Posted by Mark Blaudschun, Globe Staff June 3, 2011 12:26 AM
According to multiple sources at Penn State, in the America East and in the Big Ten, Boston University men's basketball coach Patrick Chambers has emerged as a leading contender to become the next coach at Penn State. Penn State athletic director Tim Curley is expected to make a final decision between Chambers, who has guided BU to back-to-back 21-14 seasons the past two years, including an NCAA tournament berth this season and University of Milwaukee-Wisconsin head coach Rob Jeter in the next few days, Chambers, who has strong Philadelphia roots and came to BU to replace Dennis Wolff two yaers ago from Jay Wright's staff at Villanova, talked to Penn State officials earlier this week and emerged as one of the leading contenders primarily because of the Philadelphia connection, which Penn State officials feel is a strong credential to take over the job of running what many people feel is the toughest job in the Big Ten. Chambers recently agreed to a contract extension at BU through the 2015-16 season.
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