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April 18, 2019

IDAHO STATE UNIVERSITY
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IDAHO STATE UNIVERSITY

Ryan Looney has been named Idaho State’s 22nd head men’s basketball coach. Idaho State Director of Athletics Pauline Thiros made the announcement to players on Wednesday. Looney will be formally introduced at a press conference on Friday at 11 a.m. in the Quad Lounge of the Pond Student Union Building. “Coach Looney’s record of success is undeniable. He has demonstrated that he has the championship blueprint in three programs, and most importantly, his values and commitment to excellence align with the growing strong culture in Idaho State Athletics,” Thiros said. Read More.

HARVARD UNIVERSITY
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HARVARD UNIVERSITY

Senior Associate Director of Athletics Patricia Henry will retire June 30, bringing her 40-year tenure to a close, Athletics Director Robert L. Scalise announced in an email to Harvard affiliates Tuesday. “She has demonstrated the highest level of integrity and ethics, exercised sound judgement, exhibited respect for others, and embraced the spirit of gender equity in both opportunity for and treatment for all athletes,” he wrote. -Devin B. Srivastava, thecrimson. Read More.

UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND
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UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND

Rhode Island Director of Athletics Thorr Bjorn announced Tammi Reiss as the ninth women’s basketball coach in program history Thursday morning. Reiss will be formally introduced as the head coach during a press conference later this afternoon at 2:00 p.m. A live stream of the event will be available on the University of Rhode Island Rams Facebook account. “From the first time I spoke with Tammi, I knew she was special. Her experience and success as a player at the highest levels of college and professional basketball are certainly terrific,” Bjorn said. Read More.

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI
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UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI

The University of Southern Mississippi has hired Jay Ladner to be the their newest head men’s basketball coach, the school confirmed Wednesday night. Jeff Goodman of Stadium first reported the news. Ladner could not be reached for comment. Ladner returns to Hattiesburg after five years as the head coach at Southeastern Louisiana, where he posted a 76-88 overall record. His time with the Lions includes the 2018 Southland Conference Championship and a trip to the NIT. -Patrick Clay, wlox. Read More.

April 17, 2019

IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY
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IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY

Iowa State University seeks Compliance Coordinator. The position will primarily assist with the monitoring of assigned areas that could include: initial eligibility, financial aid, education, roster management, student-athlete employment, promotional activities, student-athlete benefits, institutional camps and clinics, etc. – Apply Here

ASHLAND UNIVERSITY
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ASHLAND UNIVERSITY

Ashland University seeks Director of Game Operations/Facilities/Ticketing and Camps. The Director of Game Operations/Facilities/Ticketing and Camps will be present at all Ashland University home sporting events. The Director oversees game-day operations and ensures that the game environment meets all GLIAC and NCAA rules and regulations. – Apply Here

UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA
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UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA

University of Nevada, Reno seeks Assistant Academic Coordinator.  This position works 32 hours per week at an hourly rate of $14.80/hour. This is an internship position which runs from August 19, 2019 to May 22, 2020. The intern will gain exposure to multiple aspects of athletics academic services by working with advisers, coaches, and student-athletes. The Assistant Academic Coordinator, in collaboration with academic coordinators and student-athletes, will develop an individualized academic support plan to address the needs of each student-athlete on their caseload. – Apply Here

RHODES COLLEGE
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RHODES COLLEGE

Rhodes College eliminated the interim tag attached to Matt Dean’s title Wednesday when it announced him as the school’s permanent athletics director. Dean, who has worked for Rhodes in a variety of capacities for 28 years, became the interim athletics director in October 2018, replacing Portia Hoeg, who had been executive director of athletics since May 2018. Dean coached Rhodes’ women’s basketball team for 15 seasons and was the program’s winningest coach (230-166) when he relinquished the reins after the 2016-17 season to become the assistant athletics director.  “Matt Dean has been a consummate professional throughout his entire tenure at the college,” Russell Wigginton, vice president of student life and dean of students, said in a statement.  Dean’s coaching career at Rhodes also includes serving as an assistant men’s basketball coach for nine seasons and the head coach of the women’s golf program. He was the college’s first head field hockey coach, and his 2001 team won the conference tournament championship. Earlier, Dean served as the intramural coordinator. – Jason Munz, commercialappeal – Read More

PENN
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PENN

Finishing up her fifth year as the T. Gibbs Kane, Jr. W’69 Director of Athletics and Recreation, M. Grace Calhouncan trumpet a parade of achievements. From 2016-18, Penn won 11 championships, the most in a two-year span since the mid-1980s. This academic year, the Quakers have won four more: a women’s soccer Ivy co-championship, a women’s basketball Ivy co-championship, a men’s lacrosse Ivy championship, and a women’s track and field Indoor Ivy Heps title. Furthermore, during Calhoun’s five-year tenure, the Red & Blue have had 88 All-Americans, 182 individual NCAA Championship qualifiers, 16 Coaches of the Year, 18 Ivy League Players of the Year, 96 Ivy League individual champions, 183 First-Team All-Ivy selections, a Rhodes Scholar, and in December, the men’s basketball team beat Villanova for the first time in 16 years. Calhoun has more than doubled the size of Penn Athletics’ endowment, and was recently appointed chair of the NCAA Division I Council, a high-level group responsible for the day-to-day decision-making for Division I. – Read More

UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON
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UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON

A Seattle Times story last April posited that Washington athletic director Jennifer Cohen “just might be the best bargain in major college athletics.” It was an easy argument to understand. After all, the Tacoma native and lifelong Husky fan was earning an annual base salary of $460,000 on a five-year deal, plus a $60,000 retention bonus. According to a study from AthleticDirectorU.com, that was “the lowest annual guaranteed compensation relative to departmental expenses” of all 65 Power Five conference programs. Moreover, Washington was winning — on and off the field. Chris Petersen’s football program had just wrapped up its third consecutive season with at least 10 wins, and first-year men’s basketball coach Mike Hopkins immediately orchestrated a turnaround of his own, flipping a 9-22 team into a 21-13 contender. Last April, the athletic department also agreed to a 10-year, $120 million sponsorship deal with Adidas — which will go into effect July 1 — that stands as one of the richest of its kind in college sports. – Mike Vorel, seattletimes – Read More

LSU
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LSU

LSU has reportedly already found its next athletic director. Billy Liucci of TexAgs.com is reporting that Texas A&M athletic director Scott Woodward has agreed to be the Tigers new AD and that a memorandum of understanding has been signed. Woodward is an LSU graduate and Baton Rouge native. LSU announced earlier Wednesday that Joe Alleva is stepping down. Stadium’s Jeff Goodman also reports LSU is expected to hire Woodward.

NCAA
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NCAA

This spring I will complete my two-year term as chair of the Division I Council. It has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my professional career, despite the challenges and the time commitment.  I am most proud of our efforts to improve the student-athlete experience. Student-athletes now have the ability to transfer schools and receive a scholarship at another school without having to seek permission from their current school. The change already has provided additional flexibility in the often-difficult transfer process.  The Council also voted to allow football players to compete in up to four games in a season without losing a season of eligibility, a change that promotes fairness and supports their health and well-being. Starters are less likely to feel pressure to play through injuries, and first-year student-athletes are more likely to be engaged with the team as a result of this policy change. – Read More

WESTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY
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WESTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY

Interim Western Illinois University Director of Athletics Danielle Surprenant has been named director of WIU Intercollegiate Athletics, effective June 1. A press conference will be forthcoming to highlight the future of Leatherneck Athletics. Surprenant was named interim director of WIU Athletics in May 2018. She is the second female athletic director in WIU’s history. Prior to May 2018, Surprenant was the senior associate athletic director for internal operations and senior woman administrator from 2017-2018. As the senior associate director of athletics and senior woman administrator, Surprenant oversaw all external and internal audits, organized staff and student-athlete training and assisted in major fundraising efforts for the department. Before coming to WIU, Surprenant was the associate athletic director for compliance and internal operations and senior woman administrator at Quincy University (2010-2017) and an academic adviser for student athlete development at Stony Brook University (2009-2010). –Read More

UNIVERSITY OF HARTFORD
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UNIVERSITY OF HARTFORD

University of Hartford Director of Athletics Mary Ellen Gillespie announced Wednesday that Morgan Valley has been named the Hawks’ head women’s basketball coach. Valley will be the ninth head coach in the 35-year history of the program. Hartford will hold an introductory press conference at 11 a.m. on Thursday, April 18, inside Chase Arena at Reich Family Pavilion. Members of the community are encouraged to attend as the University welcomes Coach Valley. The press conference will also be aired live on ESPN3. “This is an incredible opportunity and such an honor to be selected as the leader of the Hartford women’s basketball program,” said Valley. “I would like to thank the players, staff and administration at Arizona for the time and experience. I would also like to thank President Woodward, Mary Ellen Gillespie and Craig Sandlin for their patience and kindness throughout this process.” Valley has experienced incredible success throughout her coaching career with three NCAA Tournament bids — including a Sweet 16 and Final Four appearance — a Women’s National Invitation Tournament (WNIT) Championship and a semifinal finish at the Women’s Basketball Invitational (WBI). – Read More

UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH
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UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH

Fourteen student-athletes from the University of Pittsburgh will complete an eight-week summer internship within the Department of Athletics as part of the inaugural Pitt Script for Life Internship Program, as announced Wednesday. “We are excited to launch the Pitt Script for Life Internship Program and introduce our student-athletes to a career in college athletics,” Director of Athletics Heather Lyke said. “The internship program will give a comprehensive look into how student-athletes and programs are supported by the Athletic Department and provide the tools necessary to start a career in athletics. We are thrilled to work with and develop the next generation of college athletic administrators.”  The Pitt Script for Life Internship Program is intended for those interested in pursuing a career in, or learning more about working in college athletics. In addition to working within Pitt Athletics, Pitt Script for Life interns receive professional development coaching and education by Life Skills staff members Jackson Martin, Director of Life Skills, and Kelsi Schaer, Career Consultant for Student-Athletes. – Read More

OAKLAND UNIVERSITY
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OAKLAND UNIVERSITY

Oakland University Director of Athletics Steve Waterfield has announced Ashley Stone will join the Golden Grizzly staff as Associate Athletic Director for Student-Athlete Experience and Senior Woman Administrator. In her new role, Stone will serve as a member of the department’s senior leadership team where she will support and foster student-athlete excellence, health, safety and well-being. Stone will collaborate with internal and external individuals and organizations to build relationships that will allow student-athletes to better fulfill their athletic, academic, and personal potential. “I am delighted that Ashley will be joining the athletics department’s senior management team and serving as Senior Woman Administrator,” Waterfield said. “Ashley’s sincere commitment to the student-athlete experience and her broad professional experience will positively impact Oakland University student-athletes in their academic, athletic, and personal development.” Stone is currently serving as the director of development events and hospitality for the University of Nebraska Athletics Department. – Read More

NCAA
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NCAA

A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday came closer to clearing the way for more than 50,000 current and former college athletes to finally receive their shares of a $208 million legal settlement with the NCAA and 11 major conferences concerning the association’s current compensation limits. The settlement, initially reached in February 2017, has been delayed by an objection from one former college football player and his attorney. They have been challenging the amount of money that was awarded to the plaintiffs’ lawyers in fees. In a 3-0 ruling, the appeals panel rejected those arguments, saying that U.S. District Judge Claudia Wilken did not abuse her discretion when she awarded the plaintiffs’ lawyers $41.7 million in fees and $3.2 million in expenses from the settlement fund. Barring a petition to have the appeal re-heard by a panel of 11 judges in the 9th Circuit, a filing that must occur within 14 days, Wednesday’s decision will allow the process of getting checks to athletes to begin in about a month, said plaintiffs’ attorney Steve Berman. – Steve Berkowitz, usatoday – Read More

PRINCETON UNIVERSITY
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PRINCETON UNIVERSITY

Princeton University is seeking a senior associate director of athletics, external relations who is an experienced, highly motivated, energetic and team-oriented leader to oversee several external units. This position will report to the Ford Family Director of Athletics and will be a member of the department’s senior leadership team. The successful candidate will have oversight of marketing, brand management, ticketing, athletic communications and multimedia and will be responsible for the strategic development and execution of all initiatives within these areas. –NCAA. Apply Here.

CAPITAL ATHLETIC CONFERENCE
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CAPITAL ATHLETIC CONFERENCE

When Jeff Ligney became its commissioner in 2017, the Capital Athletic Conference was thriving. Or so it appeared. There were 10 members, three more than needed for an automatic bid to the NCAA’s postseason. But unbeknownst to Ligney, Marymount University and Wesley College were in negotiations to join the newly formed Atlantic East Conference. That became official in February of 2018. Five months later, Frostburg State and Penn State Harrisburg announced their impending departures. And on April 2, York College declared its intentions to leave for the Middle Atlantic Conference after one more season in the CAC. As a result of these dominoes, barring any additions, the Capital Athletic will go into the 2019-20 athletic season with six members. And, after York leaves, only five for 2020-21. -Dave Johnson, pilotonline. Read More.

NCAA
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NCAA

An under-the-radar NCAA proposal that would at least slow the 13-year-old graduate transfer movement faces a vote this week. Its passage looks unlikely. Proposal 2018-106 would require any program accepting a graduate transfer in football, men’s basketball or women’s basketball to commit to a scholarship for two years rather than one. (The second-year commitment would disappear if the transfer completed their graduate degree in the first year.) If a transfer did not complete their graduate degree in that first year and ran out of NCAA eligibility, a program would have a “dead” scholarship that second year. Passage of the proposal “would substantially curtail,” graduate transfers, Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby told CBS Sports. -Dennis Dodd, cbssports. Read More.

SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY CARBONDALE
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SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY CARBONDALE

Daktronics has partnered with Southern Illinois University (SIU) in Carbondale to design, manufacture and install a new LED video board at Saluki Stadium. The installation will double the size of the previous display and is slated for this summer to be ready for football season this fall. “We are proud to install a new Daktronics video board at Saluki Stadium and are excited about the big-time atmosphere the new board will create at our home football games,” said SIU Director of Athletics Jerry Kill. –sportsvideo. Read More.

UTAH VALLEY UNIVERSITY
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UTAH VALLEY UNIVERSITY

Utah Valley University has partnered with KSL 5 TV to digitally deliver its home athletic events via streaming through the KSL TV app to its fans across the nation, UVU Interim Athletic Director, Dr. Jared Sumsion and Bonneville Salt Lake, General Manager, Tanya Vea jointly announced today. The digital streaming partnership will deliver UVU baseball, men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s soccer, softball, volleyball, and wrestling home events live through the “KSL TV” application and KSLsports.com. KSLSports.com will also provide exclusive recaps and feature stories about UVU athletics. The multi-year partnership with KSL TV also includes exclusive content on the newly created KSLsports.com. The website, along with the KSL TV app will feature a UVU podcast about the Wolverines, hosted by UVU play-by-play TV voice Brandon Crow. Read More.

NEW MEXICO HIGHLANDS UNIVERSITY
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NEW MEXICO HIGHLANDS UNIVERSITY

New Mexico Highlands University announced Wednesday it lifted the interim tag from Craig Snow’s title as he’s now the NMHU’s full-time director of athletics. Snow has served as NMHU’s interim director of athletics since September of 2017 while also serving as the Cowboys’ men’s basketball coach – just finishing his fifth season and leading the team to a program-record 22 wins, the Cowboys’ first RMAC Tournament title and second NCAA Tournament appearance. “I’m excited to see Craig bring his championship spirit to his permanent athletic director position,” NMHU President Sam Minner said. Snow will no longer serve as the NMHU men’s basketball coach with associate head coach Mike Dominguez taking over head coaching duties. Read More.

UNIVERSITY OF MEMPHIS
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UNIVERSITY OF MEMPHIS

University of Memphis Athletics Director Tom Bowen announced Wednesday that Jeff Crane has been named the school’s Deputy Athletics Director. Crane comes to the UofM after serving as Executive Associate Athletics Director at the University of South Carolina. “We conducted a national search and had over 160 applicants. We are bringing one of the best young administrators in the business to Memphis,” Bowen said. From March 2018 to June 2018, Crane served as University of South Carolina Upstate Interim Athletics Director, leading a department with 55 employees and a $10 million budget and conducting a search for a men’s basketball coach and athletics director. Read More.

LSU
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LSU

LSU Athletics Director Joe Alleva is expected to step down—perhaps as early as today—from the position he has held at the university for more than a decade, a high ranking source within the LSU System tells Daily Report. LSU officials declined to comment. Though Alleva is coming off one of LSU’s strongest seasons in years for its football, basketball, gymnastics and softball teams, among others, the embattled athletics director has been an unpopular figure among fans and, more importantly, boosters, since failing to fire football coach Les Miles in 2015 to ink a deal with Jimbo Fisher, now the head coach at Texas A&M. -Stephanie Riegel, businessreport. Read More.

MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY
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MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY

Missouri State University has selected Amaka Agugua-Hamilton to be its eighth head women’s basketball coach. Agugua-Hamilton will be formally introduced at a 3 p.m. press conference on Wednesday, April 17, in the Prime Overtime Club inside JQH Arena, and was unanimously approved by the Missouri State University Board of Governors early Wednesday morning after and an extensive national search. “I am excited to welcome Coach Mox to Missouri State University and know she will build on the good work that has gone on before to create an even stronger women’s basketball program at the University,” said Missouri State President Clif Smart. Read More.

UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS SPRINGFIELD
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UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS SPRINGFIELD

The University of Illinois Springfield Athletics Department announced that Matt Brock is the new Prairie Stars men’s basketball head coach. Brock comes to UIS from Missouri Baptist, where he led the Spartans to a major turnaround in his four seasons in St. Louis. “When I talked to people about the job opening at UIS, Matt Brock was the one name that kept coming up,” said Director of Athletics Jim Sarra. Brock has been the head coach at Missouri Baptist since 2015, and he had a four-year record of 87-40. He took over a program that won just seven games in each of the previous two seasons, and led the Spartans to a 12-win improvement in his first season on the bench. Read More.

YOUNGSTOWN STATE UNIVERSITY
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YOUNGSTOWN STATE UNIVERSITY

Brad Smith has been named the Head Women’s and Men’s Swimming and Diving Coach at Youngstown State, Executive Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Ron Strollo announced on Tuesday. Smith previously served as the Head Women’s and Men’s Swimming and Diving Coach at Binghamton for the past five years. He also spent two campaigns as the Head Coach at Western Colorado, and he was an assistant coach at Maine from 2009-12. Read More.

OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY
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OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY

According to operating budgets Ohio State shares with the NCAA, football represented nearly $90 million of the athletic department’s $185 million in revenue in 2017, the most recent year with data available. That year, athletics expenses totaled $173 million, leaving the school with an athletics surplus of around $12 million. Other sports don’t bring in any money for the department. In fact, every sport besides football, men’s basketball and wrestling actually costs Ohio State money. -Emily Bench, bizjournals. Read More.

COLLEGE ATHLETICS
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COLLEGE ATHLETICS

All University of North Carolina system schools could sell alcoholic drinks at campus stadiums, arenas and athletic facilities if their trustee boards allow it in state House legislation. The measure approved on Tuesday by the House alcohol control committee would allow beer and wine sales during university sporting events. Mixed drinks may be allowed for other events if vendors have such a permit. –wsoctv. Read More.

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