UT Band Director Irked by Marketing Encroachment Is Out
by Megan Boehnke March 2014
The University of Tennessee removed Gary Sousa on Thursday as director of the Pride of the Southland marching band following a public battle with administrators last October.
MLB's Expanded Replay Rules Mean New Strategies, Hires
by Paul White, USA TODAY Sports February 2014
The dirt-kicking, cap-flipping, vein-popping argument that has been part of baseball's fabric for a century and a half is about to give way to a more modern way of deciding who's right.
Minnesota Can Nix New Kill Contract Over Absences
by JOE CHRISTENSEN; STAFF WRITER, STAR TRIBUNE (Mpls.-St. Paul) February 2014
The new contract says "the agreement shall terminate automatically" if he is unable to coach for 90 consecutive days, or 70 consecutive days during the season.
In Defeat, Coach Calls Opponent 'Rec Team,' Is Fired
by Jodie Wagner Palm Beach Post Staff Writer February 2014
Ali DeVito's first season as West Boca Raton girls soccer coach will be her last. The former Bulls standout was fired by her alma mater Wednesday, less than two weeks after she criticized Vero Beach in post-game comments following the host Indians' 3-2 victory in a Class 5A regional final on Jan. 31.
School Board Opts Not to Hire Divisive Football Coach
by Eric Lyttle, THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH February 2014
Dateline: HEBRON, Ohio It appears that the two great passions of Dave Daubenmire's life -- coaching and preaching -- are incompatible, at least to three of the five board members of Lakewood Local Schools.
Park District Hires State Association to Help Find Director
by Joshua Welge email@example.com February 2014
The Carol Stream Park District board has hired a familiar face — the Illinois Association of Park Districts — to help with its executive director search. The park board this week selected the nonprofit organization from among four groups that made presentations in January as the district focuses on finding a replacement for Arnie Biondo, who stepped down in December to become director of the DuPage County Forest Preserve District.
Iowa Fires Accountant for Stadium Transit Fee Shortfall
by Telegraph Herald (Dubuque, IA) January 2014
IOWA CITY - The University of Iowa fired an athletics department accountant after auditors projected $66,000 is missing from ticket sales for a popular train that takes fans to the football stadium, a school spokesman said Wednesday. The university fired 31-year employee Kathleen Willier from her $54,000-a-year job on Nov. 6 for failing to follow the school's cash handling procedures and unsatisfactory job performance, spokesman Tom Moore said. The firing came after internal auditors found that the university failed to make deposits to university bank accounts after two 2011 football games for ticket sales to the Hawkeye Express, which transports fans from nearby Coralville to Kinnick Stadium. A roundtrip ticket costs adults $12 and more than 4,200 fans ride the train every game, a tradition since 2004.
Firings, Fines Follow Coach's Playing in HS Soccer Games
by DENNIS MAFFEZZOLI January 2014
GIRLS SOCCER: School also forfeits a win and gets fined $1,000 ARCADIA The DeSoto County High girls soccer team was forced to forfeit a victory, and the school received a $1,000 fine after an assistant coach played in a junior varsity and varsity match against Lemon Bay High.
Editorial: Was Penn State Football Hire Properly Vetted?
by Sunday News (Lancaster, PA) January 2014
With the hiring of James Franklin as head coach, Penn State's football program can see a new future - a future so bright, the Nittany Lions gotta wear shades. It could be that clear. Mr. Franklin, formerly the head coach of Vanderbilt University, has a reputation as a dynamic and innovative leader. He also has the advantage of being the second coach hired after the firing of the sainted Joe Paterno, rather than the first. We're a little concerned, though, about what politicians call the "optics."
CFB Head Coaching Salaries Continue to Soar
by Steve Berkowitz, @ByBerkowitz, USA TODAY Sports January 2014
In 2013, two college football head coaches made at least $5 million a year -- and both had won a national championship. In 2014, three coaches will make at least $5 million -- and two have never even played for a national championship.