The Duquesne University Dukes will be looking for new athletic director as it is being reported that Greg Amodio will be leaving the Bluff to be the new Director of Athletics and Recreation at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Connecticut.
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According to Quinnipiac’s web site, university president John Lahey is going to be holding an 11 a.m. ET press conference Wednesday, June 10 at the TD Bank Sports Center to introduce his new Director of Athletics.
The move was reported Tuesday evening by Dejan Kovacevic on dkonpittsburghsports.com, Craig Meyer on the Post-Gazette‘s web site, and by Mike Anthony on the Hartford Courant‘s web site. Amodio has been the athletic director at Duquesne for the last 10 years. He will be taking over for Jack McDonald, who announced his retirement back in October.
McDonald was at the helm of the Bobcats program for the last 20 years. He announced in May that he would be assuming the AD position at the University of New England in Biddeford, Maine. The Nor’Easters are a Division III member of the NCAA.
In his time at Duquesne, Amodio was in charge of over five million in upgrades to the A.J. Palumbo Center and Rooney Field. However, his legacy also includes the termination of four sports including baseball back in 2010. Prior to his coming to oversee the Dukes, Amodio served for 10-years in various capacities at Xavier University, culminating in his serving as the associate athletic director.
From The Clipboard: Duquesne women’s soccer will kick-off at Rooney Field with the 2nd annual Steel City Classic set for Friday, Aug. 21 and Sunday, Aug. 23. The Dukes will be joined by Robert Morris University, Saint Francis University and the University of Pittsburgh.
The first day will see the Panthers and Red Flash meet in the opener at 5 p.m. The Dukes and Colonials play in the second-half of the double-header at 7:30 p.m. On the second day, Pitt and RMU will take the pitch at 1 p.m. in the first contest, followed by Duquesne and SFU at 3:30 p.m.
It was announced by the NCAA Tuesday that women’s basketball games will be played in four 10-minute quarters next season. The NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel approved switching the game to the new format and away from the 20-minute halves the sport has always used on a conference call Monday.
The NCAA Women’s Basketball Rules Committee, which proposed the rule change, believes the four-quarter format will help with the flow of the game. The change also was advocated by the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association Board of Directors.