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Northwestern introduces new athletic director Derrick Gragg

EVANSTON, Ill. – Northwestern’s athletic administration situation is officially settled. Dr. Derrick Gragg was introduced as the Wildcats new athletic director Monday. “This is a destination job. There are 130 FBS positions like this across the country. Fortunately, for me, I’ve had two of them in the last 15 years, but this is an elite program. It’s separated itself” noted Gragg. “Most importantly, this feels like home.”
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Derrick Gragg is introduced as athletic director at Northwestern — which got a 2nd chance at the wish-list candidate after a month of turmoil

As Northwestern searched for an athletic director to fill the role Jim Phillips held for more than a decade, Derrick Gragg’s name came up as a wish-list candidate. When the university reached out to request an interview, he decisively passed, preferring to concentrate on his fairly new job as the NCAA vice president for inclusion, education and community engagement.
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In introductory press conference, incoming athletic director Derrick Gragg shares goals for NU, view on future of college athletics

Incoming athletic director Derrick Gragg shared his goals for Northwestern athletics, his views on the student-athlete experience and his support for a renovation of Ryan Field in an introductory press conference Monday. The event took place at Ryan Fieldhouse, where University President Morton Schapiro and Big Ten Conference Commissioner Kevin...
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Northwestern Introduces Dr. Derrick Gragg As New Athletic Director; He Will Focus On Inclusion, Engagement, And Community Involvement

EVANSTON, Ill. (CBS) — The Northwestern Wildcats introduced their new leader in Evanston on Monday after some controversial months for the university. Dr. Derrick Gragg replaces Mike Polisky as athletic director. Polisky resigned after 10 days, following campus protests since he is named as a defendant in a sexual harassment lawsuit.
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Northwestern hires NCAA executive Derrick Gragg as athletic director

Northwestern hired NCAA executive Derrick Gragg as its athletic director Friday, the school's second time filling the position in a little more than a month. Mike Polisky, a longtime deputy AD at Northwestern, was promoted to the job May 3 but stepped down amid backlash because he was named in a sexual harassment lawsuit against the Big Ten school by former Wildcats cheerleaders.

BREAKING: Derrick Gragg reported to be the new athletic director at Northwestern

Well, after *checks notes* three weeks of relative silence on the Athletic Director front following the controversial Mike Polisky saga that ended with him announcing his resignation only 10 days into his tenure, it appears Northwestern has found his replacement in Tulsa Athletic Director Derrick Gragg. The news was first reported by Yahoo’s Pete Thamel.