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January 14, 2016

UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE
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UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE

The University of Tennessee will conduct a feasibility study on renovations to Neyland Stadium, the school announced Thursday. The athletic department will be working with Populous, a Kansas City-based sports architecture and design firm with an office in Knoxville, according to an athletic department news release. The project will also look at other stadium enhancements such as hospitality areas as well as additional video displays, a sound system upgrade and a better Wi-Fi system. – Knoxnews. Read More.

UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND
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UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND

Maryland named Severna Park native Ray Leone Women’s Soccer Coach.. Leone has been a college head coach for 25 seasons, the past nine at Harvard, where his teams appeared in the NCAA tournament five times and won five Ivy League championships. He previously coached Berry, Creighton, Clemson and Arizona State, and has won 282 games, 21st among active Division I head coaches. – Baltimore Sun. Read More.

BREVARD COLLEGE
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BREVARD COLLEGE

Associate Athletic Director Myranda Nash, who has been with Brevard since 2010, has resigned to accept the same position at Winona State University in Minnesota. Nash will also be designated as Winona State’s Senior Women’s Administrator and is considered a rising star in the profession. Mascaro has hired Raychel Diver to become Brevard’s next Director of Internal Operations, a position responsible for day-to-day administration of game day and business operations. Diver was a two-time all-Southern Conference soccer player and a three-time academic all-conference selection before spending the last year as the top assistant at Campbell University. – Randall Stewart, Transylvania TimesRead More.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF
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COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF

With the announcement that Arkansas AD Jeff Long will be stepping down after two years of chairing the College Football Playoff selection committee, ESPN takes a look at several possible replacements. Heather Dinich who covers the CFP for ESPN makes the case for ten possible candidates who she believes should be involved with the committee. The list included former coaches R.C. Slocum, Tom O’Brien, Jim Grobe, Bill Mallory, Joe Novak, Jeff Bower and Jack Harbaugh. Dinich also makes the case for Washington AD Bill Moos and former Navy and Cowboy great Roger Staubach. –Read More

VILLANOVA UNIVERSITY
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VILLANOVA UNIVERSITY

After more than 30 years, 221 wins and one national championship, it appears that the Andy Talley era is coming to a close at Villanova. According to sources and a report on vuhoops.com, Villanova is expected to announce that Talley will retire as the head coach following the 2016 season and that longtime assistant coach Mark Ferrante will be named as his replacement. That would mark the final season in one of the most successful coaching careers in college football history. – Terry Toohey, Delco Times. Read More.

HIGHER EDUCATION
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HIGHER EDUCATION

Alisa White, president of Austin Peay State University, is quite happy with the existing structure that governs Tennessee’s regional public universities and community colleges. John Morgan, chancellor of the Tennessee Board of Regents system, is an advocate for her university; the 18-member Board of Regents is knowledgeable on issues of higher education; and the system itself, she says, is full of creative thinkers who have helped Tennessee push the envelope when it comes to education policy. Yet White and many of the presidents at the five other four-year universities within the system think, despite all of the board’s accomplishments, its governance structure would be improved if Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam’s plan to create individual governing boards for the system’s universities — allowing the board to focus solely on the 27 technical colleges and 13 community colleges in the system — goes forward. -Kellie Woodhouse, Inside HigherEd, Read More

UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII
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UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII

University of Hawaii president David Lassner is asking the State Legislature to provide $3.56 million in supplemental funding to the school’s athletic programs this session. Just 24 of 230 Division I athletic programs met the NCAA’s self-sufficiency benchmarks in 2014, according to a USA Today survey. Athletic director David Matlin has said UH has $5.2 million in “unique” costs due to its geography and other factors. – Ferd Lewis, Star Advertiser. Read More.

FLORIDA A&M UNIVERSITY
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FLORIDA A&M UNIVERSITY

Florida A&M University (FAMU) Athletics Director Milton Overton, Jr., announced Monday the appointment of Elliott Charles as Deputy Director of Athletics. Charles, who comes from the University of South Florida (USF), where he had been Associate Director of Athletics for Compliance since May of 2014, will essentially serve as second in command to AD Milton Overton, and will help run the day to day business of the athletics department, placing an initial focus on compliance and academics. Overton said of Charles: “Elliott brings a wealth of college and pro sports experience to the FAMU Athletics administration.  Elliott’s NCAA Legislative knowledge, business acumen and ability to execute complex strategies are key skills  in our  effort to build a Comprehensive Championship Department of Athletics.”

OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY
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OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

The Department of Athletics is seeking a Director of Social Media. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Athletic Director. The mission of the OSU Department of Athletics is to provide opportunity to young people and develop leaders through a tradition of academic and athletic achievement in a progressive, inclusive environment of mutual respect. Apply here.

EASTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY
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EASTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY

New head coach Mark Elder announced the addition of three assistant coaches on Tuesday. Terry Heffernan will serve as the assistant head coach and offensive line coach.Heffernan comes to EKU after spending two seasons with the Detroit Lions in the National Football League (NFL). Walter Stewart is the new defensive line coach.Stewart was a defensive lineman at the University of Cincinnati for head coach Butch Jones. Tommy Zagorski will coach tight ends and offensive tackles. Zagorski was the assistant offensive line coach at Tennessee during the 2015 season.

GOSHEN COLLEGE
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GOSHEN COLLEGE

Stan King, longtime head coach of the Goshen College men’s tennis team, recently announced his retirement at the conclusion of the 2015 season. And with King’s decision brings change. Doug Gossman, former women’s tennis head coach, will now serve as the assistant and instructor for both the men’s and women’s teams. The search for the next coach is underway, as the athletic department has formed a search committee and is currently reviewing applications. Read More.

NCAA
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NCAA

College men’s basketball players who are not seniors will now be able to try out for N.B.A. teams, receive a draft grade and then decide on returning to college — a stark shift from the past, when players had to declare for the draft before the N.B.A. combine and in doing so renounce future college eligibility. The Division I Council approved the change, which is effective immediately, on Wednesday at the annual N.C.A.A. convention. The men’s basketball oversight committee had recommended it. – Marc Tracy. NY Times. Read More.

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GEORGIA SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY
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GEORGIA SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY

Georgia Southern Director of Athletics Tom Kleinlein announced today that Director of Golf Larry Mays has been promoted to associate athletic director for external affairs. In his new role, Mays will be responsible for the coordination of all external operations of the department to ensure the optimal plan is in place to capitalize on revenue opportunities and develop both long-range and short-term plans to effectively promote Georgia Southern athletics. He will continue to raise money and create strategic initiatives to help fund the men’s and women’s golf programs and continue to serve as the sport supervisor for both programs. – Frank Sulkowski, WJCL. Read More.

UNIVERSITY OF LOUISIANA AT MONROE
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UNIVERSITY OF LOUISIANA AT MONROE

University of Louisiana at Monroe is seeking an Assistant Athletic Director of Compliance. Under the official direction of the President and the general direction of the Director of Athletics, the Assistant Athletic Director of Compliance will support and enhance the mission of the University of Louisiana at Monroe’s Athletic Department. The incumbent will be the primary educator, overseer, enforcer, and interpreter of conference and NCAA regulations. The position will be responsible for developing, directing, supervising, evaluating, and overseeing all aspects of Athletics compliance, including strategic planning, policy implementation, comprehensive rules education and monitoring systems, interpretations, waivers, investigations, and self-reporting of violations. Apply here

OHIO DOMINICAN UNIVERSITY
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OHIO DOMINICAN UNIVERSITY

Ohio Dominican University, a NCAA Division II member, is seeking qualified candidates for its Head Football Coaching position. This position is a full-time appointment that reports directly to the Athletic Director. The head football coach will direct the development, organization and management of all phases of the football program. Head Coaching or top assistant at the collegiate level is required. Head coach must exhibit clear and effective communication skills both orally and written. Must have experience in player development, recruiting, budget management and fundraising. Must have supervisory experience and an awareness and knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations. Apply here

January 13, 2016

BIG 12 CONFERENCE
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BIG 12 CONFERENCE

The Big 12 Conference got what it wanted and showed the smallest power conference in major college football still has some muscle. A rule change approved Wednesday at the NCAA annual convention will allow the Big 12 to hold a championship game as early as next season if it wants to.  The change scraps the requirement that leagues have 12 members and play in two divisions in order to hold a title game. The new rule lets a smaller league — one with 12 teams in its name but only 10 on the playing field, for example — to play a title game pitting its top two teams, provided it plays a round-robin regular season schedule as the Big 12 does now. -Jim Vertuno, The Kansas City StarRead More

 

 

UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA AT BIRMINGHAM
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UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA AT BIRMINGHAM

The University of Alabama at Birmingham’s athletic department is confident it will meet its next goal to raise money for football, bowling and rifle, despite being a little shy two days away from the deadline. Based on the school’s self-imposed fundraising timeline, they want to collect a total of $4.5 million of pledged funds by Friday. Right now, it appears they are a few hundred thousand dollars short of that goal. When the football, bowling and rifle teams were reinstated in June 2015, the community pledged to give $17.2 million to the athletic department over the next five years. -Jon Paepcke, wvtm13.com- Read More

HAWKEYE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
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HAWKEYE COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Hawkeye Community College has named Ethan Crawford as the Coordinator of Athletics for the RedTails. In 2015, Crawford began his time at Hawkeye as an Assistant Coordinator for Student Life, and soon after secured a position within the newly added athletic department at Hawkeye as the Assistant Coordinator for Intercollegiate Athletics. Since that time the RedTails have successfully implemented their first intercollegiate sport of sports shooting competing against other teams in the Iowa Community College Athletic Conference (ICCAC). In the fall of 2016, the RedTails will start their first National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) sanctioned sport of men’s and women’s soccer. This will be followed by cross-country and track & field in 2017, men’s golf and women’s volleyball in 2018, and bowling in 2019.  Crawford is a graduate of the University of Northern Iowa (UNI) where he obtained a B.A. in Movement and Exercise Science, and an M.A. in Health Promotion/Fitness Management.  Read More

NCAA
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NCAA

The Big 12 will be able to hold a conference championship game in football while retaining its 10-member structure following a vote from the Division I council on Wednesday at the NCAA convention. The previous rule stated that conferences needed a minimum of 12 members to play a championship game between two division winners. The new rule will allow any conference with fewer than 12 members to hold a championship game between its top two teams in the standings as long as it plays a round-robin schedule, regardless of whether there’s a divisional alignment. Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby said following the meeting he would discuss with presidents and athletics directors in the near future whether the league is interested in holding a championship game, which could be worth upward of $20 million to the league. -Dan Wolken, USA TODAY SportsRead More

UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND EASTERN SHORE
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UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND EASTERN SHORE

The University of Maryland Eastern Shoreannounced and introduced a new and improved athletics website on Wednesday, Jan. 13. UMES said it will give the fans a more dynamic Hawks’ athletics experience. A completely redesigned umeshawks.com features larger, wider photography, easier to navigate menus and all the same information. The site also functions the same, no matter how you access it. Desktop computers, tablets and smartphones will give users the same experience. The revamp of the site began over the summer and was finalized a few days ago. -Mitchell Northam, delmarvanow.comRead More

DUKE UNIVERSITY
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DUKE UNIVERSITY

Duke University is seeking a qualified individual to be the Assistant Athletic Trainer for the Football program. Under the supervision of the Executive Director of Athletic Medicine, the assistant athletic trainer will manage the care of the student-athletes of Duke University participating in NCAA Division I sports.Please send resume, cover letter, and list of three reference to Duke Athletics HR at [email protected]

CORNERSTONE UNIVERSITY
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CORNERSTONE UNIVERSITY

Cornerstone University, cited declining enrollment, consolidated its athletic department Monday, including laying off longtime athletic director Dave Grube. “We are just trying to make sure we’re thinking pro-actively as a university that our budget is sustainable and healthy and we’re affordable as possible for students,” Longjohn said. “We had anticipated there would be position eliminations and a restructuring to merge responsibilities of those position to ensure that the core administrative functions and leadership functions within athletics continued.” – Peter J. Wallner, MLive. Read More.

UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI
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UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI

For the past nineteen months, the University of Missouri has worked collaboratively with the NCAA enforcement staff to review potential violations in its men’s basketball program. In December 2013, the NCAA enforcement staff received information regarding potential violations involving a then men’s basketball student-athlete. A verbal notice of inquiry was provided to the institution on April 14, 2014. Through the collaborative investigation, it has become evident violations of NCAA bylaws occurred dating back to 2011. – Read More.

COLORADO COLLEGE
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COLORADO COLLEGE

The Colorado College seeks an Assistant Director Marketing – Athletics. This will manage the ticket sales operations of the Division I Men’s Ice Hockey program and assist the athletic marketing office in terms of sponsorship sales and hockey fan experience game management. Apply here.

ITHACA COLLEGE
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ITHACA COLLEGE

Michelle Manning, who currently serves as Ithaca College’s Associate Athletics Director for Finance and Administration, and who is also Ithaca’s Senior Woman Administrator, has been chosen for a year-long leadership development program through the NCAA. Manning, who has served on the Bombers staff since July of 2011, was selected to participate in the 2016 NCAA Pathway Program, a yearlong experiential learning opportunity. Manning is one of 23 senior-level athletics administrators selected by the NCAA leadership development team to participate in the 2016 NCAA Pathway Program.

UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT  AUSTIN
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UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN

University of Texas at Austin seeks a Special Assistant – Director of Operations, Track and Field. This is to assist with the overall management of the Womens and Mens NCAA Division I Track and Field Program at The University of Texas at Austin and manage Track and Field camps and clinics throughout the year. Apply here.

NCAA
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NCAA

A year ago at the NCAA convention, cost of attendance dominated the attention during the first time Power Five conferences could create their own rules. The issue needed to be addressed, given ongoing litigation against the NCAA and conferences. The Pac-12 announced Tuesday it has tabled its proposal to allow athletes to use their names, images and likenesses (NIL) to promote their own non-athletic business ventures. This proposal was by far the most controversial on this year’s agenda, even though there’s currently an NCAA waiver process that sort of allows this to happen already. – Jon Solomon. CBSSports. Read More.

UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO
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UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO

Vice President for Athletics Paul Krebs has announced that Bob Davie has agreed to a two-year contract extension that will keep him with The University of New Mexico through the 2021 season. It is the second contract extension for Davie during his tenure at New Mexico. He received his first extension in April of 2013 after his first season with the Lobos. Davie was named the head coach for New Mexico on November 17, 2011.

UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI
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UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI

The Havenick and Amdur families and Magic City Casino have announced a $1 million dollar gift for renovations of the Isadore Hecht Athletic Center on the University of Miami Coral Gables campus.The gift will transform the outside entrance and interior of the Hecht Athletic Center main lobby, providing Hurricanes student-athletes and visitors a sleek and modern-looking entry point to the University’s main athletics offices, meeting rooms and support facilities.

ELIZABETHTOWN COLLEGE
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ELIZABETHTOWN COLLEGE

Elizabethtown College invites applications for the full-time (10-month) position of Head Women’s Soccer Coach. The primary purpose of this position is to provide leadership for and direct all aspects of the women’s soccer program. Bachelor’s degree is required; plus three to five years of coaching experience, preferably on the college level; or equivalent combination of education and experience. This position requires a valid driver’s license for business travel purposes (individual must have a US driver’s license for at least three years and be qualified to transport students in college-owned and/or leased vehicles). CPR, AED and 1st Aid certification also is required. Apply here


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