Source: Associate AD to be promoted

Updated: May 7, 2010, 1:25 AM ET
By Pat Forde | ESPN.com

Associate athletic director Scott Stricklin will be named Mississippi State athletic director Friday, a source with direct knowledge told ESPN.com Thursday.

Stricklin is being promoted to replace Greg Byrne, who left Mississippi State last month to take the same position at Arizona.

Pat Forde is a senior writer for ESPN.com.

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