Tags: AB Show 2017
- by Andy Berg
- November 2017
Andy Berg is Executive Editor of Athletic Business.
UCLA Firing Likely Won't Be Football Season's Last "UCLA head football coach Jim Mora has been relieved of his duties." And with that, the coaching carousel really began to crank. read more
Low-Major Recruiting Requires Creativity Jack Murphy zigzagged across his hometown, ducking into gyms to watch AAU basketball players on all points of the Las Vegas compass. Some stops lasted minutes, long enough for Murphy to stand near a doorway to evaluate a player who just popped up on his radar. Others, he stayed the entire game, prominently positioned with an assistant coach at his side in a show of solidarity toward a player - and his family - they hope to sign. The Northern Arizona coach made 11 stops in all - some gyms multiple times - that 14-hour, crisscrossed day, the first of three marathons during the summer's final live evaluation period. Murphy was not alone; hundreds of coaches from across the country burned through tanks of gas to watch the nation's best young basketball players in late July. read more
Expert: UA Falls Short in Sexual Violence Accountability The University of Arizona is falling short on its commitment to teach Wildcat athletes and coaches about preventing sexual assault and domestic violence, a national expert says. Brenda Tracy works closely with the NCAA on issues involving violence toward women and lobbies for her cause in Washington, D.C. She's also developing a curriculum to be used by colleges across the nation. "I know there's people (at the UA) that want me to come, but I haven't been contacted by the athletic department," Tracy told the Star this week. "I'd be more than happy to go ... and help get things on the right track and do better. But the first thing you have to do is be accountable and transparent and (the UA) isn't doing either of those things right now." Under the NCAA's new sexual assault education policy, which was enacted in August, all coaches, athletes and athletic department administrators are required to complete the yearly education. read more