Bradshaw finalist for AD of the year

Temple's Bill Bradshaw is one of five finalists for 2012 Sports Business Awards' Athletic Director of the Year.

The award recognizes "excellence and outstanding achievement in the business of sports for the period from March 1, 2011 to Feb. 29, 2012."

Athletics directors from universities and colleges in the United States are eligible.

Arkansas' Jeff Long, Baylor's Ian McCaw, Michigan State's Mark Hollis and Michigan's Dave Brandon are the other finalists.

The winner will be announced on May 23 at the New York Marriott Marquis in Times Square.