Here's an early list of possible replacements for UB Athletic Director Allen Greene, who is leaving to take the same job at Auburn:
Gabe Cagwin, senior associate athletic director at Arizona State. He played basketball and graduated magna cum laude at UB, where he also earned his master's degree in economics and a PhD in higher education administration.
Michael Cross, assistant AD for new business development at Penn State. He graduated from UB with a bachelor's in economics and a master's in education before earning his PhD in higher education from Michigan.
Doug Gnodtke, executive associate AD and chief of staff at Michigan. He worked under Warde Manuel at UB and followed him to UConn before becoming his top aide at Michigan.
Rick Cole, athletic director at Iona College. He earned his bachelor's and master's degrees in education from UB and worked as an associate AD at St. John's and Stony Brook.
Tim Kenney, athletic director at St. Bonaventure. He grew up in Grand Island, earned his bachelor's at UB and his master's at Florida State. He also served as associate AD at the University of Massachusetts.
Paul Vecchio, athletic director at Alfred. He worked at UB for 17 years, including a stint as associate AD under Manuel.
Michael Mudd, athletic director at Worcester State. He grew up in Amherst, earned his bachelor's from St. Lawrence University and his master's in sports management from Miami University. He's a former assistant GM of the San Jose Sharks.