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Bill Moos has rolled with the punches. Now he is just on a roll. Nebraska’s 68-year-old athletic director has pulled off two of the splashiest hires in college athletics in the 18 months since he arrived, all while batting away criticism for leaving a hefty debt at his previous school and fending off social media rumors that forced the administration to issue a statement of support.
Some Pac-12 schools are receiving annual payouts from the Pac-12 Networks that are a fraction of what they’d hoped for – and a fraction of what has been reported in the media – when the real cost of the content is included in the calculation.
Alyssa Bodeau didn’t know how her life would change after she decided to come forward with allegations of sexual misconduct against former Washington State University quarterback Jason Gesser.
The resignation Tuesday of WSU assistant athletic director Jason Gesser blunted the career of a former standout Cougar quarterback who returned home to raise money for his alma mater. But that future soured amid a flurry of sexual misconduct accusations.
Washington State University placed Jason Gesser, a former quarterback and current athletic department employee, on administrative leave Monday after a former Cougar athlete came forward with new allegations that Gesser tried to force himself on her after a fundraising event in 2015.
Nebraska athletic director Bill Moos tells The Associated Press his luncheon comment about coaches Urban Meyer of Ohio State and Jim Harbaugh of Michigan running a little bit scared in the wake of coach Scott Frost’s hiring was a bit tongue in cheek. Moos had said in an appearance at the Omaha Press Club he would need time to turn around the Cornhuskers but better days are ahead. The Huskers are coming off a 4-8 season.
A internal investigation by Washington State University has found that over a three-year period, a former athletics administrator violated the school’s Title IX policies by making inappropriate comments in the workplace and demeaning employees because of their gender.
Nebraskas fired coach Mike Riley on Saturday after three seasons in which he was unable to return the Cornhuskers to national prominence let alone make them a factor in the Big Ten.
Now that Bill Moos is climbing the ladder from WSU to Nebraska, here’s a question for Cougar Nation: How much is a good football team worth?
Kind of a lost weekend for Coug fans, huh? I’m writing to you as a WSU alum and Cougar fan who happens to live in Omaha, Nebraska.
If it all goes according to plan, Washington State will have a new athletic director named by approximately Feb. 1, the school’s president said Tuesday.
Bill Moos will receive a payment of $1.25 million if he still is Nebraska’s athletic director at the end of 2022, and he is eligible for some $500,000 in bonuses each year if teams achieve certain academic and on-field thresholds.
The Cougars AD who left Sunday for a job at Nebraska leaves behind a legacy at Washington State, Leach says.
John Johnson, who currently serves as WSU’s senior associate director of athletics, was named by school president Kirk Schulz Monday afternoon as the school’s interim AD. He’ll take over those duties on Wednesday, but won’t be a candidate for the permanent position.
A call to Colorado State’s Joe Parker could be one of the many that WSU President Kirk Schulz makes in the next week or two.
In 1994, athletic director Jim Livengood departed for Arizona and Bill Moos – an assistant to three different Cougar ADs who’d detoured to Montana to apprentice at running his own store – thought he’d be the front-runner to replace him. He wasn’t even a finalist.
In a surprising move, Bill Moos was hired Sunday afternoon to become the athletic director at Nebraska. The school announced the hire in a news release. Moos leaves Pullman after more than seven years as the AD at WSU.
Athletic director Bill Moos, who decided to depart Washington State on Sunday to take the reins at Nebraska, also is leaving behind some deep Northwest roots.
Here is a little insight into the current fundraising strategy for Washington State Athletics, which is not entirely unlike fraternity recruitment: It’s all about the pledges.
Mike Leach’s contract has been extended by one year, and athletic director Bill Moos says the two will have a discussion about a raise. That part comes later, but Leach has already taken care of his assistant coaches.