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USC Hires New Athletic Director With Pac-12 Experience

PAC-10 Commissioner Larry Scott (L) and University of Colorado Athletic Director Mike Bohn smile as the University of Colorado Board of Regents votes unanimously to accept an invitation to join the PAC-10 Conference at Folsom Stadium on June 11, 2010 in Boulder, Colorado. The University of Colorado and PAC-10 officials later held a press conference to discuss the move. (Photo by Marc Piscotty/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern California has hired veteran collegiate sports administrator Mike Bohn as its new athletic director.

USC announced the hiring Thursday, nearly two months after Lynn Swann abruptly resigned.

Bohn has spent the past five years as the athletic director at the University of Cincinnati. He also has been the AD at Colorado, San Diego State and Idaho.

The 58-year-old Bohn is the first AD at USC with no ties to the school since 1993.

The Trojans’ past three athletic directors — Mike Garrett, Pat Haden and Swann — were all former USC football players with no prior experience working in athletic administration, and all three left with the department in turmoil.

Dave Roberts had been USC’s interim AD since Swann quit in September.

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