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Jeff Long hired as KU's new athletic director

New AD agrees to 5-year contract, worth $1.5 million per year

The search for the next athletic director at the University of Kansas is over. KU chancellor Douglas A. Girod named former Arkansas athletic director Jeff Long to the position on Thursday afternoon.

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Former KU AD Lew Perkins gives school thumbs-up for hiring Jeff Long

Former Kansas athletic director Lew Perkins gave a ringing endorsement Thursday to new athletic director Jeff Long.

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Tom Keegan: Next football hire will determine new AD Jeff Long's KU legacy

Kudos to the Kansas athletic department for not pretending David Beaty is anything but a lame-duck football coach who at the longest will last through the 2018 season.

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Matt Tait: KU maximizes reach in hiring Jeff Long as new athletic director

The punchy, popular and somewhat impatient question floating around following Thursday’s announcement of the hiring of Jeff Long as the new athletic director at the University of Kansas was short and sweet. Was this a good hire? By Matt Tait

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Athletic directors, other prominent figures in college athletics weigh in on new KU A.D. Jeff Long

When chancellor Douglas A. Girod named Jeff Long the new athletic director at the University of Kansas on Thursday, the announcement came accompanied by comments from many prominent figures throughout college athletics who have crossed paths with the former Arkansas A.D.

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Jeff Long hired as KU's new athletic director

New AD agrees to 5-year contract, worth $1.5 million per year

The search for the next athletic director at the University of Kansas is over. KU chancellor Douglas A. Girod named former Arkansas athletic director Jeff Long to the position on Thursday afternoon.

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Former KU players slated to compete in NBA Summer League

Several former Kansas basketball players will be in action at the MGM Resorts NBA Summer League 2018, in Las Vegas. The Summer League tips off Friday, and will run through July 17 at the Thomas & Mack Center and Cox Pavilion. All 30 NBA teams will compete for the first time ever during the 11-day event. By Shane Jackson

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KU's Steven Sims Jr. sets sights on improving as punt returner

During his second consecutive year as the Kansas football team’s leading pass-catcher, Steven Sims Jr. absorbed no lack of lessons to carry with him into off-season preparations for his upcoming senior year. When the 5-foot-10 receiver from Houston chews over the meatiest matters on his agenda, though, Sims’ mind turns to one area that felt more like a deficiency to him than a strength. By Benton Smith