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Following Ascoli’s report, Shannon Russell of the Xavier Musketeers blog on Cincinnati.com issued a report saying that according to her sources, Xavier had not given the job to Bjorn.
The Providence Journal’s Kevin McNamara said that URI officials had no comment on reports that Bjorn was leaving.
Because the Atlantic 10 men’s basketball tournament started this week, an announcement is not expected on the athletic director situation from either school until Monday at the earliest. Both Xavier and URI are not expected to be in the NCAA tournament field.
According to The Providence Journal, Bjorn received a contract extension in February 2012. The three-year contract had a base salary of $174,199. If he is the hire for Xavier, it’s expected that the contract would be double that of his one with URI.