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Alabama hires Bill Battle as AD

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01:53 PM ET 03.22 | The University of Alabama officially announced Bill Battle as the schools new athletic director Friday morning. Battle replaces Mal Moore, who announced his retirement due to health issues Wednesday. The Alabama Board of Trustees unanimously approved the choice of Battle, who becomes the first new athletic director in Tuscaloosa in 14 years. Battle played football at Alabama under legendary head coach Paul "Bear" Bryant, and he has been a successful businessman since the 1970's. In 2007, he sold Collegiate Licensing Company, which he founded in 1981, for more than $100 million.

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March 22, 2013  02:37 PM ET

Assuming he is a card-carrying member of the REC?

March 22, 2013  02:53 PM ET

Given that this topic is a three-time retread, I'll note that b'ball Temple is thwacking NCSU. Best pick it up in the second half, 'Pack.

March 22, 2013  04:05 PM ET

Ol' Miss and Temple win their NCAA openers. Upsets?

 
March 22, 2013  04:08 PM ET

LaSalle is taking it to Kansas State...

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