AP Source: UNC Set To Hire Tulsa's Cunningham

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) -- A person familiar with the decision says North Carolina's trustees will meet Friday to approve the hiring of Tulsa athletic director Bubba Cunningham as the school's next A.D.

The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because a formal announcement has not been made.

North Carolina has scheduled an emergency meeting of its board of trustees for Friday morning to discuss "a personnel matter." The school also said it expects to hold a news conference afterward, though it didn't say why.

If approved, Cunningham would replace Dick Baddour, who is stepping down after 14 years amid the ongoing NCAA investigation into the football program. Chancellor Holden Thorp has said Baddour would remain on at least until the school's appearance before the NCAA infractions committee on Oct. 28.


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  • by Dave Location: Greenville on Oct 13, 2011 at 06:02 PM
    What, not hiring a Carolina guy? The inbreeded is over, but they are hiring a guy named Bubba. LOL, the Carolina Way, just funny to say out loud.
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      by Anonymous on Oct 14, 2011 at 08:42 AM in reply to Dave
      My friends call me "Bubba" and I have a masters from UNC and one from ECU. When I think of the name "Dave" I think of a guy who hangs out with a bunch of chipmunks...that's even funnier to say out loud, LOL. GO HEELS! Best football team in the state again this year!!!
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        by Dave on Oct 15, 2011 at 12:25 PM in reply to
        Wait a minute my friend, Maimi, are you for real. Wake the only team in the state to win against a top 25 team. You holes can now wait for basketball and your top fan and Dean Smith supporter o'bama can watch on the carrier. Holes suck!
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