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Jim Philips named one of the 25 most influential people in college sports

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Northwestern Athletic Director Jim Philips tied for 22nd on the list composed by an expert panel for CBSSports.com. One expert says there's still "plenty of time to see his ascension on this list."

"Phillips is on the fast track toward greater influence in college sports. He's the chairman of the NCAA Division I Council, a new legislative group that has given more power to athletic directors, and is the only Division I AD on the powerful NCAA Board of Governors."