Didn't see this posted yet and this is pretty big news. Earlier today per mlive:
In announcing Bill Beekman as interim athletic director on Feb. 5, Michigan State interim president John Engler said that the school would shortly begin a "nationwide search" and that "no internal candidates will be considered" in that search.
After a June 22 Board of Trustees meeting, trustee Brian Mosallam said that a new athletic director wouldn't be hired "anytime soon," and that he wanted the school's permanent president to make that hire next year.
Twenty-four days later, Mosallam and Engler stood at the press conference as Beekman was announced as the school's permanent athletic director on Monday morning on campus.
The hiring amounted to an abrupt about-face from months of public comments. No national search was conducted before Beekman, an internal candidate, was hired by Engler, the interim president.