Hired a little over a year ago in the wake of the worst scandal in the history of collegiate sports, David Joyner will remain on the job at Penn State for the foreseeable future.
In a press release, Penn State announced that David Joyner will remain on as athletic director through the end of president Rodney Erickson‘s term. Erickson’s term comes to an end in June of 2014, at which point a national search for a successor will be launched.
“I have confidence in Dr. Joyner and want him to continue as part of my leadership team while I am president,” said Erickson in a statement.
Joyner was named acting athletic director in November of 2011 as the replacement for Tim Curley, who was hit with perjury and failure to report charges relating to the Jerry Sandusky child-sex abuse case.
Heading the search for a replacement for Joe Paterno, Joyner played a significant role in the hiring of Bill O’Brien last January. In 2012, amidst all of the distraction related to the scandal and subsequent sanctions, O’Brien led the Nittany Lions to an eight-win season, taking home multiple coaching awards at season’s end.
Today one of college football’s biggest rivalry games will be shown to DISH customers in Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth and seven other regions in Texas. The reason? Television contract disputes between Tegna and DISH.
Tegna is the largest independent owner of NBC and CBS affiliates in the country, including NBC affiliates in Denver, Washington D.C., Atlanta and Phoenix. The company is in a continued dispute with DISH related to fee disputes, per Variety.
“Our position has been simple: The same fundamental terms that allowed us to reach deals with distributors nationwide should serve as the basis for our deal with Dish,” a statement from Tegna said. “Rather than accepting that fair, market-based approach, Dish has refused to reach an agreement and once again is preventing its customers from accessing valued channels, even as customers continue to pay for that content.”
Now the dispute carries a concern for some fans wanting to watch Oklahoma and Texas this afternoon.
This should go over well, although there may be some Texas fans who may not want to witness what happens to the Longhorns anyway.
Heading into what could be his final game as head coach of the Maryland Terrapins, Randy Edsall will reportedly go with Perry Hills as his starting quarterback.
Hills, a junior, got the start for the first two games of the season but the leash was short. Edsall made a change to Caleb Rowe following a loss at home to Bowling Green. Hills has completed 52.9 percent of his passes for 306 yards and four touchdowns with two interceptions. Rowe has been a disaster at the position, completing just 44.0 percent of his attempts for 428 yards, four touchdowns and an astounding 12 interceptions in five games. Daxx Garman has struggled as well with a completion percentage of just 33.0.
Maryland take son No. 1 Ohio State this afternoon in Columbus.