Norwood Teague at the U
April 23, 2012: The university formally introduces Teague, reputed to be an excellent fundraiser, to replace Joel Maturi as athletic director; he signs a five-year contract for $400,000 per year base salary, and up to $160,000 annually in other perks.
March 25, 2013: Men’s basketball coach Tubby Smith is fired despite reaching the second round of the NCAA tournament.
April 3, 2013: Richard Pitino is hired to replace Smith after the job was linked to VCU’s Shaka Smart, Iowa State’s Fred Hoiberg, Butler’s Brad Stevens, Cincinnati’s Mick Cronin, Florida Gulf Coast’s Andy Enfield and ex-Gophers player and NBA coach Flip Saunders.
July 11, 2013: Teague announces a plan to upgrade athletic facilities with a $190 million fundraising campaign.
March 28, 2014: Women’s basketball coach Pam Borton is fired after failing to reach the NCAA tournament for the fifth year in a row.
April 8, 2014: Marlene Stolllings, coaching at VCU, is hired to replace Borton. Stollings’ team receives an NCAA bid in her first season, but the future takes a hit when star center Amanda Zahui B, a sophomore, leaves to become the No. 2 pick in the WNBA draft.
Jan. 24, 2015: University officials acknowledge that a complaint alleging discrimination on the basis of gender in the university athletic program has been filed with the U.S. Department of Education. The action is linked to concerns about moving the track and field facilities off the main campus as part of the new Athletic Village project.
June 5, 2015: Officials announce that a hoped-for August groundbreaking for the proposed thletic Village will be delayed until at least September.
July 8, 2015: Fundraising for the facility project is at $70 million; Teague says the school is “on the verge of solidifying’’ some large gifts. Hope remains that the Board of Regents approves the project at their September meeting and groundbreaking occurs the same month.
Aug. 7, 2015: Teague resigns after admitting to two incidents of sexual harassment. U officials, meanwhile, say the athletic facilities vote could be delayed until October, although almost $80 million has now been raised.