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By The Sports Xchange May 15, 2013 6:40 PM
Julie Hermann was named Rutgers athletic director on Wednesday, tasked with leading the university back to respectability and into the American Athletic Conference before the Scarlet Knights join the Big Ten in 2014. Hermann, 49, will be the third female athletic director among all BCS programs, joining California's Sandy Barbour and North Carolina State's Debbie Yow. Hermann was most recently the senior associate athletic director at Louisville. Tim Pernetti resigned his post on April 5, two days after basketball coach Mike Rice was fired for physical, verbal emotional abuse of his players, which was caught on video and aired on national television programs, sparking a firestorm of reaction in New Jersey and beyond. ---Arizona State transfer Evan Gordon is heading home, announcing Wednesday he plans to play for Tom Crean and Indiana next season. A 6-foot-1 point guard, Gordon, an Indianapolis native, averaged 10.1 points for the Sun Devils in 2012-13. He's eligible to play immediately for the Hoosiers. ---Tulane transfer Josh Davis is headed to San Diego State, according to multiple reports Wednesday. The 6-foot-8 senior forward chose the Aztecs over Gonzaga and Ohio State. Because he has already graduated, Davis will be eligible for his final collegiate season in 2013-14. Davis averaged a double-double -- 17.6 points and 10.7 rebounds -- last season for the Green Wave. ---Mike Krzyzewski's compensation as Duke coach was close to $9.7 million in 2011, according to his tax records filed by the university. That amount, based on the calendar year, is the highest total for a men's basketball or college football coach since USA Today began keeping records in 2006. Krzyzewski's base pay was listed at $1.98 million, and he received $5,64 million in bonus and incentive compensation.