Big Ten athletic directors
School A.D. Age Background
Minnesota Vacant — (Interim is Beth Goetz, 41)
Illinois Vacant — (Interim is Paul Kowalczyk, 57)
Indiana Fred Glass 56 Lawyer, civic leader, helped negotiate NCAA, NFL deals for
Iowa Gary Barta 52 Athletic director at the University of Wyoming.
Maryland Kevin Anderson 60 Athletic director at Army for six years and an assistant at
Oregon State before that.
Michigan Vacant — (Interim is Jim Hackett, 60)
Michigan State Mark Hollis 53 A Michigan State graduate, he spent 13 years in the athletic
department before his 2008 promotion.
Nebraska Shawn Eichorst 48 Former Miami A.D. Before that a deputy A.D. at Wisconsin.
Northwestern Jim Phillips 49 Northern Illinois’ athletic director for four years and an
assistant at Tennessee before that.
Ohio State Gene Smith 59 Athletic director for Arizona State, Eastern Michigan and
Iowa State before OSU.
Penn State Sandy Barbour 56 Big Ten’s only permanent female A.D., she was the athletic
director at California for 11 years before PSU.
Purdue Morgan Burke 64 Purdue grad was VP of a steel company when he was hired
Rutgers Patrick Hobbs 55 Hired in November, Hobbs was dean of law at Seton Hall
for 16 years, A.D. for two.
Wisconsin Barry Alvarez 68 Former Wisconsin football coach won three Rose Bowls for