August 31, 2019
Kansas chancellor Doug Girod and Athletics Director Jeff Long talk before the game Saturday afternoon at David Booth Kansas Memorial Stadium on Aug. 31, 2019.
Kansas Athletics Director Jeff Long said Friday that the department would undergo another round of furloughs and salary cuts as it continues to struggle with cash flow amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
The University of Kansas has joined colleges around the country in implementing a temporary pay cut for high-ranking administrators to mitigate some of the coming losses from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Lawyers for Kansas Athletics Inc., in a reply filed Wednesday, accused David Beaty’s law team of attempting to distract from facts relevant to the former KU football coach’s lawsuit with “salacious allegations against Jeff Long made by a disgruntled former employee.”
Amid allegations that the University of Kansas basketball program committed recruiting violations, the university has cited a report to argue that its record of compliance with NCAA rules was on par with “the industry standard.” However, when the Journal-World requested a copy of the report, KU officials declined to provide it.