UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS

July 11th, 2018 | by CollegeAD
UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS
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Bill Self didn’t have to wait long to discuss how college basketball’s headline-grabbing corruption scandal affects Kansas with the university’s new athletic director. In fact, Jeff Long broached the subject with the Hall of Fame men’s basketball coach well before he ever accepted the position with KU. Self said he provided as much detail as he could on the subject throughout the 45-minute first conversation with the soon-to-be athletic director, though he added he told Long most of the assurance that the matter wouldn’t entangle KU would have to come from chancellor Douglas Girod.  On that front, Girod apparently didn’t disappoint. In addition to Long’s $1.5 million annual salary — one of the highest marks among all of his peers in collegiate athletics — the former Arkansas athletic director also secured a clause in his five-year agreement that would extend the contract by the length of any penalties or sanctions issued to the KU’s men’s and women’s basketball, football or volleyball programs for violations committed before Aug. 1, Long’s official start date. – Matt Galloway, cjonline – Read More

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