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University selects search firm, committee

By mrasor Published: July 14, 2009

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Eastman and Beaudine is the search firm, and Candace Campbell Jackson will head an 18-person committee to find Akron's next athletic director.
For its effort, the Texas-based search firm will receive 25 percent of the position's first-year salary. Notable members of the committee include track coach Dennis Mitchell, women's basketball player Kara Murphy, InfoCision's Gary Taylor, and current senior associate athletic director Mary Lu Gribschaw.
The goal is to have the new athletic director in place by Sept. 15.
Men's basketball

    Listen for recruiting news regarding two local juniors-to-be...
    Darius Carter, forward, Akron (Firestone H.S.) Offers: Akron and Kent State Height: 6-foot-6 Weight: 192 Notes: In perhaps his best game as a sophomore, he tallied 28 points and 13 rebounds against East. Carter also has interest in Wright State.
    Jakarr Sampson, forward, Akron (St. Vincent-St. Mary's H.S.) Offers: Dayton Height: 6-foot-8 Weight: 190 Notes: Rivals.com calls him a skilled player who can get to the rim. Scout.com ranks Sampson as the No. 19 power forward in the nation.

    Notes about other scholarship offerees...
    Point guard Stevie Taylor lists Akron as one of three schools in which he has "high" interest.
    Point guard Trey Burke might be Ohio's best now that he has transitioned from distributor to scorer, Rivals.com says.
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