Cal names former wrestler interim AD

BERKELEY, Calif. -- Former California wrestler Michael Williams will take over as interim athletic director while the school seeks a replacement for Sandy Barbour.

Chancellor Nicholas Dirks officially announced the change in leadership on Friday. Barbour will step down on July 15 to set up an academic program in sports management on campus.

Cal won 19 team national championships and 92 titles in individual events during Barbour's 10-year tenure. She also oversaw the construction of a new football facility and a major renovation to Memorial Stadium.

But there were also issues in terms of on-field performance by the football team and low graduation rates in football and a few other sports.