Purdue extended the contract of AD MIKE BOBINSKI for three years during Friday’s BOT meeting. Bobinski’s contract will now run through the '23-24 school year. The BOT increased Bobinski’s base salary to $750,000 -- a $100,000 increase from his '18-19 base salary. He will "receive merit increases of $25,000 a year through the remainder of his contract" (Lafayette JOURNAL & COURIER, 8/3).
EXECS: The Lightning named former Sharks Scout JP COTE Dir of Player Development and former Maple Leafs Skill Development Consultant MIKE ELLIS to the newly created position of Dir of Skill Development. The team also promoted DARRYL PLANDOWSKI and BRAD WHELEN to Assistant Dirs of Amateur Scouting and JOHN ROSSO to Assistant Dir of Player Personnel (TAMPA BAY TIMES, 8/2)....Twitch named Publicis Sports & Entertainment Head of Gaming & Esports M. CHAD DE LUCA Dir of Sponsorships (Adam Stern, THE DAILY)....The Las Vegas Review-Journal hired multimedia journalist MYLES SIMMONS and videographer LE'ANDRE FOX to "help cover the Raiders," and editor BILL EICHENBERGER to direct their Raiders reporters (LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL, 8/3).
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