In the wake of an ongoing investigation of KU football coach Mark Mangino, and with rumors flying in the media and on message boards, KU Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little issued a statement this morning indicating her full support of athletic director Lew Perkins.
Citing an unnamed "baseless media report," believed to be an article from NBCSports.com's CollegeFootballTalk.com, Gray-Little pledged her support for Perkins.
"The notion that the university is conducting a review of Lew Perkins is false and completely unfounded. I am confident in the athletics director and his management team's ability to administer our athletics program in the highly capable and professional manner for which they are known. The review of the football program is consistent with the process outlined in Coach Mark Mangino's contract. I encourage everyone to wait until this process is completed before drawing any conclusions."