The University of Illinois fired athletic director Mike Thomas yesterday.
The school also released the final report from U of I’s investigation into the mistreatment of football and women’s basketball players.
Urbana campus Interim Chancellor Barbara Wilson says the report found no wrongdoing by Thomas. But she says “a change in leadership was needed in order to move forward.''
Senior Associate Athletic Director Paul Kowalczyk will take Thomas’s place as interim athletic director.
Kowalczyk says he approached the surprise promotion with sadness.