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Muir joins NCAA men's basketball selection committee

Stanford Athletic Director Bernard Muir was appointed to the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Committee, the NCAA announced Wednesday.

Muir, who was appointed along with Janet Cone (UNC Ashville), will begin his term September 1, 2014.

The duo, both of whom possess extensive basketball backgrounds, will replace current committee chair Ron Wellman, the director of athletics at Wake Forest and Big Sky commissioner Doug Fullerton, whose terms expire August 31.

"I'm thrilled to have the opportunity to serve on the NCAA Division I men's basketball committee," Muir said. "I previously had the opportunity to serve the committee as an NCAA staff member; evolving into this role is both a thrill and an honor, and one that I am eager to start."

Muir has been Stanford University's director of athletics since July 2012. Prior to that, he served three years as director of athletics at the University of Delaware, during which time he was appointed to the men's basketball committee. However, before his term officially began, he accepted the post at Stanford and had to step down from the committee due to membership and geography requirements of the makeup of the committee.

His concentration on Stanford's program enabled the Cardinal to capture its 19th straight Learfield Sports Directors' Cup last school year as the nation's top athletic department. Stanford also extended an incredible streak, which has seen at least one program capture an NCAA championship in 37 consecutive years.

Stanford has won two straight Pac-12 football championships and played in consecutive Rose Bowl games. Last season, Stanford sold out all seven home football games for the first time. Meanwhile, the Stanford women's basketball program recently clinched its 14th straight Pac-12 regular season title.

Prior to going to Delaware, Muir was the director of athletics at Georgetown University from 2005-09, and from 2000-05 he worked as both associate athletic director for student-athlete welfare and development and deputy director of athletics for administration and facilities at the University of Notre Dame.

— Stanford Athletics

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