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  • US Youth Soccer Regional Tournament Taxes Refs

    by GEOFF GRAMMER JOURNAL STAFF WRITER June 2014

    Officially, there is no major problem with the officials this week at the US Youth Soccer Far West Regional Championships. While there were some rumblings of referee shortages entering the 237-team event, and tournament officials acknowledged they could have used a few more bodies, there was only one instance in the first three days of 360 games played in which a referee was forced to call a fourth game in a day - one game more than what organizers consider their max for a regional event. Rob Martella, head of operations for the tournament, said this week's event at the New Mexico Soccer Complex near Bernalillo has 188 referees and 34 assessors, who essentially grade the performance of the on-field referees. Every game has had four referees and one assessor.

  • AD Joyner, Hired at Peak of PSU Scandal Fallout, to Retire

    by Joe Juliano; Inquirer Staff Writer June 2014

    Penn State athletic director Dave Joyner, who took over at the height of outrage over the Jerry Sandusky child sexual-abuse scandal and hired the Nittany Lions' last two head football coaches, announced Tuesday that he plans to retire from the university.

  • Disgraced Coach Masiello Turns Resume 'Mistake' Positive

    by The New York Post June 2014

    There is reality, and there is truth. Steve Masiello understands the reality. He understands that some people never will believe him, forever branding him a liar for listing himself as a Kentucky graduate on his résumé when he hadn't completed his undergraduate degree. Manhattan's recently reinstated basketball coach doesn't blame anyone for having that opinion. There is evidence to support that conclusion, even though so much evidence lies solely in the mind of Masiello. Only he knows. That is the truth. In its absence, Masiello probably would think the same thing many people have thought of him over the past two-plus months.

  • ASU Hires Pro Execs, While UA Finds Old-School Success

    by Greg Hansen, Arizona Daily Star June 2014

    About the only thing the athletic departments at Arizona and ASU have in common anymore is that they are travel partners in the Pac- 12. Almost everything else has changed.

  • Policy Banning Parents from Coaching Gets Pushback

    by Dan Brown; dbrown@berkeleyind.com June 2014

    Parents and coaches from across Berkeley County converged on a board of education meeting demanding some answers, or at best, a frank explanation as to the motivation behind the county board s consideration of changing a longstanding volunteer coaches policy.

  • Assertiveness is Key to Running a Fitness Business

    by Rob Bishop and Barry Klein June 2014

    You know how being physically fit and strong is supposed to make people confident and self-assured? Then please explain to us why we're an industry of wimps.

  • Arizona, Donor Get Creative in Retaining Top Personnel

    by Super User June 2014

    The genesis of a sports booster's $17.68 million stock donation to the University of Arizona originated from the simplest idea: UA president Ann Weaver Hart wanted to ensure athletic director Greg Byrne could not easily be wooed by the highest outside bidder.

  • Rec Director to Be Replaced by Nonprofit Partnerships

    by Thomas J. Prohaska; NEWS NIAGARA REPORTER June 2014

    The Common Council voted, 4-1, Wednesday to abolish the job of Youth and Recreation Director Melissa I. Junke, while using not-for-profit organizations to provide some summer programming.

  • Turnover Overload: High School Losing Seven Coaches

    by MARK DONOVAN mdonovan@heraldsun.com June 2014

    Jordan High School Athletic Director David Davis announced a massive coaching staff turnover - that included himself - on Tuesday. Gone will be seven head coaches, one of whom coaches two sports.

  • Alabama Boosts Nick Saban's Base Salary to $6.5M

    by David Paschall June 2014

    Alabama's Nick Saban will continue to be college football's highest-paid coach for the foreseeable future. The compensation committee of the Alabama board of trustees made sure of that Tuesday.