CHAMPAIGN — Illinois has hired a consulting firm to help it find a replacement for retiring athletic director Ron Guenther.
The university signed a contract with Parker Executive Search on Wednesday. The company has experience in similar sports-related searches at other universities.
The university said it would like to have a new athletic director by the time Guenther retires on July 1.
Two football game times set: Illinois announced game times for two football games for the 2011 season. The Illini will host Northwestern at 11 a.m. Oct 1 for homecoming, while the Oct. 22 game at Purdue also will be an 11 a.m. start.