• Common Mistakes Made by High School Athletic Directors

    by Kevin Bryant April 2014

    It would not be difficult for any honest interscholastic athletic administrator to fill up a page or two about the mistakes he or she has made and would like to avoid in the future. I've been there myself as a former athletic administrator. Reflecting on my own experiences (and mistakes), I'd like to offer a series of tips that will not only benefit novice athletic administrators, but veteran administrators, as well.

  • Air Force Athletics Eliminates 21 Staff Positions

    by Brent Briggeman, by Brent Briggeman - April 2014

    The Air Force athletic department informed 21 individuals on Wednesday and Thursday that their positions will be eliminated as part of the Air Force-wide budget cuts announced in early March.

  • Opinion: Pay Raise Proves UT Football Not About Winning

    by John Adams April 2014

    For those who think college football is all about winning, allow me to introduce Tennessee linebackers coach Tommy Thigpen. He is part of a defensive staff whose student-athletes managed to hold Oregon to 59 points last September. After two months of coaching and practice, they held Auburn to 55. In between, Alabama hit them up for 45.

  • High School Fires Hoops Coach Over Recruiting Claims

    by MARK STEWART, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (WI) April 2014

    Milwaukee Public Schools investigated allegations of recruiting by Milwaukee Languages boys basketball coach John Allen and found enough evidence that it fired him from the job.

  • Park District's Police Dept. Making Do with Fewer Officers

    by John Reynolds Staff Writer April 2014

    This time last year, there were six full-time and about four part-time officers to patrol the district's parks. Today, there are four full-time and one part-time officer.

  • On-Campus Stadiums Seen as Key to Football Success

    by Mike Lee Special to the Standard-Times April 2014

    Cary Fowler made a lateral career move from Midwestern State to Tarleton State in 2008 in part because his new team played its home football games on campus.

  • Opinion: AD's Resignation Words Should Ring Loudly

    by Super User April 2014

    Will Westbrook athletic director's resignation be heard, or go to waste? Marc Sawyer's strong words after an athlete-suspension controversy should trigger a change for the better. Marc Sawyer did something few educators do nowadays. He spoke from the heat of his heart when he resigned as Westbrook schools' athletic director last weekend. He couldn't continue in the position he once considered his dream job because of the 'incestuous culture of the community, individuals placing their own needs ahead of the overall group.' His words and others like them were harsh and damning. They carried the pain of a native son who had returned to his hometown to succeed, not to fail. He wanted to teach and guide student-athletes in a community that had experienced a rebirth of pride in its sports teams.

  • Richmond City Council Eyes Hiring Ballpark Consultant

    by GRAHAM MOOMAW April 2014

    The legal challenges of hiring help came into focus Monday night for the Richmond City Council as city attorneys outlined the process of selecting a consultant to review the plan for a Shockoe Bottom baseball stadium.

  • Opinion: Arkansas Hiring Shows Little Respect for WCBB

    by Ron Bush April 2014

    The "biggest story" for women's basketball may not be the NCAA Division I women's final four but, once again, the issue of hiring practices for women's coaches across the nation and, more disturbingly, the hiring practices in the best NCAA conference in the nation.

  • Coaching Search Consultant Fees Soar into Six Figures

    by Brent Schrotenboer, @Schrotenboer, USA TODAY Sports April 2014

    The hiring of a head football coach is a pretty big deal at the University of Texas. It's such a big deal that Texas paid $266,990 to a search firm to help find the right person for the job, according to invoices obtained by USA TODAY Sports this week. The executive search firm Korn/Ferry International billed Texas $250,000 for helping hire coach Charlie Strong in January, plus an administrative fee of 6% -- $15,000. An additional invoice dated March19 charged Texas $1,990 in expenses, mostly travel expenses for Korn/Ferry consultant Jed Hughes.