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As college basketball season has hectic ramp up, D-FW operations directors work hard to plan with uncertain schedule

Normally, by the start of November, SMU’s operations staff has already booked all of the flights, all of the hotels, and is working out other details like food and team buffets, places and times to practice on the road.

This year, it is the start of November. The season starts in three weeks, and none of that is planned. There is no nonconference schedule. There is no league schedule. There’s nothing finalized, and, at this point, everything is pretty much going to happen last-minute.

“Right now, you’d basically have everything lined up,” Mustangs director of basketball operations Sean Stout said of normal times. Now, though, “You don’t know who you’re playing, when you’re playing, what you’re doing.

It’s not just an issue for SMU. All over the country, schools are trying furiously to re-vamp previously put-together schedules, thrown out of whack by the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the D1 Docket

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Govini CEO Tara Murphy Dougherty Joins National Defense University Foundation’s Board of Directors

The National Defense University (NDU) Foundation has announced the appointment of Tara Murphy Dougherty to its board of directors. Ms. Murphy Dougherty’s extensive leadership experience in both the private and public sectors will enhance the Foundation’s ongoing support of NDU, the nation’s preeminent education institution for advanced national security strategy and leadership development. As a member of the NDU Foundation Board, she will serve on the Development Committee with a focus on increasing the Foundation’s overall level of partnership, programmatic, and resource support to the esteemed university.

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“We are proud to welcome Tara Murphy Dougherty to our Board of Directors,” said NDU Foundation Chairman of the Board, Rear Admiral Mike Manazir, USN (Ret.). “Tara’s national security expertise, combined with a keen understanding of the emerging technologies and capabilities that will be

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Discovery Education Names SMASH CEO Eli Kennedy to Board of Directors

Discovery Education, the Charlotte, NC, based leader in standards-aligned digital curriculum resources, engaging content, and professional learning for K-12 classrooms worldwide, today announced the appointment of Eli Kennedy, the CEO of SMASH, to the company’s Board of Directors.  In his new role, Kennedy’s expertise will support Discovery Education’s mission to prepare all learners for tomorrow by creating innovative classrooms connected to today’s world.

Kennedy has served as SMASH CEO since 2016, and leads that company’s efforts to build a strong, diverse and socially conscious tech workforce by leveling the playing field through academic learning and experiential engagement for high school and college students.  Before joining SMASH, Kennedy was the Senior Vice President of Redbird Advanced Learning, a research based EdTech company.

Kennedy has also served as a Director at the Broad Foundation, and was on the leadership team at Platform Learning, a tutoring company focused on supporting low-income students. Prior

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