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  • Josh Whitman named director of athletics for Illinois

    “It is a dream come true for me to return to my alma mater as the next director of athletics,” Josh Whitman said. “With strong leadership, a bold vision, utmost integrity and an unparalleled commitment from a unified and active Illini Nation, together we can build an athletics program befitting our great institution."  

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  • An official introduction of Josh Whitman as University of Illinois director of athletics is scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 18 at 10 a.m. in the Hall of Fame Room of Bielfeldt Athletics Administration Building, 1700 S. Fourth St., Champaign. The news conference will be broadcast live at and on the Big Ten Network. Media may listen to the news conference by calling 217-332-6338 (login: 93641250#) but will not be able to ask questions by telephone. Whitman will be available to media in Chicago Thursday from 2:30-4 p.m. in the Orange and Blue Room at Illini Center, 200 S. Wacker Drive. Whitman will be available to St. Louis-area media on Friday between 1-2 p.m. at the Mannie Jackson Center for Humanities in Edwardsville, Illinois. Contact Kent Brown to request an individual interview.