NIU names Spears acting AD
Northern Illinois University has named Christian Spears as its acting director of athletics.
He replaces Jeff Compher, who accepted the position of director of athletics at East Carolina.
Spears joined NIU in April 2009, after serving as assistant athletic director at Southern Illinois University. Spears had been promoted from senior associate athletics director to deputy director of athletics in August 2012.
Retiring NIU president John G. Peters made the announcement on Thursday. Peters said he consulted with incoming NIU president Douglas D. Baker about the appointment of Spears.... read more