Iowa AD Barta Taking Leave After Prostate Cancer Diagnosis

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Gary Barta, University of Iowa Athletic Director (WHOHD)

IOWA CITY, Iowa – The University of Iowa’s Athletic Director is taking a leave of absence due to health reasons.

According, Gary Barta has been diagnosed with prostate cancer. Barta plans to take an extended leave in order to have surgery and undergo treatment for disease.

Iowa’s Deputy Director of Athletics, Barbara Burke, will be assuming his duties during his medical leave.

This is a developing story.