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University of Minnesota athletic director Joel Maturi in a 2010 file photo. Pioneer Press: Ashley Halbach.

Minnesota AD Joel Maturi to retire

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- University of Minnesota athletics director Joel Maturi will leave his post when his contract expires this summer.


School officials and the 67-year-old Maturi announced his retirement Thursday at a late morning news conference.

President Eric Kaler said he and Maturi spoke for several months and decided it's "simply the right time for Joel to retire."

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