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Leadership
March 24, 2017
The University of South Carolina Aiken announced Jim Herlihy as the new Athletic Director, who will join the USC Aiken team May 1.   "I look forward to joining the USC Aiken campus and community, and I am ready to get to work with a talented group of coaches and administrators," he said.    "I have experienced firsthand that USC Aiken is a special place with strong campus leadership and talented administrators. I have great admiration for the tradition and spirit of Pacer athletics and the... more
Football
March 23, 2017
Earning a spot in the Cotton Bowl gave Western Michigan University's football team a source of pride. When all was paid, the Broncos walked away with a profit close to $53,000, as reported by MLive.com. Financial documents show that the university spent about $1.15 million received from the Cotton Bowl on its related expenses. “Any money spent on the trip, it all came from the Cotton Bowl,” Monty Porter, WMU senior associate athletic director, told MLive.com.  
Football
March 23, 2017
At East Chapel Hill (N.C.) High School, Head Football Coach Ryan Johnson has announced that the school will completely rebuild its football program. That entails disbanding the varsity squad and concentrating on building up the junior varsity squad next fall, according to The Herald-Sun, Johnson said that after two years coaching the team, he believed a change was necessary. Because class sizes were decreasing, the team consists of younger players who may not be able to compete with their... more
Feature
March 23, 2017
Women Leaders in College Sports, formerly known as the National Association of Collegiate Women Athletics Administrators (NACWAA), is now accepting nominations for its annual awards. The full list of awards can be found here. Below are three awards specficially for administrators: The Administrator of the Year Award, sponsored by Learfield, is presented to Women Leaders in College Sports members for significant contributions made as an administrator of intercollegiate athletics. This award,... more
Scheduling
March 22, 2017
Scheduling games can be a challenge—especially for teams that are located further away than many opponents want to travel. This has been the case at the University of Maine, which has one of the smaller NCAA Division I programs. Although there are many factors that influence the schedule, it seems to come down to one. “[The biggest part is] finding people who will play you,” Richard Barron, women’s basketball coach at the University of Maine, told the Portland Press Herald. “And that’s a... more
Legal Issues
March 22, 2017
After having coached at Garden City (N.Y.) High School since 1967, Head Baseball Coach Rich Smith was terminated in June 2016. The official reason was cited as being “extreme and unusual circumstances.” In response, Smith has filed a lawsuit for age discrimination, as reported in an article from USA Today. Smith had been one of the longest tenured baseball coaches in the country, and he said he planned on staying with the team for more years. The termination drew negative feedback from many... more

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