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+ NCAA Prez Emmert in a phone interview with the Associates Press: "Yes, we've got these very serious issues which require serious change and they erode people's belief in the integrity of all college sports. That's a very serious problem and that's got to be addressed and we're doing that right now and I'm really optimistic that before basketball season next year we're going to have really meaningful change that makes this circumstance, if not completely go away, dramatically better than the problems that exist today. That's not the same as saying that collegiate sports is in crisis. […] How can a family and a player get the kind of advice, professional advice from reputable, responsible advisers and agents that they can use to make intelligent decisions for themselves and their families? Those are the questions that the commission is looking into as well. […] I haven't heard any universities say that they want to change amateurism to move into a model where student athletes are paid by universities and universities are negotiating with agents for their relationships with a school. I would be surprised if the commission came forward with that kind of recommendation." Further, Emmert believes the Olympic model needs "serious consideration," thinks the Rice Commission may find a way to impact the one-and-done rule & closed with, "I hope that it's possible that we can remember these are college kids playing a game that they love and that this is the moment of their lifetimes." (link)
+ North Carolina MBB HC Williams argues for schools to share letters amongst each other concerning agents who step out of line, while Duke peer Krzyzewski doesn't really think it's a necessary step. (link)
+ More from Arizona State Prez Crow as pointed out by's Dodd, calls the idea of paying student-athletes "silly" & he's also not a fan of student-athletes having the opportunity to profit from their name, image & likeness. Further, on the enforcement structure of the NCAA, sees a "sort of permanent administrative law process with administrative judges who are permanent, highly trained individuals who could deal with the rules and procedures as opposed to a committee of peers" as a better solution. (link)
The Central Michigan-Western Michigan MBB matchup will be played this morning at Northwood (NAIA) after the tragic shooting yesterday on the CMU campus. The tip will be closed to the public as Chips AD Alford comments, "We had long discussions today about how best to ensure the game is played without getting in the way of events on our campus. This solution also helps Western Michigan, our team and the MAC finish the season and get ready for the MAC Basketball Tournament." An update on the MAC Wrestling Championships, also scheduled to take place on campus in Mt. Pleasant will be provided no later than 11a EST. (link)
The topic of mid-major conference expansion continues to bubble as The Summit League Commish Douple provides some perspective from his seat, "We’ve never been a league that worries about numbers. It’s always about, we want folks that want to be with us and can compete with us. Are we steadily looking for additional members? Absolutely. That’s been a constant. But we’ve been patient enough to bring in the ones that are going to carry us into the future." South Dakota AD Herbster points to improved communication between ADs as key to having a handle on what's real & what's just internet fodder, "You hear stuff and read stuff on blogs and twitter – is NDSU leaving, is Omaha leaving, where is Denver going to go. But when we finally picked up the phone and talked to each other we realized no one is going anywhere. […] Each institution has to look at themselves and ask what their aspirations are, but right now I feel pretty good about where we’re at." If the league were to add members a return of UMKC is mentioned as possible, as is the addition of Northern Colorado & a handful of DII institutions like Augustana, St. Cloud State, Minnesota State Mankato & Minnesota Duluth. Douple says the league doesn't "need" anyone right now, but could add any number if it wanted to. A bit more. (link)
FB rules officials are discussing the possibility of allowing student-athletes to make a fair catch on kickoffs within the 25-yard line that would count as a touchback. NCAA secretary-rules editor Shaw: "Coaches have really looked at this and they want to do things to make this play safer in our game and keep it a viable play." The change could go in play for the 2018 season. Other possible changes include quickening the pace of play after touchdowns & kickoffs, as well as a new 10-second run-off for instant replay overturns with under one-minute on the clock. (link)
Embattled Arizona MBB student-athlete Trier traveled to Salt Lake City late last week to have his urine tested in a process that returned a negative result & aided Trier's push to return to the court after a two-game suspension for the use of performance enhancing drugs. Here's the explanation: "(Trier's attorney) said an NCAA committee and the UCLA lab director it commissioned discussed the results during the appeal, and concluded that the Ostarine lodged into fatty issues." (link)
"The players were already checked into the hotel before the public discovered they were arrested. They also were not under house arrest. It was our decision to keep them at the hotel until the situation was resolved. The charges were dropped, they weren’t reduced, and that happened two days before we heard from Gen. Kelly." That's from a source inside the UCLA MBB program who questions the role President Trump really played in getting three Bruin student-athletes out of Chinese crosshairs stemming from the shoplifting incident back in November. (link); ESPN with another long effort on the incident in China. Here's a day-by-day recounting of the trip. (link)
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Is there a such thing as too much data? At the NFL Combine in Indianapolis that question is asked as new Oakland Raiders HC Gruden notes, "Man, I'm trying to throw the game back to 1998. You know, really as a broadcaster, I went around and observed every team, asked a lot of questions, took a look at the facilities, how they're doing business, there's a stack of analytic data … people don't even know how to read it. It's one thing to have the data, it's another thing to know how to read the damn thing. So, I'm not going to rely on GPSes and all the modern technology." Buffalo Bills HC McDermott argues the mere awareness of data is important, though it's all about how you use it. Philadelphia Eagles boss Pederson: "All the information’s going to be great. It’s gonna be something that I think each team and each coach, each organization’s is going to have to kind of swim through to find what works — find what works for your football team, find what works for your guys, and use that to your advantage." (link)
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Colorado State AD Parker now that the Eustachy chapter is closed: "You know in retrospect I guess there’s probably more that we could have done … but isn’t hindsight a wonderful thing. And am I confident that we were making opportunities known to every student that if they have a concern that they should feel comfortable to raise it? Yes. Are we going to continue to do that? Yes." (link)
The State's Hadley wonders what South Carolina WBB HC Staley's chances are of winning her lawsuit against Missouri AD Sterk. A trio of legal experts break it down: 1. Staley must prove "actual malice"; and, 2. Staley must "prove a negative" (that she didn't do anything to promote the alleged atmosphere). A bit more legal jargon and the notion that Sterk may try to challenge for jurisdiction and that Staley's suit will help her defend her reputation in the "court of public opinion." (link)
The Hattiesburg City Council unanimously passed a 1% increase to the restaurant/hotel/motel tax in an effort to help Southern Miss renovate Reed Green Coliseum. Next steps include: City legislature must approve, then the measure goes to a public vote where 60% of citizens voting must say "yes." Context: Over $2M+ could be produced annually with 50% going to the Golden Eagles. Mayor Barker: "We're not talking about an exorbitant amount of money, but certainly a worthwhile investment toward (USM's) goal of renovating Reed Green Coliseum." (link)
West Virginia is closer to becoming the first state to fully clear the way for legalized sports gambling if SCOTUS overturns PASPA. The Mountain State's House & Senate have both approved a sports gambling bill, though Governor Justice still has to stamp his ok. Major League Baseball Commish Manfred will ask Justice to veto the bill, not because his league is against sports gambling, but because, "We'd just like them to pass one that creates a framework that protects the integrity, recognizes the variety of interests at play here and quite frankly puts the state in a position to maximize the revenue return from it." Also of note, a ruling PASPA could come as soon as next Monday. (link)
Baylor MBB HC Drew joined Maine HC Walsh for his latest Dynamic Leadership Podcast via AthleticDirectorU. Key takes from Drew: "From one year to the next, some teams will have winning streaks and some losing streaks but if you don’t have the right character, you won’t be able to handle the adversity that comes with each season. […] If you keep things positive, you have an environment where the players want to be in the gym. [..] My leadership style continues to evolve day to day and week to week because everyday there is a new challenge." (link)
More Personnel: Longwood AD Austin will make a new MBB HC hire. (link); Ole Miss boss Bjork adds a WBB HC hire to plate. (link); La Salle AD Bradshaw now has the same WBB challenge on his hands. (link); Rice AD Karlgaard promotes Assoc. AD for Development Mann to Senior Assoc. AD/Chief Development Officer. (link); Navy AD Gladchuk bumps 13-year staffer Berry to Assoc. AD for Sports Medicine. (link); Former N.C. State WBB Director of Ops Murray is no longer with the program & under investigation for embezzling more than $1,000 from the program. (link); More HC bonus monies as USA Today's Berkowitz keeps the ledger going. $5K for MTSU MBB's Davis & $10K for Cincinnati's Cronin for at least a share of their respective league's regular season titles. $50K for Arizona's Miller for the same feat. $20K for Arizona State's Hurley for winning 20 games. (link)
esports recruiting is getting more formalized as ESPN's Morrison takes a closer look. is one site building profiles of prospective student-gamers (is that an accurate term?) using game & tournament performance data to rank the best up & coming players. NACE Executive Director Brooks on engaging with key conference officials around the nation, "They're more willing than ever before, I'd say, to at least put their toe in the water. These are from conferences that if you asked them a year ago if they'd move into esports, the answer would've been 'no' -- just a flat 'no.'" More. (link)
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A key note I missed yesterday on the USC Upstate news: South Carolina Executive Assoc. AD Crane will lead the Spartans for an interim period in what looks like a leader-on-loan arrangement. Crane will aid the process of hiring a new MBB HC & will assist in Spartanburg until a new permanent AD is hired. (link)
The faculty at New Mexico State do not agree with the Athletic Review Committee's suggestion to eliminate the athletic department's debt and/or increase the annual transfer of funds from the Instruction and General Fund to athletics. Specifically, those suggestions include increasing the transfer monies from $4.37M to $5.47M annually, extending the debt repayment schedule to a 10-year term or eliminating it all together, and adding fundraising staff. Faculty Senate Chair-Elect Corran: "We see how underfunded academics have been for years and we feel that taking away from that for something that is not a very sure bet is not a good idea. We want to see benefits for all of our students in the form of better funding for academics. That includes student athletes. ... The forgiveness is what we felt is particularly problematic. If possible, we are going to show up at the (Regents) meeting and express our displeasure in that domain. The next steps after that, we would have to figure out." (link)
Central Arkansas will part ways with Adidas as the Bears have signed a 5-year deal with Nike through Best Supply Network Sports beginning July 1. UCA AD Teague calls it like it is, says the financial package with the Swoosh was a better option. UnderArmour was also in on the bid process. All UCA teams will sport Nike, whereas previously each team could pick its apparel provider. Collegiate Select VP Buck: "This agreement with University of Central Arkansas affirms our highest aspirations for BSN’s Collegiate Select program: delivering elite, customized products and services to our college customers. We are excited to partner with the Bears to elevate the performance and impact of their top-notch and growing athletic program." (link)
More Facility Updates: Richmond will add a $15M basketball training and performance facility thanks to a lead gift of $7.5M from donor Queally and his wife. Construction on the Queally Athletic Center will begin in the spring of 2019 and be finished by fall 2020. (link); Jacksonville's Swisher Gym may one day be replaced by a new facility, but while fundraising efforts are strong under Prez Cost, getting enough funding in the near future is problematic for the small, private university. Cost, a former JU baseball pitcher: "We’re down the path and doing the hard work of funding [for a basketball facility]. A lot of options are on the table." A $5M-$10M practice facility is more likely. Cost: "It’s probably more likely we do a high-value, high-impact practice facility than something more elaborate, but we should be optimistic to pursue something at a higher level [than a practice facility]. That’d be a transformational situation for us." (link); Virginia will build its new softball stadium where there is currently a practice field, at the corner of Massie and Copeley Roads, nestled among other athletic facilities. AD Williams: "It's important for any of our student athletes or any of our students to make sure that they have a great facility to maximize their potential to learn, grow, develop, get better, and so this facility will certainly help our softball student-athletes thrive." (link)
Washington Post headliner Jenkins goes hardline on Michigan State, "Look up, not down, in the scandal buffeting Michigan State. If the school’s ongoing legal torment over Larry Nassar is at all instructional, if there is anything useful to learn from its example, it’s that an organization gets into this kind of all-encompassing legal trouble not because of a single perpetrator but because of a pervasive attitude, an apathy or a blindness, at the very top. […] It would be a real shame if the blame for MSU’s problems were to be narrowly siloed, and laid at the door of underlings, while this board goes on with business as usual. Men’s basketball Coach Tom Izzo, speaking to reporters on the eve of the Big Ten tournament, maintains he always has cooperated properly with authorities and wants to do 'whatever it takes to heal,' as does football Coach Mark Dantonio. They should, and will, face inquiries into their leadership of their programs. But to state the obvious, the problem is much bigger — and higher up — than coaches. Until Michigan State wipes the board clean, it’s hard to see how the school can begin to recover." More. (link)
Also Noticed: Thoughts & prayers to the Rice family as FB student-athlete Padgett has passed away. (link); N.C. State submitted an official complaint on the officiating during Thursday night's MBB loss to Georgia Tech. (link); Pretty funny New York Times op-ed from Duke senior Brown on life on the Durham campus if you don't love basketball. (link); Pepperdine & ECU Baseball with a scuffle yesterday. (link); Sports Illustrated's Deitsch: "With ESPN selling FiveThirtyEight and John Skipper having departed the network, something to watch is how the next ESPN president views other sub-brands such as espnW and The Undefeated. These were projects very close to Skipper. Will they get similar support?" (link) powered by Turnkey Search
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Director of Creative Services (University of North Carolina / Chapel Hill, NC): Position serves as team leader of Creative Services, & will establish a multimedia strategy for the Athletic Department, focused on digital content creation & social media presence. More details HERE.

Data Analyst (The Rams Club - University of North Carolina / Chapel Hill, NC): Are you looking for an opportunity to drive targeted marketing strategies and accomplish business objectives using data in a fun and collaborative work environment? More details HERE.

Assistant Athletic Director, Marketing and Fan Development (University of Nevada, Las Vegas / Las Vegas, NV): The University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for Assistant Athletic Director, Marketing and Fan Development, UNLV Intercollegiate Athletics [R0108140]. More details HERE.

Sports Business Lecturer (Arizona State College of Law, Sports Law & Business / Phoenix, AZ): 4-6 courses per year, including marketing; analytics; business strategy and executive decisions; sports economics; and sports finance. The Lecturer will also advise master’s degree and J.D. students. More details HERE.

Senior Director, Ticket Sales & Development (12th Man Foundation / College Station, TX): The Senior Director will serve as the manager of the Ticket Sales & Development staff. This position will be expected to lead, contribute to, and support special projects and initiatives as directed. More details HERE.

Assistant/Associate Director, Athletics Stewardship (Boston College / Chestnut Hill, MA): Manage stewardship of gifts of $1 million or more, creating unique experiences and meaningful communications for high potential prospects supporting endowment, capital projects and other priorities. More details HERE.

Assistant Director, Athletics Events and Donor Relations (Boston College / Chestnut Hill, MA): Work with the Sr. Assoc Dir of Athletic Stewardship, Director of Athletics, Fundraisers, Coaches and University Advancement to manage events that support engagement, cultivation, and investment. More details HERE.

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Head Football Equipment Manager (University of Richmond / Richmond, VA): The Head Football Equipment Manager procures, maintains, and oversees athletic equipment for the Division I football program at the University of Richmond. More details HERE.

Director of Annual Giving (University of Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns / Lafayette, LA): Reports to the Executive Director for the Ragin’ Cajuns Athletic Foundation (RCAF) while managing the annual fundraising campaign; be responsible for all social media and website coordination. More details HERE.

Athletic Trainer - Women's Soccer (University of Oklahoma - Norman / Norman, OK): The Women’s Soccer Athletic Trainer is responsible for injury prevention, evaluation, management, and rehabilitation of Oklahoma Women’s Soccer student-athletes. More details HERE.

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Associate Athletic Director- Facilities (Northwestern University / Evanston, IL): Northwestern Athletics and Recreation is accepting applications for an Associate Athletics Director for Facilities. The job description can be viewed at Job ID: 33006. More details HERE.

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Executive Director - Athletics Foundation (Georgia Southern University / Statesboro, GA): Georgia Southern University is accepting applications for the Executive Director-Athletic Foundation. EEO/AA/ADA/Veteran employer. More details HERE.

Assoc Director of Development and Internal Operations (University of Georgia Athletic Association / Athens, GA): Will support annual giving functions of The Georgia Bulldog Club;maintain a portfolio of major gift donors & prospects;Provide oversight of all TGBC gift & data entry; cultivate & steward donors. More details HERE.

Senior Associate Athletic Director for Academic Services (University of North Texas / Denton, TX): Overseeing Student Services Center; includes academic support, staff, student services, & student-athlete development. Providing leadership executed through policies & processes for student athletes. More details HERE.

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Associate Director of Athletics for Facilities, Operations & Events (College of the Holy Cross / Worcester, MA): This position will provide leadership for the facilities, operations & events staff on a day-to-day basis in addition to oversight of athletics facilities, game operations and outside events. More details HERE.

Director of Athletics (Bucknell University / Lewisburg, PA): Bucknell University is a NCAA Division I school with outstanding academic and athletics tradition. Witt/Kieffer has been retained by Bucknell to lead the recruitment for its next Director of Athletics. More details HERE.

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