Penn State AD Makes Big Announcement About Her Future

By on October 26, 2019

first_imgGeneral view of Penn State football's Beaver Stadium.STATE COLLEGE, PA – SEPTEMBER 01: A general view of play between the Penn State Nittany Lions and the Ohio Bobcats at Beaver Stadium on September 1, 2012 in State College, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)One of the top college sports administrators in the country, Penn State vice president Sandy Barbour, has overseen the school re-establish itself as a dominant athletic program. But she recently made an announcement that many Penn State fans might not like.Speaking to State College Magazine, the 59-year-old Barbour revealed that she intends to retire when her current contract with the school runs out. Barbour’s contract currently runs through 2023, and reportedly pays upwards of $1,269,000 per year.Over the past five years, Barbour has overseen some incredible success for Penn State’s athletic programs. The school has won multiple national titles and Big Ten conference titles during her tenure.Among the many accomplishments was the Nittany Lions football team’s return to the top of the Big Ten mountain. In 2016 the school won the Big Ten title for the first time since 2009 in a 38-31 win over Wisconsin.That same year, the Nittany Lions earned Big Ten titles in wrestling, women’s soccer, and track & field. The strong season for Penn State athletics earned Barbour athletic director of the year honors by the NACDA.Barbour also owns the distinction of being the first woman hired as athletic director in Penn State’s history.Prior to joining the Nittany Lions in 2014, Barbour served the previous 10 years as athletic director of the UCLA Bruins.She oversaw the Bruins win national championships in baseball, golf, tennis, volleyball, water polo, gymnastics, and softball from 2004 to 2014.last_img read more

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GM begins autonomous car tests in Scottsdale Arizona

By on October 3, 2019

GM begins autonomous car tests in Scottsdale, Arizona by The Associated Press Posted Aug 9, 2016 9:23 am MDT Last Updated Aug 9, 2016 at 10:46 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email DETROIT – General Motors and its autonomous technology company Cruise Automation are testing self-driving cars on the streets of Scottsdale, Arizona.Testing of self-driving electric Chevrolet Bolts began in Arizona about two weeks ago. It’s the second city for GM’s real-world tests. Autonomous Bolts with Cruise Automation software have been driving around San Francisco since May 20.GM spokesman Kevin Kelly says the company is considering other cities for tests but wasn’t ready to announce locations.He would not say how many Bolts are being tested. Although the cars drive autonomously, Kelly says they all have human backup drivers.GM acquired San Francisco-based Cruise Automation in March for $581 million in cash and GM stock. Kelly says the company has opened an office in Scottsdale. read more

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