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Alnutt leaves Memphis for athletic director job at Buffalo

AMHERST, N.Y. (AP) The University at Buffalo has hired Mark Alnutt to take over as athletic director.

Alnutt spent the previous three years at Memphis, where he was the school's deputy director of athletics. He replaces Allen Greene, who was hired in January to take over as Auburn's athletic director.

Alnutt previously spent three years as Southeast Missouri State's AD after a 15-year tenure in various athletic department roles at his alma mater, Missouri. Alnutt played linebacker and earned a sociology degree at Missouri in the mid-1990s.

He takes over a Mid-American Conference program on the rise. The Bulls women's basketball team won the program's first two NCAA Tournament games this past week and will face defending champion South Carolina on Saturday. The men's team also won its first NCAA Tournament game by upsetting the South Region's third seed, Arizona, before losing to Kentucky in the second round, Saturday.

The Bulls football team is coming off a 6-6 season in coach Lance Leipold's third year. It marked just the third time Buffalo has finished a season without a losing record since the school joined the MAC in 1999.

Updated March 21, 2018

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