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Penn State Removes 'Acting' Title From Athletic Director Dave Joyner

by on January 21, 2013 4:27 PM

Dr. Dave Joyner will remain Penn State's athletic director for the duration of president Rodney Erickson's tenure, the university announced Monday.

Erickson has said he plans to retire by June 2014. A national search for the school's next athletic director will be conducted at that time, the school said.

Joyner was named the school's acting athletic director in November 2011 and will operate under the title of director of intercollegiate athletics until Erickson leaves office, according to the school's release.

"I have confidence in Dr. Joyner and want him to continue as part of my leadership team while I am president," Erickson said.

Joyner replaced Mark Sherburne, who filled in on an interim basis when former AD Tim Curley was placed on administrative leave following criminal charges in connection with the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal.

Curley's contract is set to expire in June, and Penn State has said it will not renew it.

Note: Penn State will start spring practice March 18, a team spokesman said Monday afternoon on Twitter.

Nate Mink covers Penn State football and news for He's on Twitter as @MinkNate.
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