• HS Coaches Left Unsure of Job Status After Meeting

    by James Yodice May 2016

    The head softball coach, baseball coach and boys basketball coach at Silver High have been fired. Or have they? A confusing situation is unfolding in Silver City, as Duane Trewern, Claudie Thompson and Brandon Siqueiros say they are unsure of their coaching status after a Monday meeting with outgoing Superintendent Lon Streib.

  • Gym Teacher Supported After Suspension Over Shouting

    by Ellen Yan, Rachel Uda May 2016

    About 35 students rallied outside George W. Hewlett High School Tuesday in support of a teacher who they say was suspended after loudly arguing with a student during a gym class, an incident that was captured on video and posted online.

  • New Expenses Loom for University Athletic Departments

    by Steve Berkowitz, @ByBerkowitz, USA TODAY Sports May 2016

    After years of sharply raising the compensation for some of their best-known employees, college sports programs across the nation face the prospect of having to make substantial pay increases for many of their less prominent workers.

  • Mistaken Baseball Internship Posting Leads to Backlash

    by Todd D. Milewski May 2016

    An internship listing for the Madison Mallards summer collegiate baseball team went viral on Sunday, and the backlash was heavy against the club. It was all a mistake, according to the team. A Twitter user posted a screenshot of a posting for the Mallards' radio play-by-play role, highlighting that the position - which also includes media relations duties and acting as the team's traveling secretary - was an unpaid internship. Within hours, the post had generated social media outrage and at least one blog post criticizing the Mallards for not paying someone who's expected to work long hours from May to mid-August.

  • Maine High Schools Scrambling for Coaches

    by Steve Craig April 2016

    Freeport High athletic director Craig Sickels was facing a big problem in early 2015. The softball season was fast approaching and he was still without a varsity coach.

  • Reasons Barry Klein Is Leaving Day-to-Day Club Operations

    by Barry Klein April 2016

    This article appeared in the May issue of Athletic Business. Athletic Business is a free magazine for professionals in the athletic, fitness and recreation industry. Click here to subscribe.

  • New UNLV Coach Bolts for Texas Tech After Two Weeks

    by The Commercial Appeal April 2016

    Just over two weeks after becoming head men’s basketball coach at UNLV, Chris Beard is heading home to Texas. Back to Texas Tech, specifically. After a night of uncertainty, Texas Tech announced on Friday it has hired the coach who was an assistant there for 10 seasons. He will replace Tubby Smith, who took the coaching job with the University of Memphis.

  • Opinion: Swann Hire Shows History Repeats Itself at USC

    by Dan Wolken April 2016

    The University of Southern California exists in a perpetual state of self-glory, where its euphoria over past athletic accomplishments is viewed as the antecedent of those to come. Nothing outside the USC bubble matters to USC, which is how you end up with Mike Garrett, Pat Haden, Lane Kiffin, Steve Sarkisian, Clay Helton and now Lynn Swann, who was hired as athletics director Wednesday. To be fair, we don't know how Helton will fare as the Trojans' football coach or how effectively Swann can manage this athletics department. Their stories are yet to be told. Maybe they'll be great.

  • College AD, Search Firm Relationships Raise Questions

    by by JOHN HARRIS April 2016

    Universities' reliance on a third party has made search firms power brokers in college athletics. And that has raised questions about sports departments' and coaches' relationships with those firms.

  • At Least 35 College Hoops Coaches Earn $2M or More

    by Steve Berkowitz and Christopher Schnaars March 2016

    The $2 million coach, once rare in college men's basketball, is becoming routine among the upper-echelon programs. Twenty-four coaches whose teams participated in the 68-team NCAA tournament are making at least $2 million this season, and there are at least 11others at that level whose teams didn't play in the event, according to a USA TODAY Sports analysis of documents it acquired in conjunction with the Sports Capital Journalism program at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis.