Chaminade in the Maui Invitational. “So that’s all I know concerning that situation.” What else did the NCAA say on Monday? That remains vague, but two days after Self went public with a blistering critique of the NCAA process, public pressure appears to be mounting on the NCAA to act. When asked Monday if he was disappointed in NCAA leadership, Self said the following: “Well, I don’t know exactly how policy works and how legislation works, or who oversees what and who oversees the overseers,” Self said. “I don’t have any idea. It is disappointing that no one’s stepped up to the plate so far.” -Rustin Dodd, Kansas City StarRead More

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UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA
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UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA

The University of Minnesota will present the results of two separate investigations into its athletics department at a special Board of Regents meeting on Dec. 8, the Star Tribune has learned. One report will detail an external review commissioned by the U into sexual harassment and equal rights complaints in the athletics department, and the other will show the results of an internal financial audit under former athletic director Norwood Teague, said regents Chair Dean Johnson.  Johnson said he doesn’t know anything about the contents of the two reports but that whatever needs fixing will be fixed. “We’re going to have a cleaner, more accountable department of athletics — as we would expect of any college or department at the university,” Johnson said Monday. Gail Klatt, the U’s internal auditor, declined to comment Monday on the financial audit. “It’s a work in progress,” she said. “It’s not complete.” Teague resigned Aug. 6 amid complaints that he had sexually harassed two top female university administrators during a senior leadership retreat. -Dan Browning and Emma Nelson, The Star TribuneRead More

UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON
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UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON

Added security measures will be in place at Husky Stadium for Friday’s Apple Cup at Husky Stadium, and fans planning to attend the game are encouraged to arrive to the stadium early.  Security will be conducting full bag checks for fans entering the stadium, the University of Washington athletic department announced Monday. No further details on the additional security measure were provided in a news release, and a message to a UW spokesperson was not immediately returned. -Adam Jude, Seattle TimesRead More

November 23, 2015

SPRINGFIELD COLLEGE
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SPRINGFIELD COLLEGE

Springfield College invites applications and nominations for the position of Head Football Coach, a full-time, 10-month coaching position reporting to the Director of Athletics. The position may include teaching responsibilities or other leadership responsibilities. The Head Football Coach is responsible for implementing and directing all phases of a competitive NCAA Division III football program. Apply here

LUBBOCK CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY
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LUBBOCK CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY

Lubbock Christian University director of athletics Paul Hise has announced Lee Williams has resigned from his position as men’s soccer head coach. Coach Williams completed three seasons with LCU, serving as an assistant soccer coach during the 2013 season and as the head coach for the last two campaigns, combining for a 17-13-3 record. The team finished tied for second place in the Heartland Conference in 2014 with a 6-2 conference record and was 9-6-1 overall. The 2014 team was not eligible to compete in the post-season since LCU was in the final year of transition from NAIA to NCAA Division II. The Chaps fell to a sixth place finish in the conference this past season with a 3-5 conference record and finished the season at 8-7-2 overall.  LCU is currently conducting a nation-wide search for his replacement and hopes to name a new head coach by the end of the calendar year.  Read More

NCAA
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NCAA

The Division III Student-Athlete Advisory Committee supports all but one of the proposals that will be up for vote at January’s NCAA Convention in San Antonio. In a meeting this week in Indianapolis, the SAAC voted against a proposal that would deregulate electronic transmissions between coaches and recruits. The proposal would deem any form of electronically transmitted correspondence permissible, including public or private communication through any social-networking site. SAAC members expressed several concerns with the proposal, noting that potential student-athletes may feel pressure to maintain public contact with coaches throughout the recruiting process and that communication on social media could become unprofessional. Allowing public posts from coaches could impact relationships with friends or with other coaches, committee members noted. Read More

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH DAKOTA
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UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH DAKOTA

University of South Dakota football coach Joe Glenn thinks his squad is close to finally reaching the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs, but he’s handing off the ball to someone else to take the Coyotes across the goal line. The 66-year-old veteran announced that he’s retiring after four seasons, saying he felt the timing is right and that his family played a role in his decision. Glenn compiled a record of 200-134-1 in 28 seasons, and is one of 76 football coaches in NCAA history to win 200 games. -Dirk Lammers, Idaho StatesmanRead More

 

 

STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK BUFFALO
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STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK BUFFALO

UB will make an announcement Tuesday regarding the future leadership of UB Athletics. Athletic Director Danny White accepted the same position at the University of Central Florida last week. White said at his UCF introductory press conference that he will help Buffalo with its transition and officially start at UCF full-time in January. UB has yet to name an interim athletic director since White announced his departure. Some potential candidates are Deputy Director of Athletics Allen Greene and Senior Associate Athletic Director Kathy Twist. – Kainan Guo, The SpectrumRead More

AUSTIN PEAY UNIVERSITY
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AUSTIN PEAY UNIVERSITY

Austin Peay State University Athletics Director Ryan Ivey has announced that Kirby Cannon will not return as Governors head football coach for the 2016 season. The announcement was made late Monday, nine days after Austin Peay concluded the 2015 season with an 0-11 record. A yet-to-be-determined buyout compensation figure will be completely paid by private funds, at no cost to the university. A national search for Cannon’s replacement will begin immediately, with Ivey set to spearhead a committee of administrators, donors and alums. “I want to thank Coach Cannon for his service to Austin Peay and our football program,” Ivey said. “He has worked hard to move our football program in the right direction, and has done it with class. Unfortunately, we have not made the progress any of us would have liked, and therefore we must move in another direction.” The Governors were 1-34 during Cannon’s three seasons at the helm as he attempted to rebuild a program that has enjoyed just two winning seasons since the turn of the century. –Read More

SWEET BRIAR COLLEGE
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SWEET BRIAR COLLEGE

The Sweet Briar College athletics department announced Friday that it has launched an online store where students, supporters and fans can purchase Vixen athletic gear.  In partnership with Legacy Sports, the online store will serve as the exclusive place to purchase sport-specific clothing, athletic alumnae clothing and more. Just in time for the holiday shopping season, everything in the online store is 10 percent off. Read More

CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
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CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY

Before Director of Athletics Dave Heeke came to Central Michigan University in 2006, Chippewa sports teams took to the fields and courts wearing different shades of maroon and gold with varying logos and styles. The former Oregon associate athletic director said his staff set out looking for an apparel provider, that would build the Central Michigan brand. Heeke said the department needed a provider that would not only commit to just football and basketball, but provide the best resources to every varsity sports team. At the end of their search, Heeke said Adidas offered the university the best overall package in comparison to rival providers Nike and Under Armour. The apparel contract stipulates that CMU must purchase a minimum of $325,000 in Adidas products annually. If that spending minimum is not met, the department is liable for providing Adidas equivalent cash compensation. Reaching that amount has never been a problem for the department, Heeke said. – Andrew Surma, Central Michigan Life- Read More

FAYETTEVILLE STATE UNIVERSITY
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FAYETTEVILLE STATE UNIVERSITY

Fayetteville State University said Monday that woman’s basketball coach Eva Patterson-Heath will retire. Patterson-Heath had been conspicuously absent from four games this season, which would have been her seventh as head coach.  FSU released a statement today that said the Red Springs native “has decided to retire just before starting her seventh season as the women’s basketball head coach. She directed the Lady Broncos to three 20-win records in her previous six seasons and to three Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) tournament finals. Fayetteville State won the CIAA tournament title in Patterson-Heath’s first season (2009-2010) and advanced to the NCAA Division II tournament.” –Fayetteville Observer, Read More

LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY
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LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY

Rock band 3 Doors Down is scheduled to perform with LSU’s Tiger Band during the halftime show when the university’s football team takes on Texas A&M in Tiger Stadium on Saturday (Nov. 28). The announcement, which was made via a press release Monday morning, comes after the LSU Athletic Department first announced — then canceled — two other, similar performances. Those would have featured the pop band OneRepublic and pop/hip-hop performer Aloe Blacc. The special halftime performance on Saturday should feature 3 Doors Down performing with Tiger Band for 11 minutes, and despite the difficulties that have plagued the high-octane halftime performances scheduled so far, organizers intend for it to be the first in a series of similar shows in upcoming seasons of LSU football.

MONTANA STATE UNIVERSITY
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MONTANA STATE UNIVERSITY

Montana State University announced Monday that head football coach Rob Ash and the entire football coaching staff have been fired. The announcement was made at a noon press conference. The Bobcats finished their first losing season in 14 years Saturday with a loss at home to the Montana Grizzlies, 54-35. –Billings Gazette

NICHOLLS STATE UNIVERSITY
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NICHOLLS STATE UNIVERSITY

Nicholls State University and the Manning Passing Academy have signed a six-year contract extension to host the popular football skills camp on the Thibodaux campus through 2021. “We are very excited to enter into a long-term agreement with Nicholls State University,” said Archie Manning, founder and executive director of the Manning Passing Academy. “The past 10 years have been terrific. Our staff, the campers and their families get to experience the true Southern hospitality that Louisiana and Lafourche Parish are famous for. We feel that Thibodaux is the home of the Manning Passing Academy.” “The facilities, residence halls, athletic fields and personal attention that Nicholls provides are first-class and a big part of the Manning Passing Academy brand,” added Jeff Hawkins, co-camp director for the Manning Passing Academy. Nicholls has hosted the four-day summer football camp since 2005, annually attracting more than 1,000 high school athletes and over 100 coaches and counselors from the NFL, colleges and high schools across the country. –Read More

MONMOUTH UNIVERSITY
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MONMOUTH UNIVERSITY

The West Long Branch Zoning Board cleared the way for construction of the Monmouth University Stadium. The board voted unanimously 5-0 in favor of the project, which will bring a welcome upgrade to the athletic home of more than half of the University’s 535 NCAA Division I student-athletes. In addition to football, the men’s and women’s lacrosse and track and field programs will call the Monmouth Stadium home. When complete, the $15 million Monmouth Stadium will provide seating for 4,200 to comfortably accommodate students, alumni, and fans in a family-friendly facility. The project will bring a bowl-like look and feel to Kessler Field with seats that stretch from goal line to goal line, housed in a beautiful brick structure designed to complement the University’s Multipurpose Activity Center. The plans include more than 800 chair-back seats, a multimedia center, an updated press box, new concession areas, an expanded ticket office, and permanent restroom facilities. –Read More

BOSTON UNIVERSITY
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BOSTON UNIVERSITY

Greg Lambert will join the Boston University men’s and women’s track & field coaching staff as an assistant coach, director of track & field and cross country Robyne Johnson announced on Monday. Lambert comes to BU from Ole Miss, where he was an assistant coach during the 2014-15 season. He worked primarily with sprinters and hurdlers, coaching 10 All-Americans and a school-record 14 qualifiers for the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships. An additional 14 athletes competed at the NCAA East prelims during the outdoor campaign, and four athletes qualified for the NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships. –Read More

MERCER UNIVERSITY
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MERCER UNIVERSITY

Mercer University Director of Athletics Jim Cole has announced the promotion of Lisa Cherry, who has been elevated to Assistant Athletics Director for Digital Media. “I am very pleased to be able to promote Lisa to a more prominent role within our organization,” said Cole. “She is one of the most conscientious and dedicated employees I have worked with and we look forward to assisting her in the continued development of our ESPN3 program and graphics department.” Cherry oversees Mercer’s branding through graphic design, broadcasting and video initiatives that support Mercer Athletics. She also provides oversight of Mercer Video Productions and video board experiences. –Read More

NCAA
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NCAA

The field of 24 teams competing for the 2015 NCAA Division I Football Championship was announced by the NCAA Division I Football Championship Committee. The 2015 championship field consists of 10 automatic qualifiers and 14 at-large qualifiers. The top eight national seeds will host winners from the first round match-ups. Jacksonville State University (10-1) tops the bracket as the number one seed after capturing the automatic qualifying berth from the Ohio Valley Conference. The Gamecocks are making their third straight appearance in the championship and sixth overall. –Read More

SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY
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SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY

Syracuse head coach Scott Shafer has been fired, according to sources. Shafer will coach the Orange in their final game of the season against Boston College on Saturday. His dismissal comes two days after his team’s 42–29 loss Saturday to North Carolina State, the Orange’s eighth straight defeat after opening the season with three consecutive wins. It is also nearly five months after the hiring of new Syracuse athletic director Mark Coyle, who formerly held the same position atBoise State for three-and-a-half years. -Thayer Evans and Pete Thamel, Sports IllustratedRead More

MCDANIEL COLLEGE
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MCDANIEL COLLEGE

For the past four seasons, Mike Hoyt tried to help the McDaniel College football team break out of its slump. Hoyt stepped down as head coach of McDaniel early last week, ending a four-year tenure during which he went 3-37. His career was bookended with winless seasons, including an 0-10 campaign this year that leaves McDaniel on a 19-game losing streak. Hoyt served as an assistant at Franklin & Marshall and Albright, with his career beginning in 1998. He became the 24th head coach in Green Terror history in 2012. -Jake Rill, Carroll County TimesRead More

UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA LINCOLN
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UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA LINCOLN

Since at least 2011, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, in reaction to a federal order to create a more impartial process, has relied on a small and little-known compliance office. Its job is to investigate claims of sexual assault, sexual harassment, stalking and domestic violence involving students and student-athletes, as well as staff and faculty. Husker coach Mike Riley still has the latitude to suspend a player, or kick him off the team, for violating team rules. But when it comes to university punishment for a sex-related offense, that’s out of a coach’s control. The new system, officials say, puts the job of investigating misconduct in the hands of those trained to investigate it and removes the coach from a potential conflict of interest in deciding whether a key athlete gets to stay on the field. -Paul Hammel, Omaha.comRead More

NCAA
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NCAA

The need to populate a record 40 bowls is reaching critical mass. The NCAA Football Oversight Committee will meet Monday by conference call to determine how to move forward if there aren’t enough bowl-eligible teams to fill those 80 spots, CBS Sports has learned.  With two weeks left in the season, there are only 71 bowl-eligible teams — those with at least six wins. The possibility remains that some bowls may have to take sub-.500 teams to fill out the bowl landscape now largely left unregulated by the NCAA. Depending on how the issue is resolved, the possibility also exists that some bowls may not be played if there aren’t enough teams to fill them. -Dennis Dodd, CBSSports.comRead More

UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
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UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN

Mirroring increased safety measures in sports venues around the country in light of the recent terrorist tragedies abroad, fans are encouraged to arrive earlier for the upcoming Michigan-Ohio State game at Michigan Stadium. “Out of an abundance of caution, each patron will be asked to open their coat or outerwear for a visual inspection to screen for prohibited items,” according to the release. “Patrons also may be patted down by law enforcement officers or asked to empty their pockets, if necessary.” Certainly, after the terrorist events of Sept. 11, 2001, security was increased at all sports venues around the country. -Angelique S. Chengelis, The Detroit NewsRead More

WILLIAM CAREY UNIVERSITY
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WILLIAM CAREY UNIVERSITY

William Carey University is growing fast. A new, 3,000-seat gymnasium adjacent to the main campus, originally planned to open for use by the school’s athletic teams this year, would have helped alleviate some of William Carey’s growing pains. But two years of delays in getting approval for the construction project from the Army Corps of Engineers and the Department of Environmental Quality have derailed those plans. “Had we not had the issue with wetlands where we were going to put the new gym, the plans were to have it ready for this year,” said William Carey athletic director Steve Knight. In light of the delays – as well as increasing enrollment and the academic needs that accompany that growth – the university’s administration has opted instead to build an expansion to the current gymnasium on campus, north of the present gym and connected by a covered walkway. -Ben Sutton, Hattiesburg AmericanRead More

November 22, 2015

OAKLAND UNIVERSITY
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OAKLAND UNIVERSITY

Oakland University has a $5 million commitment from alumni Craig and Ann Stinson as lead gifts toward enhancing its business school and athletics programs, the university plans to announce Nov. 23. Craig Stinson, a former CEO of Breeze Industrial Products and adviser to Chicago private equity firm Wind Point Partners, and his wife expect to allocate about $3 million to the business school and $2 million to the the athletic department. The gifts will go toward improving the Stinson Student Advancement Center in the business school, and to naming a new Stinson Family Student-Athlete Development Center. – Cahd Halcom, Crains Detroit BusinessRead More

UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO
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UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO

Construction for the University of New Mexico baseball team’s new $2.3 million R.D. and Joan Dale Hubbard Clubhouse was approved Friday by UNM’s Board of Regents, and groundbreaking for the project is expected to take place Dec. 16. The Hubbards donated $500,000 in 2013 to help make the clubhouse possible. The R.D. and Joan Dale Hubbard Clubhouse will be located down the right-field line next to Lobo Field and will include locker rooms, restrooms, showers, a training room, storage and a player’s lounge. It is the latest in the renovations that have taken place at Lobo Field over the last few seasons. Read More


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