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Coca-Cola in a statement today announced that North America President of Sparkling Brands & Strategic Marketing WENDY CLARK "will return to that role on April 6 after a three-month leave ." Clark and Coke "never confirmed the nature of Ms. Clark's outside project," but it was "widely reported...

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Rutgers Benefiting From Big Ten

Rutgers President Robert Barchi can "pinpoint the many ways that the Big Ten Conference has impacted the university," according to Keith Sargeant of the Newark STAR-LEDGER. Barchi wrote in a letter on March 2, "Our athletic programs, and the university as a whole, are now receiving national attentio ...

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Hart Criticized For State Of UT Hoops

Tennessee last week fired men's basketball coach Donnie Tyndall after just one year, but AD Dave Hart "disagreed with the notion that the recent turbulence in the program has tarnished the image of the once-again vacant job," according to Ben Frederickson of the Knoxville NEWS SENTINEL. Tyndall&rsqu ...

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Rutgers Adopts Athletic Spending Measures

The Rutgers Univ. Senate on Friday "voted to adopt a series of measures calling for fiscal restraint" at a time when state lawmakers are calling for the school to "upgrade facilities for its basketball programs," according to Keith Sargeant of the Newark STAR-LEDGER. An advisory panel "voted to ...

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Archie Manning Leaves CFP Committee

Archie Manning is "leaving the College Football Playoff selection committee and will be replaced by former Vanderbilt coach Bobby Johnson," according to the AP. Manning, who took a leave of absence last season "to deal with health issues related to knee surgery," was expected to serve through t ...

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David Matlin Becomes New Hawaii AD

The Univ. of Hawaii named Hawaii Bowl Exec Dir David Matlin its new AD, a move that "ends more than three months of speculation about the position since the Dec. 9 resignation of Ben Jay," according to Lewis, Reardon & McInnis of the HONOLULU STAR-ADVERTISER. Jay "held the job for almost tw ...

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Bamford Takes Helm As UMass AD

New UMass AD Ryan Bamford “takes over at a time when the challenges are plentiful and the stakes high,” as the football team seeks a new conference and “everything that accompanies that quest is defining UMass’ athletic department right now," according to a front-pa ...

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Illinois Hoops To Earn $1.6M From Springfield Games

The Univ. of Illinois basketball program "will generate a guaranteed" $1.62M during a five-game stretch in Springfield, according to Julie Wurth of the Champaign NEWS-GAZETTE. The team is moving to Springfield for one exhibition game and four regular-season games in November "because of the ongoing ...

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Obama: Universities Must Do More For Athletes

President Obama on Friday said that universities "bear 'more responsibilities than right now they're showing' toward their athletes and that the NCAA should require schools to guarantee athletic scholarships with no strings attached," according to Dave Jamieson of the HUFFINGTON POST. Obama: "Studen ...

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Rutgers' Stringer Calls For Facility Upgrades

Rutgers women's basketball coach C. Vivian Stringer on Wednesday called for facility upgrades at the school, saying Rutgers needs to "get a $50 million god darn arena," according to Keith Sargeant of the Newark STAR-LEDGER. Stringer, referring to the school's Louis Brown Athletic Center, said, "You ...

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Cuse's Gross Says Stepping Down Was His Call

Syracuse AD Daryl Gross yesterday said that it "was his decision to step down" from the position after more than 10 years, according to Mike Waters of the Syracuse POST-STANDARD. However, he said it was "totally inaccurate" to assume his decision to take a different job within the university wa ...

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