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WVU begins national search for athletic director

Shane Lyons is addressing his departure from WVU.

Sportico

https://www.sportico.com/leagues/college-sports/2022/college-athletic-director-buyouts-soar-1234696732/

The Hampshire Review (op-ed)

https://www.hampshirereview.com/sports/article_1bc59752-7080-11ed-965d-cbf7cbfa4baa.html

Lyons Interview

WV MetroNews

https://wvmetronews.com/2022/11/28/lyons-blasts-gee-in-discussing-detailed-departure-from-wvu-athletics/

WV MetroNews “Talkline”

https://www.spreaker.com/user/11096951/shane-lyons

WV MetroNews, Commentary

https://wvmetronews.com/2022/11/29/keep-neal-brown/

WV MetroNews, “Three Guys Before the Game”

https://wvmetronews.com/2022/11/28/three-guys-before-the-game-shane-lyons-speaks/

The Daily Athenaeum

https://www.thedaonline.com/sports/it-was-a-complete-surprise-lyons-calls-out-gee-answers-whether-he-would-have-fired/article_32a2c3b4-6f54-11ed-ae3b-9f947c784d72.html

SI, Fan Nation

https://www.si.com/college/westvirginia/football/shane-lyons-explains-the-decision-to-give-neal-brown-a-contract-extension

The Dominion Post

https://www.dominionpost.com/2022/11/28/shane-lyons-felt-hurt-blindsided-by-firing/

WV Sports Now

https://wvsportsnow.com/former-wvu-ad-shane-lyons-offers-honest-feelings-about-neal-brown-football-program/

247sports.com

https://247sports.com/college/west-virginia/Article/Former-AD-Shane-Lyons-blasts-President-Gee-and-WVU-says-whether-or-not-he-would-keep-Neal-Brown-198924063/

Blue Gold News

https://www.wvnews.com/bluegoldnews/shane-lyons-speaks-for-1st-time-since-departure-criticizes-e-gordon-gee-rob-alsop/article_82dd808a-6f54-11ed-89c8-8ba9b61f9ee6.html

Heartland College Sports

https://www.heartlandcollegesports.com/2022/11/28/former-wvu-ad-shane-lyons-im-the-scapegoat/

Connect-Bridgeport

https://connect-bridgeport.com/connect.cfm?func=view&section=Sports&item=Former-WVU-AD-Hammers-Gordon-Gee-on-Departure-Says-Browns-Football-Contract-Decision-by-Several-49703

Blue Gold News

https://www.wvnews.com/bluegoldnews/lyons-admits-his-dismissal-came-as-a-great-surprise/article_84b4e24e-6f64-11ed-93e8-cbc40fb8c6ac.html

Blue Gold Sports

https://www.bluegoldsports.com/2022/11/28/lyons-bashes-gee-while-talking-departure-and-neal-brown-contract-decision/

Times West Virginian

https://www.timeswv.com/sports/wvu_mountaineers/lyons-says-he-was-a-scapegoat-in-the-debate-over-whether-to-fire-him-or/article_b3be2d72-6f4e-11ed-94bd-6701787d0912.html

WV Sports Now

https://wvsportsnow.com/asti-wvu-made-former-ad-shane-lyons-a-scapegoat-but-thats-okay/

247sports.com

https://247sports.com/college/west-virginia/Article/WVU-will-pay-Lyons-about-26-million-in-severance-agreement-198219663/

WV MetroNews

https://wvmetronews.com/2022/11/21/shane-lyons-to-be-paid-over-2-million-by-wvu-in-separation-agreement/

Blue Gold Sports

https://247sports.com/college/west-virginia/Article/WVU-will-pay-Lyons-about-26-million-in-severance-agreement-198219663/

Blue Gold News

https://www.wvnews.com/bluegoldnews/wvu-shane-lyons-execute-separation-agreement/article_13bdb80e-69bf-11ed-b830-d7fdb8d59036.html?utm_campaign=blox&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social

WV Sports Now

https://wvsportsnow.com/report-wvu-former-ad-shane-lyons-agree-to-buyout/

247sports.com

https://247sports.com/college/alabama/Article/Shane-Lyons-returns-to-Alabama-Crimson-Tide-as-executive-deputy-director-of-athletics-chief-operating-officer-198233416/

The Associated Press

https://apnews.com/article/college-football-sports-alabama-tuscaloosa-west-virginia-ea879d1a0d7d5ca6b6872ad80c6d8706

The Dominion Post

https://www.dominionpost.com/2022/11/21/wvu-to-pay-shane-lyons-more-than-2-million-in-separation-agreement/

WBOY-TV

https://www.wboy.com/goldandbluenation/shane-lyons-returns-to-alabama-as-executive-deputy-director-of-athletics-coo/

The Tuscaloosa News

https://www.tuscaloosanews.com/story/sports/college/football/2022/11/21/shane-lyons-former-west-virginia-ad-rejoining-alabama-staff/69668591007/

Blue Gold News

https://www.wvnews.com/bluegoldnews/shane-lyons-hired-by-the-university-of-alabama/article_3460b4e0-69e1-11ed-81e0-db7a012cb842.html

ESPN

https://www.espn.com/college-sports/story/_/id/35077876/former-west-virginia-ad-shane-lyons-rehired-alabama

WBOY-TV

https://www.wboy.com/goldandbluenation/shane-lyons-returns-to-alabama-as-executive-deputy-director-of-athletics-coo/

West Virginia Daily News

https://wvdn.com/51729/

Sports Business Journal

https://www.sportsbusinessjournal.com/Daily/Issues/2022/11/22/People-and-Pop-Culture/Execs

Read more about what's potentially ahead for Neal Brown.

Times West Virginian (Commentary)

https://www.timeswv.com/sports/wvu_mountaineers/column-wvu-to-end-season-with-whimper-or-bang/article_094ace3a-6c2a-11ed-8962-cb8edc9c02a5.html

Sports IIlustrated (Commentary)

https://www.si.com/college/2022/11/23/college-football-coaching-rumor-mill-auburn-lane-kiffin-nebraska-wisconsin

WV News

https://www.wvnews.com/bluegoldnews/neal-brown-drops-hints-about-return/article_0a5f47ae-6dd5-11ed-91c7-2fccd429be93.html

Read more about upcoming football schedules.

Blue Gold News

https://www.wvnews.com/bluegoldnews/backyard-brawl-a-fairly-regular-feature-on-future-wvu-football-schedules/article_6f250b74-65fb-11ed-b232-dff011e197d8.html

WVU is continuing the search for a new director of athletics.

WV MetroNews (Commentary)

https://wvmetronews.com/2022/11/18/how-much-can-wvu-pay-for-the-new-ad/

WVU Athletics

https://wvusports.com/news/2022/11/17/general-mountaineer-insider-podcast-e-gordon-gee.aspx

The (MartInsburg) Journal (Op-ed)

https://www.journal-news.net/journal-news/open-letter-to-gordon-gee/article_3d982eeb-b71a-55f8-919f-57d1b800e4e4.html

Sports Illustrated, Fan Nation

https://www.si.com/college/westvirginia/football/sunday-morning-thoughts-neal-brown-wanted-to-climb

West Virginia University has parted ways with Director of Athletics and Associate Vice President Shane Lyons.

Read the full story from WVUToday.

https://wvutoday.wvu.edu/stories/2022/11/14/wvu-begins-national-search-for-athletic-director-as-lyons-departs

Initial news coverage:

ESPN

https://www.espn.com/college-football/story/_/id/35021718/sources-west-virginia-fires-athletic-director-shane-lyons

WV MetroNews

https://wvmetronews.com/2022/11/14/wvu-forces-out-ad-shane-lyons/

247sports.com

https://247sports.com/college/west-virginia/Article/Sources-Shane-Lyons-is-out-as-athletic-director-at-WVU-197601963/

The Athletic

https://theathletic.com/3894195/2022/11/14/west-virginia-shane-lyons-neal-brown/

WBOY-TV

https://www.wboy.com/goldandbluenation/wvu-football/lyons-out-as-wvus-director-of-athletics/

WDTV-TV

https://www.wdtv.com/2022/11/14/shane-lyons-out-wvu-athletic-director/

WV News

https://www.wvnews.com/bluegoldnews/shane-lyons-forced-out-as-wvu-athletic-director/article_e750fffa-642e-11ed-9845-f3c3e6e43741.html

Blue Gold Sports

https://www.bluegoldsports.com/2022/11/14/shane-lyons-resigns-as-wvu-athletic-director/

WCHS-TV

https://wchstv.com/sports/top-sports/shane-lyons-out-as-west-virginia-university-athletic-director

The Parkersburg News and Sentinel

https://www.newsandsentinel.com/news/local-news/2022/11/lyons-out-as-wvu-ad/

The Dominion Post

https://www.dominionpost.com/2022/11/14/report-lyons-out-as-wvu-athletic-director/

The Dominion Post

https://www.dominionpost.com/2022/11/14/gee-no-changes-to-football-program-until-new-ad-is-hired/

The (Charleston) Gazette-Mail

https://www.wvgazettemail.com/sports/blue_gold_news/report-shane-lyons-out-as-wvu-ad/article_bb22e7f9-029a-5f87-9777-6b6dd9108a58.html

Blue Gold News

https://www.wvgazettemail.com/sports/wvu/wvu-confirms-rob-alsop-as-interim-ad-press-conference-set-for-monday-afternoon/article_7404573c-6960-5067-be32-e9735190e1e6.html

Blue Gold News

https://www.wvgazettemail.com/sports/wvu/lyons-departure-not-a-snap-decision-for-wvu/article_6e169aeb-722f-56b1-902b-b345a560a19d.html

WV MetroNews

https://wvmetronews.com/2022/11/14/under-lyons-west-virginia-athletics-underwent-significant-change-including-hiring-of-4-new-coaches/

WSAZ-TV

https://www.wsaz.com/2022/11/14/wvu-parts-ways-with-director-athletics-shane-lyons/

The Associated Press

https://apnews.com/article/college-football-sports-alabama-crimson-tide-gordon-gee-neal-brown-1d83bbde3062b9bb70c168cf9d21988c

The Daily Athenaeum

https://www.thedaonline.com/sports/west-virginia-ad-shane-lyons-resigns-amid-pressure-from-school-officials/article_2e2d67c0-642e-11ed-bfa3-0f515ab581d2.html

The (Martinsburg) Journal

https://www.journal-news.net/journal-news/west-virginia-athletics-director-shane-lyons-resigns/article_2809aa80-807e-561c-9173-89e1317816cc.html

The (Beckley) Register-Herald

https://www.register-herald.com/sports/wvu-parts-ways-with-athletic-director-shane-lyons/article_a4aad150-643b-11ed-b852-478844ee51e2.html

TribLive

https://triblive.com/sports/west-virginia-parts-ways-with-athletic-director-shane-lyons/

Field Level Media

https://fieldlevelmedia.com/latest-stories/?storyId=143998

CBS Sports

https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/news/west-virginia-forces-out-athletic-director-shane-lyons-casting-further-doubt-on-coach-neal-browns-future/

My Buckhannon

https://www.mybuckhannon.com/shane-lyons-out-as-athletic-director-at-wvu-after-eight-years/

The Spun, Sports Illustrated

https://thespun.com/college-football/wvu-athletic-director-fired-monday

Sports Illustrated

https://www.si.com/college/westvirginia/football/watch-interim-ad-rob-alsop

WTAP-TV

https://www.wtap.com/2022/11/14/parkersburg-native-lyons-out-wvu/

247sports.com

https://247sports.com/college/louisville/Video/Is-Neal-Browns-future-tied-to-that-of-Shane-Lyons-11443621/

The Dominion Post

https://www.dominionpost.com/2022/11/14/wvu-names-alsop-interim-ad-expects-new-hire-in-3-to-4-weeks/

Times West Virginian

https://www.timeswv.com/news/tuesday_news/wvu-fires-ad-shane-lyons-interim-named-while-search-underway/article_228e0ff8-647b-11ed-a085-d72e0e9f0f55.html

WDTV-TV

https://www.wdtv.com/2022/11/14/wvu-students-react-exit-athletic-director-shane-lyons/

WBOY-TV

https://www.wboy.com/goldandbluenation/wvu-football/browns-fate-not-tied-to-lyons-departure-according-to-wvu-interim-ad/

The Dominion Post (Commentary)

https://www.dominionpost.com/2022/11/14/column-wvu-athletics-in-need-of-big-money-during-tough-times-for-potential-changes/

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

https://www.post-gazette.com/sports/wvu/2022/11/14/shane-lyons-fired-athletic-director-neal-brown-college-football-coaching-rumors/stories/202211140058

Sports Business Journal

https://www.sportsbusinessjournal.com/Daily/Issues/2022/11/14/Colleges/West-Virginia-parts-with-AD-Shane-Lyons.aspx

WV MetroNews

https://wvmetronews.com/2022/11/14/interim-ad-rob-alsop-outlines-what-west-virginia-is-looking-for-in-next-athletic-director/

WV MetroNews (Commentary)

https://wvmetronews.com/2022/11/15/how-wvu-football-losses-nil-sealed-lyons-fate/

A segment on the "Bob Huggins Show" with Rob Alsop starts at the beginning of the show.

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/bob-huggins-show-presented-by-keglers-sports-bar-and/id176635085?i=1000586196495

WV News

https://www.wvnews.com/bluegoldnews/lyons-could-be-owed-close-to-4-million-by-wvu/article_4cf74ba8-6492-11ed-bcec-a70d0017929b.html

WBOY-TV

https://www.wboy.com/goldandbluenation/watch-rob-alsop-introduced-as-wvus-interim-director-of-athletics/

WV Sports Now

https://wvsportsnow.com/asti-two-fatal-mistakes-led-to-shane-lyons-downfall-at-west-virginia/

"Three Guys Before the Game," WV MetroNews

https://wvmetronews.com/2022/11/14/three-guys-before-the-game-shane-lyons-forced-out-episode-417/

247sports.com

https://247sports.com/college/west-virginia/Article/WVU-sorting-out-the-cost-and-details-of-ADs-ouster-197692321/

MetroNews “Talkine,” A segment with Rob Alsop starts at 27:00.

https://www.spreaker.com/user/11096951/talklinetuesday111522

247sports.com

https://247sports.com/college/west-virginia/Article/WVU-football-head-coach-Neal-Brown-Athletic-Director-Shane-Lyons-fires-197715909/

The Athletic

https://theathletic.com/3898239/2022/11/15/college-football-fortunas-cover-4/

Blue Gold News

https://www.wvnews.com/bluegoldnews/lyons-could-be-owed-close-to-4-million-by-wvu/article_4cf74ba8-6492-11ed-bcec-a70d0017929b.html

WV MetroNews

https://wvmetronews.com/2022/11/15/brown-im-hurting-for-shane-lyons-and-his-family/

CBS Sports

https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/video/is-neal-browns-future-tied-to-that-of-shane-lyons/

WV Sports Now

https://wvsportsnow.com/wvu-could-owe-former-athletic-director-shane-lyons-almost-4-million/

The Dominion Post

https://www.dominionpost.com/2022/11/15/brown-only-focused-on-winning-amid-ad-change/

Outkick

https://www.outkick.com/pat-mcafee-applauds-west-virginia-for-firing-ad/

The Dominion Post (Column)

https://www.dominionpost.com/2022/11/16/column-building-a-case-for-keeping-neal-brown/

WBOY-TV

https://www.wboy.com/goldandbluenation/lyons-legacy-at-wvu-lies-in-upgraded-facilities/

247sports.com

https://247sports.com/college/west-virginia/Article/WVU-will-pay-Lyons-about-26-million-in-severance-agreement-198219663/

WV MetroNews

https://wvmetronews.com/2022/11/21/shane-lyons-to-be-paid-over-2-million-by-wvu-in-separation-agreement/

Blue Gold Sports

https://247sports.com/college/west-virginia/Article/WVU-will-pay-Lyons-about-26-million-in-severance-agreement-198219663/

BlueGoldNews

https://www.wvnews.com/bluegoldnews/wvu-shane-lyons-execute-separation-agreement/article_13bdb80e-69bf-11ed-b830-d7fdb8d59036.html?utm_campaign=blox&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social

WV Sports Now

https://wvsportsnow.com/report-wvu-former-ad-shane-lyons-agree-to-buyout/

247sports.com

https://247sports.com/college/alabama/Article/Shane-Lyons-returns-to-Alabama-Crimson-Tide-as-executive-deputy-director-of-athletics-chief-operating-officer-198233416/

The Associated Press

https://apnews.com/article/college-football-sports-alabama-tuscaloosa-west-virginia-ea879d1a0d7d5ca6b6872ad80c6d8706

The Dominion Post

https://www.dominionpost.com/2022/11/21/wvu-to-pay-shane-lyons-more-than-2-million-in-separation-agreement/

WBOY-TV

https://www.wboy.com/goldandbluenation/shane-lyons-returns-to-alabama-as-executive-deputy-director-of-athletics-coo/

The Tuscaloosa News

https://www.tuscaloosanews.com/story/sports/college/football/2022/11/21/shane-lyons-former-west-virginia-ad-rejoining-alabama-staff/69668591007/

Blue Gold News

https://www.wvnews.com/bluegoldnews/shane-lyons-hired-by-the-university-of-alabama/article_3460b4e0-69e1-11ed-81e0-db7a012cb842.html

ESPN

https://www.espn.com/college-sports/story/_/id/35077876/former-west-virginia-ad-shane-lyons-rehired-alabama

Blue Gold News

https://www.wvnews.com/bluegoldnews/eedition/lyons-admits-his-dismissal-came-as-a-great-surprise/article_513667a0-71a1-11ed-a054-33bf48670334.html