Liberty names former Baylor AD Ian McCaw new athletic director

McCaw was the athletic director at Baylor during the school’s recent sexual assault scandal.
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LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) -- Ian McCaw, former athletic director at scandal-plagued Baylor, is the new athletic director at Liberty University.

The school made the announcement on its web site Monday. McCaw replaces Jeff Barber, who resigned abruptly on Nov. 18.

McCaw spent 13 years at Baylor, and the school won four national championships and 56 Big 12 championships on his watch. He resigned in May after being sanctioned and placed on probation when the university's athletic teams became embroiled in a sexual assault scandal that led to the dismissal of football coach Art Briles and others.

• A timeline of the Baylor sexual assault scandal

In Liberty's announcement, President Jerry Falwell said, "Ian's success really speaks for itself. You look at what Baylor was able to do during his tenure, it fits perfectly with where we see our sports programs going."