BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Joe Alleva is leaving Duke to become LSU's athletic director.

Alleva will replace Skip Bertman, retiring in June.

The 54-year-old Alleva has led Duke's 26 sports programs since 1998 and received a contract extension last year. Under his leadership, the Blue Devils teams won six national championships and 44 Atlantic Coast Conference titles.

He oversaw Duke's athletic department during the lacrosse team rape allegations in 2006, and recently hired David Cutcliffe as football coach.