November 10th, 2019 | by CollegeAD

With his first winning Big Ten football season underway, University of Illinois athletic director Josh Whitman could get a raise or contract extension next week. The agenda for Thursday’s UI Board of Trustees meeting in Chicago includes an amendment to Whitman’s contract, but that item was not included when agenda materials were posted Friday morning. UI officials declined to comment Friday, saying the details are still being finalized. Whitman signed a five-year contract with a base salary of $600,000 when he was hired in 2016. His pay this year is $668,561, plus a car allowance of $8,000 annually, according to the UI’s “gray book” of employee salaries. He earned $655,452 in 2018-19. -Julie Wurth, The News-Gazette. Read More.

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