Another Day, Another Candidate In KU AD Search

Today I learned new details about what has become a plodding search by Kansas for its next athletic director.

(Like Tulsa’s Cunningham, Bobinski is a Notre Dame alumnus)
As reported here previously, current Tulsa athletic director Bubba Cunningham continues to be on KU’s short list for the gig. Cunningham is apparently serious enough about his interest […]


KU Rules Out Barnhart; Targets 2 New Candidates

Two weeks ago I reported that current Univ. of Kentucky Athletic Director Mitch Barnhart and Tulsa Athletic Director Bubba Cunningham were getting heavy consideration for the vacant Kansas Athletic Director position.

(No interview? Thank you come again)
After my report, Barnhart released a statement that included, “I have not been formally contacted by the University of […]


What if a Booster Ran an SEC School’s Budget?

On January 12, 2006, Mike Fish of published a lengthy piece on the “most powerful boosters” in college sports. At the top of the list was Oregon’s Phil Knight, Oklahoma State’s T. Boone Pickens and Auburn’s Bobby Lowder.

(At Auburn, failed banker, megabooster Bobby Lowder oversees school budget)
Lowder is the former CEO and chairman […]


Kentucky AD Statement Has Glaring Non-Denial

Today Kentucky Athletic Director Mitch Barnhart released a statement responding to my report last night that he would soon be interviewing for the Kansas Athletic Director position.

(Get the UK fan reax to Barnhart’s statement)
Barnhart’s complete statement from the UK official site:
“Being a Kansas native with family in the area, having gone to Ottawa University […]


Kentucky’s Barnhart ‘Finalist’ For Kansas AD Job

Two SEC school administration sources have told me in the past 48 hours that University of Kentucky Athletic Director Mitch Barnhart will interview for the Kansas University Athletic Director position in early December.

(Landing KU gig would likely mean bump in pay for UK’s Barnhart)
Joining Barnhart as a finalist for the position is current Tulsa […]


UW AD Forced Into More Apologies For UO Insults

Monday morning I posted audio of University of Washington Athletic Director Scott Woodward calling the University of Oregon an “embarrassment” on a Saturday pregame radio show for the Huskies-Ducks football game in Eugene.

(Woodward: Ordered to make personal apologies by UW school president)
Hours later Woodward issued a half-hearted apology in which he said he was […]


Volleyball Player is a Compelling Case for Title IX

Here’s some photos of Morgan Peterson of the Middle Tennessee State volleyball team.
Peterson is a redshirt freshman for the Blue Raiders.


Penn St. Adding Hockey; Big 10 Forming League?

Ryan Kennedy of THE HOCKEY NEWS reports that Penn State will announce on Friday it is officially fielding a Division I men’s hockey team.

(Penn State has long fielded a powerhouse club team)
Kennedy noted that a large donation “earmarked for a hockey team” was the impetus for the move and could fund scholarships and a […]


KU Forced Out Perkins To Prevent Successor Input

Tuesday Thayer Evans of reported that University of Kansas Athletic Director Lew Perkins resigned from his post effective immediately. The school later confirmed Evans’ report, framing Perkins’ ouster as a “retirement.”

In the past year, Kansas school officials have uncovered astounding corruption in Perkins’ KU athletic department regarding the misuse of game tickets. (The FBI […]


AD Admits A&M “Not Ready” For SEC Competition

Four months ago, Texas A&M and the Southeastern Conference confirmed that the Aggies nearly moved their sports programs from the Big 12 to SEC. Since then, there’s been much conjecture about why A&M elected to stay in the Big 12 instead of bolting for the SEC.

(Not the first time Byrne hasn’t been afraid to rile […]