Tulsa's Search for AD on Hold During NCAA Probe

Dec 31, 2012

TU President Steadman Upham
Credit KWGS News File Photo

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The University of Tulsa's president says he will probably wait until the NCAA completes its investigation of fired athletic director Ross Parmley before choosing Parmley's replacement.

The Tulsa World reports that school President Steadman Upham said in an interview that the university is "probably in a little bit of a holding pattern" while the NCAA investigation is ongoing.

Parmley was suspended after unsealed court documents identified him as an "admitted gambler." He was fired on December 4th, with Upham saying Parmley had lied to him in a 2011 conversation when he was asked if he'd ever gambled on college or professional sports.

Parmley has not been charged with any wrongdoing.

Upham says the search for a new AD should take place when "the playing field is known."

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