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October 1, 2015

UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA BIRMINGHAM
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UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA BIRMINGHAM

UAB students voted in favor of a self-imposed fee increase of $25 per semester to support the reinstatement of UAB football, bowling and rifle. Thirty-five percent of the UAB undergraduate population – 4,035 students – voted on Monday or Tuesday, and 3,396 (84.1 percent) voted yes. In the last six years, no more than 15.71 percent of students had participated in a USGA vote, according to UAB media relations. The “Vote Yes!” celebration will take place on Friday from noon-2 p.m. on the UAB’s campus green. The fee increase will make up around $700,000 per year for the sustainability of football, bowling and rifle. UAB Director of Athletics Mark Ingram expressed his gratitude toward the students, saying they are the “lifeblood” of the program. He said they’ll meet future obstacles head on. -Drew Champlin, AL.com, Read More

ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE
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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE

In a 25-minute speech Wednesday, ACC Commissioner John Swofford gave a large audience attending the Raleigh Sports Club’s weekly luncheon an upbeat message about the league’s fortunes. He spoke of the numerous championships ACC schools have won in football, men’s basketball and baseball among other sports in the last two years, the member schools’ high academic standards and the steps the NCAA and ACC are taking to help student athletes financially without compromising their amateur status. – Dan Kane & Chip Alexander, News & Observer, Read More

WEST COAST CONFERENCE
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WEST COAST CONFERENCE

The West Coast Conference is looking for an Assistant Director, Communications and Creative Services. The position is responsible for supporting the Conference’s communications and exposure efforts, including the development of creative elements and content to assist with the execution of the Conference’s activities and events. The position also serves as main communications contact for selected Conference sports. To apply, email a cover letter, resume and contact information of three references to [email protected]. Deadline for application is October 16, 2015

 

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AUBURN UNIVERSITY
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AUBURN UNIVERSITY

Auburn athletics had its best year ever in revenues and finished Fiscal Year, ending June 30, 2015, with a cash-basis net operating surplus of $1.9 million. Athletics generated a record $123.9 million in revenue, the result of higher priority ticket sales in football and men’s basketball and new funds from the SEC Network. Auburn recorded an operating expense of $122 million. Auburn took in a record $36 million in priority seating and gifts. Chief Financial Officer Lori Arthurs cited record revenues in every major category for FY 2015. Football generated 60 percent of overall revenue while accounting for 23 percent of expenses. Arthurs said Tigers Unlimited priority membership increased 14 percent, men’s basketball premium seating sold out and the SEC Network provided $7.5 million in additional funds.

PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY
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PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY

Penn State university officials are seeking options to renovate or replace Beaver Stadium in the next 10 years. Penn State has hired an architecture firm to recommend improvements and funding plans for its 18 athletic facilities, including the world’s third-largest stadium. Athletic Director Sandy Barbour is asking Kansas City, Missouri-based architecture firm Populous to survey athletes, coaches, alumni and fans and present its findings in July. Penn State will then aggressively implement suggested upgrades, said Phil Esten, Deputy Athletic Director. – Fox Sports, Read More

NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY
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NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY

North Carolina State running back Shadrach Thornton was arrested Tuesday after striking a pedestrian while riding a scooter on a sidewalk near campus. Raleigh police spokesman Jim Sughrue said Thornton allegedly left the scene of the accident. In an email, Sughrue said the pedestrian suffered “non-life-threatening” injuries, with an accident report stating the pedestrian suffered a facial injury that required stitches. Sughrue said Thornton was later located at the parking deck of his nearby apartment and taken into custody without incident. According to court records, he paid a $500 bond and was released.-ESPN- Read More

September 30, 2015

UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS
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UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS

After Middle Tennessee State missed a game-winning field-goal attempt against Illinois on Saturday, junior Liaohan He jumped from his seat in the Memorial Stadium broadcast booth and shouted into his microphone. He and his broadcast partner Yekai Lu are the first to call an NCAA football game in Mandarin. They are broadcasting all Illini home games online through a free audio link on the team’s website and a mobile app. Their next broadcast will be Saturday when Illinois hosts Nebraska. With a Chinese student population of approximately 5,295 on the campus of more than 44,000, audio streams of the games in Mandarin are, school officials say, an effort to help those Illini students feel greater connected to the university. -Shannon Ryan, Chicago Tribune- Read More

UTAH VALLEY UNIVERSITY
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UTAH VALLEY UNIVERSITY

The Utah Valley University Athletics Department has finalized a five-year partnership deal with Neal Dastrup Insurance. The arrangement will be centered around the Utah Valley men’s basketball program and will run through the 2019-20 season. Since 1974, Neal Dastrup Insurance has been a family owned and operated agency serving Utah’s insurance needs. The company is a multi-line agency offering personal and commercial coverage through highly rated insurance companies. The agency is staffed by proven professionals committed to providing clients with highly personalized service. Neal Dastrup Insurance services clients throughout Utah for its auto, homeowners, life, health, and commercial insurance needs. Read More

WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY
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WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY

Each WSU student on a full athletic scholarship will get an additional $3,542 this school year. Even though it’s cheaper to live in Pullman than it is to live in Seattle, WSU’s cost-of-attendance stipend is more than the $2,679 per scholarship that the Huskies have allocated.  The five power conferences in college sports voted in January to allow schools to have athletic scholarships include a cost-of-attendance stipend – an additional sum of money meant to cover college expenses beyond tuition and room and board. That rule, which took effect in August, marked the first time schools have been able to include cost-of-attendance stipends in the aid package they offer to student-athletes.- Stefanie Loh, The Seattle TimesRead More

IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY
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IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY

Iowa State’s struggle to establish itself among the “big money” teams in the Big 12 while pinching pennies apparently came to a head after the Cyclones won the 2013 Diamond Head Classic in Hawaii. An Ames Tribune expose of the cost-saving measures taken by Iowa State administration published Wednesday detailed a scenario after the tournament wherein Cyclones players and staff were ordered to check out of the team hotel after the game and gather with their belongings in a hotel ballroom — using luggage as pillows and blankets — to await their flight back to Iowa nearly a day later. A Sporting News source was able to confirm the Ames Tribune’s report about players sleeping in the hotel ballroom. – Kami Mattioli, Sporting News- Read More

SOUTHERN CONNECTICUT STATE UNIVERSITY
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SOUTHERN CONNECTICUT STATE UNIVERSITY

Southern Connecticut State University field hockey Coach Kelley Frassinelli has announced the hiring of former Owls’ standout goalkeeper Sarah (Dube) Williams as an Assistant Coach. Williams was a four-year member of the squad and still holds several SCSU career and single-season records. She has previous collegiate coaching experience at Elms College (Mass.), where she was an Assistant Field Hockey and Lacrosse Coach from 2004-06.

BRYANT UNIVERSITY
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BRYANT UNIVERSITY

The Bryant University softball Head Coach Shayne Lotito is pleased to announce the addition of Aubrey Mable as an Assistant Coach for the upcoming 2015-16 season. Mable was a four-year member of the Bulldogs’ softball team, earning All-NEC First Team for three-straight years and Bryant University’s NCAA Woman of the Year as a senior. She graduated from Bryant University in 2014 after earning a degree in Communications. Mable returns to the Smithfield after a one-year stint at Providence College, where she served as a Graduate Assistant for the Friars’ softball team. For the Bulldogs, Mable will assist Lotito in all program duties, including player development, fundraising and recruiting.

SOUTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY
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SOUTH DAKOTA STATE UNIVERSITY

South Dakota State University is accepting applications for an Assistant Athletic Director for Ticket Sales and Operations. This position will focus on all ticket sales for athletic events (season, group and individual), specifically on driving new revenue as it pertains to the revenue enhancements in the athletic strategic plan. Apply Here

UNIVERSITY OF BUFFALO
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UNIVERSITY OF BUFFALO

UB Athletics estimates just about 2,000 students attended the Bulls’ game against Nevada Saturday afternoon – far from the roughly 5,000 students it estimates came to the season opener against Albany on Sept. 5. UB Athletics allocates 75 parking spots for cars to park at each tailgate in the parking lot, but only 5-10 cars actually showed up Saturday. It’s no secret that UB is not in the upper-echelon of college football with the programs that have nationally-known pregame festivities, but the program has made progress in the past couple years. UB Athletics improved its game-day atmosphere with the additions of tailgates, a free concert series and promotional giveaways. Buffalo’s attendance ranked second in the Mid-American Conference last season with an average of 20,403 per game. But this past Saturday’s game against Nevada proved there is still work that needs to be done.

DUKE UNIVERSITY
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DUKE UNIVERSITY

With Hurricane Joaquin potentially making landfall in North Carolina this weekend, the prospect of torrential downpour affecting Duke’s attendance for its football game on Saturday was the topic of discussion among the school’s marketing team. Starting Wednesday, the athletic department will look at the weather forecast to see what the chance of rain is for the 3:30 p.m. game against Boston College on Saturday. Depending on those forecast odds — as recorded in readings taken at 8:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. each day — tickets will be discounted accordingly. The biggest discount will come if, at the time of reading, there’s a 90 percent chance of rain or greater. In that case, general admission tickets will be discounted 50 percent off the regular $25, dropping the price to $12.50 a ticket. The smallest discount — 10 percent — comes if there’s less than a 30 percent chance of rain for the game. – Darren Rovell, ESPNRead More

NCAA
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NCAA

In a significant opinion from the Ed O’Bannon case, the US Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower court’s decision that NCAA rules restricting payment to athletes violate antitrust laws, but determined a federal judge erroneously allowed college athletes to be paid up to $5,000 per year in deferred compensation. “The NCAA is not above the antitrust laws, and courts cannot and must not shy away from requiring the NCAA to play by the Sherman Act’s rules,” the three-person panel wrote. “In this case, the NCAA’s rules have been more restrictive than necessary to maintain its tradition of amateurism in support of the college sports market. The Rule of Reason requires that the NCAA permit its schools to provide up to the cost of attendance to their student athletes. It does not require more.” -Jon Solomon, CBS Sports, Read More

UNIVERSITY OF IDAHO
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UNIVERSITY OF IDAHO

On Monday, members of the Idaho football team, athletic department and media received an email from a person stating they were part of the football team, which included allegations of consistent demeaning language and overstepping NCAA practice rules by holding more two-a-days than are allowed. It was signed “Joe Adams,” though no player on the team has that name. “I know I come to work every day and work as hard as I can — I know we’ve never broken any NCAA rules, we had two days of two-a-days this last fall camp,” Coach Paul Petrino said Tuesday. Idaho also said it would investigate, saying in a statement, “the welfare of our students and student-athletes is our primary concern and as such, the university takes these allegations very seriously.” – Dave Southorn, Idaho Statesman, Read More

UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI
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UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI

Missouri quarterback Maty Mauk and backup tackle Malik Cuellar have been suspended indefinitely by the school for violating team rules and will not participate in the Tigers’ (3-1, 0-1 SEC) home game against South Carolina (2-2, 0-2) Saturday. Associate Athletic Director Chad Moller released a statement Tuesday night confirming the suspensions, citing “disciplinary reasons related to violation of team policies.” The status of the suspensions will be assessed after Saturday’s game, and the athletic department has issued no additional comments. – USA TODAY, Read More

MIDDLE TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY
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MIDDLE TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY

When Danielle Mayeaux, Assistant Athletic Director of Marketing at MTSU, arrived in Murfreesboro in June, she quickly realized that if the university wants to attract fans, the marketing department would have to start local.
And leading up to the Homecoming game against Vanderbilt (1-3), that’s exactly what MTSU has done. On Tuesday, the university released a video featuring MTSU football players who grew up in Rutherford County, including Brent Stockstill and Smyrna native Jeremiah Bryson. The 30-second promotional video asks fans to attend the first matchup with Vanderbilt in Murfreesboro since 1920 and make it a sellout. The video spread like wildfire Tuesday afternoon and has made the rounds on Facebook. – Aldo Giovanni Amato, DNJ, Read More

TEXAS STATE UNIVERSITY
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TEXAS STATE UNIVERSITY

Jody Stewart, Stanford’s Associate Head Coach for Track and Field, has been named Director of Track and Field/Cross Country at Texas State, the Sun Belt Conference school announced Monday. Stewart coached the Cardinal hurdlers and sprinters the past three seasons after arriving from Georgetown University, where he coached under Chris Miltenberg, Stanford’s Director of Track and Field. – Palo Alto Online, Read More

BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY
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BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY

BYU announced Tuesday that Steve Magelby has been hired as the Assistant Coach of the BYU men’s soccer team. Magelby grew up in Maryland, where he was an All-State and All DC Metro Area selection in 2001. He continued his soccer career at BYU, playing in 2002 and from 2005-2009. He was team captain from 2007-2009. Along with BYU men’s soccer, Magelby was a Coaching Assistant for the Chilean professional team, Lo Barnechea FC, in 2012. He left that year to become the Director of Coaching for the Utah Celtics/Rangers FC and currently still holds the position. -Michelle Wood, Deseret News, Read More

LA SALLE UNIVERSITY
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LA SALLE UNIVERSITY

La Salle Crew Head Coach Tom Madden has announced the hire of Kathleen Fittipaldi as an Assistant Crew Coach. Fittipaldi is a former letter-winner at La Salle where she was a two-time team captain that graduated in the spring of 2013. She was a Dad Vail Regatta Varsity 8+ competitor and served on the Student Athletic Advisory Committee while competing at La Salle. She also has experience coaching having served as an Assistant Coach at the United States Naval Academy Rowing Camp for two summers.

SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY
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SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY

Syracuse Student Association President Aysha Seedat plans to discuss the possibility of a student-athletic fee with new Athletic Director Mark Coyle, according to a report in The Daily Orange on Tuesday. According to the Daily Orange’s Michael Burke, Seedat talked about her plans to meet with Coyle and discuss her proposal for a $100 student-athletic fee. Seedat’s proposed student-athletic fee would replace the way student tickets are currently distributed for football and men’s basketball, according to the Daily Orange. The school currently charges $219 for a combination of football and basketball tickets. According to Seedat, the process is already utilized at a number of ACC schools. The idea was initially proposed by former President Boris Gresely. The proposed $100 fee at Syracuse would likely be one of the country’s most reasonable fees. – Chris Carlson, Syracuse.com, Read More

ST CLOUD STATE UNIVERSITY
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ST CLOUD STATE UNIVERSITY

Plans are coming together to pay for total cost of attendance for the NCAA Division I men’s and women’s hockey players at St. Cloud State University beginning in the fall of 2016. St. Cloud State’s financial aid department is in the process of assessing its total cost of attendance. Athletic Director Heather Weems estimates that for St. Cloud State students the cost will be between $2,500-$3,000. – Mick Hatten, SC Times, Read More

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
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UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA

According to WUFT, the Florida Gator Band will have to curtail its choice of material. When the opposing team is penalized, the band plays “You Can’t Do That.” The student section has chosen to alter those words, offering up a more foul sentiment. As a result, the band was asked not to perform this specific song. “The reason why [the song] has stopped is because there have been too many complaints from fans to the athletic department that the student section was saying something else that the fans thought was vulgar and inappropriate,” said UF Associate Director of Athletic Bands Jay Watkins. This directly correlates with the image of the university. It doesn’t want to be portrayed in a negative light. It also alters a song which had been a staple of the band performance for years. – Fox Sports, Read More

UNITED STATES AIR FORCE ACADEMY
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UNITED STATES AIR FORCE ACADEMY

Air Force AD Jim Knowlton laid out his strategic vision for stadium renovations . A large, high-definition scoreboard is one of many items Knowlton intends to bring to the football stadium in a massive wave of renovations that he detailed Tuesday. The list includes remodeled locker rooms, gutting the aluminum bleachers that form the upper bowl on the east side and replacing them with enclosed suites, updating restrooms and concessions, meeting the guidelines set forth by the Americans With Disabilities Act and paving the parking lot. The academy will also use this chance to tell its story, adding a Memorial Garden and a fence where each post includes looks at Air Force history. -Brent Briggeman , The GazetteRead More

September 29, 2015

UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA
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UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA

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GEORGIA STATE UNIVERSITY
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GEORGIA STATE UNIVERSITY

On the heels of announcing its first hall of fame class on Monday, Georgia State took another step on Tuesday to reach out to its former athletes with the unveiling of the Varsity Club. The Club is supposed to “provide former student-athletes the opportunity to reconnect with the University and reinvest in the future success of current student-athletes,” according to a statement released from the athletics department. The Club comes with dual membership with the Panther Athletic Club, which is the booster club for the athletics department. The cost to join starts at $50. –AJC.com- Read More

UNIVERSITY OF WYOMING
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UNIVERSITY OF WYOMING

Even with Wyoming in the midst of an economic downturn, Gov. Matt Mead said he supports continuing a $5 million match toward University of Wyoming athletics. Mead hopes to make it a part of his next budget, which is due by Dec. 1. “What we’ve got started here at UW with regard to athletics, with regard to engineering, the science initiative, I don’t what that momentum to stop,” Mead told the Star-Tribune. “Those types of things, we won’t know until I’m through (with budget) hearings, the amount of money we’re going to have, but if at all possible, we certainly want to support that. I’m a big believer in that.”- Ryan Holmgren,  Casper Star-Tribune Online- Read More

SOUTHERN METHODIST UNIVERSITY
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SOUTHERN METHODIST UNIVERSITY

The president of SMU announced head basketball Coach Larry Brown has his full support after the NCAA announced today the university has been banned from playing in 2016 postseason basketball and golf games. The NCAA announced the sanctions against Southern Methodist University’s men’s basketball program following years of WFAA reports that uncovered improper recruiting by Dallas high school coaches and administrators, and SMU personnel, looking to stock rosters with star players. -Jason Trahan, Marjorie Owens, Jordan Armstrong, and Mike Leslie, WFAA- Read More


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