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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Scoggins on Maturi: 'The time is right for change'
University of Minnesota Athletics Director Joel Maturi has been in command of the Gophers for a decade. Unfortunately, many of the university's most visible teams have regressed during his watch. This could be Maturi's final year on the job.
Joel Maturi's compensation package puts U of M's future state funding at risk
Two legislators who serve on higher education committees warn school leaders Maturi's pay could influence future budget decisions. Maturi will transition to his new role as a special assistant to university President Eric Kaler in July. The soon to be former athletic director will still earn more than $468,000 -- his same base salary plus benefits.
Assessing Maturi's career with Gophers
Joel Maturi is retiring from his role as University of Minnesota athletics director on June 30. What kind of legacy will he leave behind? The Gophers haven't been spectacular in any major sports under Maturi's watch, but he avoided scandals and brought football back to the U of M campus.
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