The University of Minnesota announced today that a 21-person advisory committee and a 4-person search committee will determine who will be the University's new athletic director. The 'U' hopes to have a new AD in place by July 1. Joel Maturi resigned from the position earlier this month after 10 years in the role.
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Hometown high school names football field after retired Gophers AD Maturi
Retired University of Minnesota athletics director Joel Maturi has been honored in a big way at his hometown high school. Chisholm High School Saturday honored Maturi by naming the school's football field after him. Maturi -- a three-sport athlete at Chisholm before attending Notre Dame.
Dungy doesn't want U of M AD job
When Joel Maturi retires from his post as athletics director at the U of M this summer, he won't be replaced by former Gophers football star Tony Dungy. The Super Bowl winning coach says he is "enjoying life" as an NFL analyst on NBC, and "he appreciates not being tied to a weekly schedule."
Anderson: College sports business caught up with Maturi
One day after University of Minnesota athletic director Joel Maturi announced the end of his tenure at the school, many are beginning to speculate on why Maturi decided to leave. Gopher baseball coach John Anderson told the Star Tribune that Maturi is a "wonderful man with a big heart" but the "big business" of college athletics got him.
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.
Gray says student-athletes want the next AD at Minnesota to be 'accessible'
Gophers' quarterback MarQueis Gray says the next athletics director at the University of Minnesota needs to be accessible. Gray has spent some time serving on the advisory board, helping in the search for Joel Maturi's replacement. He wants the next AD to "get to know" the athletes and what they need to win.
Hartman: Kaler taking right approach to sports
Sid Hartman has been around for a long time, and he thinks University of Minnesota president Eric Kaler is taking a more active role in the universities athletics than any president has before. Kaler is currently heading a search committee looking for a new athletic director to replace Joel Maturi.
Kaler defends keeping Maturi as assistant
University of Minnesota president Eric Kaler defended his decision to keep Joel Maturi on as a special assistant next year. He said it was "absolutely" the right decision. Maturi will receive nearly $500,000 in compensation and benefits for his work next year.
University of Minnesota coaches brace for Joel Maturi replacement
Coaches are waiting to see whether the new University of Minnesota athletic director will be as supportive of lower revenue sports like gymnastics and wrestling as Joel Maturi is. Maturi fought to maintain support for sports that don't bring in as much money as cash cows football and basketball. University President Eric Kaler says all contracts are frozen until a new A.D. is hired.
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