FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- The University of Arkansas called a news conference Monday to name a new basketball coach and all signs pointed to Creighton's Dana Altman, who was seen at a Nebraska airport getting off a plane registered to Arkansas' athletic boosters' group.

Several news organizations reported that Altman would take the Arkansas post.

Dana Altman has a 343-208 overall record in 18 seasons as a Division I head coach and has led Creighton to seven NCAA Tournament berths in his time as head coach.

School Years Overall NCAAs
Marshall 1990 15-13 None
Kansas State 1991-94 68-54 0-1
Creighton 1995-2007 260-141 2-7

Altman returned to Omaha on Monday and called a 3 p.m. ET meeting with the team, according to ESPN.com's Andy Katz. He is expected to board the plane to return to Fayetteville for a 6 p.m. ET news conference.

Creighton officials were more concerned recently that Altman could be off to Iowa, which is a job he had coveted. But the Hawkeyes never contacted Altman. No one was convinced that Altman was going to Arkansas.

If Altman leaves Creighton, look for Scott Sutton of Oral Roberts, who was a former Bluejays coach who left there to go to Arkansas, as a possible replacement, according to Katz. Sutton is the son of legendary coach Eddie Sutton.

Arkansas officials said they did not have permission to confirm that Altman would replace Stan Heath, who was fired last week after failing to lead the Razorbacks to a single NCAA Tournament victory in five years at the school. Altman has a 2-7 record in the NCAA with the Bluejays.

Altman had been in Atlanta for the Final Four before returning to Omaha, where Creighton is located. Arkansas called a news conference for 6 p.m. ET on Monday on the floor of Bud Walton Arena, a 20,000-seat gymnasium that has seen attendance gradually decline since the Razorbacks won the 1994 national championship.

Creighton officials said they would have no comment on reports linking Altman to the Arkansas job.

Altman was seen getting off the private Arkansas plane around noon Monday and unloading luggage. Several of his assistant coaches also got off the plane with Altman. The plane, with a Razorbacks logo on the side, is registered to the Razorback Foundation.

Altman has taken Creighton to seven NCAA Tournaments in the last 13 years, including twice in the last three years. The Bluejays were the preseason No. 19 team in this year's Associated Press poll. They have had nine consecutive 20-win seasons.

Before joining Creighton, Altman coached at Marshall for one year (1989-90) and at Kansas State for four (1990-94). He has a 260-141 record with the Bluejays.

In his search for a new coach, Arkansas athletic director Frank Broyles said he wanted a proven winner who can take the Razorbacks basketball program back to a prominent national level.

Last week, Arkansas sought permission to talk to Memphis' John Calipari and Texas A&M's Billy Gillispie.

Broyles said Saturday night that a trip to Atlanta, site of this year's Final Four, was productive. "It's clear that many talented and proven head coaches are intrigued by our coaching vacancy," Broyles said.

Heath was hired after taking Kent State to the round of eight in the NCAA tournament in 2002, but that was his first season as a head coach. Heath, fired after five years with the Razorbacks, took Arkansas to the last two tournaments. His teams lost to Bucknell and Southern California in first-round games.

Several other coaches have been subjects of speculation in Arkansas, including Marquette's Tom Crean and former Stanford and Golden State Warriors coach Mike Montgomery.