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01/05/15
College Bowl Notes

In Miami, Greg Cote wrote last Wednesday’s Georgia Tech-Mississippi State Orange Bowl "was a tough sell largely because of the New Year’s Eve date, and played to a mostly empty upper deck and a below-capacity crowd of 58,211" ( MIAMIHERALD.com, 1/1 ). Also in Miami, David Neal not ...

Tags: Colleges

12/31/14
UM's Hackett Praised For Inclusive Coaching Search

Michigan interim AD Jim Hackett "utilized a search firm but also used a cadre of former players and coaches, alums and others to help him in finding the right coach" for the school's football team prior to Tuesday's introduction of former 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh, according to Rod Beard of the ...

Tags: Colleges, Big Ten

12/31/14
Emmert: Luck Wasn't Hired To Be Successor

NCAA President Mark Emmert said it "would be inaccurate" to call the organization's hire of West Virginia AD Oliver Luck as NCAA Exec VP/Regulatory Affairs "a succession plan," according to Gregg Doyel of the INDIANAPOLIS STAR. Emmert: "When the board was making the hire that ended up being me, ...

Tags: Colleges, NCAA

12/30/14
Harbaugh Officially Lands In Ann Arbor

Jim Harbaugh today was introduced as the 20th coach of the Univ. of Michigan football team, and while speculation had him agreeing to a record contract for a college coach, interim AD Jim Hackett said that the seven-year deal Harbaugh signed "is for about $5 million a year plus incentives," acc ...

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12/30/14
Knight Exerts Influence On Oregon Athletics

Nike co-Founder & Chair Phil Knight over the past 20 years has "become the most impactful booster in college sports" due to his association with the Univ. of Oregon, according to a sports section cover story by Josh Peter of USA TODAY. Knight "first grew intrigued with the notion of helping ...

Tags: Pac 12, Nike, Colleges

12/30/14
Sitting Big 12 AD Likely To Join CFP Committee

Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby yesterday indicated that he expects the conference's new representative on the College Football Playoff selection committee "to be a sitting Big 12 athletic director," according to Kate Hairopoulos of the DALLAS MORNING NEWS. Bowlsby needs to nominate a replacement fo ...

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12/29/14
Sources: Forced Resignation For Rutgers' Baum

Rutgers yesterday "appointed Kevin Lorincz as interim Director of Athletic Communications," filling the void "left when chief communications officer Jason Baum announced his resignation on Saturday," according to Keith Sargeant of the Newark STAR-LEDGER. Rutgers "is expected to conduct a national se ...

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12/29/14
Anderson Brainchild For Maryland's Resurgence

This year proved to be a "significant" one for Maryland AD Kevin Anderson, as he was a "key figure in Maryland's move to the Big Ten and in the development and finalization of plans to transform Cole Field House into an indoor practice facility and athletic complex, which should help with recru ...

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12/23/14
Texas Is CFB's Most-Valuable Program

The Univ. of Texas is "still college football’s biggest cash cow," but its "lead on the rest of the field has shrunk this year," according to Chris Smith of FORBES. Texas is "now worth" $131M, down 6% from a $139M valuation last year. The school collected $34M "from ticket sales for six home ...

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12/22/14
Northwestern AD Bullish On Facilities Project

Northwestern Univ.'s chance of building a new multipurpose athletic practice facility that will primarily serve the football team "seems more artificial as time passes," but AD Jim Phillips is "unwavering and direct in saying" it will be built, according to Seth Gruen of the CHICAGO SUN-TIMES. ...

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