STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) - A spokesman at Oklahoma State says no
announcement is planned amid conflicting reports that Massachusetts' Travis Ford is expected to take over as Cowboys' head basketball coach.
ESPN says unnamed sources indicate Ford will meet with U-Mass
players this afternoon about the job at OSU.
Massachusetts assistant athletic director Jason Yellin says Ford
currently remains the U-Mass coach.
Oklahoma State athletic director Mike Holder told The Oklahoman
there is no deal in place for Ford to coach the Cowboys. Holder has
been looking for a replacement for Sean Sutton, who resigned under
pressure on April 1st.
Ford has turned down an offer from Big East school Providence
and was linked to an opening at LSU that went to Trent Johnson who
U-Mass athletic director John McCutcheon announced last Friday
that Ford intended to stay with the Minutemen.
Kansas coach Bill Self turned down the Cowboys last week.