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Tulsa's Bubba Cunningham Will Reportedly Be Kansas' Next Athletic Director

We've been waiting to hear who the next athletic director will be at the University of Kansas. The answer: Tulsa's Bubba Cunningham. Sports By Brooks reports that a Big 12 athletic director tells him Cunningham is the choice and they are expected to announce the move as soon as Wednesday.

Cunningham, who I first identified as a candidate for the job on November 14, has spent five years as Tulsa Athetic Director after working for three years in a similar capacity at Ball State.

Before Ball State, Cunningham worked in the Notre Dame athletic department business office for 13 years after obtaining his undergraduate degree and MBA from ND. He also played on the Irish tennis team.

Kansas has been working to replace Lew Perkins who retired this fall. A search committee has said recently that they're getting closer and suggested a hire could be made as soon as the middle of December. Originally Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little said it could take as long as the middle of the spring semester.

We now await word from Kansas on the report.