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Wednesday July 2, 2014

Wednesday July 2, 2014

Big Ten Conference: The Big Ten has announced the promotions of Diane Dietz to deputy commissioner for public affairs, Scott Chipman to associate commissioner for communications, Robin Jentes to assistant commissioner for branding, Jade Burroughs to director of branding, Kerry Kenny to director of compliance, and Jessica Palermo to director of championships. Burroughs, Kenny and Palermo will staff the conference's New York office. Alex Macht has been promoted to assistant director of video services, and Kristina Minor has joined the staff as assistant director of compliance.

Memphis: Thomas Carrier has been tabbed the assistant athletics director for events and facilities at his alma mater.

Louisiana-Lafayette: Rob Stewart has been hired as senior director of athletics for external affairs. He previously served as sports information director for the Ragin' Cajuns.

South Dakota State: Senior associate AD for internal affairs Rob Peterson has left the school after 12 years for personal considerations, the school has announced.

Grambling: Athletic director Aaron James has been relieved of his duties. Former women's basketball coach Patricia Biggs will move into the interim athletic director role.