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Last modified: Friday, November 8, 2002

Athletics Director McNeely resigns

Indiana University announced today that Michael McNeely has resigned his position as athletics director.

IU President Myles Brand, in accepting McNeely's resignation, noted that matters within the athletics department have not worked out to the parties' mutual satisfaction.

"I wish Michael the very best in his future endeavors and thank him for his efforts while at IU. He was committed to the success of IU's student-athletes and intercollegiate sports programs," said Brand.

Indiana University will pay McNeely in accord with his letter of appointment, which contemplated a five-year term through June of 2006. The total payout is being calculated by university officials, but is expected to be approximately $800,000.

University officials said that, under IU policies for handling personnel matters, they would have no further comment about McNeely's resignation.

Brand also announced that he has asked IU Vice President for Administration and Chief Administrative Officer Terry Clapacs to head transition management in athletics in light of McNeely's departure. Clapacs, who will serve as interim athletics director, will discuss his plans for the department in the near future.

A nationwide search for a new athletics director is planned.