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March 18, 2016

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Michigan State’s athletic director, Mark Hollis, will be the chairman of the 10-member men’s basketball selection committee when the 2017 N.C.A.A. tournament tips off next March. He will already have something on his plate when he takes over: soothing fans, athletes and viewers who criticized this year’s selection show, which dragged on for two hours on CBS last Sunday even as the official bracket leaked online. “We’ll talk about all aspects of the production with CBS and Turner in our summer meetings,” Hollis said. “The goal is to provide fans and student-athletes the best show possible.” Hollis said he could not comment on possible alterations to the show. It is likely, however, that in the future the tournament selections will be made in the first 30 minutes and the rest of the show will be left to commentary and analysis. Hollis predicted CBS and Turner Sports, which share the broadcasting rights to the tournament, and the basketball committee would have little trouble making the fixes. -Ray Glier, NY Times, Read More

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As a flurry of college basketball games tip off Thursday and Friday, two top teams are notably absent. The University of Louisville withheld itself from this year’s NCAA Division I championship, also known as March Madness, amid allegations of recruiting misconduct. The NCAA, meanwhile, banned Southern Methodist University in Dallas from the tournament because of academic violations. The financial blowback of their absences extends well beyond the teams themselves. Louisville and SMU ended the year ranked 16th and 24th, respectively, in The Associated Press rankings. Both teams likely would have qualified for March Madness and might have made deep runs. The NCAA distributes the roughly $200 million basketball fund to conferences partially based on their teams’ postseason performances in a rolling six-year period. For every March Madness game won, the NCAA awards a “unit,” which is worth about $260,000 this year. “The biggest short-term impact is forgoing the revenue the conferences would have received if they played in the postseason,” said Manish Tripathi, an Emory University marketing professor who studies sports. -Jacob Pramuk, CNBC, Read More

COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY

Colorado State University seeks an Athletics Development Coordinator/Denver. Under the general supervision of the Assistant Director for Athletics Development/Major Gifts, this position is responsible for the development and execution of a comprehensive strategy of programs and efforts to increase philanthropic support for the Ram Club, to sell and promote the sale of tickets for Colorado State University Athletics events, and to develop general engagement activities for alumni and the community in the six-county Denver metro area as it relates to CSU Athletics. This individual’s office is located in the CSU-Denver Center in downtown Denver, Colorado. Apply here

UNIVERSITY OF MEMPHIS
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The University of Memphis men’s basketball program is in limbo given the uncertain future of coach Josh Pastner and star freshman forward Dedric Lawson. The Daily Helmsman asked its three sports reporters Austin Reynolds, J.T. Mullen and Chip Williams their thoughts on Pastner, the buyout clause, Lawson chances of returning next season and their favorite NCAA tournament moment of all time. –Read More

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The Texas Tribune reviewed annual financial reports submitted to the NCAA by all eight public universities in Texas that play in the highest level of college football, the Football Bowl Subdivision. (Private colleges also have to submit records but don’t have to make them available under state open records laws.) In 2008, the schools collected $27 million in student fees that went to athletics. In the 2015 fiscal year, that number had more than doubled to $57 million. All of the schools that play FBS football are grappling with growing expenses brought upon by conference realignment, fast-growing coaches’ salaries and new rules pertaining to athletic scholarships and benefits. For the major programs like Texas A&M University, Texas Tech University and the University of Texas at Austin, those costs are manageable. Revenues are growing just as fast. But the rest — UNT, Texas State University, the University of Houston, the University of Texas at El Paso and the University of Texas at San Antonio — are having a hard time keeping up. Athletic department officials say the fees are ultimately good for their schools. Successful sports teams provide millions of dollars’ worth of university marketing, encourage school spirit and inspire alumni to donate to their alma maters, they say. -Matthew Watkins, Texas Tribune, Read More

March 17, 2016

SHORELINE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
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SHORELINE COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Kathy Langer is retiring after ten years at Shoreline Community College, and the Athletic Department is honoring her hard work with a certificate of Outstanding Service for her time in the department. Langer was given her award at her retirement party on Mon., March 14, 2016. Langer has spent the past five years as the Program Coordinator for Athletics, Intramurals, and Wellness. She has been an integral part of the Athletic Department’s transformation and vision under Athletic Director Steve Eskridge for the past two years. Read More

WILLIAM PEACE UNIVERSITY

After a dozen years of dedicated service as William Peace University Athletic Director and Head Women’s Basketball Coach, Kelly Johnson is leaving WPU. The decision was announced by the University on Thursday. The 61-year-old said he plans to move back home to his native town of Kinston, NC, where he will spend more time with his family. Johnson will remain on staff through May to help with the transition. During his 12 years at Peace, Johnson helped usher in a new era of Pacers athletics, as WPU transitioned to a coeducational university in 2012-13. Johnson has played a vital role overseeing the addition of men’s basketball, cross country, and golf which were added in 2012-13; baseball and men’s soccer which were added in 2013-14; and men’s tennis which debuted in 2014-15. Read More

COLORADO COLLEGE

David Bailey has been named the assistant director of marketing for the athletic department at Colorado College. The announcement was made by Scott Lowenberg, CC’s associate athletic director for external operations. Bailey, who brings more than five years of experience in ticket sales, marketing and event coordination, comes to Colorado College from KRDO NewsChannel 13 (ABC), where he has worked as an account executive for the past year. He was instrumental in sales as well as developing and maintaining successful marketing strategies for on-air and digital mediums. During his time at USA Triathlon, he coordinated the organization’s 12 national championships and built several marketing initiatives. Meanwhile, at Anthony Travel he was the lead coordinator for Stanford University’s 2013 and ’14 Rose Bowl tours as well as ESPN’s 2013 and ’14 Puerto Rico Tip-Off Basketball Tournaments. Read More

UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MILWAUKEE

Wisconsin State Senator Lena Taylor (D-Milwaukee) confronted the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) Athletic Department regarding a decision to fire the men’s basketball head coach, Rob Jeter. Taylor, a UWM alumnus, took to Twitter Thursday to voice her opposition to the department’s decision.  She later showed up to the university’s press conference addressing Jeter’s firing. She said the school’s new athletic director, Amanda Braun, has been targeting Jeter over the last year. – www.wisn.comRead More

 

HUMBOLDT STATE UNIVERSITY
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HUMBOLDT STATE UNIVERSITY

Humboldt State University is pleased to share that a settlement has been reached in a lawsuit brought by former employee Dan Pambianco. This settlement ends a time-consuming distraction in which HSU asserts claims were false and lacked evidence. Under the settlement, the University has agreed to pay Mr. Pambianco $5,000 and in exchange, Mr. Pambianco has agreed to dismiss the case in its entirety and to never seek future employment at the California State University. – Ryan Burns, Lost Coast OutpostRead More.

SOUTHERN VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY
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SOUTHERN VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY

Southern Virginia University Athletic Director Jason Lamb announced today that the university will offer men’s and women’s indoor track and outdoor track and field in the coming 2016-17 academic year. “We are opening the head coaching position today and are searching for a qualified person who can build an excellent program from the ground up,” Lamb said. Read More.

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You’ve all undoubtedly by now have heard of our friends and partners at Teamworks. Many of you even use the application to help your departments run smoother, but have you ever wondered how Teamsworks became Teamworks? Kevin J. Ryan of Inc has the inside story. “Like most college freshmen, Zach Maurides didn’t have a clue how to manage his time. The Duke student-athlete played offensive line on the school’s football team, and juggling class with team commitments proved too much for an 18-year-old to handle. “I spent several mornings my freshman year running the stadium stairs at 4 a.m.,” he says, “because I’d forgotten an appointment or showed up late.” The problems persisted. More missed meetings. More punishment. Finally, Maurides hacked together a solution in the form of an app as part of a computer science class assignment. Fast forward to today. When the first round of the March Madness men’s basketball tournament kicks off on March 17, the NCAA will be using the app Maurides created to help himself manage his schedule. The platform, called Teamworks, helps coaches stay on top of their teams by letting them update athletes’ individual calendars and message them in real time. And it all started in Maurides’s college classroom.” –Read More

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NORTHERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY

Northern Michigan University seeks an Assistant Football Coach. Position will assist the Head Football Coach with all assigned duties associated with the Intercollegiate Football Program. Teach in the School of Health and Human Performance as assigned. Apply here.

FLORIDA GULF COAST UNIVERSITY
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FLORIDA GULF COAST UNIVERSITY

Florida Gulf Coast University seeks an Assistant Athletic Trainer. The Assistant Athletic Trainer will assist with the care and management of student-athletes competing in the University’s intercollegiate athletics programs, including the prevention, evaluation, management, and rehabilitation of sports injuries. Apply here.

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UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS
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UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS

Bob Ligashesky has been hired as the Fighting Illini’s special teams coordinator/tight ends coach, Illinois head coach Lovie Smith announced. Ligashesky most recently served as the special teams coordinator for the Houston Texans. Ligashesky has 31 years of coaching experience, including more than three seasons as a special teams coordinator in the NFL. He spent the first 19 years of his coaching career in college football, most recently during a four-year stint at Pittsburgh from 2000-03, before coaching in the NFL for the past 12 seasons. – WANDTV. Read More.

HIGH POINT UNIVERSITY
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HIGH POINT UNIVERSITY

High Point University seeks Head Volleyball Coach. This position is responsible for the management of all aspects of the Volleyball Program. This includes, but is not limited to: the recruitment and retention of student-athletes; their coaching in an effort to increase their athletic performance; fundraising for their individual sport; and the leading of an athletic program that will advance the brand of High Point University. Apply here.

TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY
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TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY

Kirby Hocutt will be doing plenty of talking in 2016. It will be Hocutt’s job to oversee the functioning of the 13-person selection committee. Now that the phrase “bracket leak” has entered the conversation, his duties become even more important. Hocutt won’t admit it, but part of the job is talking without saying much. Former chairman Jeff Long was a master at that. Best not to give anything away. In an interview with CBS Sports, Hocutt explains why he wanted the “job” (all the committee members are volunteers), his love of the game and his particular interest in the Pac-12. – CBSSports. Read More.

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Cyber criminals are prepped for the excitement and hype building around the NCAA basketball games by infecting emails with malware, creating fake betting websites and increasing phishing attacks. “Security professionals at organizations of all sizes are preparing for a surge of potential March Madness related cyber attacks through the beginning of April,” said Dan Lohrmann, chief security officer at Security Mentor, a Pacific Grove, Calif.-based security awareness training provider. – MSN. Read More.

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The annual meeting of Florida and Georgia on the football field will continue to take place at EverBank Field in Jacksonville, Florida. Though that was already scheduled to occur in 2016, until Wednesday morning, the future of the celebrated neutral-site series was not certain. City officials announced a five-year contract extension with the University of Florida and the University of Georgia on Wednesday; it will keep the game at EverBank Field through 2021. – Chip Patterson, CBSSports. Read More.

EAST CAROLINA UNIVERSITY
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East Carolina University will add women’s lacrosse as an intercollegiate sport with competition to begin in the 2017-18 academic year according to an announcement by director of athletics Jeff Compher on Wednesday. The addition of women’s lacrosse will increase East Carolina’s cumulative varsity sport count to 20 and represent the 11th women’s athletic program. Read More.

NORTHERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY
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NORTHERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY

The Northern Kentucky University Athletics brand identity is designed to build a positive image for Northern Kentucky Athletics that is consistent, recognizable, and respected. It will position NKU to receive positive regional and national recognition that is consistent, distinctive, and in alignment with our mission and vision, as well as the mission and vision of the University. These brand identity guidelines will help our team and partners achieve consistency and impact across all Athletics communications. By providing simple rules for design and application, we contribute to our rising reputation in the realm of Division I Athletics. –Read More

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When five Division 1 teams from Texas earned their way into this year’s NCAA men’s college basketball tournament, they reserved featured roles in a massive money-making event. Television broadcasts generate hundreds of millions of dollars for the NCAA, which regulates college sports. Sponsors’ ads are all over the arenas. Even first-round losers earn a $1 million-plus payout for their conference. But when it comes to the overall revenue for many participants, the money from the NCAA tournament can hardly register a blip. College basketball teams in Texas — even the good ones — are rarely key moneymakers for their athletic departments. If schools want a profitable department, there’s usually only one place to build it: the football field. And only a few universities have the fanbases and conference affiliations to succeed. -Matthew Watkins, The Texas Tribune, Read More

HIGHER EDUCATION
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Can tweets and Tumblr posts trump black-tie events and balloon drops? That’s what Elizabethtown College, a private liberal arts college in Pennsylvania, hopes. Last night the college eschewed the traditional capital campaign kick-off — complete with formal attire, live music and the promise of a special announcement — for one that took place mostly online. By promoting the campaign on social media, the college believes it can recruit a younger generation of donors that will help it reach its $50 million fund-raising goal. “We know that for a lot of colleges and universities coming out of the recession, giving has been harder,” said Carl J. Strikwerda, the college’s president. “We wanted to see if we could reach all kinds of people who wouldn’t have known about an event like this.” During a live-streamed half-hour event Wednesday night that mixed prerecorded segments with live appeals from members and alumni of the college, speakers explained how the money would go toward facilities, scholarships and support for teaching and research. Meanwhile, viewers in 10 countries and nearly every U.S. state were invited to spread the message about the campaign on social media using the hashtag #EtownInspired. The live event was the culmination of a daylong donation drive. -Carl Straumsheim, Insider Higher Ed, Read More

UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND
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University of Maryland is seekingn an Equipment Manager-Football.  The Head Manager-Football is responsible for managing and supervising the day-to-day operations of the Gossett Equipment Room designed to serve the needs of the Maryland football program. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, all ordering, budgeting, issuing, collecting, maintaining, and recording all information in regard to equipment in accordance with all University, Conference, and NCAA rules and regulations; specifically responsible for the management and supervision of apparel and equipment for football; and other duties as assigned. Apply here

UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
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UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN

As the 12th AD in 150 years of intercollegiate athletics at the university, Warde Manuel inherited an annual budget of $151 million, an athletic department staff of 350, and 31 programs comprised of over 900 student-athletes. “I don’t have a set time table on decisions or changes. I’ll do it as they come and they’re needed. But right now, I want to understand how things are set up and how people are organized, and why we’re doing things we’re doing — without trying to pass judgment, but just trying to understand.” Some of Manuel’s early understanding has come on the contract situation of Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh. Currently one year into a seven-year deal worth $5 million per season. Harbaugh’s contract calls for Michigan to re-evaluate the status of its football program and determine an immediate deferred compensation bump for Harbaugh within 30 days of the conclusion of the 2015 season. Those 30 days have long passed. Jim Hackett, the former U-M interim athletic director who preceded Manuel, confirmed in February that a market-dictated compensation package was being finalized. Manuel said Wednesday that the process is still being completed. -Brendan F. Quinn, MLive, Read More

UNIVERSITY OF PORTLAND
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University of Portland – Head Men’s Basketball Coach The University of Portland, an NCAA Division I institution and West Coast Conference member located in Portland, Oregon, is seeking applications for the position of Head Men’s Basketball Coach. The selected candidate for this full-time, 12-month position will be responsible for leading, organizing and managing all aspects of a Division I men’s basketball program. Apply here

UNIVERSITY OF OREGON

Former Oregon basketball players Dominic Artis and Damyean Dotson, dismissed by UO in May 2014 after being accused, but never charged, of raping a fellow student at an off-campus party two months earlier, have filed a lawsuit against the university seeking $10 million for each player. Filed in Lane County Circuit Court, the suit comes more than four months after Brandon Austin, a third player named in a police report of the alleged rape, filed his own suit against Oregon seeking $7.5 million, and three days before the Ducks begin the NCAA Tournament in Spokane as the first No. 1 seed in school history. In August the alleged victim, identified as Jane Doe, settled her own lawsuit against UO for $800,000 after she accused the university of violating her Title IX rights, and argued that coach Dana Altman knew or should have known that Austin was under investigation for alleged sexual assault at Providence College prior to his transfer to Oregon. The suit is against UO, its former president Michael Gottfredson, vice president of student life and interim dean of students Robin Holmes and two others. -Andrew Greif, The Oregonian/OregonLive, Read More

MIAMI UNIVERSITY

The first varsity eSports program at a top tier U.S. university is being launched by the Armstrong Institute for Interactive Media Studies at Miami University. Teams will start competing in fall 2016. With varsity eSports, Miami joins a growing community. In 2014 there were 89 million eSports fans, but that number is projected to nearly double by 2017 to 145 million, a number roughly equal to the fan base of the National Football League according to Repu.com Report on the Growth of ESports. Currently a $250-300 million industry, by 2019 eSports is expected to generate just over $1 billion in revenue annually, per Repu.com. The announcement comes during Miami University’s Year of Creativity & Innovation. Along with the varsity eSports launch in the fall, Miami University will offer a first-of-its-kind course in the comprehensive study of eSports. Miami offers a digital gaming minor that is nationally ranked. –Read More

ANGELINA COLLEGE
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ANGELINA COLLEGE

Angelina College is expanding their athletic department by adding a men and women’s soccer program. The college is hoping to have both teams up and running by this fall. Davis said he’s already received phone calls from hopeful players wanting to play for Angelina College. At this time AC is accepting applications in their head coaching job search. -Laura Sadler, KTRERead More

March 16, 2016

UNIVERSITY OF MEMPHIS

University of Memphis seeks an Assistant Athletic Director for Development. Duties and responsibilities include providing direct oversight of the Tiger Scholarship Fund including the supervision of the TSF Director; ensuring consistent and appropriate contact with TSF donors (emails, direct mailings, calls, videos, etc.). ; Assisting with website management and design. Apply here


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