Friedman finalist for AD job at Illinois State

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Gary Friedman, a senior associate athletic director at U of L, is a candidate for the A.D. job at Illinois State University, according to He is one of three finalists for the post. Friedman is said to have been instrumental in helping to raise $41 million in athletic giving during the expansion of Papa John’s and the construction of the KFC Yum! Center.

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Charlie Springer

Charlie Springer is a former Louisville editor and sportswriter, a public affairs consultant, a UofL grad and longtime fan.

3 thoughts on “Friedman finalist for AD job at Illinois State

  • April 26, 2011 at 7:29 pm

    Wonder what the donation level will be there for basketball.

  • April 27, 2011 at 8:01 am

    Good luck to Gary “show me the money” Friedman!

  • April 27, 2011 at 4:10 pm

    He’s a good guy and has done well here but I am still burning over the 52% increase in my “donation” for nowhere as good seats.

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