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UK athletic director reportedly a candidate for job at Kansas

There's a report University of Kentucky Athletic Director Mitch Barnhart is up for a high profile job at another university.

An Internet report, which surfaced on the Sports by Brooks web site late Sunday night, claims Barnhart is a candidate for the athletic director job at the University of Kansas.

27 NEWSFIRST is still working to confirm the report.

Barnhart is a native of Kansas City, only about 40 miles from Lawrence, Kansas, where the University of Kansas is.

He came to UK in 2002, after four years as athletic director at Oregon State.

Prior to that, Barnhart was in the athletic administration at Tennessee.

The report last night said three factors are said to have fueled Kansas' interest in Barnhart: his experience presiding over a powerhouse basketball program, his integrity, and his reputation as a fundraiser.

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