Arizona hires Missouri's Desireé Reed-Francois as its next athletic director, amid financial turbulence and a transition to the Big 12, making her the first female full-time AD in the school's history.

By the Numbers
  • Arizona facing a $177 million budget deficit
  • Reed-Francois led Missouri to record revenue, reaching $141,558,287 for the 2022-23 fiscal year
State of Play
  • Arizona in financial turmoil with a hiring freeze and potential cuts to athletic programs
  • Former football coach departure and upcoming transition to the Big 12
Bottom Line

Reed-Francois steps into a challenging situation at Arizona with a financial crisis and coaching decisions to navigate, but her track record at Missouri suggests she has the credentials to turn things around.