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Norwood Teague Named Director of Athletics at University of Minnesota

Eric Kaler, President of the University of Minnesota, named Norwood Teague the new Director of Athletics for the Golden Gophers Monday afternoon, pending approval from the University's Board of Regents. Via the official press release:

"We are thrilled to welcome Norwood to the University of Minnesota and Gopher Athletics," Kaler said. "Norwood is the real deal - a visionary leader who is fully committed to winning, our student athletes and their education; someone who has achieved great athletic success in a challenging environment; a relationship-builder and experienced fundraiser; and a great manager.

Teague had extraordinary success as the Athletic Director at Virginia Commonwealth University over the past six years. If approved by the Board of Regents, Teague will replace Joel Maturi, who retired after holding the position for the past 10 years.

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