Created:Tuesday, July 16, 2013 5:30 a.m.CDT

NIU to announce next AD

Northern Illinois will announce its new Director of Athletics today in a pair of news conferences held in DeKalb and Chicago.

Christian Spears has been NIU’s interim athletics director since April 15. He replaced Jeff Compher, who left NIU to become the AD at East Carolina University.

Parker Executive Search, a global executive search firm, was used by NIU in the hiring process.

The DeKalb press conference, starting at 11 a.m., will be streamed live online at

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