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Minnesota's Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport releases study that investigated the hiring of women for HC positions leading female sports, Cincinnati the only school to have more than 70% female HCs in place leading women's teams, a number of SEC schools rank at the bottom with under 25% - link (article), link (chart)
Texas AD Patterson forms eight-person search committee to assist with hiring of new FB HC for the Longhorns, employs the services of Korn/Ferry who was also the consultant of record for AD search that ended with Patterson taking the reigns at UT, group includes two current Regents - link
Marquette Interim AD Cords talks about his return to lead the Golden Eagles, will arrive in Milwaukee by the end of the month, not sure what his role will be in eventually choosing a successor, "I'm really looking forward to beginning to help and seeing how things are." - link
Army AD Corrigan talks about challenges of hiring new FB HC for Black Knights, wants to see changes with scheduling of basic training that immediately precedes the start of Fall FB camp, will add two support members to staff to make sure all coaches can use the maximum number of days for recruiting - link
Syracuse AD Gross reportedly emailed all ACC ADs pushing for changes to league FB schedule, also suggests changing structure of divisions, cites lack of games in major media markets for some schools, which could be a detriment to recruiting efforts - link
Sports Business Journal's Ourand predicts major sports media deals set to tip in 2014, believes ESPN will strike an early agreement with the Big Ten that will be worth $30m annually per school, expects the SEC to have little trouble convincing carriers to add new league network, still sees Pac-12 on the outside of a DirecTV deal - link
NCAA investigating claims brought forth by the Los Angeles Times that Washington FB AC Lupoi paid an academic adviser for a prospective student-athlete $4,500 to help raise the player's high school GPA, former Huskies HC Sarkisian says he operated program fully above board - link
Wisconsin Capitol One Bowl tix sales lagging, Badgers have moved 3,800 of 12,500 allotment though Assoc. AD Doherty says he's heard nothing but positive sentiment about a trip to Orlando, AD Alvarez comments that he'd be more worried if the Big Ten didn't have an agreement with schools to help cover unsold bowl tix - link
Southern Illinois AD Moccia stands behind MBB HC Hinson after memorable presser on Tuesday night, "I know he's a good man. But he can have these Yosemite Sam bombastic outbursts." Hinson says that he regrets calling a player out by name, but isn't going to change his passionate approach - link
There are a number of interesting reviews of IMG's agreement to sell to William Morris Endeavor & Silver Lake Partners for $2.3b, in one from ESPN it lists IMG College's 2013 revenue at $483m, in another from Sports Business Journal industry experts weigh in on the move, most are anxious to see if the two companies find effective synergies - link (ESPN), link (SBJ)
Professional Development Time-Out from Coaches By The Numbers:
"Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things."
Shared by Southern Miss Deputy AD Jeremy McClain, from 'The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People' by Steven Covey
Eastern Washington partnered with CKSyme Media Group to execute SnapChart marketing campaign for Eagles FCS playoff game last weekend against Jacksonville State, aim was to build a behind-the-scenes story for fans to follow & appeal to a younger audience, open rates exceeded 70% - link
Valparaiso AD LaBarbera inks MBB HC Drew to 10-year extension, Drew says of situation leading Crusaders, "I’ve heard a lot of coaches say don’t mess with happy, and it’s more than just basketball that we’re very happy here." - link
Former CBS Sports Prez Pilson believes viewership for College FB on TV would significantly drop if student-athletes were paid as perception of sport would change with public, believes some of the allure of the sport is watching student-athletes compete "for the love of the game" - link
Auburn AD Jacobs fully committed to keeping entire Tigers FB staff intact, will leave raise discussions up to HC Malzahn in process that could happen before or after BCS National Championship Game, AC salary pool currently ranks 5th in the nation & 3rd in the SEC at $3.495m  - link
Global shipping behemoths UPS & FedEx getting challenged at the regional level by a handful of smaller, nimbler companies such as OnTrac & Pitt Ohio who can commonly get packages delivered quicker in immediate areas at a cost difference of 20% to 40% less, total market share approaching 5% - link
Interesting look at the decline of FB student-athletes who are also participating in fraternities, last year only 3 NFL draft picks of out 254 were frat members, across men's college athletics the focus & pressure of participating on a varsity sport seem to be decreasing involvement with Greek life - link
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Western Michigan AD Beauregard says new video scoreboard for Lawson Arena should be in place in time for 2014-15 season, will continue to push fundraising effort to replace units at Waldo Stadium, but no timeline has been set for those changes - link
Legal expert McCann believes student-athletes could still attempt to strong-arm industry leaders into deeper discussions about pay for play by filing individual lawsuits against the NCAA or simply boycotting participation that would be most influential if done for major TV games - link
Forbes releases annual study on the most valuable College FB programs, Texas again tops the list at $139m, Notre Dame ($117m), Alabama ($110m), LSU ($105m) & Michigan ($104m) round out the Top 5, Tennessee takes a 25% drop to $63m - link (article), link (list)
Outgoing Kent State Prez Lefton plans to form his own consulting firm, The LeftonGroup, once his departure from KSU is complete next July, will partner with former peers from stops at Tulane & George Washington to offer assistance on executive team building, strategic direction, presidential transitioning & more - link
New Mexico State AD Boston continuing to work to find a replacement opponent for Rice as FB game scheduled for next year would bring Aggies total to 13, if a suitable alternative cannot be found Boston plans to appeal to NCAA for 13-game slate, over-scheduling a result of not knowing conference situation two years ago - link
Coaching moves of note across the industry:
  • San Jose State AD Bleymaier tabs Hanson to lead Spartans Women's Soccer program, Hanson has had successful AC stints at Oregon & alma mater Portland - link
  • Dayton AD Wabler moves quickly, hires Maryland HC Horsmon to return to lead Flyers Volleyball, previously served as HC for UD from 2003-07 when program tallied a 225-93 mark with four NCAA Tourney appearances - link
  • Bowling Green AD Kingston hires Eastern Illinois FB HC Babers as new Falcons HC, calls him a 'proven winner', Babers went 7-5 & 12-2 in two seasons leading Panthers - link
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