• Beyond Buyouts: Schools Get Creative to Land Coaches

    by Steve Berkowitz, @ByBerkowitz, USA TODAY Sports November 2014

    It long has been a practice for universities that want to hire a coach to pay the "buyout" to get him out of his contract at his old school. The question has been, who pays the taxes?

  • Bowling Green's Babers Hire One with Odd Detail

    by Steve Berkowitz, @ByBerkowitz, USA TODAY Sports November 2014

    Dino Babers' job change from Eastern Illinois to Bowling Green stands as one of the more unique head coaching transactions even as the compensation associated with such movement grows more complex.

  • College Football Coaches' Contracts Full of Quirky Clauses

    by Steve Berkowitz, USA TODAY Sports November 2014

    College football head coaches' contracts include a broad range of perks, bonuses and arrangements. Here are some from the USA TODAY Sports annual coaches' salary survey.

  • Backlash After Admin Fired for Mishandled Cheating

    by Robert J. McCarthy News STAFF Reporter November 2014

    The dismissal of a top Canisius High School administrator for his role in the discipline of a star football player has students, parents, alumni and national media taking notice.

  • Full-Time Dietitian at UNM a First in Conference


    Since Becky Freeman began her job as the University of New Mexico's first full-time Athletics Department sports dietitian earlier this year, she's probably been on the football field as much as she has been in the neighborhood Smith's.

  • HS Admin. Fired Over Handling of Cheating Allegations

    by Robert J. McCarthy News November 2014

    Canisius High School has fired a top administrator because he failed to follow proper procedures surrounding cheating allegations against a star football player, according to a source with knowledge of the situation.

  • MLB Front-Office Hiring Boom Causes Clutter, Confusion

    by Bob Nightengale,, USA TODAY Sports November 2014

    It's the newest fad in baseball, hiring so many people for high-ranking front-office roles these days that clubs aren't above simply making up titles.

  • After Tumultuous Summer, Charleston AD Gets Extension

    by November 2014

    College of Charleston athletic director Joe Hull has signed a two-year contract extension that will keep him at the school through Dec. 31, 2016.

  • Ejected: Baseball Coach Not Renewed Despite State Title

    by Rick O'Brien; Inquirer Staff Writer November 2014

    Pope John Paul II head baseball coach John Duffy, who helped guide the Golden Panthers to the PIAA Class AAA state championship in June, said his contract was not renewed by the school.

  • Are Recent Firings at Iowa Sign of Gender Bias?

    by Michael Gaio November 2014

    The University of Iowa has lost five female coaches in five years to resignation or firings. In August, the school fired field hockey coach Tracey Griesbaum just days before the start of the season. The details surrounding Griesbaum's firing are mysterious. She was the most successful coach at the school with 169 wins and 12 winning seasons in 14 years.