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Purdue pilfers Georgia Tech in landing new AD

For the second time in three months, A Big Ten school has filled its opening at athletic director at the expense of an ACC member.

Purdue confirmed Tuesday morning that it has hired Mike Bobinski as the new head of its athletic department. Bobinski served in the same capacity at Georgia Tech the past three years.

A press conference will be held Tuesday afternoon to officially introduce Bobinski.

Welcome the new leader of the Boilermakers!

🚂⬆️ #BoilerUp

— Purdue Athletics (@PurdueSports) August 9, 2016

“While I regret that Mike is leaving us, I appreciate his tremendous efforts the last three years to forge a unified, strategic direction for the Georgia Tech Athletic Association and to energize our coaches, student-athletes and fans,” GT president G.P. “Bud” Peterson said in a statement. “He has led with integrity, and we wish him the best.”

In addition to Tech, Bobinski has served as the athletic director at Xavier and Akron. Bobinski replaces Morgan Burke, who announced in February he will step down no later than the end of his contract on June 30, 2017.