Tags: Coleman Barnes/Laura McLane/Robert Morris/Ryan McLane/Utah State University/VCU Rams August 1, 2018 /Sports News – Local Ryan McLane Promoted Within USU Athletic Department FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailLOGAN, Utah-Wednesday, Utah State University’s athletic department confirmed that Ryan McLane has been promoted to associate athletics director for marketing and promotions.This came per a statement from Deputy Athletics Director for Marketing and Promotions Coleman Barnes.Before this promotion, McLane had spent the previous two years as an assistant athletics director for marketing and promotions for the Aggies.McLane has also served as the assistant athletics director for marketing and promotions at Virginia Commonwealth University of Richmond, Va.While laboring for the Rams’ athletic department, McLane developed strategic marketing, advertising and sales campaigns which resulted in 48 consecutive home men’s basketball sellouts at VCU.His contributions also increased the average attendance for several other programs.McLane’s contributions for the Rams also entailed introducing new logos and brand identity for the 2013-14 athletic year.He also managed the athletics student support organization and the department’s kids club program while also supervising the spirit squad coaches and pep band director.McLane, a native of Pittsburgh, is a 2009 graduate of Robert Morris while he earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration.He completed a master’s degree at Oklahoma in 2011 and his wife, Laura McLane, is an assistant athletic trainer at Utah State. Written by Brad James
The beloved PBS series Blank on Blank does incredible work reviving old interviews, bringing them to life with fresh animation that captures the spirit of these classic conversations. We recently shared a video in the series spotlighting Frank Zappa and his disdain for “fads,”, but today it’s the freewheelin’ Bob Dylan who gets the animation treatment.The new Blank on Blank episode captures an interview with Bob Dylan conducted in 1962 by Cynthia Gooding, focusing on the singer/songwriter at the brink of his incredible career. Dylan had signed a contract with Columbia Records and was working on his first release at the time, and even played a few songs during the interview session.The animation itself focuses on the spoken part of the hourlong segment, where Dylan reflects on his own songwriting and looks ahead at what he believes will be an unsuccessful career. “I‘m never going to become rich and famous,” he says. Watch the Blank on Blank webisode below.For more from this conversation with a 20-year-old Dylan, head here.