Former Louisiana-Monroe athletic director Bobby Staub told the Monroe News-Star Tuesday he'll be FIU's new Senior Associate Athletic Director and Chief Financial Officer, a job recently vacated by Alex Duque. Staub and ULM parted ways in April.
According to FIU athletic director Pete Garcia, FIU's overall operating budget for 2013-14 projects total expenditures of $28,711,000 and total revenues of $29,258,000.
As for the recent team GPAs, I obviously need a stronger prescription in my glasses. The information I had in previous posts came from what I thought I saw on the screen during the Board of Trustees Athletics Committee meeting from Student-Athlete Academic Center Director Dr. Phil Moses. But, here's the correct numbers from Dr. Moses.
Men's basketball the last four semesters, starting from 2011-12: 2.16, 2.48, 2.18, 2.00.
Football the last four semesters, starting from 2011-12: 2.28, 2.46, 2.06, 2.14.
The most consistently strong team, as far as GPA, is swimming & diving. Both the Aquawomen and women's basketball have seven of the last eight semesters over 3.0. Swimming's one exception, fall 2010, was a 2.97. Women's basketball's one exception, fall 2011, was 2.91.