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University of Kansas Athletic Director Jeff Long is pictured in this Feb. 2, 2019, file photo.

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Jeff Long out as KU athletic director amid fallout from football coach's departure

Less than 24 hours after he fielded questions about what went wrong with his hiring of football coach Les Miles, the University of Kansas and Athletics Director Jeff Long announced Wednesday he was stepping down.

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Kansas Athletics' revenue projections drop by $30 million due to lost games, limited attendance

With the pandemic reducing in recent months the number of Big 12 games played in both football and basketball — as well as the number of fans in the seats — Kansas Athletics Inc. is now expecting a roughly $30 million revenue hit as a result.

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Kansas Athletics expecting $10 million budget shortfall; no plans to ask university for help

As crowd sizes have shrunk, the financial losses at Kansas Athletics Inc. have grown to the point that leaders were told Wednesday to expect about a $10.4 million loss for the current fiscal year.

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KU AD Jeff Long to join Missouri counterpart Jim Sterk in online COVID-19 discussion

University of Kansas Athletic Director Jeff Long has been invited to participate in a special online presentation called “College Sports in the COVID-19 Era,” presented by the Kansas City Public Library.

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KU AD Jeff Long announces departmentwide furloughs, pay cuts

University of Kansas Athletic Director Jeff Long on Wednesday announced staffwide furloughs and pay cuts for all Kansas Athletics employees, including coaches, from June 1 through the end of 2020. By Matt Tait

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KU Athletic Director Jeff Long says Kansas has not considered cutting sports in wake of COVID-19 pandemic

While colleges and universities across the country wrestle with the idea of cutting sports to save money in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, University of Kansas Athletic Director Jeff Long said no such discussions had taken place in Lawrence. By Matt Tait

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KU's AD to testify in support of state bill legalizing student-athlete compensation

University of Kansas Athletic Director Jeff Long will testify Wednesday in Topeka in favor of state legislation that would allow student athletes to be paid for use of their name, image and likeness.

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After years of losses, Kansas Athletics posts a profit; spending on football program increases

After two consecutive years of operating expenses exceeding operating revenues, Kansas Athletics Inc. reversed the trend for fiscal year 2019.


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