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Oregon AD Moos to resign, will stay until March 2007

EUGENE, Ore. -- Bill Moos will resign as athletic director
at the University of Oregon, school president Dave Frohnmayer
announced on Sunday.

Moos will continue serving as the athletic director until March
2007.

"Bill and I agreed this was a good time to reflect on that
progress and look closely at what it will take to be successful
over the next decade. Together we reached the decision that now was
the appropriate time to make this change," Frohnmayer said in a
statement.

Moos, 55, has been athletic director since 1995, and guided the
expansion of Autzen Stadium and the construction of the
department's Moshofsky Center.

During his tenure, the budget for athletics at Oregon rose from
$18 million to $40 million, and the department has added two new
women's sports.

Moos was the 10th athletic director for the university.

"I owe so much to this place and I will reflect with fond
memories on my years at the University of Oregon. I am extremely
grateful to my coaches and staff and to the many donors who
believed in the vision and helped to build the blueprint that has
made Oregon one of the premier athletic programs in the country,"
said Moos.

Frohnmayer said the university will begin looking at candidates
for the position with the goal of having a successor named before
Moos' departure.