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Staff writer Michael Smith covers colleges, golf and lacrosse.

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Pitt's Hiring Of Heather Lyke Would Make Her The Fourth Female AD In Power Five

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 03 / 20 / 17

Eastern Michigan AD Heather Lyke today at 1:00pm ET will be introduced today as Pitt’s new AD, making her the fourth female AD out of the 65 schools in the Power Five conferences. The others are N.C. State's Debbie Yow, Penn State's Sandy Barbour and Washington's Jennifer Cohen. In the last 15...

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