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EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Michigan State's Mark Hollis has been named athletic director of the year by Street & Smith's SportsBusiness Journal.
Other finalists included Michigan's Dave Brandon, Temple's Bill Bradshaw, Arkansas' Jeff Long and Baylor's Ian McCaw.
The 49-year-old Hollis has helped organize innovative events such as the Spartans' basketball game on an aircraft carrier last season. Michigan State won Big Ten championships in women's cross country, men's basketball and women's golf in 2011-12, and the football team reached the inaugural Big Ten title game.
Michigan State also made the NCAA tournament in men's hockey.
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The Big Ten Network continued its lists of top 10 players by position, and Michigan State continued to be well-represented.
On the latest list, the linebackers, Michigan State placed all three starters in the top 10.
The first of the trio was Denicos Allen, who was a sack machine in 2011 with 11 sacks and 18.5 tackles for loss. He checked in at No. 5.
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Michigan State's athletic director Mark Hollis was named the top athletic director Wednesday night by SportsBusiness Journal in a ceremony in New York.Mark Hollis talks with Mark Dantonio before the Spartans game against Wisconsin last season. (AP Photo)
"Mark Hollis is a true visionary and innovative leader, and we take pride in this well deserved recognition for Mark...
Michigan State: Hollis discusses award, other Spartan sports topics
isportswebMichigan State’s Mark Hollis was very emotional talking about his Athletic Director of the Year award during a media briefing Thursday afternoon in his office at Jenison Fieldhouse.
“Athletic directors normally aren’t placed in that kind of position,” said the Spartans fourth-year athletic director...