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Babcock New Athletic Director at Virginia Tech

CINCINNATI (Brad Johansen) -- The University of Cincinnati is losing the leader of its athletic department.

Whit Babcock has been the school's athletic director since 2011 and he is leaving.  Now, he's going back home.  Babcock will be the AD at Virginia Tech.

Babcock was well-liked and the steady hand in UC athletics for a couple of years.  His contract had him here thru 2020 but home came calling so change appears to be the only constant at UC.  Babcock signs a 5 year deal for the same position at Virginia Tech in his home state.

Saturday UC will introduce Desiree Reed Francois as the new interim athletic director.  Her appointment will make her the first Hispanic female athletic director in the football bowl subdivision.

A national search for a permanent replacement begins immediately.  UC President Santa Ono will introduce Desiree Reed Francois Saturday at 1.




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