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U of M President Eric Kaler to introduce Norwood Teague as university's next director of athletics at 2:45 p.m. today

Media Note: For electronic media interested in scheduling one-on-one interviews with Norwood Teague following today’s news conference, please contact Garry Bowman at (612) 875-0154.

Today’s news conference will be streamed live via gophersports.com.

Who: President Eric Kaler and Norwood Teague
What: News Conference
When: 2:45 p.m. Monday, April 23
Where: Murray Warmath Gopher Locker Room, TCF Bank Stadium

Contacts: Chuck Tombarge, University News Service, tombarge@umn.edu, (612) 625-8510
Garry Bowman, Athletic Communications, gbowman@umn.edu, (612) 875-0154

April 23, 2012

University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler will introduce Norwood Teague as the university’s next director of athletics during a news conference at 2:45 p.m. today, Monday, April 23 in the Murray Warmath Gopher locker room at TCF Bank Stadium, 2009 University Ave. S.E., Minneapolis.

The locker room will be open for set-up at 1 p.m. Media are asked to enter through the Dodge County entrance on the stadium’s south side. Brief remarks will be followed by an opportunity for a Q&A.

Parking is available at the University Avenue Ramp, 1926 University Ave. S.E., Minneapolis. Media with sports parking permits may park in the sports media parking area at Williams and Mariucci Arenas. Television stations interested in taking the news conference live should park their trucks in the TV RP lot (Transmission Compound), located on the east side of TCF Bank Stadium off of 23rd Ave. S.E.

Teague has been the director of athletics at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) since 2006. During his tenure at VCU, he has overseen continued success in the classroom and on the playing field, as well as stunning growth in gifts to VCU’s annual and capital funds. VCU’s annual fund has increased more than 119 percent, student-athletes achieved the highest graduation rate in school history and several Rams teams have achieved unprecedented athletic success.

Teague is the successor to Joel Maturi, who will retire June 30th after 10 years as the director of athletics.

Tags: All administrative: President, Provost, etc., Athletics

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