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New AD confident he can solve department's woes

April 9, 2018

At the press conference introducing new Cal athletic director Jim Knowlton, Chancellor Carol Christ said among other things “He loves problems and he loves challenges.”

Well, he’s come to right place.

Knowlton, who spent the last three years as Athletic Director at Air Force walks into a department that must balance a budget that has been operating at a loss for years, needs to get in compliance with Title IX, has seen attendance at football and men’s basketball decline and is confronted with a grumpy, skeptical faculty.

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