According to multiple reports, Arizona State's Vice President of Athletics Lisa Love has been fired. Love is leaving the school to pursue other opportunities according to sources, though some have been saying that President Michael Crow met with Love on Tuesday and relieved her of her duties. The school will announce Steve Patterson as her replacement. Love had been with the school since 2005.
"I wish to thank Lisa for seven years of excellent service," Crow said in a release. "During her tenure here ASU won seven national championships and the academic performance and graduation rates of our student athletes improved dramatically."
As for Patterson, he was hired in July as CEO of Sun Devil athletics and managing director of the Sun Devil Sports Group. Will take over is subject to the approval of the Arizona Board of Regents.
"I'm excited that Dr. Crow gave me the opportunity to oversee Sun Devil athletics. We expect to have a program that consistently competes for Pac-12 championships, with athletes that graduate, connect and serve our community, and operate with integrity, discipline and respect. It's time for our men's basketball and football programs to compete for championships and perform at the same level as our successful spring sports."
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