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Two LSU FB student-athletes, including key offensive contributor Edwards-Helaire, were questioned by police after a shooting that left one man dead in the back of a Chevy Silverado. An attorney for the pair says both were released after questioning & the incident was the result of self defense. The attorney does not expect any charges to be filed as both fully cooperated with law enforcement & were the original callers to 911 about the situation. Tigers AD Alleva: "Right now, our concern is for the safety and well-being of our student athletes. They have been involved in a traumatic incident and we have made our counselors available to assist immediately." (link)
Tennessee AD Fulmer reflects on the Vols' National Championship following the 1998 season, equates the university's situation then to what he sees after leading the entire department for the last year, "It was a very clear chain of command (then); That's what I'm wanting here. I think in a year we've made significant progress. I like working with people. I like faculty and administration, for us to all be on the team, and we're getting it." (link)
The Athletic's Emerson reports Georgia will move forward on new FB-only digs next year, continuing the facilities boom for the gridiron Bulldogs. Emerson indicates key donors have already been approached about the project that will include "team meeting rooms, coaching offices, a new weight room and more." Investment amount? Over $63M, per Emerson. More details expected at the next athletic board meeting in February. (link)
If another federal government shutdown occurs, Air Force athletics won't be impacted this time around as "The Department of Defense was funded for the fiscal year, which runs through September 2019, and the Air Force Academy and its athletics would be covered under that financial umbrella." (link)
Virginia Tech cancels its FB series with ECU, won't travel to Greenville next season (or '23 & '25) & instead will face two FCS opponents during their 2019 slate. Looks like Hokies AD Babcock wanted to move the '19 matchup to a neutral site. The cancellation between the two earlier this season due to Hurricane Florence seems to be part of the tension. Babcock: "Obviously with the miscommunication and the situation this year, it gave us a chance to sit back and evaluate our schedule. […] We let some time go by to just let some of the emotions of the situation go, so we could make a decision that was best for our football program." (link, link)
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Ohio State AD Smith says outgoing FB HC Meyer will become Asst. AD for the Buckeyes. Smith mentions raising money, helping to develop other OSU HCs, speaking engagements & being a part of the Bucks' Leadership Institute as items Meyer will be involved with. Smith on the possibility of Meyer hanging around the FB program too much, "I’m not that worried about it, but it’s something we have to pay attention to. I’m not that worried because of our relationship. I’m very direct with him. If I see him step over, I’ll say, ‘Hey, buddy, let’s talk about that.’ We have that relationship where I can say, 'Brother, you’ve got to be careful here. What are you doing?'" (link)
Houston FB fell to Army West Point 70-14 in yesterday's Armed Forces Bowl, ending the Cougars' campaign at 8-5. Reports hit the wire that HC Applewhite's job was in doubt going forward as it also sounds like OC Briles is headed to Florida State. UH AD Pezman, generally, "Within the last several weeks, we have shown our commitment to our football program under Major with salary increases to specific positions in an attempt to retain his staff for the future." (link)
"There's no issue with that with me. I just do my job as well as I possibly can and that's what I do every day. I'm a man of God, so I've got an audience of one, and I [show up] every day, work as hard as I can for my guys and at the end of the day, if I know that I've prepared and worked hard, then that's what matters to me." That's UCLA MBB HC Alford on questions about his future in Westwood as the Bruins sit at 7-5 after a 2017-18 campaign of 21-12 (11-7) & a First Four exit. (link)
Stadium MBB reporter/analyst Goodman continues his 'Conference Chain of Command' series with the Ivy League. Final rankings, based on feedback from coaches around the league: Penn, Harvard, Princeton, Yale, Columbia, Cornell, Brown Dartmouth. One of the more interesting comments comes for Cornell, "Big campus and college town feel that’s unique within the league. It’s almost like a Big Ten-type of feel as a school." Pro & con feedback for each program included. (link)
While we all want only "A players" on our teams & within our organizations, that's an impossibility per former NYU professor & corporate consultant Kislik. So, how do you get the most out of your "B" employees & retain them for the future? 1) Get to know and appreciate them as the unique individuals they are; 2) Reassess job fit; 3) Consider the possibility of bias in your assignments; 4) Intentionally support them to be their best; and, 5) Give permission to take the lead. (link)
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In his latest Knowlton's Notes, Cal's namesake AD goes the video route, points to FB's wins over Washington & USC as evidence HC Wilcox is "laying a strong foundation for a program built around character, purpose & developing the entire student-athlete...the type of program we know is essential at Cal." Knowlton says FB attendance was up more that 6K per game yoy, with a doubling of student attendance. More. (link)
Western Kentucky MBB defeated St. Mary's in Bowling Green by a three-point margin, but Hilltoppers AD Stewart wishes the game would have been played on December 1st, as originally scheduled, when WKU students would have still been on campus. The Gaels tried to buy out the trip across the country for $100K, asked for the date change due to an opportunity to host Cal on the 1st of the month. Stewart: "It was a little disappointing the way it unfolded. If we have a signed contract with somebody and we agree on the date, we’re going to honor that. We’re not going to try to change that around. But at the end of the day, they changed the date, but they didn’t change the outcome. The better team won." (link)
A man who suffered brain injuries during on-field halftime activities at a San Diego State-Fresno State FB game in 2017 has filed a lawsuit against both universities on the grounds of "permanent cognitive injuries" & "loss of consortium." While walking around the field for homecoming festivities, the man was struck by a "fast moving football" that was either kicked or thrown by players on the field warming up for the second half. The suit alleges the Aztecs & Bulldogs "were negligent in their hiring of Athletic Department personnel that could allow the incident to happen. It also contends the universities failed to train employees to recognize dangers to the public and that employees failed to properly supervise halftime activities." (link)
Also Noticed: Updated look at NET, RPI, KPI, BPI, SOR, KenPom & Sagarin ratings as of yesterday afternoon. One stop shop to compare most of the key MBB data points. (link); Loyola (Maryland) AD Woodruff rehires former Greyhounds Women's Soccer HC Mallia to the same post. Mallia recored a 87-45-8 mark from 1998-2004. Most recently served as an AC at Navy after stints at Tennessee, Loyola Marymount & UCLA. (link); Both Georgia & Texas have sold out their Sugar Bowl allotments, but SeatGeek data shows more Longhorns fans buying off the secondary market. (link)
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Associate Commissioner, External Communications Strategy (Mountain West Conference / Colorado Springs, CO): Member of senior leadership team with focus on developing and implementing strategies to generate greater awareness and visibility for the Mountain West and its member institutions. More details HERE.

Associate Athletic Director for External Operations (Oakland University / Rochester, MI): Provide leadership, direction and supervision for Athletic Communications, Creative and Emerging Media, Ticket Sales and Operations, Video Services, Marketing, Fan Experience, Licensing and Branding. More details HERE.

Associate Athletic Director for Development (Oakland University / Rochester, MI): Provide leadership and direction for the Athletics' Development Office. Identifying/cultivating major gift prospects.Cultivate/solicit for annual fund, endowment, capital and sport specific initiatives. More details HERE.

Associate Athletic Director for Student Athlete Experience (Oakland University / Rochester, MI): Support and foster student-athlete excellence, health, safety and well-being and oversee academic services, life skills, sports med., strength and conditioning, nutrition and sports psychology. More details HERE.

Assistant or Associate Athletic Director for Internal Operations (Augustana University / Sioux Falls, SD): Augustana University invites applications for the opportunity of Assistant or Associate Athletic Director for Internal Operations. More details HERE.

Assistant Athletic Director for Facilities and Event Management (Oakland University / Rochester, MI): Provide leadership, direction, managerial support and budget oversight to Facilities Operations, Events Management, and the Equipment Room. More details HERE.

Coordinator, Ticket Operations (University of Arizona / Tucson, AZ): The Coordinator of Ticket Operations will oversee ticketing for Soccer, Gymnastics, and Track and Field. The candidate will play a critical role in day to day operations for the ticket office. More details HERE.

Mountain West Network PA/Host (Mountain West Conference / Colorado Springs, CO): Serve as host, producer and editor for in studio segments. Travel to various Conference championships and serve as reporter/photographer. Produce digital content for distribution on multiple platforms. More details HERE.

HokieVision - Associate Director, ACC Network (Virginia Tech Athletics / Blacksburg, VA): The Associate Director, ACC Network reports to the Senior Director, ACC Network Operations. They will serve as the Lead Producer and also assist in the day-to-day execution of ACC Network/ESPN. More details HERE.

Coordinator - Athletics Compliance (Middle Tennessee State University / Murfreesboro, TN): Assist the Associate Athletic Director for Compliance to develop, monitor and oversee all aspects of NCAA compliance for 17 NCAA Division I athletic programs. More details HERE.

Deputy Athletic Director (University of New Mexico / Albuquerque, NM): The University of New Mexico's Athletics Department seeks a Deputy Athletic Director. For full Job Description and to Apply: PI106344778. More details HERE.

Assistant Athletics Director of Facilities and Operations (Florida International University / Miami, FL): Oversees athletic facility management and upkeep to the Ricardo Silva Stadium and the FIU Athletics practice fields. More details HERE.

Associate Director - Academic & Career Counseling (Kansas Athletics, Inc. / Lawrence, KS): Responsible for all aspects of the student-athletes structure including initial visits with prospective athletes, advising of degree and course options, and assisting with certifications. More details HERE.

Director of Finance - Athletics and Recreation (University of Denver / Denver, CO): Director of Finance is responsible for budget, finance, accounting, and reporting functions for the Division of Athletics and Recreation and all of its Division I Intercollegiate Athletic Programs. More details HERE.

Director of Development (Razorback Foundation, Inc. (Univ of Arkansas) / Fayetteville, AR): Responsible for identification, cultivation, and stewardship of donors in the advancement of annual fund & major giving development efforts. More details HERE.

Director, Communications (Stanford Athletics / Stanford, CA): Directly responsible for leading and executing all communications initiatives as the primary contact for football, in addition to a spring sport to be assigned. More details HERE.

Ticket Office Associate (University of Missouri Athletics Ticket Office / Columbia, MO): Assist with ticket responsibilities and provide a secondary level of checks and balances for ticket office accounting. More details HERE.

Assistant Athletics Director- Digital Strategies (University of Texas at San Antonio / San Antonio, TX): Direct, execute and lead social media strategies across all platforms to advance the UTSA Athletics brand. More details HERE.

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

Assistant Director of Marketing and Communications (Pepperdine University / Malibu, CA): The Assistant Director of Marketing & Communications assists in the promoting of Pepperdine’s Athletics Department with an emphasis on social media, digital/video, website and media relations. More details HERE.

Lecturer OR Professor of Practice (Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University / Tempe, AZ): The Lecturer/Professor of Practice will teach four to six courses per academic year (2-3 per semester), with a primary focus in any one of these areas: sports finance, economics, marketing, or analytics. More details HERE.

Associate Athletic Director Development (Florida International University / Miami, FL): Services as a front-line fundraiser for the FIU Intercollegiate Athletics program. Advances FIU Athletics program by developing and implementing strategies to secure major gift funding. More details HERE.

Head Athletic Trainer, Football (Stanford Athletics / Stanford, CA): As Head Athletic Trainer, Football you will be working cohesively and collaboratively with coaches, researchers and world-renowned physicians to ensure the health and safety of student-athletes. More details HERE.

Deputy Director of Athletics/Senior Associate AD, External (Pennsylvania State University / University Park, PA): Req Bachelor's deg & 12 yrs exp prefer at NCAA Division I level, demonstrated executive leadership/exp in strategic planning/communications, public relations, advancement, & business development. More details HERE.

Associate Athletic Director for Marketing & Communications (University of New Mexico / Albuquerque, NM): The University of New Mexico Athletics Department is accepting applications for the Associate Athletic Director for Marketing & Communications. Apply Here: More details HERE.

Head Coach - Women's Volleyball (Quinnipiac University / Hamden, CT): Quinnipiac University's Department of Athletics & Recreation seeks applications for Head Coach - Women's Volleyball. More info: More details HERE.

Development Director (University of Miami / Miami, FL): Miami is seeking a dynamic and energetic fundraiser that will be responsible for increasing gifts through relationships with assigned prospects and athletic constituents. More details HERE.

Director of Athletic Video Productions (University of South Dakota / Vermillion, SD): Responsible for creating video content for external use and in-game presentation, producing live events and coordinating video projects in support of the athletic department’s strategic plan. More details HERE.

Assistant Coach, Football (Brown University / Providence, RI): This 11-month position (3 assistant coach positions) assists the Head Coach in all phases of the Football program, with specific focus on a position area to be determined by the Head Coach. More details HERE.:

Associate/Sr. Associate Director of Athletics for Development (State University of New York at Buffalo / Buffalo, NY): This position will support and enhance the mission of the State University of New York at Buffalo Athletics Department and is responsible for working to optimize philanthropic support for Athletics. More details HERE.

Director of Fan Engagement , Marketing & Promotions - LSU (OUTFRONT Media / Baton Rouge, LA): Planning, coordination and implementation of all in-venue production and entertainment to create memorable fan experiences across all LSU athletic events with focus on men’s basketball and gymnastics. More details HERE.

Director/Associate Director Creative Content (Virginia Tech Athletics / Blacksburg, VA): The Director/Associate Director, Creative Content HokieVision will assist External Operations in the creating and strategizing of video and digital content for Virginia Tech Athletics. More details HERE.

Head Strength & Conditioning Coach (University of Hartford / Hartford, CT): Responsible for developing effective strength and conditioning programs that will produce, enhance and elevate performance for all student-athletes, while following NCAA and Conference rules. More details HERE.

Senior Associate AD - Development (Kansas Athletics / Lawrence, KS): The Senior Associate AD - Development is responsible for the oversight and coordination of all revenue development including annual giving, major gifts, and capital campaign fundraising efforts. More details HERE.

Director of Digital Marketing (Louisiana State University / Baton Rouge, LA): LSU Athletics is looking for someone well versed in digital marketing strategies and branding initiatives. A Bachelor's degree and three years' experience in sports industry marketing is required. More details HERE.

Assistant Director, Ticket Sales (University of Arizona / Tucson, AZ): Position will be tasked with generating revenue for Arizona Athletics via sales of season, partial and group packages through outbound calls‬. More details HERE.

Assistant Director of Development - Premium Seating and Annual Giving (Purdue Research Foundation / West Lafayette, IN): Lead the premium sales and stewardship management needs, primary contact for premium seat holders, identify new and cultivate existing donors, and direct and coordinate game day operations. More details HERE.

Director of the Roadrunner Athletic Fund (Assistant Director of Development) (University of Texas at San Antonio / San Antonio, TX): This position is responsible for increasing overall participation in the Roadrunner Athletic Fund by developing and coordinating all fundraising strategic plans. More details HERE.

Ticket Office Assistant (San Diego State University / San Diego, CA): Provide customer service and ticket sales in person & telephone. Assist with seat relocation/additional seat requests. Assist outbound ticket sales team. Supervisor for football and baseball games. More details HERE.

Assistant Athletic Trainer (UGA Athletic Association / Athens, GA): Supervise and coordinate athletic training services for student-athletes participating in intercollegiate athletic programs for the University of Georgia Athletic Association. More details HERE.

Senior Director of Development, Athletics & Associate Athletics Director (Marquette University / Milwaukee, WI): This position is responsible for raising gifts to support the mission, vision and priorities of Marquette University. The position will cultivate, solicit and steward identified athletics donors. More details HERE.

(Assistant Athletic Director of Development - Major Gifts (San Diego State University / San Diego, CA): Oversee the identification, qualification, cultivation, solicitation & stewardship of major gift prospects. Primary liaison of the Aztec Club to promote SDSU Athletics. Secure annual and major gifts. More details HERE.

Videographer (University of Oregon / Eugene, OR): The Videographer will be responsible for producing high-quality video board content for all sports within the University of Oregon athletic department. More details HERE.

Director of Development (Cal Poly / San Luis Obispo, CA): Director of Development is responsible for providing advancement and fundraising services designed to increase private support for the priorities of Athletics and the University. More details HERE.

Sr. Director/Director of Development (University of Nevada, Las Vegas - UNLV / Las Vegas, NV): The University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for Sr. Director/Director of Development, UNLV Athletics, [R0112744]. Please visit: More details HERE.

Head Women’s Soccer Coach (UC San Diego / La Jolla, CA): Overall operation of the Women’s Soccer program in accordance with University, conference and NCAA regulations. The position is a 100% time, 12-month contract position with full benefits. More details HERE.
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