PSU's Joyner to stay AD through prez's term

Back in September, Penn State president Rodney Erickson said acting athletic director Dave Joyner would remain in his post through the end of Erickson's term.

Penn State made it official Monday, announcing that Joyner's term will coincide with Erickson's, which lasts until June 2014. A national search for an athletic director will begin at that time. The only change Monday is that Joyner is no longer in an interim role.

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

Joyner stepped into the acting athletic director role in November 2011, shortly after longtime AD Tim Curley was charged with perjury and failure to report a crime in connection with the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal. Curley initially was placed on administrative leave, and his contract won't be renewed.

A former Penn State football player and wrestler, Joyner received both his Bachelor's degree and medical degree from the school. He had an extensive career in sports medicine before returning to his alma mater.