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April 14, 2019

INDIANA STATE UNIVERSITY
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INDIANA STATE UNIVERSITY

The Indiana State University College of Health and Human Services has created the Center for Sports Medicine and Performance to serve student athletes’ health care and performance needs. The center will combine Indiana State’s athletic training services and athletics strength and conditioning units and will focus on providing independent medical care for student athletes and support for improving athletes’ performance. The center will continue to implement recommendations by the NCAA Interassociation Consensus: Independent Medical Care for College Student-Athletes Best Practices. –buildingindiana. Read More.

CHATTANOOGA
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CHATTANOOGA

Alcohol sales at Tennessee public higher education sports stadiums and arenas are now legal after Gov. Bill Lee last week signed into law a bill passed last month by state lawmakers. But while University of Tennessee at Chattanooga officials have shown interest in taking advantage of the change for non-athletic events at McKenzie Arena, “no definite decision” has yet been made on whether to do so, according to UTC officials. Chancellor Steve Angle “would prefer not to sell alcohol at arena games,” according to UTC officials. -Andy Sher, Times Free Press. Read More.

NCAA
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NCAA

KeyBank Center can hold 19,070 but there were only 13,624 on hand to watch Saturday’s national championship game between Massachusetts and Minnesota Duluth. The NCAA released attendance for Thursday’s semifinal games as a single number and that number was lower at 13,051. The attendance this year, however, is the lowest that it has been since the 2001 Frozen Four in Albany, N.Y., which was a sold-out crowd of 13,252 in Pepsi Arena. The lower attendance for this year’s Frozen Four remains a mystery, at least temporarily. “It’s probably a combination of reasons,” said Metcalf. “We just haven’t debriefed yet on what’s happened. It’s too soon to do that. It’s probably a combination of factors, not just one particular thing.” -Paula C. Weston, uscho. Read More.

NCAA
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Everybody always sees the profit. If there’s a chance to earn more dollars, then do it. South Carolina could have made more money by selling beer at the NCAA men’s basketball regional in Columbia three weeks ago, but that doesn’t mean it would have. “We never got into that because there would have been a revenue-sharing agreement with the NCAA,” USC executive associate athletics director Jeff Crane said. When it was announced that USC would not sell beer the questions (and complaints) began. Two reasons. The first is USC doesn’t sell beer during its men’s and women’s basketball games and as the only on-campus arena among the eight regional sites, it didn’t want to change what it does for a normal gameday operation. The second, and most important: Could make money was no guarantee they would make money. -David Cloninger, The Post and Courier. Read More.

UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN
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UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN

The University of Wisconsin decided to forego its annual spring game for the second straight season, choosing to hold a free open practice for fans at Camp Randall Stadium and a new event that put Wisconsin Athletic Director Barry Alvarez on center stage. The longest tenured athletic director in the Big Ten – answered a wide arc of questions from the fans who attended the town hall in the UW fieldhouse. -Benjamin Worgull, badgerswire. Read More.

CHARLESTON SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY
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CHARLESTON SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY

Charleston Southern Athletics today introduces a new branding framework that will set the visual direction of the department for the future. This innovative athletic identity pays tribute to Charleston Southern’s past while keeping a consistent look through logos, colors, and lettering. The creation of the new logo has been almost a year-long process dating back to discussions that started over the summer of 2018 with the first two variations of the logos arriving in September. The Buccaneers athletics staff, led by Barber, Assistant A.D. for Marketing Anna McSwain, and Associate A.D. for Development/Tickets Tyler Davis worked with Tyler Stokes, the Charleston Southern University graphic designer, on the project to create the Buccaneers’ new visual identity. Read More.

UNIVERSITY OF UTAH
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UNIVERSITY OF UTAH

University president Ruth Watkins and athletic director Mark Harlan announced a generous $17.5 million donation from the Garff family (owners of the Ken Garff line of auto dealers) prior to Utah’s final spring scrimmage of 2019. The donation is the largest such gift in the history of Utah’s athletic department, and will be used to complete stadium renovations in the south end zone. Upon completion before the 2021 season, the renovated south end zone will be named the Ken Garff Performance Zone. The donation now gives the athletic department $32 million of their $35 million goal from philanthropic sources, with an additional $45 million coming from various internal sources, including an additional fee imposed upon season ticket holders. -AJWoods, blocku. Read More.

BAYLOR UNIVERSITY
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BAYLOR UNIVERSITY

Baylor’s athletic department has lacked color consistency across its 18 sports programs for several years, but the Bears unveiled a new united brand on Saturday during the football team’s pre-Spring Game festivities, which includes new uniforms and a new secondary logo. Though the university’s official colors are Baylor Green and Championship Gold, the football and women’s basketball programs have been using Vegas gold; the men’s basketball team wore neon yellow; and the baseball program donned old gold. Each team will now use a brighter, more traditional gold. With that, the football team introduced all-green, all-gold and all-white uniforms on Saturday, which will surely be mixed and matched in some capacity moving forward. -Andrew Lind, sportslogos.net. Read More.

RUTGERS UNIVERSITY
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RUTGERS UNIVERSITY

Rutgers hosted a ceremonial groundbreaking for the Gary and Barbara Rodkin Academic Success Center on Saturday in Athlete’s Glen prior to the annual Scarlet-White Football Game Presented by PNC Bank. “We came to the decision that this was something that could make a real, lasting impact at Rutgers,” said Rodkin. The Gary and Barbara Rodkin Academic Success Center will serve all Rutgers student-athletes and provide a range of resources, including academic advising, learning specialists, one-on-one and group tutoring, as well as housing soccer, lacrosse and athletics administration. Read More.

UCLA
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UCLA

University of California Board of Regents policy expressly prohibits admissions “motivated by concern for financial, political or other such benefit to the University.” Immediately upon discovering a potential violation of this policy in 2014, UCLA Athletics alerted campus officials and the Director of UCLA’s Administrative Policies and Compliance Office conducted an investigation into the matter. The investigation examined two specific admissions actions that involved potential violations of UC and athletic department policies. During the review, the scope expanded to include a broader review of potential patterns of donations by the families of enrolled student-athletes. In accordance with the balance of evidence that was available, and as a result of the investigation, disciplinary action was taken against employees deemed responsible in the report for violating policy. Read More.

April 12, 2019

UMBC
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UMBC

UMBC Athletics continues to strive for that ‘Grit and Greatness’ that the university is well-known for. Department staff members Jessica Hammond-Graf and Abbie Day are prime examples of how the grit creates the greatness. Hammond-Graf has not only been promoted to Deputy Athletics Director while retaining her position as Senior Woman Administrator, but recently received UMBC’s Jakubik Family Endowment Staff Award. This award was established to recognize staff contributions toward the success of UMBC students. Examples of Hammond-Graf’s outstanding contributions are in areas such as innovative advisement, student academic services, and mentoring undergraduate students. Day,  the department’s Assistant Athletics Director for Academic Services, has been appointed as a member of the NCAA Division I Men’s and Women’s Track and Field and Cross Country Committee. Her term of service on the committee will begin September 01, 2019 and continue through August 31, 2023. – Read More

TROY UNIVERSITY
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TROY UNIVERSITY

Troy University seeks Director of Athletics. Troy University invites applications and nominations for the position of Director of Athletics, which reports directly to the Chancellor. – Apply Here

COLGATE UNIVERSITY
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COLGATE UNIVERSITY

Colgate University seeks Associate Director of Athletics Communications and Creative Services. Responsible for supervision of all operational aspects of game day video streaming and in-game production. To include: Oversight of game day video streaming and in-game production for all streamed sports. Oversight of video board production and the implementation of on-demand content. Responsible for effective management and training of staff and camera operators. Ensure compliance with outlined Patriot League Network broadcast standards. The creation and effective execution of overall multimedia and video production strategy across all aspects of the athletics department. – Apply Here

OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY
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OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY

Ohio State University seeks Social Media Intern. The Social Media Intern will assist with the administration of Ohio State Athletics digital platforms which includes social media accounts and the department website. Reporting to the Social Media Manager, this individual will be a distribution point for department messaging as a direct liaison between the department and the public following Ohio State Athletics.  – Apply Here

CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
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CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY

The message and the commitment never wavered for Cristy Freese. Neither did her go-to anecdote. That’s how powerful it was, and how much it drove home her point about what collegiate athletics meant to her life. “I used to always say at my banquets, ‘If the only thing I helped these kids do was to learn how to hit a ball then I didn’t do my job,'” says Freese, who will retire on June 30 after 33 years in Central Michigan University Athletics, 29 of which were spent as the head coach of the field hockey team. “My job was to teach young women how to grow individually and learn to work together and understand what that takes.” Freese knows full well what it takes, having played field hockey at Ohio State from 1976-79 and breaking into coaching shortly thereafter as a graduate assistant at James Madison. She landed at CMU in 1986, hired by then-athletic director Dave Keilitz as the school’s field hockey coach. She stepped away from that role in 2015, becoming the university’s executive associate athletic director/sport administration for the final four years of her career. – Read More

UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA
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UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA

Lee Brice will be paid $150,000 for Friday’s pregame concert at the Oklahoma spring game, the Tulsa World has learned through an open records request. The country and western singer will also receive internal ground transportation, day of show catering and reasonable dressing room catering for the show, which is scheduled to be approximately 45-50 minutes. His set will begin at 6:30 p.m. Friday. Brice was to be paid $75,000 upon acceptance of the school’s offer and $75,000 due on or before April 13, which was the original scheduled play date. It’s not known if the change in the game’s schedule to Friday night altered the payment at all.While some may balk at the cost, Oklahoma’s recent athletic department revenue was $148 million, according to the school’s 2017-18 annual report. – Eric Bailey, tulsaworld – Read More

AUBURN UNIVERSITY
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AUBURN UNIVERSITY

Auburn Athletics has agreed to terms with men’s basketball coach Bruce Pearl for a new five-year contract, Director of Athletics Allen Greene announced Friday. The deal will take his contract through the 2023-24 season. “Under Bruce’s leadership, our basketball program has reached new heights. Our young men continue to thrive in the classroom and on the court. We’ve experienced many firsts, including a well-documented run to the Final Four and a pair of SEC titles,” Greene said. ” n five years at Auburn, Pearl has led the program to its first-ever NCAA Final Four in 2018-19, a Southeastern Conference regular season title in 2017-18 and a SEC tournament title this year. “I would like to thank President Leath, Allen Greene and the Board of Trustees for their belief. The investment in me and my staff demonstrates their support of the men’s basketball program moving forward. I’m happy and blessed to be at Auburn and live in this wonderful community,” Pearl said.  Auburn has produced 18 graduates over the last four seasons, which is the most in SEC during that span. The NCAA annually honors teams earning multiyear Academic Progress Rates in the top 10 percent of all squads in each sport. – Read More

NCAA
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NCAA

There’s a chance that the NCAA could change the current graduate transfer rule for football and basketball and limit graduate transfers across the two sports. Graduate transfers currently have the ability to immediately transfer to a different school and enroll in a graduate program that isn’t offered at their previous school. If a graduate transfer has one year of eligibility remaining, he or she receives a scholarship that counts against the new school’s scholarship limit for that one season. A new proposal set to be voted on next week at the NCAA Division I Council meetings would change the one-season application in some cases. It posits that a graduate transfer’s scholarship should count against his or her new team’s scholarship limit for two seasons unless the transferring player completes his or her graduate program within the first school year. While there’s no outright language in the proposal that seeks to limit graduate transfers, the effects of it if approved are pretty clear. Schools would be no longer nearly as willing to take graduate transfers with one year of eligibility left if they knew the chances of having an empty roster spot for a year after that were high. – Nick Bromberg, sports.yahoo – Read More

UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS
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UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS

Complaints about Coach Brad Underwood’s language and treatment of men’s basketball players prompted an internal investigation by the University of Illinois last summer, but it concluded the accusations were unfounded or did not violate UI policies. Two faculty members of an athletic oversight committee later received a similar complaint, however, and argued that the accusations called for an outside investigation — like the one conducted in 2015 following allegations of player mistreatment in the UI football and women’s basketball programs. Athletic director Josh Whitman said comparisons to 2015 are “misplaced” and defended the UI’s review, saying it followed standard protocols and was led by two faculty representatives, Tiffany White and Chris Span, and the department’s chief integrity officer, Ryan Squire, who worked with the chancellor’s office and campus legal counsel. The allegations against Underwood, raised after the 2017-18 basketball season, accused the coach of “verbal abuse, racial harassment and punitive use of physical activity,” according to a summary released by the Division of Intercollegiate Athletics following media inquiries. – Julie Wurth, news-gazette – Read More

RUTGERS UNIVERSITY
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RUTGERS UNIVERSITY

Rutgers Athletics Director Pat Hobbs can admit it now.  When he announced in January 2016 a campaign to raise $100 million for an ambitious facilities plan, there was no shortage of skepticism around the idea. Leave it to the first coach Hobbs hired six days into his tenure to put it in perspective. “When that was first discussed a few years ago, yes, it was a big challenge,’’ Rutgers football coach Chris Ash told NJ Advance Media following a recent practice. “It’s a big task to go out and try to raise that type of money. But it was needed. For us to move the athletic department, our football program and all sports forward, that money was needed to try to improve the facilities, improve the experience and improve our ability to develop our student-athletes.’’It took 39 months for Hobbs and his team of fundraisers to reach the goal, thanks in part to a pair of six-figure donations from Ash and Rutgers men’s basketball coach Steve Pikiell at the finish line. – Keith Sargeant, expo.n – Read More

NCAA
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NCAA

High Point and the NCAA enforcement staff agreed that the university did not notify 134 student-athletes in writing that their scholarships were reduced or canceled, according to a negotiated resolution agreement approved by a Division I Committee on Infractions panel. High Point also did not notify the student-athletes in writing about their opportunity for a hearing regarding the changes to their scholarship. According to the agreement, High Point did not monitor its obligation to provide student-athletes with written notifications about changes to their scholarships and the opportunity for a hearing. This case was processed through the new negotiated resolution process. Since High Point and the enforcement staff agreed to the violations, the level of those violations, the classification and penalties, the process was able to be used instead of a formal hearing or summary disposition. The Division I Committee on Infractions reviews the case to determine whether the resolution is in the best interest of the NCAA and whether the agreed-upon penalties are appropriate. Negotiated resolutions may not be appealed and do not set case precedent for other infractions cases. – Read More

UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA
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UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA

Arizona announced in February that it was moving to fire assistant basketball coach Mark Phelps as a result of the university’s commitment to “the highest standards of integrity and ethical conduct.” Now, however, it appears the UA is more likely to let his contract simply run out. Phelps, who makes $275,000 annually, has been on paid leave since UA removed him from coaching in early February. The UA never gave a reason for its decision, but ESPN reported that Phelps was accused of an NCAA violation regarding the academic transcripts of former recruit Shareef O’Neal. UA president Robert C. Robbins said Thursday that “there’s a process to separate with (Phelps) and that’s ongoing.” -Bruce Pascoe, Arizona Daily Star. Read More.

UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN
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UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN

A little more than three months have passed since Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez saw the football team cap a disappointing season by routing Miami in the Pinstripe Bowl. Now the focus turns to the football team, which last season finished just 5-4 in the Big Ten and 8-5 overall. That mark was the worst in UW’s four seasons under Paul Chryst, who compiled a 34-7 mark in his first three seasons. Alvarez, in his 15th year as athletic director, believes Chryst and his staff can field a better team in 2019 and appears comfortable with the state of the football and men’s basketball programs. “I see a solid foundation,” he said. -Jeff Potrykus, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Read More.

PURDUE UNIVERSITY
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PURDUE UNIVERSITY

The details were released Friday after the school’s board of trustees approved a new seven-year contract, which includes retention bonuses and a $1.7 million signing bonus spread over two payments over the next two years. The total value of Brohm’s new deal is $36.8 million over the seven years, which includes supplemental income, base salary, retention bonuses and the signing bonus. Assuming Brohm remains Purdue’s coach through the 2019 season, he will earn $5.35 million in the first year of the deal and $5.65 million in the second year. Brohm’s signing bonus is fully guaranteed and he would receive the full amount even if he’s fired or leaves for another job. In 2021, Brohm’s salary falls to $4.9 million but increases $100,000 each year through 2024 where he’ll earn $5.3 million, including retention bonuses. In 2025, Brohm’s salary is listed at $4.8 million with no retention bonus. Overall, Brohm is scheduled to earn $3.6 million in retention bonuses through the life of the contract. -Mike Carmin, Lafayette Journal & Courier. Read More.

UNITED STATES AIR FORCE ACADEMY
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UNITED STATES AIR FORCE ACADEMY

The Falcons have signed basketball coach Dave Pilipovich to a three-year extension in addition to the one year remaining on his current deal, The Gazette has learned. An official announcement is expected today of the move that extends him through the 2022-23 season. The deal comes after the Falcons posted their best season in five years, going 14-18 with an 8-10 mark in Mountain West play. -Brent Briggeman, gazette. Read More.

BELOIT COLLEGE
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BELOIT COLLEGE

Brian Vraney has resigned from his post after 12 seasons as the head coach of the Buccaneer men’s basketball program. Vraney’s last day at Beloit College will be Friday, April 12. “I am very thankful for the opportunity to lead the Men’s Basketball program here at Beloit College over the past 12 years,” said Coach Vraney. Throughout his 12 years at the helm for the Bucs, Vraney coached players to 15 All-Midwest Conference honors and five 1,000 point scorers. His teams and players have written their name into the program record book more than 65 times. “His hard work and commitment to Beloit College has allowed him to build a successful program and make an enormous impact on the lives of his players,” said Athletic Director Tim Schmiechen. Read More.

RICE UNIVERSITY
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RICE UNIVERSITY

Joe Karlgaard, Rice University’s Director of Athletics, Recreation & Lifetime Fitness, has set the course for the continued growth of the department with the release of Vision for Victory, a five-year strategic plan that outlines the department’s vision, mission, core values and strategic priorities. “For the past year, our athletics department has undertaken a collaborative effort to develop a new strategic plan,” Karlgaard said. Vision for Victory, which was developed in partnership with the Boston Consulting Group, was fashioned from the input of over 1,300 Rice constituents. More than 70 individuals, including coaches, athletics staff, student athletes, donors and fans were interviewed, while additional data was collected from 1,250 survey responses from a variety of Rice constituents. Read More.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF
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COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF

Minneapolis earned rave reviews this past week as the city hosted the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament Final Four at U.S. Bank Stadium but leaders from across the Twin Cities are already aiming their sights on holding another big event in the area: the, um, other final four — the College Football Playoff National Championship Game. The area was up for the bidding on the upcoming 2020 title game several years ago but ultimately lost out to New Orleans. Hancock said it’s probably better if a city doesn’t host any combination of the Super Bowl, Final Four and CFP back-to-back-to-back, as it “does stress the resources of the city in terms of finances and also in terms of volunteer manpower. He estimated a city’s investment for hosting a CFP as $12 million to $16 million, though cities expect to make that back in tourism dollars. Only a few cities have pulled that off in conjunction with a Final Four and Super Bowl, such as Phoenix from 2015-17 and Atlanta from 2018-20. -Bryan Fischer, nbcsports. Read More.

MIDDLE TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY
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MIDDLE TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY

Middle Tennessee State volleyball coach Chuck Crawford has been suspended two weeks without pay and will not coach or travel for the first two matches of the 2019 season following an internal investigation regarding allegations of mistreatment of players. Crawford has signed a “last chance agreement” that outlines several conditions he has to meet, including counseling or training in six areas with one being anger management. Athletics director Chris Massaro said he expects Crawford to complete the terms of his agreement. -Luis Torres, Murfreesboro Daily News Journal. Read More.

UNIVERSITY OF EVANSVILLE
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UNIVERSITY OF EVANSVILLE

The University of Evansville unveiled its refreshed institutional marks including logos, updated mascot, and branding platform during an on-campus press conference on Friday. The event was led by president Christopher M. Pietruszkiewicz who was joined by Shane Davidson, vice president for enrollment and marketing; Mark Spencer, athletic director; and Walter McCarty, head men’s basketball coach. “When I began my tenure as president of the University of Evansville just ten months ago, we set into motion several strategic initiatives, including this rebrand,” said Pietruszkiewicz. After a nationwide search that began in August of 2018, the University partnered with Ologie, a marketing and branding firm based in Columbus, OH, for the project. The press conference was held as part of the kick off for the University’s annual day of giving. Read More.

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