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The DI Committee on Academics will focus its review of the APR on "which student-athletes are included in the rate, transfers (before and after graduation), how the rate is calculated and how penalties are assigned." Overall, the goal is to get a fresh look on how the APR aligns with its focus of overall academic performance & progression toward degree completion. The leadership group says it will adjust APR only if GSR can be improved. Results of the review may be ready next Spring. (link)
North Texas' FB match-up with Southern Miss over the weekend was delayed by a storm in the area & once action got started there weren't too many folks in the stands. Mean Green AD Baker with a subtle nudge to the UNT fanbase, "Very grateful for all @MeanGreenSports fans that made it out today. But to be a championship program we need everyone doing their part. Rain kept too many fans away today. @SethLittrell, our players & coaches are doing their part. Buy your tickets now for 10/27 Homecoming vs Rice." Baker was also active in response to feedback from his tweet, including this to one detractor, "And we appreciate your support. Fans like you deserve to see a team that's 6-1. Last time you had the chance was 1988. Building consistently strong attendance is imperative to the long term future of the program if the goal is to build a team that competes for championships." (link)
Temple AD Kraft & Louisiana boss Maggard review the challenge of navigating their daily schedules to ensure key priorities move forward. Troy Deputy AD for External Operations Jones moderates the ADU conversation as the pair also touch on their approach to delegation, the importance of a solid administrative assistant & more. Kraft: "Everything goes back to communication. Everyone on your staff, specifically your leadership team, needs to be aligned and know what we are doing as a department. […] I tell my staff to attack their responsibility. If you make a mistake, make a mistake at 100 miles per hour." Maggard: "I schedule my priorities versus prioritizing my schedule. Because if I do the latter, a lot of junk will fill up that schedule. […] The Administrative Assistant is of the utmost important. I needed someone who can stay ahead of me." (link)
The Boston Globe has released a new multi-part series of the life of former New England Patriots tight end & former Florida FB student-athlete Hernandez. Part II includes background on Hernandez's time in Gainesville, where he arrived as a 17-year old after graduating high school early. There's all sorts of details on Hernandez's run-ins with the law, drug usage & high-level play on the FB field. Former Gators HC & current Ohio State boss Meyer on Hernandez & what he could have done differently, "I really don’t know. I saw a distressed person when he came to our place, we tried to surround him with really, really quality people and we monitored him very closely and then he went on to an NFL career. So I’m trying to think...That’s a tough question." Lots more. (link)
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Impressive response by a student-athlete on the role of a HC. LSU FB student-athlete Moreau in defense of Tigers HC Orgeron's approach, "What is the job of a head coach? You have to think about that. You know, we have incredibly high paid, incredibly tactile coordinators who do an incredible job and create incredible game plans and have us always ready to play. So, what room does that leave for the head coach? He's gotta make sure, every Saturday, that we are ready mentally, physically, emotionally. He has done that every Saturday I've been around here. It might be a different thing, it might be a different wrinkle. He might cut practice by five minutes. He knows what he's doing. People just hear his accent and think, 'Oh, this guy is just all rah-rah, he just gets people pumped up.' But, the lengths he goes to make sure we're ready to play on Saturday, it's astounding." (link)
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The AP's Russo: Why schools rush to extend coach contracts. Russo points to Auburn FB HC Malzahn as the current prime example. According to Spencer Fane, 35 FBS HCs & 21 'Power 5' HCs received some sort of amendment to their deal before the end of last year & the beginning of this one. Spencer Fane's Lattinville: "If we have a good coach or we think we do, we're probably better off extending him because if we don't, we have to let him go for whatever reason because he went to greener pastures, well, then we had the one coach that got away and it's going to be expensive for us to pay off all the assistants who otherwise didn't find a job and hire a search firm and hire a new coach and then pay market-grade for that particular coach. I think that that's mistaken. [...] You make the bad hire and you can end up getting fired. If I've got somebody who's good or good enough that's a whole lot better than risking your career on the next hire you make." Some perspective from Oklahoma AD Castiglione, "For some reason, we have some large swings in the marketplace and then it seems like a number of (contracts) start to get adjusted based on a wild swing in the marketplace. Whether or not they might be justified. But there are other forces at work. I don't mean to sound like I'm commenting against anyone but agents are crafty. They know how leverage works. They can manipulate the marketplace at times to the advantage of their clients. They're doing their jobs." More. (link)
Bowling Green AD Moosbrugger makes the first FBS move of the season as he'll replace outgoing FB HC Jinks. Compounded $437K annual base is due to Jinks through the end of his contract which runs another 2.5 years, though it does include mitigation. (link); The Athletic's Vannini takes a look at who may be in the mix for the BGSU spot: Notre Dame ACs Elston & Polian, Michigan AC Warinner, Ohio State OC Wilson, Mount Union (DIII) HC Kehres, Youngstown State's Pelini, others. (link)
Canisius AD Maher turns to Findlay (DII) Assoc. AD for Student-Athlete Welfare/SWA Liotta as the new Assoc. AD/SWA for the Golden Griffins. Liotta also spent time at Lake Erie (DII) & replaces new Daemen (DII) AD Murphy, who served in the role for Canisius for 13 years. (link)
Georgia-LSU on CBS was the highest-rated tilt from Saturday as it recorded a 3.7. Wisconsin-Michigan on ABC did a 3.6, Florida-Vanderbilt posted a 1.8 on ESPN, Ohio State-Minnesota also with a 1.8 for FS1. (link); USA Today's Woken with his weekly 'Misery Index.' Top 5: Georgia, Penn State, Washington, Auburn, Illinois. Trending: Miami (FL), Arkansas State, Oklahoma State, TCU & Arizona. (link)
IDEO Portfolio Director Brown for the HBR: "How One Company Got Employees to Speak Up and Ask for Help." Follows one company, which had grown so quickly they couldn't keep up with call center demand, and how they fixed slipping customer satisfaction scores: 1) Start with Experiments - the company took a month-long "experimentation vacation" where the goal was to change whatever it takes to prevent clients from living by the three-call rule; 2) Don't Wait for Perfect Ideas - one of the most ridiculous ideas ended up becoming the company's best experiment; 3) Iterate Until It's Great; and 4) Make It Safe to Ask for Help. "As a leader, if you want to create an environment where it’s okay to ask for help, how can you show that even you need help from time to time? How can you publicly celebrate people giving and receiving help? If you want people to start asking for help, then they need to see everyone else doing it too." (link)
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More from Alabama AD Byrne on bringing back the popular 'Dixieland Delight' tradition to home FB games, "Never did I think ‘Dixieland Delight’ would carry so many of my conversations in my time at Alabama. From the time I got here… I think I probably heard about it the first day. […] At the beginning of the football season, we started having some discussion internally. […] About three or four weeks ago, we started saying, 'Ok I think we can make this happen.'" (link)
In follow-up to the exit of former Senior Assoc. AD for Compliance Toliver on the grounds of sexual misconduct claims, UNLV leaders detail how the institution has improved its policies & processes on the important topic. Rebels AD Reed-Francois: "We want our student-athletes and our coaches and our staff to feel empowered to come forward without fear of retaliation. We have 480 student-athletes and 242 staff members; we’re going to have incidents. How we react to those incidents is how we’re going to be defined." Specific programming applications for the university & the athletic department include One Team, LawRoom education sessions, CARE Advocates, Green Dot, Girls on Guard & It's On Us. More. (link)
Western Kentucky MBB drew an average of 5,487 fans to E.A. Diddle Arena last season, a significant increase over the previous year's 3,915 average. By the end of September, the Hilltoppers had surpassed last year's ticket sales numbers and as of Thursday, less than 500 season tickets remain. MBB HC Stansbury to the Bowling Green Rotary Club last week: "Let’s make sure that first game … that there’s not a ticket available nowhere, that people are having to knock on those doors to try to get in that place. That’s the way it’s got to be." With a Hilltopper Lounge area on the upper concourse and new seating areas the building's capacity is up to 7,523. New HD videoboards and an upgrade sound system also await fans inside Diddle this season. Stansbury: "Remember, I said two years ago, 'If you don’t have a ticket, you better get one. There’s going to come a time real soon there won’t be one for sale.' We all know that time is now." (link)
Thirteen organizations at Dartmouth are facing hazing allegations, three of which are athletic programs and under investigation. University spokeswoman Lawrence: "The college is taking these allegations seriously and has retained an external investigator to conduct interviews and engage in a fact-finding process. The information has been shared with the Hanover Police Department per our protocol. Reporting activity that may be harmful or dangerous is the responsibility of every member of our community and we are heartened by those who have come forward. The information gathered through this process will inform the college’s next steps including any interim measures and/or disciplinary processes." No indication on which sports are involved. (link)
Also Noticed: In critical condition since his injury September 29, Tennessee State FB student-athlete Abercrombie has been upgraded to stable condition. (link); From Law 360: "Plaintiffs alleging Baylor University mishandled or ignored sexual assault allegations, including many against its football players, may ask the university more questions about a controversial 2015 internal investigation by Pepper Hamilton..." More behind the paywall. (link); The Athletic's Brown looks at the history of the AP Top-25 midseason polls and how they compare to the end of year standings. Lots of data here, but consider this: "Of the 33 national champions since 1989 (including split champs in 1990, 1991, 1997 and 2003), 27 have been ranked in the top five of the AP poll in mid-October. No team ranked No. 6 or 7 at this point in the season has won a national title in the past 29 seasons, and teams ranked No. 8 (2015 Alabama), No. 9 (2006 Florida), No. 10 (2003 LSU), No. 11 (1990 Georgia Tech), No. 13 (2014 Ohio State) and No. 14 (1990 Colorado) have claimed one title each." (link); With three weeks to go before the actual vote, a recent poll indicates a majority (57%) of San Diegans will vote yes on "Measure G," the SDSU West Initiative, whereby the city of SD sells 132 acres of land to SDSU. (link); The state of Oregon will contribute $10M toward the 2021 World Outdoor Championships at Hayward Field on the University of Oregon campus. (link) powered by Turnkey Search
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Development Coordinator (San Diego State University / San Diego, CA): Clerical/administrative support & project coordination; donor prospect research/identification, coordinate/disseminate communications; prepare documents/ presentations & maintain database/files. More details HERE.

Development Assistant (University of Oregon / Eugene, OR): Support the execution of emerging annual giving campaigns and annual giving stewardship. This position will support fundraising efforts, including: direct mail, email, telefund, crowdfunding, etc. More details HERE.

Assistant/Associate Director of Athletics for Compliance and Student Services (Fairfield University / Fairfield, CT): Responsible for overseeing the day-to-day administration and operation of a comprehensive compliance and rules education program for 20 varsity sports and 450 student athletes. More details HERE.

Assistant Coach 1 - Strength & Conditioning (Middle Tennessee State University / Murfreesboro, TN): Assist the Assistant Athletic Director for Strength & Conditioning and the Head Football Strength & Conditioning Coach with general oversight of the Strength and Conditioning Program. More details HERE.

(UPDATED TITLE!) Assistant Athletic Director Marketing and Promotions (Florida Atlantic University / Boca Raton, FL): Reports to Senior Associate AD for External Relations. The position will develop & execute annual marketing plans, create & implement marketing strategies, develop event scripts. More details HERE.

Assistant Ticket Director, Job #443336 (Ohio State University / Columbus, OH): Manages ticket operations for selected events including programming, invoicing, allocation, distribution, season database maintenance and assisting customers with inquiries and ticket purchases. More details HERE.

Assistant Ticket Manager - Sales (Brown University / Providence, RI): This position will provide support to the Assistant Director of Athletics – Marketing & Ticketing, specifically in the area of Ticket Sales. Ticket Supervisor for select paid athletic events. More details HERE.

Assistant Coordinator (Athletics) (Mississippi State University / Starkville, MS): Provides customer service to Bulldog Club members & season ticket holders on a daily basis; makes in person contact with potential donors for the purpose of giving financial support to MS State Ath. More details HERE.

Learning Specialist/Academic Advisor (Washington State University / Pullman, WA): WSUAthletics is accepting applications for the position of Learning Specialist/Academic Advisor. Applications are accepted through October 21, 2018. More details HERE.

Assistant Athletics Director (Kansas Athletics, Inc. / Lawrence, KS): The Assistant Athletics Director assists with fundraising efforts, serves as Sports Administrator for Track & Field and Cross Country, and chairs a diversity recruitment committee. More details HERE.

Director of Photography (University of Minnesota / Minneapolis, MN): Direct all facets of photography for 25-sport Intercollegiate Athletics Department. Serve as the primary photographer for the athletics department including all studio, specialty, event and live games. More details HERE.

Assistant Coach, Strength & Conditioning (University of North Carolina Wilmington / Wilmington, NC): Under the direction of the Head Coach, Strength & Conditioning, the Assistant Coach, Strength & Conditioning, will develop and manage effective individual and group strength/conditioning programs for. More details HERE.

Associate Director/Director of Licensing (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 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, 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 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: 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-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 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.

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 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.

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 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.
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