Will replace Iowa's Bowlsby as chair

Updated: October 19, 2004, 2:58 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- Craig Littlepage, athletics director at the University of Virginia, will serve as chair of the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Committee during the 2005-06 academic year, the NCAA announced Tuesday.

Littlepage's term will begin September 1, 2005. He will succeed Bob Bowlsby, the University of Iowa's director of athletics.

This year Littlepage will serve as the chair of the committee's television subcommittee.

Littlepage has been Virginia's athletics director since 2001. He is a 1973 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, where he helped the Quakers win three straight Ivy League championships.

Littlepage was head basketball coach at Penn and at Rutgers and also served as as assistant at Villanova, Yale and Virginia.