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Words from Creighton MBB HC McDermott on the allegations from Lower Manhattan, "Over my 25 years as a head coach and 30 years in college basketball, our programs have been compliant with NCAA rules and our coaching staffs have acted with integrity. I have never knowingly violated NCAA rules, nor would I allow any member of my staff to do so. […] I plan to return all of my energy and my focus on the outstanding young men in our program that chose Creighton for our values, our world-class education and our competitive record of basketball success." (link)
Texas Tech AD Hocutt reflects on his career path, points to being a student ambassador during his time at Kansas State & traveling the state with the Catbacker tour as giving him an initial look at athletic administration. Soon thereafter Hocutt got connected with industry big name, former Big 8CFA boss Neinas for an internship. Hocutt also notes his time working for Oklahoma AD Castiglione as key to wanting to become an AD. Hocutt's current approach in a nutshell, "If we’re going to do it, if we’re going to invest in it, if we’re going to keep score at this level, we should spend the resources that we can to do it right and to be successful. I want to be able to look all of our head coaches in the eye and embrace expectations to be successful, to compete for championships and to know that they have the resources to do that. And then when there are deficiencies there, it’s my job to go out and work on their behalf to give them those resources so they can continue to achieve." (link)
Yahoo's Forde recaps a wild day around college FB yesterday, wonders if a one-loss Texas team is now the best possibility for the Big 12 to crack the College Football Playoff, even with West Virginia still unbeaten. Calls N.C. State the "biggest mystery among the undefeateds," Notes Cincinnati HC Fickell getting the Bearcats back to national relevance as a win over Tulane moved UC to 6-0 after a 4-8 campaign last year. Also, thinks the SEC East is back & mentions the number of $6M for a buyout of Louisville HC Petrino when many others are pointing to more like $14M. More. (link)
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The ever popular CALS gets started today with Pittsburgh playing host this year. Pittsburgh Steelers Owner Rooney II will deliver opening remarks tonight, as will Pitt AD Lyke. A laundry list of who's who is slated to be part of panels Monday & Tuesday, including 'Managing your Career & the Search Process' with leaders from Carr Sports Consulting, DHR, Eastman & Beaudine, Korn Ferry, Parker & Ventura. Lots more, here's the agenda. (link)
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Notre Dame kept its CFP plans well within sight with a victory late last night in Blacksburg. ESPN's Rittenberg wrote on how Fighting Irish HC Kelly prepared his squad for the madness. Back during goal line simulations during spring practice, Kelly replaced the football with a soccer ball & told his offense to figure it out & still score. Lineman Mustipher: "That was the craziest thing. It kind of shocked me." Horns, sirens, ear-splitting helicopter sounds, "chaos" strength & conditioning workouts were all part of the mix. Kelly: "We're trying to create an environment of distraction. I want them out of their comfort zone. As coaches, we practice, practice, practice, practice. Everything's scripted, five minutes for this, five minutes for that. Then, you go in the game, and all hell breaks loose and you're like, 'Whoa!'" (link)
Check out this video on how the NCAA MBB Tourney selection process has changed over the years. I'm not familiar with the video's host, hoopvision68, but the explanation of the evolution, plus where it may be headed, is pretty solid. There's also a look at how some team sheets, like that for Monmouth back in 2016, would have changed by switching out RPI ranks for KenPom's, which *could* be similar to how the new NET system operates. Also covers the 'Wins Above Bubble' metric that predicts the likelihood of winning certain match-ups & rewards the resume of the winning square on a scale of 0 to 1 (i.e. 25% chance of winning, .75 value if team wins / -.25 if team loses). Using the framework, Monmouth's 2016 WAB ended at .15, which would have been fifth best for the 12 teams on the bubble. Lots more. Pretty interesting. (link)
The ECAC announces its full list of schools participating in its upcoming eSports season, which will take place over five different gaming platforms. DI members include Canisius, Iona, Marist, Quinnipiac, Sacret Heart, Saint Peter's & Siena. 11 other schools also in the mix. The league expects many more to join the cohort before the Spring semester. (link)
"He’s not just what you would consider to be a head coach, somebody that only focuses on Xs and Os. I think he’s an individual that looks at success in a variety of ways and interacts with this academic community and the community at large in ways that go beyond just being a head coach. I think he has put a face on this university and certainly on athletics and football. Any time Joe is doing something publicly ... he’s carrying the teal flag with him and that’s certainly some great advertising for Coastal Carolina University." That's Coastal Carolina Prez DeCenzo on FB HC Moglia, who moonlights as the chairman of TD Ameritrade and brings a CEO mentality to his coaching duties. AD Hogue: "He sees things from a very different perspective than most of us do, not just football but any type of area whether it’s business or logistics, and that can be challenging. That can be challenging to the status quo, that can be challenging to convention, but it also can help you move forward and improve how you do everything. ... He’s incredibly solution-oriented and he’s very relentless and he demands that level of relentlessness from his staff to find solutions, to always adapt, adjust and evolve in how you approach what we’re doing." Lots more on Moglia's background. (link)
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NJ.com's Politi: "Patrick Hobbs must fix the Rutgers football mess that he created." Suggests two ways of doing so: 1) Replace FB HC Ash, which would cost the Scarlet Knights $10M in buyout monies, plus, per Politi, another $15M to be attractive to a new coach; or 2) "Fix the mess, which means some difficult but necessary conversations in the offseason." Politi: "At some point, swallowing all that money on the contract could become the prudent business decision. It is almost inconceivable that Rutgers, a university that couldn't scratch out enough nickels to move on from Kyle Flood after his disappointing second season, would have the stomach for something like this -- and Robert Barchi, the disinterested/clueless university president, certainly is unlikely to help.  It's up to a savvy athletic director to overcome all that. If it's hopeless -- and it sure looks hopeless right now -- anything but a full reboot is likely to dig an even deeper ditch for this program. ... He has two bad choices. No matter how much money Hobbs raises, no matter how many buildings go up around Piscataway under his watch, his legacy rests on getting this right." (link)
USA Today's Berkowitz keeping us up to speed on bowl bonuses, as several became eligible yesterday, including Cincinnati's Fickell ($75K) and Alabama's Saban ($65K). (link)
Also Noticed: Virginia Tech's Beamer-Lawson Indoor Practice Facility was officially christened at halftime of last night's VT-Notre Dame game. (link); Severe weather in Fayetteville forced ESPN to remove some camera operators from their perches and left viewers with the network's camera angles, which "made Alabama and Arkansas look like ants playing football." (link); TV scheduling guru Sarzyniak with this week's lineup. (link); Several Stanford FB staffers and non-dressed players spotted wearing #SetTheExpectation t-shirts last night, in support of the campaign by notable sexual assault survivor @brendatracy24. (link); Another example of streaming woes...many were unable to watch the AL Wild Card game on Wednesday on TBS due to "content loading" issues. (link)
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Assistant Director of the Phoenix Club, Special Events and Hospitality (Elon University / Elon, NC): The Assistant Director of the Phoenix Club, Special Events and Hospitality is responsible for building relationships with alumni and friends of Elon University. More details HERE.

Website/Digital Specialist (Ohio State University / Columbus, OH): The Website/Digital Specialist is responsible for the daily maintenance and updating of OhioStateBuckeyes.com, the official website for the Department of Athletics. Job #443337 More details HERE.

Deputy Director of Athletics (Virginia Commonwealth University / Richmond, VA): Oversight and leadership of maximizing all revenues and awareness of the formal strategic objectives of the athletic department and provides leadership of the daily operations of the department. More details HERE.

Director, Video Content (University of Miami / Coral Gables, FL): Miami is seeking a dynamic, energetic and creative visual storyteller to help direct video content for one of the most iconic brands in collegiate athletics, with a special emphasis on UM Football. More details HERE.

Associate Director of Promotions (UGA Athletic Association / Athens, GA): Directly responsible for development and coordination of promotional plans, emphasizing awareness, attendance and event atmosphere for softball and men’s basketball. More details HERE.

Head Women’s Volleyball Coach (Old Dominion University / Norfolk, VA): The Head Women's Volleyball Coach position is primarily responsible for the management of the women’s volleyball program and instruction and counseling of student-athletes in the program. More details HERE.

Assistant Athletic Director, Communications (Florida Gulf Coast University / Fort Meyers, FL): The Assistant Athletics Director, Communications oversees all media relations and social media platforms for FGCU’s NCAA Division I programs. Please visit https://jobs.fgcu.edu/postings/6039. More details HERE.

Licensing Coordinator (University of Arkansas / Fayetteville, AR "Best Place to Live in the SEC"): Looking for a revenue-generation focused creative to join the Razorback team. This individual will manage our licensing program and help shape one of the most unique brands in sports. More details HERE.

Assistant Director, Development (Stanford University / Stanford, CA): This position will serve as a field fundraiser for the Buck/Cardinal Club and manage the priority seating program. More details HERE.

Assistant Director of Development/Annual Fund (Ole Miss Athletics Foundation / Oxford, MS): This position is a member of the Ole Miss Athletics Foundation staff charged with the identification, solicitation and raising of annual fund gifts to support Ole Miss Athletics. More details HERE.

Assistant Athletic Director for Athletics Business Operations (California State University, Fresno / Fresno, CA): Assistant Athletics Director is responsible for daily management & oversight of accounting & budgetary transactions for CSU, Fresno Athletics Corp. To apply: http://apptrkr.com/1304265. More details HERE.

Senior Associate Athletic Director (AD) for Compliance (Florida Atlantic University / Boca Raton, FL): Under the direction of the Chief Compliance Office, the Senior Assoc. Athletic Director will be responsible for leading, planning, and organizing all phases of a Division I NCAA compliance program. More details HERE.

Director of Development (Texas State University / San Marcos, TX): Responsible for the daily operations of the Bobcat Club annual fund, executing solicitations and stewardship, maintaining accurate records/reporting and special events, including Bobcat Bonanza. More details HERE.

Assistant Director of Ticketing Services (Kansas State University / Manhattan, KS): Point-of-contact for w-volleyball & baseball ticketing responsibilities; hire/train/manage student staff; dev/manage customer service program; liaison to Ahearn Fund for premium seating & parking. More details HERE.

Assistant Director of Compliance (Purdue University / West Lafayette, IN): Monitor and educate our staff on the NCAA, Big Ten and Purdue University rules and policies. Provide research and recommendations with educational outreach regarding NCAA or Big Ten rules. More details HERE.

Associate Athletics Director for Finance & Business Ops/Director of Finance (Seattle University / Seattle, WA): Seattle University is hiring an Associate Athletics Director for Finance & Business Ops/Director of Finance. This role will oversee all financial and administration operations in Athletics. More details HERE.

Director of Content Strategy & Innovation (Purdue University / West Lafayette, IN): Member of Creative Services team that focuses on developing and implementing a comprehensive social media strategy that supports the values, mission and brand of the Purdue University Athletics Dept. More details HERE.

Assistant-Associate Director, Army A Club (Army West Point Athletics / West Point, NY): The West Point Association of Graduates (WPAOG) is dedicated to furthering the ideals and promoting the welfare of the United States Military Academy (USMA), and to supporting and serving its graduate. More details HERE.

Assistant Director of Communications/Creative & Emerging Media (Ball State University / Muncie, IN): Ball State University Intercollegiate Athletics invites applicants for an Assistant Director of Communications/Creative and Emerging Media. More details HERE.

Director of Athletics Communications and Creative Services (Elon University / Elon, NC): Elon University invites applications for the Director of Athletics Communications and Creative Services role.The successful candidate will hold a bachelor’s degree and 4 years related experience. More details HERE.

Coordinator, Development Operations and Benefits Fulfillment (University of Arizona / Tucson, AZ): This position will manage internal development operations for the Arizona Wildcat Club, including parking, benefits fulfillment, database management & analytics in support of the Athletics department. More details HERE.

Assistant Director of Development (University Athletic Association / Gainesville, FL): Responsible for Major Gift solicitations for gifts of $25,000 and higher for athletic scholarship endowment and facility projects including the generation and cultivation of donor relationships. More details HERE.

Assistant Director-Athletics Premium Seating (University of Iowa / Iowa City, IA): Assist with managing premium seat allocations and customer service issues while providing elite level services for game day patrons. More details HERE.

Assistant Director, Human Resources (Stanford University / Stanford, CA): Stanford's Department of Athletics, Physical Education and Recreation seeks a highly-motivated, energetic and team-orientated individual with strong communication skills to fill the role of Assistant Director, Human Resources. More details HERE.

Athletic Director (University of Missouri-Kansas City / Kansas City, MO): The University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) seeks a visionary leader who is innovative, engaged and experienced to direct their NCAA Division 1 athletic department. More details HERE.

Assistant Athletic Director for Compliance (University at Albany / Albany, NY): Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:manage and monitor all aspects of Bylaw 13, 14, 15 and 17; coordinate and create rules education initiatives for athletics department staff, coaches... More details HERE.

Director, Ticket Sales (University of Arizona / Tucson, AZ): This position will develop and implement ticket sales strategies and best practices for individuals and businesses through comprehensive sales campaigns. More details HERE.

Director, Compliance for Financial Aid (University of Arizona / Tucson, AZ): Responsible for all activities associated with Bylaw 15 to meet NCAA/Pac-12/institutional guidelines. Directs Athletics financial aid awards, the NLI program and institutional/federal aid eligibility. More details HERE.

Director of Advancement for Athletics (George Mason University / Fairfax, VA): George Mason University is seeking a Director of Advancement for Athletics. This position plans and manages all development-focused programs jobs.gmu.edu. More details HERE.

Assistant Director- Athletic Compliance Office (University of Minnesota / Minneapolis, MN): Responsible for all compliance tasks for their assigned sports including interps, waivers and violations. Will serve as point of contact for the respective coaches and student-athletes. Job ID:326723 More details HERE.

Assistant Athletic Director of Human Resources (University of Wisconsin - Madison / Madison, WI): This position is a strategic, operational and a leadership position that is responsible for leading a team in executing a broad range of human resource management functions. More details HERE.

Assistant Director of the Phoenix Club (Elon University / Elon, NC): The Assistant Director of the Phoenix Club will create and manage multi-channel communications for the Phoenix Club including solicitations, events, and special projects. More details HERE.

Assistant Athletics Director, Engagement (Stanford University / Stanford, CA): This position will manage the athletics development engagement team and lead the strategy for the communications, events, and stewardship in support of the department’s fundraising goals. More details HERE.

Athletic Communications Director (University of Missouri-Kansas City / Kansas City, MO): The primary function of this position is to research, develop, design, and execute complex and strategic communications, educational and/or media projects for UMKC Athletics Department. More details HERE.

Associate Athletics Director of Compliance (Colgate University / Hamilton, NY): Colgate University Associate Athletics Director for Compliance serves on the VP/Director of Athletics leadership team with primary oversight of compliance, academics, and student-athlete development. More details HERE.

Annual Fund Coordinator (Washington State University / Pullman, WA): Member of the Cougar Athletic Fund team responsible for the development, coordination, and implementation of all aspects of the annual fund as well as some operational and administrative support. More details HERE.

Staff Psychologist (Purdue University / West Lafayette, IN): The Staff Psychologist will provide assessment, diagnosis, treatment planning, psychotherapy, and other mental health services to student-athletes. More details HERE.

Director of Media Relations (Ohio University / Athens, OH): Responsible for arranging and coordinating media coverage for assigned varsity sports (women’s volleyball, men’s basketball, and baseball). More details HERE.

Assoc Director/Director of Development/Major Gifts (Ole Miss Athletics Foundation / Oxford, MS): Assoc Dir/Dir of Dev/Major Gifts is a member of the Ole Miss Athletics Foundation staff charged with identification, solicitation, raising of philanthropic gifts to support Ole Miss Athletics. More details HERE.

Vice President of Texas Region (Tailgate Guys / Austin, TX): Tailgate Guys is seeking an executive to head up our TX Region - dynamic leader with proven track record in a service oriented hospitality business, managing a team, and driving revenue and growth. More details HERE.

Associate or Assistant Athletic Director for Development (Utah Valley University / Orem, UT): Raises funds from external constituencies. Manages an assigned portfolio of donors and prospects. Identifies and qualifies prospects. Engages and cultivates current and prospective donors, etc. More details HERE.

Director of Development, Seattle Operations (Washington State University / Seattle, WA): Member of the WSU Cougar Athletic Fund team based in Seattle, sharing significant responsibilities for the advancement of the CAF’s annual, major, and planned giving development efforts ($25,000+). More details HERE.

Director of Clinical & Sport Psychology (University of Wisconsin-Madison / Madison, WI): The Director of Clinical Psychology for student-athletes will oversee the delivery of clinical and sport psychology services to student-athletes within the established medical model. More details HERE.

Annual Fund Coordinator (Washington State University / Pullman, WA): Member of the Cougar Athletic Fund team responsible for the development, coordination, and implementation of all aspects of the annual fund as well as some operational and administrative support. More details HERE.

Compliance Coordinator (University of Richmond / Richmond, VA): The Compliance Coordinator independently coordinates, plans, organizes and implements all monitoring systems of the Athletics Compliance program, developing/implementing programs and procedures. More details HERE.

Senior Associate Athletic Director for Compliance (San Jose State University / San Jose, CA): Job ID: 24742, Classification: Administrator II, Hiring Salary: Commensurate with experience. More Details HERE.

Coordinator of Student-Athlete Development (University of Oregon / Eugene, OR): Assist student-athlete development staff to develop and implement innovative programs and individualized support services that empower student-athletes to succeed in college and in life. More details HERE.

Assistant Director of Media Relations (College of the Holy Cross / Worcester, MA): Assistant Director of Athletic Media Relations - College of the Holy Cross - Please apply at http://apptrkr.com/1295249 More details HERE.

Assistant Coach, Men's Lacrosse (University of Richmond / Richmond, VA): This position is responsible for assisting with all phases of the Division I Men’s Lacrosse program at the University of Richmond. Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to: coaching an. More details HERE.

Director of Sports Nutrition (University of Louisville Athletic Association / Louisville, KY): Position oversees all aspects of the Sport Nutrition program to advance the development and delivery of nutrition services for 23 sports. More details HERE.

Assistant Athletics Director for Communications (California Baptist University / Riverside, CA): Oversee the day-to-day communications and media relations for all 18 NCAA Division I sports under the supervision of the Associate AD for External Relations. Serve as primary men’s basketball contact. More details HERE.

Assistant Director, Multimedia Services (Boise State University Athletics / Boise, ID): The individual will work with Bronco Athletics staff members to design, create and implement the department’s graphic identity for production, print, digital and web applications and special projects. More details HERE.

Assistant Coach, Cross Country/Track & Field (Brown University / Providence, RI): Assist Director of Cross Country, Track/Field in all phases of the program, recruiting, coaching, training, with a particular emphasis on coaching distance events and cross country. More details HERE.

Deputy Athletics Director, Business Operations (University of Notre Dame / Notre Dame, IN): University of Notre Dame is accepting applications for a Deputy Athletics Director, Business Operations. For full description view http://apptrkr.com/1292156. EOE/AA. More details HERE.

Director of Creative Design and Services (American Athletic Conference / Providence, RI): The individual will work with conference staff members to plan, design, prepare and execute the conference’s graphic identity for production, print, digital and web applications and special projects. More details HERE.

Athletics Annual Giving Officer (San Jose State University / San Jose, CA): Develops a plan to identify & prioritize new prospects, make discovery calls & build a prospect pool based on new prospects & past donors at the leadership giving level of $2,500 or greater. More Details HERE.

Ticket Sales and CRM, Database Manager (University of Arizona / Tucson, AZ): Arizona athletics is looking for a dynamic leader that will assist in supporting sales, marketing and development campaigns by providing metrics and tracking for success. More details HERE.

Associate Director of Annual Fund (Arizona State University Foundation / Tempe, AZ): Help us lead the annual fundraising for Arizona State University Athletics and help grow ASU the most innovative university in the US! More details HERE.

Assistant Athletic Director/Ticket Operations Coordinator (San Diego State University / San Diego, CA): Assist with administering all aspects of the day-to-day operations of the ticket office. Provide lead work direction/training to staff & students. Supervise events. Assist with annual ticket planning. More details HERE.

Director, Ticket Sales and Service (University of Texas at San Antonio / San Antonio, TX): Lead the UTSA Athletics Ticket Sales and Services team to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of customer ticket sales and service. More details HERE.

Director - Athletics Information Technology (Texas Tech University / Lubbock, TX): Direct and manage all information technology activities for the Intercollegiate Athletics Department; knowledge and experience with the latest hardware/software, programming, planning and development. More details HERE.

Director, Risk Management and Compliance Services (University of Texas at Austin / Austin, TX): To maintain and ensure an effective risk management and compliance program and ensure institutional control within Texas Athletics with a high level knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations. More details HERE.

Director, Athletic Compliance (University of Southern California / Los Angeles, CA)The Director, Athletic Compliance will assist in developing, implementing, and maintaining a comprehensive, in-depth, and effective athletic compliance program. More details HERE.

Assistant Director of Compliance (Pepperdine University / Malibu, CA): The Assistant Director of Compliance is responsible for monitoring and documenting compliance with the NCAA and West Coast Conference legislation for Pepperdine Athletics. More details HERE.

Sports Science Coordinator (University of Oregon Athletic Department / Eugene, OR): Responsible for the development and planning of performance support for world class student-athletes. Assess and enhance athlete readiness, performance, and recovery. More details HERE.

Assistant Director, Communications (Stanford University / Stanford, CA): Stanford University seeks a highly-motivated, energetic and team-orientated individual with strong communication skills to fill the role of Assistant Director, Communications. More details HERE.

Head Cross Country & Track and Field Coach (CSUN / Northridge, CA): The Head Cross Country & Track and Field Coach oversees the management of all aspects for both the Men's and Woman's programs. More details HERE.

Asst. Track & Field and Cross Country Coach (Montana State University / Bozeman, MT): Responsible for assisting the Montana State University’s Men’s & Women’s Track & Field and Cross Country programs in Bozeman, Montana. More details HERE.
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