It looks like the Ohio State Buckeyes have set their sights on Gail Goestenkors as its next head coach.
She will interview there next week – probably Tuesday – when Athletic director Gene Smith returns from Los Angeles with the men’s basketball team, which has advanced to the Elite 8.
According to a source, Ohio State has also given consideration to Penn State coach Coquese Washington and Brenda Frese of Maryland – which will be a Big Ten member by 2014 – but poaching a coach from within the conference is not favored. Nikki Caldwell of LSU has also been under consideration and still may be.
The Buckeyes reportedly made an attempt to lure UConn’s Geno Auriemma to Columbus, but he wasn’t interested.
For more on this coaching search, check out our Ohio State storystream.