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Joe Alleva to remain LSU AD

Updated: July 26, 2011, 9:48 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

NEW ORLEANS -- LSU athletic director Joe Alleva has decided to stay put despite overtures from Tennessee and will be rewarded with a raise.

"This is not an opportunity that I pursued, and Tennessee is a wonderful place, but in the end I felt that Chancellor (Michael) Martin has a great vision for LSU," Alleva said in a statement released by the university on Tuesday. "He and the Board of Supervisors .... showed tremendous support."

Martin said a new contract would be drawn up and ...

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