BREAKING NEWS: UNCW to make "major athletics announcement" this afternoon

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- University of North Carolina Wilmington Chancellor Rosemary DePaolo will hold a news conference to make a major athletics announcement, a news release from the college said. The event is scheduled for 4 p.m. on campus.

Yesterday the UNCW Board of Trustees Executive Committee met by conference call to discuss a contract and qualifications, but there was no word on what position it was for or for whom. Speculation has been that the school is prepared to announce a new athletics director. Kelly Mehrtens quit the position last month.

The two names most mentioned to fill the job are Jimmy Bass and Kevin McNamee. Bass, who used to work at UNCW, is currently and assistant AD at East Carolina University. McNamee, current an assistant at George Mason University, was a finalist when Mehrtens was hired in 2007.

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