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October 6, 2015

IUPUI
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IUPUI

A Wright State University sports official is up for the top job at another school. Roderick Perry, deputy director of athletics at Wright State, is one of three finalists for the director of athletics position at Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis. Also known as IUPUI, the school announced Tuesday that Perry and other candidates for the job will meet with campus groups this week. Perry oversees a $10 million budget at Wright State and was instrumental in signing the first department-wide apparel contract with Impact Sports to wear the Nike brand exclusively, according to the school. He spent most of the last 14 years in the Raiders’ program and recently earned a Ph.D. in educational leadership. -Joe Cogliano, Dayton Business Journal- Read More

BROWN UNIVERSITY
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BROWN UNIVERSITY

Jim Hayes, a former Division I Assistant Coach with Towson University and the University of Rhode Island, has joined the Brown University gymnastics program as an Assistant Coach, Brown head coach Sara Carver-Milne announced on Monday. Hayes served as an Assistant Coach with Towson during the 2010-11 season, helping the Tigers compile an 18-1 record on the season and finish third at the ECAC Championships, hosted at Brown. A graduate of Springfield College, he earned a bachelor’s degree in recreation management from Springfield in 1998. -Boxscore, Read More

UTRGV
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UTRGV

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) Department of Intercollegiate Athletics announced on Tuesday plans to telecast up to 22 home men’s and women’s basketball games live throughout Texas on Time Warner Cable (TWC) SportsChannel during the 2015-16 season. This is the first time in the history of NCAA Division I athletics in the Rio Grande Valley that a live regional television package has been in place. All 13 men’s basketball and nine of the 11 women’s basketball regular season home games are currently scheduled to air on TWC SportsChannel.

UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE
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UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE

Katina Powell could be prosecuted for human trafficking or complicity to rape if there is evidence corroborating her story that she used her two underage daughters as prostitutes for University of Louisville basketball players and recruits, attorneys say. Powell writes in her book “Breaking Cardinal Rules” that her two younger daughters were 15 and 17 when she allegedly began supplying them and other women to entertain prospects and players.  Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Jeff Cooke, the office’s spokesman, said Andre McGee, the team’s former director of operations, whom Powell says paid her, also could potentially be prosecuted as an accomplice. – Andrew Wolfson, The Courier-Journal, Read More

 

 

UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS
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UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS

University of Arkansas alumnus and longtime Senior Administrator Scott Varady has been named Executive Director and General Counsel for the Razorback Foundation it was announced on Tuesday. Varady has served more than 19 years with the University of Arkansas’ Office of the General Counsel including his role as Associate General Counsel. In his previous role, Varady provided legal advice and representation to the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics including negotiating and drafting coaching employment agreements, sponsorship and media rights agreements, and worked on trademark and licensing issues.

MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY
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MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY

Nearly $60,000 from two separate 50/50 raffles at MSU football games have yet to be claimed. The winnings from 50/50 raffles held during MSU football home games against Oregon and Central Michigan University have so far gone unclaimed, said Paul Schager, Executive Associate Athletic Director for External Relations. The unclaimed winnings amount to $32,482.50 and $26,790 respectively. Winners have 60 days following the raffle to come forward with their winning ticket, he said. The winnings are donated to a charity approved by the Michigan Lottery Commission if they are not claimed in the allotted time, he added. – RJ Wolcott, Lansing State Journal, Read More

SAN JOSE STATE UNIVERSITY
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SAN JOSE STATE UNIVERSITY

San José State Head Baseball Coach Dave Nakama announced earlier this month the addition of Jimmy Meuel to the coaching staff. Meuel joins the Spartans after most recently spending three seasons as the Director of Baseball Operations at UC Davis. Meuel fills the vacancy left by former Assistant Coach Tom Kunis’ departure to join the Los Angeles Dodgers as an area scout. In his role with the Spartans, Meuel will work with the team’s pitchers in addition to aiding with camps and hitting the recruiting trail alongside fellow Assistant Coach Nicholas Enriquez.

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS
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UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS

University of North Texas is for an Assistant Director for Facilities & Event Management. Under direct supervision of the Sr. Associate Athletic Director for Facilities and Event Management, this position entails administrative and supervisory work involving custodial care, maintenance, scheduling, and coordination of all athletic facilities. Apply Here

LEHIGH UNIVERSITY
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LEHIGH UNIVERSITY

Lehigh Athletics has a new addition to the team and it’s not an athlete. It’s the Mountain Hawks Rewards App, introduced to Lehigh in August. The app incentivizes students to attend Lehigh athletic events by offering points for going to games and prizes for obtaining points. Once users download the app, they have the ability to create a profile and then check in at Lehigh sporting events. By checking in, they earn points that are redeemable for prizes. Rich Haas, the Assistant Director of Marketing for Lehigh Athletics, said the app’s ease of use has a lot of students excited about it. – Gabrielle Pomerantz, The Brown and White, Read More

SUNY GENESEO
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SUNY GENESEO

SUNY Geneseo Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and Recreation, seeks qualified candidates for the position of Associate Athletic Director. The responsibilities of this full-time, twelve-month position will include, but are not limited to: supervision of coaches, staff, student workers and student athletes; oversight for setting practice schedules; game day management and event execution; comprehensive oversight of indoor and outdoor athletic facilities and fitness center; oversight of marketing and promotions; and involvement with development initiatives. –Apply Here

IPFW
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IPFW

Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) is accepting applications for the position of Assistant Athletic Director for Media Services (Job ID 1502088). Responsibilities include directing the media services personnel and program and coordinating contest management tasks. Bachelor’s degree and three years of athletic media relations within higher education or similar setting required. Apply Here

UNIVERSITY OF LOUISIANA LAFAYETTE
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UNIVERSITY OF LOUISIANA LAFAYETTE

UL is responding to new allegations that it may have overspent thousands of taxpayer dollars to a UL food service provider. According to a newly released legislative audit, UL was over charged nearly $5,500 for tailgating events by food service provider Sodexo, from October 10th, 2009 to November 7th, 2013. During that time, the audit says Sodexo allegedly overcharged UL nine times. However, both UL and Sodexo say they’re working to credit the university back that money. –KATC, Read More

UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY
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UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY

The University of Kentucky has not been contacted as part of any investigation into the allegations that a University of Louisville basketball staffer paid Katina Powell thousands for sex with the team’s players and recruits, UK Athletic Director Mitch Barnhart said Monday. UK also recruited at least one of the players mentioned in Powell’s book and has signed players that also visited Louisville as recruits during the period the incidents are alleged to have occurred. “I don’t want to get into any of that. I don’t think that’s our issue,” Barnhart said. “I’m proud of what our kids do, the way they conduct themselves. If anybody wants to work with us we’ll always work through our Compliance Office to answer the right questions the right ways to the right people, but we haven’t been contacted and don’t anticipate that. – Jon Hale, The Courier-Journal, Read More

UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA
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UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA

The University of Georgia Athletic Association announced that its student-athletes will be using a state-of-the-art whole body cryotherapy chamber. The equipment will be supplied by Atlanta-based Impact Cryotherapy. The purpose of cryotherapy is to help athletes recover faster from workouts. It also helps maintain fitness and increases energy. – Charlette Hall, The Red & Black, Read More

PURDUE UNIVERSITY
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PURDUE UNIVERSITY

Purdue freshman linebacker Wyatt Cook, 18, was arrested for minor consumption and freshman defensive end Chazmyn Turner, 18, was arrested for possession of marijuana. Cook or Turner have yet to appear in a game. Both were released from Tippecanoe County Jail on their own recognizance Saturday night. Matt Rector, Associate Athletic Director for Communication, said Coach Darrell Hazell is aware of the incident and will let the legal process play out. – Mike Carmin, JC Online, Read More

UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS
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UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS

The Texas Longhorns will apparently continue wearing the famous swoosh logo indefinitely, as the Austin American-Statesman reported on Monday that school officials cancelled a planned Sunday meeting with Under Armour days after the exclusive negotiating window with Nike expired last week. Even though the exclusive negotiating window closed, Nike still had the right to match any offers from other companies, but it appears that it will not come to that after the school seemingly declined to even hear Under Armour’s pitch. – Wescott Eberts, Burnt Orange Nation, Read More

NICHOLLS STATE UNIVERSITY
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NICHOLLS STATE UNIVERSITY

The long-awaited renovation that will turn Nicholls State University baseball’s Ray E. Didier Field into one of the best facilities in the Southland Conference was officially revealed on Saturday morning. The renovation, which totals around $5 million of state and private funding, is rapidly underway. The first phase of the renovation includes a modernized press box with a hospitality suite and a ground-floor concession stand. The box will be equipped with an upgraded sound system, while the field will receive a makeover with new lighting. The first phase is expected to be finished by the opening of the 2016 season. The next phase of the renovation will begin in the summer of next year. Highlighting those plans is construction of a field house which will include coaches’ offices and a locker room. The phase also features a new entrance to the ball park and enclosed batting cages. Read More

NCAA
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NCAA

This fall, the 25th NCAA Woman of the Year will be named. The program launched in 1991, coinciding with the 10th anniversary of the advent of NCAA women’s championships. Woman of the Year honors the best in young women competing throughout all divisions, and in the years since its inception, women have marked more milestones in athletics. “One of my goals was to increase the visibility of women’s athletics and the accomplishments of outstanding women,” said Judith Sweet, the first female president of the NCAA, who also helped create the program, which celebrates academic achievements, athletics excellence, community service and leadership. “The group recognized the importance of role models for young girls and that there were so many great representatives participating in NCAA women’s sports.” To mark this occasion, the NCAA takes a look at 25 moments for women in sports since NCAA Woman of the Year got its start. – Kayci Woodley, Read More

AUBURN UNIVERSITY
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AUBURN UNIVERSITY

Duke Williams already has caught his last pass in an Auburn uniform.  The enigmatic receiver was dismissed from the team Monday after an off-the-field incident at a local nightclub during the weekend. The senior already was on a zero-tolerance policy with coach Gus Malzahn after drawing a suspension late last season, which kept Williams out of the Outback Bowl, and a second suspension in early August following a preseason practice session. This third strike ended Williams’ Auburn tenure. -Jay G. Tate
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October 5, 2015

INDIANA UNIVERSITY
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INDIANA UNIVERSITY

Indiana University coach Tom Crean announced Monday he has hired former Hoosiers big man Derek Elston as director of player development. Elston, who played on the Hoosiers squads that reached the Sweet 16 in 2012 and 2013, will act as a mentor. The team believes he will be able to relate to players because he spent four years at Indiana and two overseas.-Chris Goff, The Journal Gazette- Read More

UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS
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UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS

As Texas copes with the aftermath of its blowout loss to TCU, Longhorn players are searching for causes and solutions. Searches of a similar vein for struggling teams are nothing new. But in the case of 1-4 Texas, the issues within the Longhorn team are playing out publicly. Saturday, freshman DB Kris Boyd retweeted a joke from a Texas A&M fan at halftime of the TCU game. Boyd apologized for the tweet on Sunday. According to one of his teammates, the team felt disrespected. – Nick Bromberg, Yahoo SportsRead More

SETON HALL UNIVERSITY
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SETON HALL UNIVERSITY

Seton Hall University is looking for a Assistant Athletics Director, Compliance. This position’s primary responsibilities include but are not limited to, all compliance related activities for (14) assigned sports including initial and continuing eligibility, monitoring official and unofficial visits, playing and practice seasons, recruiting, awards and benefits, financial aid; interpreting conference and NCAA rules, developing and maintaining a comprehensive rules education program for coaches, department constituents and the university community; administering the annual coaches certification exam. –Apply Here

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA
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UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA

The LSU at South Carolina game at noon on Saturday will go on as planned, the USC athletics department said in a release on Monday. “The game is scheduled to be played as planned,” according to the release. “All parties continue to monitor the situation and the schools and SEC office remain in communication in the aftermath of the storm and flooding in the Midlands area. Our thoughts are with the Columbia and South Carolina communities adversely affected by this tragedy.” Meanwhile, South Carolina’s coaches were back to work in their offices adjacent to Williams-Brice Stadium on Monday and expected to gather their players there for afternoon meetings, coach Steve Spurrier told The State. – Josh Kendall, The State, Read More

HARDING UNIVERSITY
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HARDING UNIVERSITY

David Redding was introduced Monday as the new head men’s and women’s tennis coach at Harding University. Redding replaces Marco Ruiz, who will be taking a job with Wilson Sporting Goods in Chicago. Redding, 54, was a member of the Harding tennis team from 1979-83. He earned multiple all-district and all-conference honors, was two-time NAIA All-Academic, and earned the 1983 NAIA Arthur Ashe Award for Leadership and Sportsmanship. Redding was inducted into the Harding Athletics Hall of Fame in 1990. Redding will be returning to Harding from Dallas, where he has been the director of tennis at the Northwood Club since 1989. – Scott Goode – Read More

JACKSON STATE UNIVERSITY
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JACKSON STATE UNIVERSITY

Following a long list of resignations and firings in its recent history, Jackson State University’s James Renick resigned as the school’s provost Monday.  Renick will be replaced by Evelyn Leggette, associate vice president for academic affairs. The university would not comment further on the transition of the school’s provost. Before becoming interim provost in 2012, Renick served as President Carolyn W. Meyers’ senior advisor. Meyers took her position as president in 2011. – Anna Wolfe, The Clarion-LedgerRead More

UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO
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UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO

Andy Schlichting, who has served as the sports information director at Metro State University in Denver since 2009, has been named assistant SID at the University of Colorado, the school announced Monday. He will join the Buffalo staff on October 19 and will coordinate all publicity and communication needs for CU’s lacrosse, soccer and tennis teams, in addition to helping out with most of CU’s 17 intercollegiate varsity programs. Schlichting, 31, is a two-time recipient of the J.W. Campbell/Con Marshall RMAC Sports Information Director of the Year Award, earning the honor for the 2010-11 and 2014-15 athletic years. -David Plati- Read More

WALSH UNIVERSITY
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WALSH UNIVERSITY

Walsh University is seeking a Director of Sports Information to oversee and administer the operations of the Sports Information office. –Apply Here

SAINT VINCENT COLLEGE
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SAINT VINCENT COLLEGE

The Saint Vincent Athletic Department announces the retirement of Coach Tom Harbert, effective at the conclusion of the 2015-16 sports season. Harbert, who currently serves as the school’s Women’s Cross Country Coach, has spent 52 seasons coaching Bearcats in several sports. After starting his career as the Head Coach of the SVC wrestling team, Harbert transitioned into men’s cross country after changes in the department altered the lineup of sports that the school offered. Harbert will end his active coaching career with the conclusion of this fall’s cross country schedule, but will remain with the college through June 30, 2016, coordinating the team’s recruiting efforts.

UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE
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UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE

A self-proclaimed prostitute says she was told that University of Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino knew she and other escorts were being paid to have sex with players and recruits. “You have players that are very, very loyal to Pitino,” she said. “And if they thought anything was wrong or anyone was going to get in trouble, I’m pretty sure they would have gone back to report to Pitino. When I would ask (U of L staffer Andre McGee), ‘Does Pitino know about this?’ he would laugh and say, ‘Rick knows about everything.'” In a press conference on Friday, Pitino denied any knowledge of the alleged activity, saying he first heard of the claims when the publishing company for Powell’s book, “Breaking Cardinal Rules: Basketball and the Escort Queen,” reached out to U of L through Indiana University’s athletics department to identify a player in one of Powell’s pictures. – Jeff Greer, The Courier-Journal, Read More

 

 

 

TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY COMMERCE
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TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY COMMERCE

Texas A&M University-Commerce is looking for a Director of Athletic Compliance. Reporting directly to the Athletics Director and serving on the Senior Staff, the Director of Athletic Compliance directly manages the NCAA, conference and institutional athletics compliance programs for all teams, departments and other constituents of the University. Apply Here

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