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UNC Board to hold emergency meeting

Posted October 13, 2011
Updated October 14, 2011

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Board of Trustees have called an emergency meeting via conference call Friday morning at 9 a.m.

The call is "to discuss a personnel matter" according to a press release distributed Thursday afternoon.

A news conference is expected to follow the meeting at 11 a.m.

The news conference will be live on WRAL-TV, WRAL.com and 99.9 FM The Fan. 

According to the release, a portion of the meeting will be closed door.

Lawrence "Bubba" Cunningham's name has been uttered in more UNC circles this week than ever before as rumors of the school's interest in him to replace Dick Baddour as director of athletics have surfaced.

On Thursday, Cunningham missed his monthly media luncheon, "Brunch with Bubba" according to the Tulsa World.

In the article, the Tulsa World notes:

"TU spokesman Don Tomkalski said Cunningham was “out of town.”

While the luncheon has been rescheduled before, Cunningham has never missed one."

Further adding to the intrigue of the rumor, late Wednesday, Inside Carolina reported that Cunningham was in fact in North Carolina and on campus to meet with the 13-person search committee appointed to find Baddour's replacement.

Cunningham has been at Tulsa since 2005 and last year turned down the athletic director position at University of Kansas, signing an extension to stay at Tulsa.

At Tulsa, Cunningham has overseen a $25 million dollar football stadium renovation, according to the Tulsa World.

Carr Associates is assisting the search committee at UNC which is led by Lowry Caudill. On Monday, Caudill said that they have conducted “a good sized number” of interviews, including one out of town interview, but would not elaborate on where or the exact number conducted.

UNC will sit before the NCAA Committee on Infractions on Oct. 28 to learn their ultimate punishment stemming from nine major NCAA violations.

While some have speculated that the deadline to fill the position prior to the NCAA meeting in Indianapolis, Caudill said Monday that they are not deadline driven. Two meetings have been scheduled (Oct. 19 and Oct. 26) before the NCAA meeting.

At a July, 28 press conference to announce the firing of head coach Butch Davis despite no new allegations of wrongdoing in an ongoing NCAA investigation into the football program, Baddour made it known that he would be stepping down from his position as director of athletics. In making the announcement, Baddour said that he wanted a new athletics director in place so that person could hire their own head football coach.

Interim head coach Everett Withers has the Tar Heels off to a 5-1 start to the 2011 season.

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  • TruthBKnown Banned Again02 Oct 14, 2011

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    Re-hire Davis. Seriously?

    Even if you would like that, do you REALLY think that is even remotely a possibility?

    A snowflake stands a better chance in Hades.

  • TruthBKnown Banned Again02 Oct 14, 2011

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    My response to that post was tongue-in-cheek. I think a few others need to Google that phrase, not me! :)

  • Henry Bourne Oct 14, 2011

    When full grown men spend more time worrying about sports trivia than what's going on in reality.

    America's Bread And Circus Society:

    http://chuckbaldwinlive.com/home/?p=1678These ridiculous sports obsessions are not front page worthy.

  • andy2 Oct 14, 2011

    Not breaking news and so what.

  • ncguy Oct 14, 2011

    Bubba Gump

  • seankelly15 Oct 14, 2011

    An emergency meeting to hire an AD... UNC - you haven't learned anything as a result of recent events. Find funding for the university and quit worrying about boys playing silly games.

  • EverythingTicksMeOff Oct 14, 2011

    Stupid article WRAL. If this is a sports story, why not say so.

  • DeathRow-IFeelYourPain-NOT Oct 14, 2011

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    There will be a LOT of ulsers popping up around the Triangle. Regardless of the punishments, the Heels won't miss a beat. I know you Duke and State fans are dying, yes dying, to see how UNC suffers. Two years from now, you will still be waiting to see how UNC suffers. They won't miss a beat. Will still have the same typical record in the major sports. Will still have a better record in football and basketball than State or Duke. So how's that "cheating chant" working out for ya?

  • junkmail7276 Oct 14, 2011

    First Butch and now Bubba? If he hires an assistant named Jim Bob, I'm never going to let unc fans hear the end of it...

  • gnewsome1 Oct 14, 2011

    Maybe they will use some common sense, assuming there is some on the Board of Governors. Fire the nerd Thorp, hire Bubba and re-hire Davis. Thorp's claim to fame is playing with a rubic's cube and taking music lessons from his mama. Check out his bio. What a joke.

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