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.
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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.
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.
'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.
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.
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."
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.
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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