Oklahoma’s Joe Castiglione has been named the athletic director of the year at the Sports Business Awards. Castiglione leads an athletic department that produced the national runner-up in football, a Final Four team in women’s basketball and a regional finalist in men’s basketball.
The Sooners also have the Heisman Trophy winner in Sam Bradford and a national player of the year in Blake Griffin. Street & Smith’s SportsBusiness Journal and SportsBusiness Daily recognized Castiglione at its awards banquet Thursday night. The other finalists were Sandy Barbour of California, Jeremy Foley of Florida and Joel Maturi of Minnesota.