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Re: The SEC ADs
« Reply #50 on: February 22, 2016, 06:20:55 pm »

 David Morrison ‏@DavidCMorrison Feb 21

AD Mack Rhoades tells @CDTCivilWar MU wants to create environment where athletes don't feel need to boycott again- http://bit.ly/1XFKoOP .
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Re: The SEC ADs
« Reply #51 on: February 23, 2016, 09:42:03 am »

How in the world Hart is still the AD there is baffling……………………...

From Tennessee Mens and Womens Head Coach's Presser:

 Dustin Dopirak ‏@TennesseeBeat 6m6 minutes ago

AP's @stevemegargee asks why athletic director Dave Hart isn't here. Pensky says in a way they're here representing him.



All of the coaches are giving Hart their full support. 

A reverse on an old AD tactic
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Re: The SEC ADs
« Reply #52 on: February 23, 2016, 09:56:43 am »

Wes Rucker ‏@wesrucker247 48s49 seconds ago

Spokesman Ryan Robinson: We've been trying to get all the coaches together on same day, and it was today. And Dave (Hart) was out of town.
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Re: The SEC ADs
« Reply #53 on: February 23, 2016, 01:44:39 pm »

Kate: New A&M athletic director Scott Woodward responded to questions about the job football coach Kevin Sumlin has done

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"Very impressive, coming into this tough league, started off like a house of fire," Woodward said. "It was very, very impressive watching it from a distance. You know, having this thing come back down to earth -- I guess would be a way to describe it -- is humbling. I know he wants to do better and great things and get back to where he was. And I feel the same way.

"We're all in this together. We're in a rough neighborhood, as I've described the SEC West, and we need to be pulling in the same direction and helping coach all we can. From my standpoint, that means giving him the resources and advice when he seeks it, and support. Whether it's building a better staff or support staff or anything we can do to help, we're going to be here to do so."

Q: Considering the nearly $500 million that went into renovating Kyle Field and a football coach that receives $5 million a year, what should that investment produce in the SEC West?

A: It's just what the whole university is all about. We want to be excellent and great in all we do. When I sat down with President [Michael] Young and Chancellor [John] Sharp there is a vision for greatness. We have the goals here to compete for championships, and that's in everything we do. Whether it is football, which is very important to us, or any other sport, we have very high expectations.

Q: On the relationship he'd like to have with Sumlin:

A: We talk a lot, and I see him a lot and I only know one way of doing things and that's in a close relationship and a collaborative partnership. Like I've said, I don't want to be in the way, and I won't be in the way, but I want to be accessible.
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Re: The SEC ADs
« Reply #54 on: February 24, 2016, 06:44:20 pm »

Wes Rucker ‏@wesrucker247  4h4 hours ago
Vols athletic director Dave Hart will have a press conference tomorrow at 1 p.m. Eastern.
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Re: The SEC ADs
« Reply #55 on: February 25, 2016, 12:51:38 pm »

Patrick Brown ‏@patrickbrownTFP 10m10 minutes ago

More to come from Dave Hart's comments, but here's a quick rundown: http://bit.ly/1Rqyypf

Dustin Dopirak ‏@TennesseeBeat 11m11 minutes ago

Protestors outside chanting "Vols For Jane." (Meaning Jane Doe.)

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Re: The SEC ADs
« Reply #56 on: February 26, 2016, 08:13:10 am »

Josh Ward ‏@Josh_Ward 20h20 hours ago

Dave Hart said there is a handful of unhappy former employees serving as sources for local media. Hart: Their info is "not accurate."
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Re: The SEC ADs
« Reply #57 on: February 27, 2016, 12:36:11 pm »

Brian Rice ‏@briancrice Feb 26

VFLs help current members of @Vol_Football prepare for the future on VFL Career Night: http://1tn.co/VFLNight16 

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Re: The SEC ADs
« Reply #58 on: February 29, 2016, 10:34:14 pm »

Dave Matter ‏@Dave_Matter 3h3 hours ago

Rhoades: MU will implement new Mizzou Made curriculum this fall, requiring all athletes to enroll in program to learn social responsibility
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Re: The SEC ADs
« Reply #59 on: March 06, 2016, 02:01:11 pm »

 Brandon Marcello ‏@bmarcello 21h21 hours ago

Eric Hyman, who resigned as Texas A&M's AD in January, is now working for Auburn: http://www.al.com/sports/index.ssf/2016/03/former_texas_am_athletics_dire.html

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Former Texas A&M athletics director Eric Hyman will take over as chief operations officer on an interm basis at Auburn, a source familiar with the situation tells AL.com.

Hyman takes over for David Benedict, who left Auburn to become the University of Connecticut's athletics director Monday. It's not known if Hyman will stay on in a full-time role with the athletics department.

Hyman surprised many in the SEC when he resigned as Texas A&M's athletics director Jan. 5, one day after he gave football coach Kevin Sumlin a vote of confidence. Hyman helped the Aggies transition from the Big 12 into the SEC in the summer of 2012.

He previously served as South Carolina's athletics director from 2005 through 2012...
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Re: The SEC ADs
« Reply #60 on: March 11, 2016, 07:30:22 am »

AL.com sports ‏@aldotcomSports 16h16 hours ago

.@bmarcello gives the details on #Auburn AD Jay Jacobs' contract: http://ow.ly/ZjCus 



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FOIA: Jacobs' five-year contract, which he signed in 2011, has a one-year renewal option at the end of each academic year. The deal is set to expire June 30, 2020, but could be renewed an additional year through 2021 with an automatic rollover on June 1, according to the wording of the contract.

"Look, when you go 6-6 in football all kinds of rumors pop out," Jacobs said.

Jacobs is paid $600,000 per year in base salary, with several additional incentives built into the contract, which he signed in 2011. He is eligible for a raise at the end of each academic year, but an Auburn official said the contract in 2011 is the latest document Jacobs has signed.

Incentives -- academic performance, coaching performances, etc. -- can increase his salary to as much as $750,000 per year. If Jacobs is fired, Auburn owes him the full value of his base salary for each year remaining on the contract.
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Re: The SEC ADs
« Reply #61 on: March 30, 2016, 01:22:20 pm »

Adam Sparks ‏@AdamSparks 3h3 hours ago

Someone mentioned that David Williams is vague. Two things - he's an attorney & he wants leverage. I think both are somewhat fair
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Re: The SEC ADs
« Reply #62 on: May 19, 2016, 09:25:36 am »

The bill for claims the University of Tennessee's athletic department discriminated against women's sports employees climbed Wednesday to just more than $1.2 million.

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UT earlier this year agreed to pay $750,000 to settle a 2012 federal lawsuit alleging pay discrimination and retaliation and filed on behalf of three staffers — two women and one man — in the athletics department. But the university quarreled over attorneys' fees for the women's defenders, seeking to cap them at $300,000. The attorneys, including lead counsel Keith Stewart and Lisa Banks, sought $475,000.

In a ruling issued Wednesday, U.S. Magistrate Judge Bruce Guyton rejected most of UT's arguments of fee padding and awarded fees totaling just more than $462,000 to attorneys Stewart, Banks, Kristen Galles and Stacey Sisco.

"In making this finding, the court has considered the good results achieved by the plaintiffs, the fact that there were three plaintiffs involved in this case, the number of years spent litigating this action and the factual complexity, including the reorganization of (UT's) athletic departments," Guyton wrote.

Jenny Moshak, former associate director of sports medicine, and Heather Mason and Collin Schlosser, former Lady Vols strength coaches, sued UT after a departmental consolidation that followed the women's filing of internal pay discrimination complaints in 2010.
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Re: The SEC ADs
« Reply #63 on: June 01, 2016, 06:38:54 am »

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Re: The SEC ADs
« Reply #64 on: June 04, 2016, 04:53:51 pm »

Jimmy Hyams ‏@JimmyHyams Jun 3

SEC had brief discussion about alcohol sales in public areas at games. No action was taken. LSU's Joe Alleva is in favor
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Re: The SEC ADs
« Reply #65 on: June 13, 2016, 11:02:31 am »

Kevin Brockway ‏@gatorhoops 1h1 hour ago

UF athletic director Jeremy Foley to retire - via @Gator_sports http://www.gatorsports.com/article/20160613/ARTICLES/160619952?tc=cr

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Jeremy Foley is retiring, effective on Oct. 1, the school announced this morning.

Foley, the driving force behind UF’s overall athletic success, is one of the most respected athletic directors in the nation. He is in his 25th year as the AD.

Foley began his UF career in the ticket office.

Foley, 63, announced his plans to the Gator coaches and staff earlier this morning. Foley will continue as athletics director until Oct. 1, when a new athletics director will hopefully be identified.

He will stay involved with the University as Emeritus Athletics Director, which is part of his current contract agreement...

Under Foley’s watch, 27 Gator teams have won the national championship, including three in football [and two in basketball]. He is tied for the most national titles among sitting athletic directors.
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Re: The SEC ADs
« Reply #66 on: June 13, 2016, 11:04:16 am »

Kevin Brockway ‏@gatorhoops 1h1 hour ago

UF athletic director Jeremy Foley to retire - via @Gator_sports http://www.gatorsports.com/article/20160613/ARTICLES/160619952?tc=cr


Easy to say what some Hog fans will now post.......................
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« Reply #67 on: June 13, 2016, 11:10:37 am »

Easy to say what some Hog fans will now post.......................

It won't be long now.
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Re: The SEC ADs
« Reply #68 on: June 13, 2016, 11:44:56 am »

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Re: The SEC ADs
« Reply #69 on: June 13, 2016, 02:34:01 pm »

Georgia's Greg McGarity on the retirement of Jeremy Foley, his friend and mentor



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McGarity served under Foley at Florida for about 18 years, before returning to Georgia to become the A.D. in 2010. But the two remained close, sitting next to each other at SEC meetings and speaking weekly...

Says he's a Georgia man.
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« Reply #70 on: June 13, 2016, 03:17:04 pm »

Georgia's Greg McGarity on the retirement of Jeremy Foley, his friend and mentor



Says he's a Georgia man.

He will be Georgia's man........................all the way up until the time he becomes some other organizations man.
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Re: The SEC ADs
« Reply #71 on: June 15, 2016, 07:33:51 am »

Mark Long ‏@APMarkLong 15h15 hours ago

Gators AD Jeremy Foley jokes that he's pulling a Billy Donovan and changing his mind and coming back
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Re: The SEC ADs
« Reply #72 on: June 16, 2016, 06:34:35 am »

https://twitter.com/Carvell_AJC/status/743200488460525568

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Florida president Kent Fuchs now faces the daunting task of replacing Jeremy Foley, who will retire on Oct. 1 after 25 years as the Gators athletics director.

“If I could clone Jeremy Foley and take off 20 years, that’s the ideal person,” Fuchs said.

Fuchs said Florida’s former board of trustees chairman Manny Fernandez has agreed to lead the national search. Foley also will assist Fernandez and Fuchs in finding the next AD.

Two prominent names with ties to Florida, Steve Spurrier and Duke athletics director Kevin White (father of UF basketball [head coach] Mike White), won’t be candidates for the job simply because of their age.

Mike Hill

Florida Executive Associate Athletics Director (external affairs)

Hill was hired by Foley in 1993 and appears to be the most likely member of his staff to receive the promotion. Hill’s responsibilities include overseeing the men’s basketball and tennis...

Bernard Muir, Stanford Athletic Director

Stanford is the only program in the country that’s been able to match the success of UF athletics under Foley, and Muir was born and raised in Gainesville

Greg Byrne, Arizona Vice President for Athletics

Byrne, 44, is the son of long-time Texas A&M athletics director Bill Byrne and has experience in the SEC. He was the associate AD at Kentucky for four years before his move to Mississippi State, where he was promoted to athletics director in 2008 and hired Dan Mullen away from Florida.
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Re: The SEC ADs
« Reply #73 on: June 17, 2016, 08:01:53 am »


Pat Dooley
‏@pat_dooley

Dooley: Foley will remain a Gator fan: It was a farewell news conference where nobody really said goodbye.
Je... http://bit.ly/1ZPOIM9
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Re: The SEC ADs
« Reply #74 on: June 18, 2016, 09:07:04 am »

Kevin Brockway ‏@gatorhoops 20h20 hours ago

Who will replace Jeremy Foley at Florida? - via @Gator_sports http://www.gatorsports.com/article/20160617/ARTICLES/160619785/1136/FRONTPAGE?p=all&tc=pgall

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UF is forming a national search committee that will be chaired by former board of trustees chairman Manny Fernandez.

Florida apparently will target current or former ADs from around the country.

“We want an experienced athletic director, someone that's not going to come and learn on the job,” Fuchs said.

 Here are some possible/potential candidates that the search committee could target:

Bernard Muir, athletic director at Stanford -- Muir has successfully led one of the country’s strongest overall athletic programs since being hired in 2012, and he’s certainly familiar with the University of Florida. His family moved to Gainesville when he was in third grade and he grew up across the street from Westwood Middle ...

 Greg Byrne, athletic director at Arizona -- Under his leadership, the Wildcats have undergone major upgrades in the football and basketball facilities. The school recently completed construction of a $72 million football facility and an $80 million renovation of the basketball arena. He has experience in the SEC, where he was the AD at Mississippi State. He hired Dan Mullen away from Florida to be the Bulldogs’ head football coach in 2008. Byrne, 44, is the son of former Texas A&M athletic director Bill Byrne.

Joe Castiglione, athletic director at Oklahoma -- The former athletic director at Missouri (1993-98), Castiglione has elevated OU athletics...

Chris Del Conte, athletic director TCU -- Since being hired as AD by TCU in 2009, the school’s football and basketball facilities have undergone a major upgrade at a cost of $236 million. The school has also renovated its baseball facility...

John Currie, athletic director at Kansas State -- Inheriting a significant budget deficit when he became AD 2009, Currie has turned KSU into one of the NCAA’s most solvent programs, while initiating $192 million in comprehensive facility improvements –
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Re: The SEC ADs
« Reply #75 on: June 21, 2016, 05:50:39 pm »

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« Reply #76 on: June 21, 2016, 10:22:38 pm »

https://twitter.com/aldotcomSports/status/745426638293340160

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For more than a year, Alabama athletics director Bill Battle has known he has cancer.

Diagnosed with multiple myeloma last May, Battle has quietly gone through treatments in Tuscaloosa. He'll take a few weeks away from the office this summer getting a stem cell treatment in Atlanta. His situation is not considered life threatening and the treatment is routine, doctors said.

But what is multiple myeloma?

The rare form of cancer starts in the bone marrow, according to Emory University -- where Battle's stem cell transplant will take place. Only 30,000 people are diagnosed with it annually and it's mysterious because experts aren't quite sure what factors put people at risk. It's most common in people over 65 and African Americans are twice as likely to be diagnosed than white Americans...
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« Reply #77 on: June 23, 2016, 08:48:12 am »

https://twitter.com/Carvell_AJC/status/745965208892497920

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In Damon Evans’ six years as athletics director (July 1, 2004 until his ouster almost exactly six years later), Georgia teams won 11 NCAA titles and 23 SEC titles. In McGarity’s six years, there have been four NCAA titles and 19 SEC titles.

McGarity was at Florida for nearly two decades under Athletic Director Jeremy Foley, who is set to retire this fall after establishing Florida as the SEC’s preeminent all-sports power. Foley is reputed to have started his tenure by asking each of his head coaches whether they could win a national title at Florida, and if they said no, they were soon gone.

“Sure. I would say the same thing,” McGarity said. “Absolutely, these are destination jobs. They’re not a stopover.”
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« Reply #78 on: June 29, 2016, 01:48:22 pm »

https://twitter.com/Tomas_Verde/status/748206683239911428

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Tom Green: With Jeremy Foley stepping down this fall, the title of longest-tenured AD in the SEC will fall to Kentucky's Mitch Barnhart, who is in his 14th year as the Wildcats' AD. But not far behind him is Jacobs, who is in the midst of his 12th year running Auburn's athletics program.

"You begin to just look at the AD world, and there's a lot of younger guys coming in," Jacobs said. "I know a lot of coaches have turned over at different places because people expect excellence, but that is what's great about the SEC: It's demanding and we all demand excellence and that creates change, and for the most part, everything that has happened to the SEC has been positive change."

Indeed, the SEC has had a fair amount of turnover in the AD department in recent years. Seven of the conference's 14 schools have hired a new AD in the last five years, and Florida will be the eighth when it finds Foley's replacement.

That's more than half of the SEC.

Ole Miss AD Ross Bjork is in his fifth year, as is South Carolina's Ray Tanner. Tennessee's Dave Hart Jr. is winding down his fifth year, and this football season will mark the beginning of his sixth.

Alabama's Bill Battle — who is currently undergoing treatment for cancer — is in his fourth year, while Vanderbilt's David Williams will enter his fifth year next month. Missouri's Mack Rhoades is in his second year, and Texas A&M's Scott Woodward is midway through Year 1 with the Aggies.

The other three, Mississippi State's Scott Stricklin, Georgia's Greg McGarity and Arkansas' Jeff Long, are in their seventh, sixth and ninth years, respectively.

So what has been the key to longevity for someone like Jacobs in such a demanding profession?

"Well, my whole deal is I'm not about longevity; I'm about doing what's right every day," Jacobs said. "I'm interested in making sure we continue the longest run we ever had in Auburn history of not having a major violation. I'm interested in making sure that we continue to grow the number of more than 390 now students with a 3.0 (grade-point average), and I'm concerned with doing what's right every day."
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Re: The SEC ADs
« Reply #79 on: June 30, 2016, 01:18:51 pm »

 Graham Hall ‏@GrahamHall_ 3h3 hours ago

Gators spokesman confirms no internal candidates will pursue new Athletic Director position.

Gators executive ADs Lynda Tealer and Mike Hill, associate AD Chip Howard all originally considered candidates. Each opted not to pursue.
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Re: The SEC ADs
« Reply #80 on: July 09, 2016, 08:58:48 am »

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Re: The SEC ADs
« Reply #83 on: July 14, 2016, 08:50:23 am »

Blake Toppmeyer ‏@btoppmeyer 18h18 hours ago

Wren Baker named #Mizzou's interim AD
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Re: The SEC ADs
« Reply #84 on: July 17, 2016, 08:55:57 am »

John Clay: Mitch Barnhart’s salary appears crazy, until you look at the bottom line

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Kentucky had extended Athletic Director Mitch Barnhart’s contract through the year 2022, with hefty pay increases along the way.

According to the terms, the AD’s base salary will go from $730,000 to $840,000 in 2019 to $880,000 in 2020 and $925,000 in 2021. Also included are retention bonuses and delayed compensation pointed toward the 56-year-old’s retirement package.

We can argue the merits of such a deal. Yes, Barnhart hired Billy Gillispie, but he also hired Rich Brooks, John Cohen, Rachel Lawson and Edrick Floreal, among others. Power 5 conference schools are now employing ADs he trained — Scott Stricklin (Mississippi State), Greg Byrne (Arizona), Rob Mullens (Oregon) and Mark Coyle (Minnesota).

And here’s what cannot be argued about the new contract: Despite the eye-popping numbers, UK can afford it.

UK’s athletic department is almost entirely funded by its revenue and an annual payout from the Southeastern Conference, and those revenues have climbed at an astronomical rate.

Thanks to the lucrative launches of the College Football Playoff and the SEC Television Network, the SEC reported 2014-15 revenues of $527.4 million, a 62 percent increase from the year before. UK received $31.2 million from the league, a payout nearly $11 million more than the school received the year before.

In 2013, the last time Barnhart’s contract was amended, a USA Today study showed the UK athletics director ranked 24th nationally and ninth in the SEC in base pay (then $650,000). When Florida’s Jeremy Foley retires Oct. 1, however, Barnhart will become the longest-tenured AD (14 years at one school) in the conference.

There’s a reason for that.

Combined athletic revenues of 48 schools in the wealthiest conferences went from $2.7 billion in 2004 to $4.5 billion in 2014. Despite that, many of those schools operate in the red. Kentucky isn’t one, however. UK’s revenues went from $66.7 million to $95.8 million over that period, and the department remained in the black.

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Re: The SEC ADs
« Reply #85 on: July 21, 2016, 08:00:48 pm »

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« Reply #86 on: July 22, 2016, 03:09:26 pm »

John Clay: Mitch Barnhart’s salary appears crazy, until you look at the bottom line

FOIA: University of Kentucky’s athletic department administered penalties and letters of admonishment for 14 secondary NCAA rules violations during the 2015-16 academic year.

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Each of the football violations were related to recruiting, while the lone men’s basketball infraction was the well-known case of Tyler Ulis posing for a picture with the rapper Drake after a concert.

Oct. 19, 2015 – Level III (non-suspension) violation: A violation of “preferential treatment” occurred when a UK player attended a Drake concert after-party and a member of the famous rapper’s management team recognized the player and invited him back to say hello. UK compliance discovered it after the athlete – whose name is redacted – posted a photo on social media. Tyler Ulis, UK’s started point guard at the time, posted a photo with Drake on Instagram the night of the concert, May 29, 2015, in his hometown of Chicago.
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Jon Solomon ‏@JonSolomonCBS 35m35 minutes ago

LSU AD Joe Alleva on Sirius: SEC should probably look into changing transfer rule so players (especially graduates) can go where they want.
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https://twitter.com/Michael_Carvell/status/775428844182470656

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“I certainly hope this state doesn’t turn the decision about Little Rock, about adding to [Razorback Stadium] into a great stadium debate.”
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Scott Stricklin ‏@ScottStricklin 17h17 hours ago

Kudos to @UKMitchBarnhart, @kevinsaal & all at UK for care provided to injured @HailStateFB player Darryl Williams. Greatly appreciated.
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