A personal familiar with the decision says Northern Illinois has hired Wisconsin deputy athletic director Sean Frazier to be its AD.
The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because an official announcement was being planned for later Tuesday.
Frazier replaces Jeff Compher at NIU. Compher left to take the athletic director's job at East Carolina.
Frazier, who has been at Wisconsin since 2007, was also a finalist to become Rutgers athletic director before the school hired Julie Hermann.