USC athletics director Ray Tanner confirmed Friday night Ohio State has received his permission to talk with Gamecock women’s basketball coach Dawn Staley about their vacancy.
Tanner, who spoke after the USC baseball game Friday night at Carolina Stadium, said he would meet Sunday with Staley in Columbia. He said he did not know if Staley has, or will, interview for the job.
The State reported Friday night Staley will interview with the Buckeyes Tuesday.
Ohio State fired Jim Foster March 19th after 11 seasons. His teams reached the NCAA Tournament each season except for this one. Staley is 92-66 in five seasons at USC. Her last two teams played in the NCAA Tournament. The Gamecocks reached the Sweet 16 in 2012 and lost in the second round this season.