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  1. Backlash against Assembly Hall name silly

    Eamonn Brennan

    When announcing a $40 million private gift to a college athletics department - the largest in its history and one of the largest in school history, too - an athletic director probably shouldn't need to gird for backlash. Not in Indiana. On Thursda...

    Blog | December 20, 2013
  2. Frank Haith avoided major trouble

    Eamonn Brennan

    It could have been so much worse. In summer of 2011, when Yahoo! Sports brought ponzi schemer Nevin Shapiro's unseemly relationship with Miami athletics to the fore, Frank Haith was out in the open. Athletic director Mike Alden had reached on a co...

    Blog | October 22, 2013
  3. Penalties could have been much worse for former Miami coach and c...

    Eamonn Brennan

    Frank Haith will be forced to sit five games for what happened under his watch at Miami. For him, and for his future at Missouri, it should feel like he got off pretty easy.

    Story | Conversation | October 07, 2013
  4. Wake Forest fans still not pleased

    Eamonn Brennan

    In December I wrote about the plight of the Wake Forest fan, first when the athletics department's radio partner decided to stop allowing callers into coach Jeff Bzdelik's radio show (because, as athletic director Ron Wellman put it to the Winston-Sa...

    Blog | February 06, 2013
  5. Cowboys Stadium event no longer in works

    Eamonn Brennan

    Michigan State athletic director Mark Hollis has had some pretty bold and creative ideas about the start of the college basketball season in recent years. He spearheaded the Carrier Classic. He conceived and executed us this year's excellent Veterans...

    Blog | December 31, 2012
  6. Wake AD tries to smooth things over

    Eamonn Brennan

    Last week, Wake Forest radio announced it would discontinue the live call-in portion of its weekly coach's show with head coach Jeff Bzdelik. Athletic director Ron Wellman said the decision was made because fans had a tendency to "preach," and "this ...

    Blog | December 17, 2012
  7. Mark Hollis not deterred by early criticism

    Eamonn Brennan

    Of course he isn't. He's Mark Hollis. In the past five years, when the Michigan State athletic director has an idea, no matter how farfetched that idea is, he usually sees it through to fruition. The Carrier Classic, the Germany army base game, et...

    Blog | December 11, 2012
  8. Latest season-opening plan even crazier

    Eamonn Brennan

    Outside of Wieden+Kennedy, Michigan State athletic director Mark Hollis might be the best sports marketing professional in the country, even if that's not exactly his job description. At the very least, he is its most enthusiastic. In the past dec...

    Blog | December 06, 2012
  9. At chaotic UConn, Ollie deserves more

    Eamonn Brennan

    You can understand why Warde Manuel couldn't take the leap. The UConn athletic director was new to his job, too. His flagship inheritance -- UConn basketball -- was suddenly struggling, not only from the departure of monolithic former coach Jim Ca...

    Blog | December 04, 2012
  10. Calhoun 'can't, won't' get away from game

    Eamonn Brennan

    Legendary Connecticut coach Jim Calhoun bid a fond farewell to the basketball program he's built from the ground up in the past 26 years, but he -- as well as UConn athletic director Warde Manuel and new coach Kevin Ollie -- made it clear that farewe...

    Blog | September 13, 2012
  11. Texas Tech players rebel against Gillispie?

    Eamonn Brennan

    That certainly appears to be the case, per's Andy Katz and Jason King, who reported Friday that multiple Texas Tech players said they had met with athletic director Kirby Hocutt to "[express] concern about the way they are being treated by s...

    Blog | August 31, 2012
  12. Loyola-Miss. State to honor historic game

    Eamonn Brennan

    About a month ago, Michigan State athletic director Mark Hollis -- our leading early season college basketball event auteur -- made it clear to the media that he wanted to do something to honor the history of a game that very much deserves it. He ...

    Blog | July 24, 2012
  13. Spartans hope to honor landmark game

    Eamonn Brennan

    Michigan State athletic director Mark Hollis' most recent scheduling accomplishment -- the 2011-12 season-opening Carrier Classic game between Michigan State and North Carolina, the photos of which remain incredible -- cemented Hollis's reputation as...

    Blog | June 13, 2012
  14. So much for continuity at Virginia Tech

    Eamonn Brennan

    That was the hope for new coach James Johnson, one Virginia Tech athletic director Jim Weaver cited as a main reason for lifting the longtime assistant to the first head coaching position of his career: continuity. Less than two weeks since Johnso...

    Blog | May 11, 2012
  15. A final word on Bo Ryan and Jarrod Uthoff

    Eamonn Brennan

    Boy, that escalated quickly. I mean, that really got out of hand fast. This morning, I thought we were done with the Bo Ryan-Jarrod Uthoff transfer saga. Uthoff's long-lost appeal papers had been found in Wisconsin assistant athletic director Just...

    Blog | April 19, 2012
  16. North Texas taking its time with search

    Eamonn Brennan

    College coaching searches are typically held on some strict deadlines. For example: Last month, when Illinois sought a replacement for former coach Bruce Weber, athletic director Mike Thomas openly stated that he wanted to end his search before he le...

    Blog | April 19, 2012