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We finally have some movement on the Learfield-IMG College deal, though to what end is not quite known yet. SBJ's Smith: "IMG College all company call scheduled for tomorrow. Details of merger with Learfield expected to be revealed. Terms and divestitures could be part of it. Deal originally signed October 2017. DOJ review is thought to be complete." (link); SB Nation Senior Writer Godfrey: "I’ve been told the long-gestating IMG/Learfield merger confirmation will be announced tomorrow." (link)
Overnight, The Athletic's Davis confirms UCLA AD Guerrero will make a MBB HC change today. No indication yet on who will serve as Interim HC. (link); Bruins Nation's Piechowski goes on to note that Guerrero may be planning on retiring at the end of 2019. Piechowski sums his position up, writing: "The UCLA Bruins men’s basketball program has sunk so low that it requires either an immediate fix or a fix at the end of this season. Replacing Dan Guerrero as Athletic Director is something that Bruin fans will probably have to wait longer for." (link)
The carousel shifted into another gear in Coral Gables yesterday. Just hours after Miami (FL) FB HC Richt announced his retirement from coaching, the school announced Temple HC Diaz would return to the Canes. UM AD James confirmed he was surprised by Richt's departure, but added: "I guess what I would say in this room, again, it’s no secret, we had to figure out how to get better on offense and I think there’s some obvious things that we need to do on that front, and Mark and I spoke in great detail about what we could do to better our position offensively in the future. ... I know that he and Katharyn gave their all when they returned to Coral Gables three years ago. We are proud of the many accomplishments of his team, their top 10 rankings, their graduates and restoring excitement in Canes football." Diaz, who served as DC under Richt the past three seasons before taking the Owls' job earlier this month, said he had no idea this opportunity would present itself but expressed excitement about returning "home." Temple AD Kraft expressed disappointment at Diaz's sudden decision but wished him well. Kraft added: "We have already launched a national search for a new head football coach and I am confident that we will bring yet another outstanding head coach to North Broad Street." (link, link); With the departures of former HCs Collins & Diaz, Temple will bank $6.5M in the process. (link)
Pac-12 Commish Scott sat with AthleticDirectorU to cover ground on the importance of building consensus, "not necessarily unanimity," and addressing criticisms that come with being a visible leader. The conversation also includes thoughts on how he handles criticism & the future of media rights. Scott: "In these types of very visible roles, you get more credit than you deserve at times and you get more blame than you deserve at times. You have to understand it goes with the territory. […] There is an arms race in college athletics and success is sometimes measured in short and in relative terms. But we've got a long-term strategy regarding success in the media rights market." More. (link)
SBJ's Ourand reports Verizon and Disney have reached a "broad-based distribution agreement." While specifics of the deal have yet to be finalized, one component, according to Ourand, appears to be the inclusion of the ACC Network as part of Disney's carriage deal: "I expect (the) ACC Network to wind up with expanded basic carriage on Verizon when it launches in August." (link)
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UCF Prez Whittaker yesterday posited that CFP expansion will happen "long before" the current contract expires in 2026, adding: "I think it will happen within the next year or two. Just listening to the dialogue right now among presidents and commissioners -- and you’re starting to hear it among ESPN management and talent -- I think the ball is over the mountain and starting to roll downhill." Whittaker also submits that there is no need to take legal action due to the seeming inevitability of expansion: "You need to have two groups on board -- commissioners and conference presidents -- and we’re starting to see that. ... You’re starting to see some of the power conferences that haven’t participated a lot in the playoffs open to the idea of trying something different.” (link)
The Capital One Orange Bowl did a 10.4 overnight rating (down 17% year-over-year), while the Goodyear Cotton Bowl pulled a 10.3 (-30%). Both figures account for ESPN's MegaCast offering and rank the pair of games among the top six highest-rated cable presentations of 2018 ("a top six which features all five CFP games that were played in the calendar year"). The Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl saw its highest non-semifinal overnight of the CFP era with the Birmingham market the highest-rated for all three games as 50%+ watched the Alabama-Oklahoma game. (link, link); Here is a chart of the top-rated markets for Saturday's CFP games. Not surprisingly, Birmingham, Greenville, Oklahoma City & Tulsa lead the pack. (link)
It's official, Houston has confirmed it will part ways with FB HC Applewhite after two seasons and a 15-11 record. AD Pezman, in a statement, thanked Applewhite for his commitment to the university and added: "After a thorough evaluation of our football program, it is my assessment our future opportunities for success are better addressed by making this very difficult decision now. While the immediate future may be challenging, our future at UH is very bright. We've made many sizable improvements over the past five years, and I look forward to enhancing our future success through the hiring of our next head coach." As part of the buyout, UH will pay Applewhite $1.95M for the final three years of his contract. (link); Adding to the drama, here's Stadium's McMurphy, "USC OC/former Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury has declined 'a lucrative offer' to become coach at Houston, source told @WatchStadium. WVU’s Dana Holgorsen is UH’s next target, source said." (link)
Yahoo's Thamel reports former Arizona/Michigan/West Virginia HC Rodriguez will receive just under $3M for the duration of his three-year contract as the new OC at Ole Miss. Thamel says Rodriguez was also being pursued by Utah. Interestingly, the Rebels will now have two prominent former HCs as coordinators. Former Colorado/San Jose State HC MacIntyre will lead the defense in Oxford at $1.5M for three years. (link)
Rivada Networks SVP Carney and ESCP Europe Business School Professor Getz team up for the HBR: "Give Your Team the Freedom to Do the Work They Think Matters Most." Premise: "A liberated company allows employees complete freedom and responsibility to take actions that they—not their managers—decide are best for their company’s vision." Steps for management to make this work: 1) Lose your ego; 2) Share the company's vision; 3) Create the respect tide; 4) Ask your team what's in their way; and 5) Become the guardian of the liberated team. (link)
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The San Jose Mercury News' Wilner on the possibility of the Pac-12's creating a new entity to house all it's revenue verticals & selling a slice (10%) for $500M, "(I also wonder about the impact a private equity investment would have on the NCAA’s economic model. Attorney Jeffrey Kessler, who’s pushing for compensation for athletes, might have some thoughts on the situation.) There is much to play out … and it’s entirely possible that nothing will come of the exploration. The closer you get to the pot of gold, after all, the less sense it makes to sell. But it’s clear that at least some of the campuses are unhappy with the revenue stream and have directed Scott to seek alternatives." (link)
SMU Senior Assoc. AD for Executive Affairs Adee chats with 1.Question's Brown on the topic of leaving a development position to work in strategic planning. Adee spent most of her career fundraising, but recently joined the Mustangs staff in a new role involving strategic planning, internal controls, and more. Adee discusses the quantitative evaluation approach she was accustomed to while working in development and gives insight on how she will be evaluated now in a position which is more project oriented. Of note, "In development, your evaluation is black and white. You have visit goals, you have a dollar goals and you try to hit those. In this role, we'll evaluate on an ongoing basis with regard to the projects I am working on. […] Everyone on our senior staff is in development in some way even if some of us don't have that title, we are always a representative of SMU." (link)
Just six weeks after agreeing to become the English Premier League's fourth CEO since its inception in 1992, Discovery Inc. executive Dinnage has had a change of heart. Dinnage, who would've been the league's first woman to hold the CEO position and was due to succeed retiring CEO Scudamore in January, did not offer an explanation as to why she has decided not to helm Europe's most profitable soccer league. Meanwhile, the Wall Street Journal reports that many of the league's largest clubs were displeased with how Dinnage's appointment was handled, with several owners unaware that she was in the running until the day they were asked to vote on her confirmation. It remains unclear whether Scudamore, who has served as CEO for the past 20 years, will remain in the post while the search for his successor continues. (link)
Also Noticed: Missouri Director of Athletic Equipment Operations Kurowski credited with Mizzou's "football uniform frenzy," creating many of the new looks this year using mannequins in his office. (link); ESPN announces the first two quarters of 2019's UFC schedule with Ten Fight Night events on ESPN, three between now and end of June. Sports TV scheduling expert Sarzyniak wonders how the deal could impact college FB slots in Q3. (link); This is pretty crazy: Last year's champs from the NFL, FBS, FCS, DII, DIII, NAIA and NJCAA will all have a chance to defend their titles this season. (link); This year's Black Student-Athlete Summit is technically sold out, but there's still an opportunity to get on the event's wait list. (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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