University officials are introducing Norwood Teague as the next athletic director. He takes over for Joel Maturi who announced he's stepping down. Teague emerged as the U's only finalist over the weekend.
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'U' picks Norwood Teague as next athletics director
It's a done deal at the University of Minnesota. Virginia Commonwealth's Norwood Teague has been announced as the new Gophers athletics director to succeed Joel Maturi. U of M President Eric Kaler calls Teague "the real deal." Teague says he knows he has "big shoes to fill" in replacing Maturi.
Joel Maturi out as U of M Athletics Director
University of Minnesota Athletics Director Joel Maturi says he will step down from his post, effective June 30. Hired in 2002, Maturi has been under intense pressure in recent years as the men's football and basketball programs continue to struggle.
Search committee picks only one finalist for U of M athletics director post
Norwood Teague currently directs athletics at Virginia Commonwealth University. He'll be in Minneapolis Monday for interviews with U of M President Eric Kaler and Gopher coaches. A co-chair of the search committee called Teague genuine and authentic with a history of success.
Teague: Tubby Smith contract 'in 11th hour'
On his first day on the job, new Gophers' athletics director Norwood Teague says the contract extension for basketball coach Tubby Smith is in "the 11th hour." Teague tells the Pioneer Press there are issues holding up the deal, but gave no specifics.
Maturi, Big Ten athletic directors in favor of NCAA football playoff system
Joel Maturi spent much of the last week in Chicago meeting with Big Ten athletic directors about a college football playoff system. "I think the majority of Big Ten athletic directors favor a four-team playoff, two semifinal games followed by a championship game," Maturi said.
Teague supports NCAA football playoff
Norwood Teague, the soon-to-be Gophers athletics director, supports an NCAA Division I football playoff. He says, "the revenue from the playoff would be incredible." Teague also tells the Pioneer Press that they have to be careful not to water down the regular season, because every game is important.
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