WVU AD Luck Set To Depart

Multiple sources have confirmed that West Virginia Director of Athletics Oliver Luck is set to take a position with the NCAA. An official announcement is expected sometime today from the WVU president's office.

BlueGoldNews.com has confirmed that Luck will accept a high-ranking position with the organization. Sources have indicated in the past that Luck would be considered for a position overseeing either football or the new group of schools that are seeing greater autonomy within the NCAA. Details on the new position were not immediately available, but indications are that he would oversee and be heavily involved with the autonomy process.

If the expected departure takes place, West Virginia will be in the market for a new Director of Athletics. The front-runner will likely be Rob Mullens, who is current the AD at the University of Oregon. A Morgantown native and graduate of WVU (1991 and 1993), Mullens has also been a Deputy AD at the University of Kentucky and the Executive Associate AD at the University of Maryland.

Other potential candidates could include Jim Schaus, the Director of Athletics at Ohio University, and Chris Boyer, current the Senior Associate AD for External Operations at North Carolina State. Schaus is the son of former WVU basketball coach and AD Fred Schaus. Jim holds a WVU master's degree in athletics administration. Boyer holds the same degree from WVU.

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