University of Cincinnati names new Athletic Director

According to UC President Gregory H. Williams, Whit Babcock will take on the position of Athletic Director at the University of Cincinnati.

Babcock comes from the University of Missouri, where he held the position of Executive Associate Director. According to Williams, Babcock will build on the excellence of the Bearcat sports and take UC's athletics program into a dynamic future. Williams hopes to see Babcock carry forward UC's successful programs for the student athletes, on and off the field.

Babcock is a former collegiate athlete who lettered four seasons at James Madison University in baseball.

The new Athletic Director will be introduced to the school at the soonest opportunity.

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