• Ex-AD Sentenced to 2-6 Years Imprisonment for Theft

    by Courtney Cameron May 2017

    Former Hyde Park Central School District athletic director Amy McArdle-Rausenberger was sentenced on Wednesday by the Duchesse County Court to two-to-six years in prison for having stolen $50,000 worth of equipment between July 2009 and August 2016.

  • Lifeguards Afraid to Work at Louisville Municipal Pool

    by Courtney Cameron May 2017

    Last week, Metro Parks of Louisville, Ky., announced that the West End outdoor pool is understaffed by roughly 15 lifeguards, putting the scheduled season opening for Memorial Day in jeopardy.

  • Ex-Richmond AD Takes Job with Atlantic 10

    by John O'Connor May 2017

    The Atlantic 10 Conference has named Keith Gill, the outgoing Richmond athletics director, executive associate commissioner. Gill remains Richmond's athletics director until June 30.

  • Ex-Notre Dame Coach Weis's Buyout Totals $18.97M

    by Laken Litman May 2017

    The final tab is in: Former Notre Dame football coach Charlie Weis ended up receiving $18,967,960 from the university as a buyout for being fired in 2009. The amount of the final installment -- 2,054,742 for the 2015 calendar year -- was disclosed on Notre Dame's new federal tax return, which was released Monday. The filing did not mention this would be the end of Weis' payments the way the others did. Previous filings noted Weis was being paid through December 2015 as part of the termination agreement.

  • The Case for High School Strength Coach Hires

    by Paul Steinbach May 2017

    By the time student-athletes reach the collegiate level, most have gained some measure of elite status — even before a certified strength and conditioning coach has had a chance to assess their talents and influence their trajectory. But what about high school athletes? Physical maturity can vary greatly from ninth grade to 12th grade, or even within the same class of peers. Moreover, the difference in developmental rates between boys and girls ages 14 to 18 is pronounced, not to mention each gender's inherent physical differences.

  • Indiana Paid Search Firm $90K to Find Archie Miller

    by Zach Osterman May 2017

    Indiana University paid an Atlanta-based search firm at least $90,000 for its assistance during Indiana's hunt for a new men's basketball coach in March.

  • Richmond AD Resigns After Support Fades

    by John O'Connor May 2017

    Among some of the University of Richmond's most influential donors, confidence in athletics director Keith Gill eroded to the point that there was speculation he wouldn't return next school year. UR announced Gill's resignation Wednesday, after The Times-Dispatch reported that Gill would not return. Gill was named athletics director on Nov. 2, 2012, by Edward L. Ayers, then the school president. Gill, who began working at UR on Dec. 11, 2012, succeeded Jim Miller, who supervised Spiders athletics during 2000-2012. In a letter to athletics department staffers, Gill said his resignation is effective June 30.

  • Disney CEO Blames Cord-Cutters for ESPN Losses

    by Mike Snider May 2017

    Wall Street has been concerned about declining subscribers of ESPN, a jewel in Disney's portfolio and a key profit generator. ESPN is in nearly 88 million homes, down from more than 100 million homes six years ago.

  • Recreation Program in Jeopardy after Mass Resignation

    by Courtney Cameron May 2017

    Every member of the Norton, Mass., parks and recreation commission has turned in their resignation after a budget override intended to augment the department’s resources failed to pass.

  • Hiring Freeze Forces Military Fitness Center Closures

    by Courtney Cameron March 2017

    On Saturday, Fort Bragg temporarily closed the doors of the Blackjack, Funk and Hosking physical fitness centers (PFCs). The closings are a result of the federal hiring freeze that went into effect in January, shortly after the change in administration.