When you look out on the landscape that is NCAA athletics there are some programs that instantly come to mind. Here in Louisiana and around the country the LSU Tigers are one of those programs.

While we might see more of Les Miles or Paul Mainieri in the national spotlight there is no one more important to the success of the Tiger brand that Athletic Director Joe Alleva.


If all goes as expected later today, the LSU Board of Supervisors will make an offer to extend Alleva's agreement with the school through the year 2019.  Sources close to the subject tell us that Alleva's base annual salary of $725,000.00 plus incentives will remain in place.

It would be hard to argue that Alleva has not done a good job managing, promoting, and elevating Tiger athletics during his tenure so far. Alleva has been in the Athletic Director position since July of 2008. His last job before LSU was in a similar position at Duke University.

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