Northwestern has hired NCAA executive Derrick Gragg as its athletic director. He replaces Mike Polisky, who was promoted to the position in May, but stepped down amid backlash.
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Mike Polisky is one of four defendants along with the university in a sexual harassment lawsuit filed in January by a former Northwestern cheerleader.
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Jim Phillips, reportedly the ACC's top choice for commissioner, has been Northwestern AD since 2008, a longer tenure than all but 1 of his 20 predecessors at NU (Kenneth "Tug" Wilson was AD 1925-45). Phillips succeeded Mark Murphy - who became Green Bay Packers president - and has overseen unprecedented athletic, academic, community service & facilities development achievements, with the top Graduation Success Rate (GSR) in the FBS the last three years & a top-4 finish every year.
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