April 20, 2009 - Issue 404
Hawai’i Coach Sues Former University of Hawai’i Head Women’s Basketball Coach Jim Bolla, who was fired last week after an investigation into allegations that he kicked a player, is suing the school for Title IX retaliation. Read the full story...
Combining Classes The Oregon School Activities Association is close to approving a hybrid-league proposal that would allow schools in different classifications to play in the same league. But it has raised one major question: How will state championship playoffs change? Read the full story...
LSU’s Alleva Discusses Economy The Louisiana State University athletic department is one of only six in the NCAA that is self-sufficient, yet Athletic Director Joe Alleva says there is reason for future financial concern in the wake of facilities upgrades and declining advertising revenue. Read the full story...
Creating A Coaches Handbook If you liked Kirby Whitacre’s article in the latest issue of Athletic Management (“The Right Reaction: What to do when your coach makes a big mistake”), catch his follow-up blog on creating a coaches handbook. Read the full story...
Getting Hired Florida Gulf Coast University is in the process of hiring a new athletic director and its local newspaper is profiling and interviewing the candidates. Here’s a look at each’s responses to questions so far. Read the full story...
Help On The Way? From bills that would increase testing for concussions in Texas and steroids in Illinois, to proposals aimed at improving high school athlete safety in North Carolina and Kentucky, sports medicine legislation is making news across the country. Read the full story...
Bonus Time At Texas Although the University of Texas football team didn’t make it to the Big 12 Conference championship game due to a new tiebreaker system, the assistant coaching staff will still receive the bonuses they would have for winning a conference championship. Read the full story...
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Staying On Pays Off University of Kansas Athletic Director Lew Perkins has stayed loyal to the school for almost six years, including rebuffing the efforts of another school trying to hire him away, so he’s up for a $750,000 retention bonus this summer. Read the full story...
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Facebook And Recruiting North Carolina State University officials sent a “cease and desist” letter to a freshman student after he created a Facebook group imploring a high-profile basketball recruit to attend the school. Read the full story...
Back To College Not only did former NBA star and coach Isiah Thomas accept the Head Men’s Basketball Coach position at Florida International University last week, he also accepted it without pay. Read the full story...