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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. Cheap Adidas NHL Jerseys . -- Tennessee athletic director Dave Hart?will retire next summer after a tumultuous tenure that included consolidation of the mens and womens athletic departments, improvements in facilities and the settlement of a Title IX lawsuit.Harts announcement comes less than two months after Tennessee reached a $2.48 million settlement in a Title IX lawsuit regarding its handling of assault complaints against athletes and three months after chancellor Jimmy Cheek said he also was stepping down to return to teaching.As I thought about finishing this job well and how extremely proud I am of what everyone in our department has contributed collectively to get us to where we are today, I decided that this was a good time to set a target to wrap up my career as a Director of Athletics, Hart, 67, said Thursday in a university statement.He said the school would choose a new chancellor soon, and this decision will allow that individual to select his or her own person to this leadership role and allow me to lead us through what promises to be a very exciting upcoming year in many respects.Harts tenure at Tennessee began in September 2011 and featured major increases in fundraising, improvements in academic performance and several lawsuits.Under Harts guidance, and with help from the launch of the SEC Network, Tennessees athletic department posted a surplus of $13.1 million in 2014-15 after facing a deficit of $3.98 million in 2011-12. Tennessee student-athletes overall have posted grade point averages of 3.0 or better for five consecutive semesters.Dave has worked with our coaches to make us nationally competitive, Cheek said in a statement. He has focused on compliance and doing things the right way in the class room and on the field. His work and determination have put UT sports in a strong position for the future.Harts notable coaching hires had mixed results. Butch Jones has stabilized the football program and womens basketball coach Holly Warlick has reached three regional finals in four years since taking over for Pat Summitt, who stepped down in 2012 after winning eight national titles.But his hire of mens basketball coach Donnie Tyndall backfired. Tyndall was fired after only one season due to the likelihood the NCAA would determine he had committed major violations during his Southern Mississippi tenure. Hart hired Rick Barnes as Tyndalls replacement.Harts tenure featured a number of lawsuits as well as a branding decision that received criticism.Eight unidentified women sued Tennessee in February and said the school created a hostile sexual environment through a policy of indifference toward assault complaints against athletes.As part of a settlement reached in July, Tennessee is announcing a series of initiatives to improve its Title IX efforts and is appointing an independent commission to review the schools existing programs and make recommendations regarding sexual assault and misconduct. Hart said recently in an interview with The Associated Press that it only enhanced and increased our collective desire to be a national leader in that regard.Tennessee also faced two gender-equity lawsuits during Harts tenure.Former Tennessee associate director of sports medicine Jenny Moshak and two ex-Lady Volunteers strength coaches filed a suit in 2012 that said they received less compensation than employees holding similar positions and performing comparable tasks for mens teams. The plaintiffs said the discrepancy resulted from their gender or their affiliation with womens teams. The two sides reached a $750,000 settlement in January, though the costs were over $1 million once attorneys fees were included.Former Lady Vols media director Debby Jennings sued the university as well as Hart while arguing that age and sex discrimination led to her forced retirement from the school where she had worked for 35 years. Jennings and the school reached a $320,000 settlement in October 2014.Tennessee announced in November 2014 that all its womens sports teams other than the basketball squad would be called the Volunteers, and the move took effect in July 2015. School officials said the basketball team could continue calling itself the Lady Vols because of the championship legacy established by Summitt.Angry fans launched a petition drive and rallied outside a board of trustees meeting to preserve the Lady Vols nickname for all womens sports. A state representative announced he would introduce legislation requiring Tennessee to refer to all of its womens sports teams as the Lady Vols. The legislation was dropped after school officials announced all womens sports teams other than the basketball squad would wear a commemorative patch honoring the Lady Vols legacy during the 2016-17 school year.Hart said he plans to remain active even after his retirement takes effect next summer.There will be another challenge out there, Hart said. I plan to continue to assist and inspire people in some manner moving forward. Right now, I am excited about what this year has in store for us on Rocky Top. Cheap Jets Jerseys . -- The goal posts lying flat on the field, Arizonas fans lingered on the field, congregating around the locker room entrance nearly 30 minutes after rushing out of the stands. Cheap Adidas Jets Jerseys . The 18th player to shoot 60 on the tour, Jamieson settled for par on the final hole when his 15-foot birdie chip grazed the edge of the hole and stayed out. 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Mitch Leidner provided the finishing touch.Leidner threw his first touchdown pass in seven weeks and Blake Cashman and Steven Richardson each had two of Minnesotas season-high seven sacks , leading the Gophers to a 29-12 victory over Northwestern on Saturday.Playing at home for the final time, Leidner found Drew Wolitarsky from 9 yards out with 6:46 left to give the Gophers (8-3, 5-3) a 22-6 lead and then ran in a 12-yard score with 2:31 remaining. The fifth-year senior, who was intercepted once, ended a five-game streak without a touchdown pass.Its been long overdue, Wolitarsky said, smiling.Emmit Carpenter made three field goals and Shannon Brooks totaled 110 yards from scrimmage for the Gophers, whose offense sputtered through most of the afternoon after an 80-yard game-opening march into the end zone and before the late Leidner-led push.Hey, find a way to win this thing, coach Tracy Claeys said. Who cares how anybody has played?Clayton Thorson threw for 276 yards and a late score, but the Wildcats (5-6, 4-4) were denied on fourth-and-1 at the Minnesota 16 in the second quarter and fourth-and-1 at the Gophers 13 in the third quarter. They lost two fumbles and failed on both 2-point conversion tries.Weve just got to learn how to finish, wide receiver Andrew Scanlan said.CARR CRASHAustin Carr, the Big Tens leading receiver, had five catches for 68 yards for the Wildcats before leaving the field a bit woozy from a helmet-to-helmet hit by Minnesota safety Duke McGhee. The targeting penalty, the seventh time this season a Gophers player has received the automatic ejection including two for McGhee, helped set up Northwesterns first score.He knows better than that, Claeys said.Fitzgerald declined to discuss Carrs condition, beyond he seemed to be doing well after the game. The 4-yard touchdown run by Justin Jackson with 2:17 left in the third quarter finished the drive and cut the lead to 15-6, but the Gophers werent deterred.Emotions were pretty high at that point, but were a level-headed team and we didnt let that affect us, said linebacker Jack Lynn, who had 1 1/2 of Minneesotas 12 tackles for loss. Wholesale Jets Jerseys. .TAKE THATRichardson recalled a recruiting visit that Fitzgerald once made to his high school, Chicagos Mount Carmel, that left him feeling snubbed. Richardson, listed at 6 feet and 300 pounds, said Fitzgerald was immediately turned off by his lack of height.I saw that guy come into my high school coachs office and just look me up and down and just look at me like Im way too short to play the game, Richardson said. It was really nice to play one of these types of game in front of him, just because he doubted you.EMPTY SEATSWith a kickoff temperature of 30 degrees, including an 18-degree wind chill factor, the Gophers played in front of their smallest crowd (38,162) in eight seasons at TCF Bank Stadium. Less than half of those fans were still in the seats by the fourth quarter. Minnesotas average attendance this year was 43,814, the lowest since 2002 when the team played at the Metrodome.THE TAKEAWAYNorthwestern: With the Thorson-to-Carr connection quiet even before the star pass-catcher departed the game, the Wildcats were uncharacteristically unproductive on offense until they entered catch-up mode late and padded their statistics.Minnesota: Eliminated earlier in the day from Big Ten championship game contention, the Gophers can still tie for first place in the West Division by upsetting Wisconsin and having Iowa beat Nebraska. They reached the eight-win mark for the third time in four seasons, a feat not accomplished by the program since 1905.UP NEXTNorthwestern: Hosting in-state rival Illinois on Saturday, the Wildcats need a win for bowl eligibility. Theyve beaten the Illini in three of the last four meetings.Minnesota: Seeking their first victory over Wisconsin since 2003 on Saturday, the Gophers have not won at Camp Randall Stadium since 1994.Itd be a great way to top off the year, no question, Leidner said. I know its really important to a lot of guys on this team.---For more college football coverage: http://www.collegefootball.ap.org and http://www.twitter.com/AP-Top25 Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '