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September 17, 2008 8:41 AM

New AD to be named today

Posted by Bob Condotta

The University of Washington has just announced it is naming a new athletic director today at 11 a.m.

Speculation centers on current acting AD Scott Woodward, but there is no confirmation of that. Woodward is not available this morning, in meetings for the next two hours, until the press conference.

One person who it won't be, a well-placed source said, is former UW kicker Chuck Nelson, who had expressed interest in the job.

Interestingly, UW president Mark Emmert had been said earlier in the week to be out of town all week. Not sure if that was connected to the AD job or not. However, he has obviously cut short whatever he was doing out of town to return to Seattle for today's announcement.

UPDATE --- One person who had been on original lists who can be safely ruled out is Chris Hill of Utah. However, one source told the Times today that UW had recently had some discussions with Tom Bowen, the AD at San Jose State.

UPDATE AT 10 A.M. --- Have talked to two other people in the last few minutes who each said "it's got to be Scott Woodward. But nobody knows for sure. As soon as there is word we'll let you know here.

HOW TO WATCH --- Also, you'll be able to watch the press conference here. I imagine KJR-AM will also carry it live.


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