UPDATED: Cronin to UNLV?

It was reported last night that a deal was close but now it appears to be a done deal.  Many national analysts are reporting this morning that it is official.  This flirtation was initially thought to be a bargaining chip for Cronin at Cincinnati but instead he heads to take over the Running Rebels program.  

Cronin wanted some changes in his contract but is now leaving after 10 years at the helm, including 6 straight NCAA tournaments.  The UNLV deal could be worth up to $3 million a year. He makes up to $2.2 million annually with incentives at Cincinnati.

Cronin has long wanted upgrades to Cincinnati’s facilities, including Fifth Third Arena, where the Bearcats play. The arena is scheduled to undergo an $87 million renovation that is expected to be completed in the fall of 2018, a year later than originally planned.
He also wants more money for recruiting and a chartered plane for recruiting trips.

As of Thursday afternoon, nothing is official.

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