New U of I Athletic Director Press Conference

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CHAMPAIGN --  Josh Whitman was formally introduced Thursday morning as the new Director of Athletics at the University of Illinois. 

Whitman is the 14th Director of Athletics at the university and replaces Mike Thomas, who was dismissed November 9.

Whitman, 37, was a starting tight end for the Illini from 1997-2000.  He was the Athletic Director at  Division III Washington University in St. Louis. 

Whitman earned a bachelor's degree and law degree from the University of Illinois.

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