Director of Championships Leaving NCAA

Tom Jacobs, the director of championships for the NCAA who oversaw the Division I hockey tournament, is leaving the association this month, according to The NCAA News.

Jacobs will be the general manager of Badger Sports Properties, a division of Learfield Sports that produces broadcasts for the University of Wisconsin.

Acting as the primary liasion between the NCAA and the hockey tournament, Jacobs supervised the regionals and Frozen Four. He helped oversee a sport which, over the last decade, saw an explosion in popularity and earnings.

Information on a successor was not immediately available from the NCAA.