November 14th, 2019 | by CollegeAD

The University of Illinois board of trustees on Thursday approved a three-year contract extension for Illini athletics director Josh Whitman. The extension will raise his annual base salary from a current rate of $668,561 to $750,000. “Under Josh’s leadership we have seen our athletic programs move steadily forward and upward,” UI chancellor Robert Jones said in a statement. Hired in March of 2016 from Division-III Washington University on a five-year contract, Whitman — an Illinois graduate and former Illini football player — has undertaken a massive program rebuild, especially for the program’s most visible sports. -Jeremy Werner, 247sports. Read More.

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