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Watch: San Diego State AD Wicker, clad in a red & black scarf, talks about the on-going Mission Valley facility development plan. Lots of great renderings & design elements shared as part of Wicker's interview. Something I didn't know: Over 50% of the space will be park & paseo (def: a plaza or walkway for strolling) spaces. Wicker: "I think it's important to recognize that it's a community stadium. We're building it for the community of San Diego because we know that no one else is probably going to come back in and build a new stadium anytime soon and we want to address the full needs of the community." More. (link)
The Hartford Courant's Anthony says the NCAA's charge of unethical conduct by former UConn MBB HC Ollie validates Huskies AD Benedict's leadership change for "just cause." More from Anthony: "Friday brought a sort of Bizarro World feel to this process. When a university is issued a notice of allegations, it is rarely eager to show it off. But the notice’s details only supported UConn’s 'just cause' decision and left Ollie -- whose legal bills must be astronomical, and who recently hired a public relations firm – with a diminished case to bring to the arbitration table." (link); Another key media voice covering UConn is the CT Post's Jacobs, "Is UConn totally in the clear? I wouldn’t be shocked if the school got hit by some limited recruiting for a year or even a loss of one scholarship. May even be self-imposed. What with lawyers’ fees, PR fees, divorce settlement — if I humbly could give KO a piece of career advice: Get a job on an NBA coaching staff or front office ASAP. Put this behind you." (link)
UCF FB continued its run yesterday with a win over Pittsburgh & the Orlando Sentinel's Murschel takes a look at how the Knights are driving robust student attendance numbers. The student section inside Spectrum Stadium holds 12K & some students had to be turned away during UCF's first two home games. Assoc. AD for Strategic Communication Seeley says a new student ticket RSVP process gives the department a good indication on what kind of crowd to expect & when it might need to consider shutting down access to the space. UCF has exceeded 40K overall in its last four home games. (link)
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Can you name the four cities which have hosted a Super Bowl, MBB Final Four & WBB Final Four? Atlanta, Dallas/Arlington, Indianapolis & New Orleans. Minneapolis is set to join the list after next year's MBB Final Four & city leaders are feeling good about their sports hub trajectory as they set their sights on the CFP & WrestleMania. Meet Minneapolis CVB Prez Tennant on missing out on the CFP in the last cycle, "Frankly, the College Football Playoff organization had some concerns about our ability to maintain that level of commitment from a fundraising and volunteer perspective, etcetera. But we are very interested in having those conversations again." More, including the market's long commitment to women's sports. (link)
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The Providence Journal's McNamara pokes his head into Providence hoops' new $30M Ruane Friar Development Center that includes a nap room, two full courts, a TV studio, barber shop, float tank & lots more. Friars MBB HC Cooley says the space is as nice as any in the country, "We are the last school in the league to get one, but we are also the smallest school in the league. Our endowment is comparably small and we had to privately raise the money so a lot of credit goes to the team here at Providence." (link); Indiana opened its Roberts Family Indiana Basketball Team Center yesterday. The link includes some pictures of the lounge, locker room, training room & coaches annex. (link)
UW-Milwaukee's new Baseball home will be known as 'Routine Field' in an agreement between the venue's developers & Routine Baseball, a lifestyle apparel brand. (link); Kentucky Baseball opened its Fall schedule & the Wildcats' new stadium looks to be pretty much complete. Here's a pano video from the left field line. Looks to be the right size with attractive tiered patio-type seating beyond both dugouts. (link)
Tennessee MBB & WBB student-athletes met with fellow students last week to discuss their lives on & off the court. MBB's Fulkerson: "I think other people view us (athletes) kind of differently. They think athletes don’t have to go to class or don’t have to do this or don’t have to do that … I think the pros outweigh the cons. But there are cons like having to go to class every day when you get back late or you aren’t feeling well." WBB's Green: "If you go out, you can drink whatever you want or do whatever you want. But as far as my team, we can’t do that. We are always being looked at. There are definitely things we can and can’t do." The panel was part of the College of Communication & Information's Diversity & Inclusion Week. (link)
Interesting read from Ad Age on female fans of the NFL as Taylor Research Group found 45% of the league's supporters are women, but little marketing is directed to the important cohort. Key takeaway: "While male fans may be obsessed with all NFL content regardless of whether their team is playing or not, women fans are usually only interested in their team's game." Taylor's study also broke down female fans into two buckets - seekers & savors - who tend to be younger for the former & older for the latter. Seekers should be engaged on-site & in bars/restaurants, while savors need to be reached in-home. I wonder how much overlap there is with female college FB fans? (link)
Copenhagen Business School post-doc Pedersen and professor Ritter pen for the HBR: "Stress Test Your Company's Competitive Edge with These 4 Questions." The duo cautions that executives should be thinking about four different types of competition to maintain relevance in a changing environment: 1) Competition for relevance - Do our offerings satisfy real consumer needs?; 2) Competition for dependence - Can consumers supply their own solutions?; 3) Competition for preference - Do customers prefer us to our competitors?; and, 4) Competition for excellence - How can we renew our business? To succeed in answering these four questions: 1) Put the questions on the agenda and regularly challenge your strategy; 2) Let different employee types discuss the four questions; and 3) Implement strategic projects for all four types. (link)
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The Athletic's 'People Behind the Program': Oregon's 84-year-old Assoc. AD Yamanaka is well known for his hand-crafted wooden bowls. AD Mullens calls him the "ultimate team player" as the Hawaii native has spent a 59-year career with the Ducks. (link); Notre Dame Stadium's longtime usher Spon celebrated his 82nd birthday yesterday, guarding over sections 19-24 as he has much of the past 47 years on the job. (link); Wisconsin FB's head video coordinator Schaefer leads a team full of students in fulfilling the coaching staff's requests for what angles and drills need to be recorded at each practice. Nicknamed "Big John," he says he wants to give students opportunities he didn't have at their age, when he took a job out of high school working on the sales distribution team for Coca-Cola. (link); After a 31-year career, Caldwell resigned as equipment manager from Penn State in 2014 to assume AD duties at Fair Haven Union HS. Three weeks into the new job, he suffered a heart attack, eventually resigned and six months later was re-hired at PSU as facility coordinator of the Nittany Lions' stadium. (link); Auburn's Football team begins each home game gathered in a circle at midfield around Tigers' longtime FB chaplain Williams. Former AU HC Tuberville: "He’ll do anything he can to help his players, even after they leave. He’s been a huge factor in hundreds of lives at Auburn." (link)
LSU held a moment of silence before last night's kick with Ole Miss to honor MBB student-athlete Sims, who was tragically killed on Friday. The PA announcer also changed his normal introduction of "It's Saturday Night in Death Valley" to "It's Saturday Night in Tiger Stadium." (link); Baton Rouge police have made an arrest in the shooting death of Sims. Police Chief Paul: "Wayde [Sims] stepped in to defend his friend and was shot." (link)
Yahoo's Forde reviews the gridiron action from yesterday, believes Notre Dame's path to the College Football Playoff is pretty clear, questions time & game management strategies around the nation from Louisville's Petrino to Penn State's Franklin, says we shouldn't forget about Washington & Michigan in the CFP picture & points to the end of UCF's schedules that includes tilts against still-unbeatens Cincinnati & USF. (link); USA Today's Wolken does the same: Thinks West Virginia should be "taken seriously," touches on "bad days" in the state of Mississippi, more. (link)
Also Noticed: Tennessee State FB student-athlete Abercrombie suffered a head injury in the second quarter of yesterday's game with Vanderbilt and was taken to the hospital for immediate emergency surgery. He remains in critical condition. (link); Didn't realize Clemson's digital team was executing a gameday vlog this season. Interesting stuff. (link); A couple tied the knot at midfield during yesterday's West Virginia at Texas Tech game. Seriously. (link); DAZN users say "way too many hiccups" with a high-profile MMA stream last night. (link); Snapchat is debuting three new features: Collection Ads (shoppable Snap ads), the ability for advertisers to upload product catalogs to Snap to create a variety of ads, and Snapchat pixel is getting more specific. (link); The price of oil continues to rise. (link) powered by Turnkey Search
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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 of Development (University Athletic Association / Gainesville, FL): Responsible for Major Gift solicitations for gifts of $25,000 and higher for athletic scholarship endowment and facility projects including the generation and cultivation of donor relationships. 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.

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.

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.

Annual Fund Coordinator (Washington State University / Pullman, WA): Member of the Cougar Athletic Fund team responsible for the development, coordination, and implementation of all aspects of the annual fund as well as some operational and administrative support. 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 Development, Seattle Operations (Washington State University / Seattle, WA): Member of the WSU Cougar Athletic Fund team based in Seattle, sharing significant responsibilities for the advancement of the CAF’s annual, major, and planned giving development efforts ($25,000+). 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.

Annual Fund Coordinator (Washington State University / Pullman, WA): Member of the Cougar Athletic Fund team responsible for the development, coordination, and implementation of all aspects of the annual fund as well as some operational and administrative support. 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.

Deputy Athletics Director, Business Operations (University of Notre Dame / Notre Dame, IN): University of Notre Dame is accepting applications for a Deputy Athletics Director, Business Operations. For full description view EOE/AA. More details HERE.

Director of Creative Design and Services (American Athletic Conference / Providence, RI): The individual will work with conference staff members to plan, design, prepare and execute the conference’s graphic identity for production, print, digital and web applications and special projects. More details HERE.

Athletics Annual Giving Officer (San Jose State University / San Jose, CA): Develops a plan to identify & prioritize new prospects, make discovery calls & build a prospect pool based on new prospects & past donors at the leadership giving level of $2,500 or greater. More Details HERE.

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

Associate Director of Annual Fund (Arizona State University Foundation / Tempe, AZ): Help us lead the annual fundraising for Arizona State University Athletics and help grow ASU the most innovative university in the US! More details HERE.

Assistant Athletic Director/Ticket Operations Coordinator (San Diego State University / San Diego, CA): Assist with administering all aspects of the day-to-day operations of the ticket office. Provide lead work direction/training to staff & students. Supervise events. Assist with annual ticket planning. More details HERE.

Director, Ticket Sales and Service (University of Texas at San Antonio / San Antonio, TX): Lead the UTSA Athletics Ticket Sales and Services team to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of customer ticket sales and service. More details HERE.

Director - Athletics Information Technology (Texas Tech University / Lubbock, TX): Direct and manage all information technology activities for the Intercollegiate Athletics Department; knowledge and experience with the latest hardware/software, programming, planning and development. More details HERE.

Director, Risk Management and Compliance Services (University of Texas at Austin / Austin, TX): To maintain and ensure an effective risk management and compliance program and ensure institutional control within Texas Athletics with a high level knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations. More details HERE.

Director, Athletic Compliance (University of Southern California / Los Angeles, CA)The Director, Athletic Compliance will assist in developing, implementing, and maintaining a comprehensive, in-depth, and effective athletic compliance program. More details HERE.

Assistant Director of Compliance (Pepperdine University / Malibu, CA): The Assistant Director of Compliance is responsible for monitoring and documenting compliance with the NCAA and West Coast Conference legislation for Pepperdine Athletics. More details HERE.

Sports Science Coordinator (University of Oregon Athletic Department / Eugene, OR): Responsible for the development and planning of performance support for world class student-athletes. Assess and enhance athlete readiness, performance, and recovery. More details HERE.

Assistant Director, Communications (Stanford University / Stanford, CA): Stanford University seeks a highly-motivated, energetic and team-orientated individual with strong communication skills to fill the role of Assistant Director, Communications. More details HERE.

Head Cross Country & Track and Field Coach (CSUN / Northridge, CA): The Head Cross Country & Track and Field Coach oversees the management of all aspects for both the Men's and Woman's programs. More details HERE.

Asst. Track & Field and Cross Country Coach (Montana State University / Bozeman, MT): Responsible for assisting the Montana State University’s Men’s & Women’s Track & Field and Cross Country programs in Bozeman, Montana. More details HERE.

Assistant Athletic Director for Ticketing (Vanderbilt University / Nashville, TN): This position will manage the day-to-day elements of the Vanderbilt Athletic Ticket Office processes. More details HERE.

Director, Premium Seating and Major Gifts (Syracuse University / Syracuse, NY): The Director of Premium Seating and Major Gifts will work with the Athletics Development Team with specific responsibility for developing, marketing and evaluating the premium seating program. More details HERE.

Athletics Compliance Specialist (University of Delaware, Newark, DE): Responsible for implementing a Division I compliance program for 21 varsity sports teams made up of 600 + student-athletes, athletics department and University staff. More details HERE.

Vice President, Sponsorship Sales (JMI Sports | Clemson Sports & Campus Marketing / Greenville, SC): Key member of executive team. Athletic & Campus sponsorship sales. Recruiting, training, mgmt of sales staff. Partner relationships/procurement/account mgmt/strategic planning/financial analysis. More details HERE.

Assistant Athletic Director Ticketing Sales and Service (Pennsylvania State University / University Park, PA): Penn State Intercollegiate Athletics (ICA), a Division I and Big Ten Conference Institution, is seeking an Assistant Athletic Director for Ticketing Sales and Service. Apply at More details HERE.

Sr. Account Executive (JMI Sports | Clemson Sports & Campus Marketing / Greenville, SC)Athletics & Campus sponsorship sales. Develop and leverage strong relationships with brand decision makers to generate mutually beneficial partnerships that boost the Clemson brand and provide RIO to partners. More details HERE.

Assistant Director of Annual Giving, Athletics (University of Pennsylvania / Philadelphia, PA): The Assistant Director of Annual Giving is a member of a Development and Alumni Relations team focused on achieving the fundraising and alumni relations goals of the Athletics Department. More details HERE.

Asst. Dir of Development (William & Mary / Williamsburg, VA): The Asst. Dir. of Development works closely with the Director to build a high-level program that generates significant revenue for William & Mary’s priorities. Full time with benefits. More details HERE.

Assistant Director, Athletic Advancement (Florida Gulf Coast University / Fort Myers, FL): Assistant Director of Athletic Advancement is responsible for all aspects of growing, communicating, delivering benefits and development cycle progression. More details HERE.

Asst. Sports Info Director (Davidson College / Davidson, NC): A NCAA Division I school and member of the Atlantic 10 Conference, is now accepting applications for the position of Assistant Sports Information Director. More Details HERE.

Assistant Athletics Director for Development (Director of Development, Major Gifts) (University of Texas at San Antonio / San Antonio, TX): The Assistant Athletics Director of Development will be responsible for identifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding major gift ($25,000+) donors and prospects for Intercollegiate Athletics. More details HERE.

Coordinator, Marketing and Fan Engagement (University of Arizona / Tucson, AZ): The Marketing Coordinator will be in charge of marketing and game presentation for Arizona Soccer, Gymnastics, and Softball and will have a hand in football game day presentation/operations. More details HERE.

Assistant Media Relations Director (Texas A&M Athletics / College Station, TX): The Asst.Media Relations Director (classified as Info Rep II) is responsible for being a liaison between the Athletic Department and the Media (print, radio, television and other electronic media). More details HERE.

Men’s and Women’s Diving Coach (Davidson College / Davidson, NC): This position will prepare student athletes for competition and recruit qualified students. More Details HERE.

Assistant Swimming Coach (Davidson College / Davidson, NC): This position will prepare student athletes for competition and recruit qualified students. More Details HERE.
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