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UW Board of Regents to discuss athletic director hire; outlets point to Chris McIntosh

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Posted at 2:53 PM, Jun 01, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-01 18:01:40-04

MADISON, Wis. (AP/TMJ4) — 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.

ESPN Milwaukee and The Athletic reported Tuesday that sources told them the board intends to pick Chris McIntosh for the job. McIntosh is the current deputy athletic director for the department and a former UW Badgers offensive lineman.

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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