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Wisconsin Board of Regents to discuss athletic director hire

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Updated: Jun. 1, 2021 at 11:34 AM CDT
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MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Wisconsin appears close to hiring a successor to longtime athletic director Barry Alvarez. The University of Wisconsin System said in a news release Tuesday that the Wisconsin Board of Regents will meet in a closed session Wednesday to consider an employment agreement and compensation for a new athletic director.

That’s the sole item on the agenda. The 74-year-old Alvarez announced April 6 that he was stepping down. His retirement takes effect in the beginning of July.

Chancellor Rebecca Blank has said she hopes to hire someone by the end of June.

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