UNLV Hires Livengood as Athletic Director

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LAS VEGAS (AP) - UNLV has officially announced 64-year-old Jim
Livengood as its next athletic director.

Livengood's hiring was announced during an afternoon press conference at UNLV, which has been without a permanent athletic director since July.

Livengood spent 15 years at Arizona, directing 19 teams in the university's athletics program. Arizona's teams won 10 NCAA titles during Livengood's tenure.

Livengood says his top priority at UNLV will be to hire a football coach as soon as possible.

UNLV football coach Mike Sanford was told before the end of a 5-7 season that he would not coach the Rebels next year. The Rebels failed to make a bowl game and Sanford coached UNLV it its Nov. 28
finale against San Diego State.