Mike Thomas Out as Illinois AD Following Release of Investigation Report


CHAMPAIGN -- The University of Illinois and athletic director Mike Thomas are parting ways.

The "change in leadership" was announced following the release of an investigation report by Franczek Radelet, a Chicago law firm.  The investigation was looking into medical mistreatment within the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics, among other allegations.  The university will hold a press conference at 11am Monday to discuss the findings.

Interim chancellor Barbara Wilson will speak, along with interim athletic director Paul Kowalczyk.

A release of preliminary findings in August led to the firing of head coach Tim Beckman. In a statement, Wilson said the report found no misconduct by Thomas, but that a change in leadership was needed.

WAND will have more details as they become available.

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