Friday October 31, 2014
UC Riverside: Jim Wooldridge is stepping down from his role as athletic director. Executive associate AD and senior woman administrator Janet Lucas will serve as the interim athletic director.
Michigan: Dave Brandon will resign as Michigan’s athletics director, as first reported by ESPN’s Brett McMurphy. The school has announced a 1:30 p.m. ET press conference to make the move official. Read more here. Former player Jim Hackett, a former player that serves on various boards at UM, has been named interim athletic director.
Thursday October 30, 2014
New Mexico State: After narrowing the pool to 11 names for NMSU’s next athletics director, two candidates have dropped out: Coca-Cola sports management group director John Cordova and Nike director of college, amateur and junior player development Marlin Musch.
Quinnipiac: Athletic director Jack McDonald announced that he will retire in June after 20 years as the director of athletics and recreation.
Wednesday October 29, 2014
Fordham: Mary Cunneen has been promoted to associate athletics director for facilities and event management, and Joe Webber has been promoted to assistant athletics director for equipment operations and purchasing.
New Mexico State: NMSU has narrowed the pool of candidates for their next athletic director job to 11. That list includes; John Cordova (sports management group director for Coca-Cola), Anthony Hernandez (deputy AD at Miami), Rory Hickick (deputy AD Nevada), Gerard Koloskie (former deputy director of athletics / senior associate athletics director at UNLV), Mario Moccia (AD at Southern Illinois), Marlin Musch (director of college, amatuer, and junior player development at Nike), George Nelson (associate AD at Air Force), Ronald Prettyman (Indiana State AD), James Sarra (UTSA deputy AD), Christopher Walker (associate AD for development at Washington State), Matthew Whisenany (deputy AD at Wyoming).
Tuesday October 28, 2014
MAC: The conference announced today it will begin providing full cost-of-attendance scholarships if passed by the NCAA in January.
Illinois: Brad Wurtham has been hired as the associate director of athletics for marketing and fan development.
Monday October 27, 2014
Pac-12: The Pac-12 has announced sweeping reform that will now include guaranteed four-year scholarships, improved health care, liberalized transfer rules and more.