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Leadership
February 15, 2019
MIT director of athletics and department head Julie Soriero has announced her retirement, effective at the end of the 2019 fall semester. Soriero is in her 12th year at MIT after joining the Department of Athletics, Physical Education and Recreation (DAPER) in July of 2007. A search for Soriero's successor will be led by Parker Executive Search. "First, I need to thank former President Susan Hockfield for hiring me," said Soriero. "I recall my initial meeting with her in which I asked her what... more
Football
February 15, 2019
Looking to be a leader in making football safer, the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association is curtailing contact in member schools' high school football programs. As reported by whdh.com, a new proposal limits in-season full contact to 15 minutes per week and preseason full contact to a total of six hours. Previously, New Jersey rules allowed 90 minutes of contact per week and unlimited contact during the preseason. The NJSIAA Executive Committee passed the proposal unanimously... more
Facilities
February 14, 2019
All LSU baseball fans over the age of 21 will have access to two new areas at Alex Box Stadium featuring beer and wine sales. Named “The Yard,” the new tented areas will be located at the left and right outfield corners. The Yard at Alex Box Stadium will operate in much the same way as The Chute at Tiger Stadium. Fans ages 21 and over can purchase a wristband at either location or near the grandstand entrance gates. The wristband is $20 and includes two beverages. Additional beverages can be... more
Strategic Planning
February 14, 2019
Indiana Tech will be adding the sport of women's wrestling to its athletics offerings, with the goal of hiring a coach this spring and begin competition in the 2020-21 academic year, Director of Athletics Debbie Warren announced Monday.   "We are excited to offer this emerging sport for women and look forward to building a winning program," Warren said. "The opportunity to compete for an NAIA national championship is something we think will make us competitive right away."   Women's wrestling... more
Strategic Planning
February 12, 2019
Campbellsville University will enter the world of gaming as the school will introduce eSports as its latest varsity athletic program beginning in the 2019-20 school year.   eSports is a form of competition using video games where, at the college level, student-athletes from various schools compete in specific game titles.    The newest program will begin in August 2019 and is the 10th athletic program started or reinstated in the past nine seasons. The most recent programs added were Dance in... more
Student-Athlete Welfare
February 12, 2019
UMKC’s Director of Athletics Dr. Brandon Martin has announced the creation of the Student-Athlete Athletics Director, a position which will have oversight of the newly renamed Student-Athlete Leadership Cabinet. Previously known as the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC), the Leadership Cabinet will provide Dr. Martin guidance from the voice of the student-athlete. This new position and Leadership Cabinet is designed to advance student-athlete well-being, promote engagement opportunities... more

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