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Sports Central Podcast: Martin Jarmond

UCLA Athletic Director Martin Jarmond knows first hand the college landscape is changing. He's the first black AD at UCLA, NIL is increasing student-athlete visibility and... oh yeah, that blowout against USC last year! Jim Hill & Chris Hayre chat with Jarmond about all that and more.
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UCLA AD Martin Jarmond discusses "high level of excellence" B1G competes with

UCLA’s athletic director Martin Jarmond spoke with B1G Network’s Dave Revsine to talk about joining the B1G on Thursday. He seems very excited about the opportunity. Jarmond has actually had assistant AD roles with both Michigan State (2003-2009) and Ohio State (2009-2017) before becoming UCLA’s AD in 2020. In 2017, he became the youngest AD in all the Power 5 conferences when he accepted the Boston College job. Jarmond was also the 1st African-American AD in Boston College history.
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Martin Jarmond details how UCLA will balance relationships in Pac-12 with looming Big Ten move

UCLA Athletic Director Martin Jarmond recognizes the Bruins will be walking the tightrope in the Pac-12 while they await their freshly-announced move to the Big Ten. Still, Jarmond intends to finish out the Bruins’ tenure in the conference with dignity. In an appearance on SportsCenter, the UCLA leader explained how the school will balance relationships with other Pac-12 programs while their move to the Big Ten looms large.
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UCLA AD Martin Jarmond optimistic on future of athletics

UCLA AD Martin Jarmond "remains bullish" on the school's athletics as he approaches the start of his third year at the helm after two years that included "one squeamish situation after another," according to Ben Bolch of the L.A. TIMES. Navigating UCLA athletics through the early stages of a pandemic at a time when its apparel sponsor had backed out of a history-making deal "might feel like the good old days" for Jarmond. Upon joining, he also faced an "already crippling athletic department deficit" that "topped $100 million." Along the way, Jarmond, "absorbed criticism for not being more open in his communication about the problems." Jarmond "acknowledged some regrets ... while also touting successes such as the football team's resurgence that lured ESPN's 'College GameDay' to campus last fall and having four teams currently ranked in the top five nationally." Jarmond said, "The challenges that we've faced recently have prompted us to evaluate processes and have critical conversations. This is healthy. The things we're learning from them are going to make us better." Bolch notes winning big "could help solve what might constitute Jarmond's greatest dilemma: the budget." More buzz "equals more fans equals more dollars for an athletic department that desperately needs it all after posting a record $62.5-million deficit for the 2021 fiscal year." That tab "pushed the department's three-year deficit to a whopping $102.8 million." Jarmond: "This will take us a few years to solve, but I am confident that the budget situation will be fixed" (L.A. TIMES, 2/22).

What's Bruin Show - A Chat with Martin Jarmond, Hoops Rising, Holiday Bowling

In this edition of the What's Bruin Show, we have a special pre-holiday episode as we interview UCLA athletic director Martin Jarmond (BOOM!). We also discuss the flexed muscles of the women's basketball team, the men's team heading into the game against Marquette, and UCLA football and its trip to the Holiday Bowl. Happy Holidays!