PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) -Rutgers athletic director Robert E. Mulcahy will step down at the end of the month.
In a statement, Rutgers president Richard L. McCormick said Mulcahy will leave on Dec. 31, two days after the Rutgers football team plays in the Papajohns.com Bowl against North Carolina State in Birmingham, Ala.
``Bob Mulcahy has provided outstanding leadership for the Division of Intercollegiate Athletics at Rutgers for a decade,'' McCormick said. ``I applaud his accomplishments and his tireless efforts on behalf of our student athletes, the coaching staff, and the thousands of Rutgers fans.''
McCormick said he will ``act quickly'' to name a successor.
The announcement of Mulcahy's departure comes less than a month after an independent committee appointed to review of the school's athletic program criticized Mulcahy and other officials for failing to exercise proper oversight.
nsecutive seasons.
But he came under criticism from inside the university after several minor sports were cut while the football team's expenditures skyrocketed.
Mulcahy didn't return a message seeking comment Wednesday.

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