Campus News

No athletics dept. at Jacksonville U.

The acting president of Jacksonville ­University in Florida has decided to formally disband the athletics department and reassign coaches and administrators to another department. The vice president of student life will assume the responsibilities, if not the title, of athletics director, and Hugh Durham, the current athletics director, will give up those duties but continue to coach men’s basketball. Durham coached at Florida State and UGA before going to Jacksonville in 1997. The move is intended to keep athletes from being isolated from the rest of the student body.