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Lew Perkins set to retire as Kansas University’s athletic director at end of 2010-11 school year

KU’s A.D. to leave beleaguered department next year

Kansas University athletic director Lew Perkins smiles as he is approached by media members Thursday in the parking garage adjacent to Allen Fieldhouse. On Thursday, Perkins announced his intention to resign from his position after the 2010-11 academic year but did not comment.

Kansas University athletic director Lew Perkins smiles as he is approached by media members Thursday in the parking garage adjacent to Allen Fieldhouse. On Thursday, Perkins announced his intention to resign from his position after the 2010-11 academic year but did not comment.

June 10, 2010, 3:33 p.m. Updated June 10, 2010, 10:24 p.m.

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KU Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little speaks at a press conference regarding the retirement of Athletics Director Lew Perkins.

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Kansas head basketball coach Bill Self addressed the media discussing Athletic Director Lew Perkins' resignation and the Big 12 Conference's separation Thursday, June 10, 2010.

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Kansas University athletic director Lew Perkins announced Thursday he will be leaving his post at the conclusion of the 2011 year. Perkins has been the athletic director at the university since 2003.

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Athletic Director Lew Perkins

KU Athletic Director led the Kansas Athletic Department for seven years and retired on Sept. 7, 2010. Look back at his time at KU.

Kansas Athletics Director Lew Perkins — who on Thursday announced his retirement — will work on Mount Oread until Sept. 4, 2011.

And Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little said his expertise will be needed as KU faces an uncertain future because of the anticipated breakup of the Big 12 conference.

“I believe that part of his decision to retire may have been to allow him to focus on the things that need to be done,” Gray-Little said. “I think the idea was that by making his plans clear at this time that he would be able to focus more clearly on the things that we need to do.”

Perkins and KU athletics have been mired in controversy in recent weeks, as it was revealed that five employees and a consultant allegedly had participated in a scheme to sell football and basketball tickets for personal gain. Federal authorities are investigating the cash-for-tickets scheme, as well as other allegations about irregularities with tickets.

Still, Gray-Little said she was surprised when Perkins told her Thursday he’d decided to leave.

“I had not asked him to retire, and I had not asked him to resign,” she said.

Self’s perspective

KU basketball coach Bill Self said he, too, sees Perkins’ leadership as key to the university’s athletics program during coming months.

“I knew that the day would come,” he said of Perkins’ planned departure from KU. “I think everybody knew it was coming. It was surprising it would come today.”

Self said he talked with Perkins on Thursday.

“He was in good spirits,” the coach said. “I think he has a peace about it. And regardless of what angle you’re taking, the man has been through a lot in the last couple of months.”

However, Self said Perkins’ decision to leave should not be equated with being forced out.

“He won’t walk away from any battle or fights,” Self said. “It was something he felt in his heart that was the best way to serve the university. … This guy has gotten some stuff done while he’s been here.”

Perkins would not comment on Thursday. However, in a statement he said, “At this time, my greatest priority is working on conference alignment issues, and as I’ve committed to the chancellor, I will work tirelessly on these efforts. Conference alignment is the biggest challenge we have before us as an athletics department and an institution.”

The timeline set for Perkins’ retirement would allow him to claim one last retention bonus from Kansas Athletics before leaving, according to his contract.

According to an amendment to his contract negotiated by former Chancellor Robert Hemenway, Perkins would be paid $600,000, tax-free, from Kansas Athletics if he is still serving as athletics director on June 30, 2011.

A $2.05 million retention bonus contributed to Perkins’ receiving more than $4 million in salary and bonuses in 2009. His base salary is $800,000 per year, and he earns an additional $100,000 for media relations work.

Unprecedented changes

Perkins arrived at KU in 2003 after a highly successful stint at the University of Connecticut. Perkins replaced Al Bohl, who left KU under turmoil after taking over for Bob Frederick.

“I am very proud of the academic and athletic success of our student-athletes during my time at KU, and I will forever treasure the friendships and experiences being a Jayhawk has brought,” he said. “Our supporters are among the best across the nation, and I could not be more pleased with how much we have accomplished together.”

Perkins turned 65 this year and said it was “the right time” for such a decision.

During his time at Kansas, Perkins affected the growth of KU’s athletic department budget in an unprecedented manner. At the time of his arrival, KU’s athletic budget was $27 million annually. Today, KU’s annual budget has reached more than $55 million.

In addition, while at Kansas, Perkins oversaw a football team that won the first BCS bowl game in school history, as well as watching a men’s basketball program win its first national championship in two decades.

In 2008, Perkins was voted by a poll in Time magazine as the top sports executive in the world. He was the only college sports administrator to make the list of 35.

Challenging year

It’s been a difficult year for Perkins, who had to answer for fights between the KU men’s basketball and football programs, then had a lame-duck football coach, Mark Mangino, for the latter part of the season because of an investigation into Mangino’s conduct toward his players. Following that, five members of the athletic department and one consultant resigned under pressure or were fired because of a ticket-scalping scandal that cost the university millions. Finally, in recent weeks, Perkins found himself in the middle of a blackmail scandal involving exercise equipment provided to him for personal use.

A native of Chelsea, Mass., Perkins was inducted into his high school Hall of Fame in 1989. A highly recruited basketball player, he played at the University of Iowa (1965-67) for Hall of Fame coach and KU graduate Ralph Miller. Perkins earned his undergraduate degree there in 1967.

Perkins served as Director of Athletics (1969-80) and head basketball coach (1969-79) at the University of South Carolina-Aiken as that institution grew from a junior college to a four-year institution. He received his master’s degree in education (1975) from the University of South Carolina.

Perkins delivered the commencement address and received an honorary Doctor of Education degree at USC Aiken in May 2005. Perkins also has served as athletics director at the University of Maryland and Wichita State University, and associate director of athletics at the University of Pennsylvania.

At Connecticut, where he worked from 1990-2003, Perkins was instrumental in guiding UConn athletics to growth athletically, academically and financially. His leadership influenced six NCAA Division I National Championships at UConn.

















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sundancewierdo 3 years, 10 months ago

Lots of idiots. I wonder if other schools have this many unsupportive "fans". Get over it people. We just want to enjoy the games, have a little success, and watch the game in our much improved venues. Since Lew has taken over, I can watch my favorite football team on tv when we are away. That for me was the best thing ever! Are we all forgetting the times we had to listen to the radio and hear our team getting thier asses kicked? that was horrible, but I listened anyway. We are finally keeping up with the other money schools, and unfortunately with that comes the scumbags taking advantage. I'm sure those people will end up in jail or whatever. Let's remember what's important here. We still need to support our student athletes.

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dryljones 3 years, 10 months ago

With Nebraska and Colorado gone, we need someone to alter the words to "I'm A Jayhawk".

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friendlyjhawk 3 years, 10 months ago

Of course he is staying to get the bonus..................it's a jungle out there.

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dm1357911 3 years, 10 months ago

If employed through June 30, 2011, Perkins reportedly will receive a $600,000 retention bonus, after taxes. Nough said.

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4everahawk 3 years, 10 months ago

Every day that I read about Lew doubling the 'operating' budget at KU just about makes me sick. Why? Just ask anyone who works there and they will tell you that the 'lesser' sports practically have to beg just to buy office supplies. Renovations to their offices (huge amount of money spent on architects, etc) folded. However, they did get some new paint and a couple of minor renovations.

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yourworstnightmare 3 years, 10 months ago

The absence of Perkins and Gray-Little from the Big 12 conference meeting could really hurt KU as realignment happens.

KU needed a voice there for unofficial deal making and agreements about the future. KU could be left out in the old because of their absence.

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Newell_Post 3 years, 10 months ago

Who cares? There millions of washed-up ex-jocks out there who will take the money to replace him. Nothing will change. Just a different butt in the same seat.

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kubacker 3 years, 10 months ago

Perkins is really paying a heavy price for his personal corruption, being asleep at the switch on multi-million $$ worth of ticket sales felonies, his do-nothing approach to the conference realignment and his monumental embarrassment of KU:

(a) A $600K retention bonus for still being on the job and not having been fired by June 30, 2010.

(b) Plus another $4million+ in annual compensation by getting to keep his job another 16 months.

(c) Plus he gets to retire and receive whatever enormous retirement package, final severance bonuses, etc. he negotiated for himself with KU's idiot administrators.

(d) Plus he gets to bail out of a dead/dying conference and be free to take another ultra high paying position, possibly even one competing directly against the interests of KU.

Perkins couldn't possibly have been allowed to put himself in any better position than he is now by announcing his retirement (effective 16 months from now) and Grey-Little letting him get away with it! Absolutely unbelievable!!

Journal World - please publish the terms of his retirement/severance package. We want to know the terms of that sweetheart golden parachute.

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thesloss 3 years, 10 months ago

Interesting ... reading the front page of kcstar, I asked my spouse to read the article on Lew ... she glanced down and started reading ... headline, "Lew Perkins says he will step down in 2011" ... continuing reading to the right ... "SEWAGE SPILLS spark probe ... " ohhh, separate article or not ... how fitting!!! Perfect.

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tanaumaga 3 years, 10 months ago

this ain't no sinking ship, but the rats are definately leaving....and as uncle buck says, "here's a quarter to gnaw that thing off of your face(lew)."

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Beelzebub 3 years, 10 months ago

$4 million in salary and perks in 2009, $2 million retention bonus, $600 thousand bonus for staying around to collect it....the ticket scam which happened on his watch...free stuff from companies his department does business with...meanwhile academic departments have had their budgets cut, positions have been cut, blah, blah blah. This is totally screwed up. This one guy has become a multi-millionaire while the rest of the university has to do without. And just what is the benefit that the university gets from big time collegiate athletics? I thought their mission was to educate people. Okay so here's the lesson: education is bunk, kids, the real way to get ahead is to become a part of an organization whose main purpose is entertainment and generating piles of money for people in that organization. "Proud of their academic and athletic achievement..." Bulls--t.

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danemary 3 years, 10 months ago

LIKE AN OLD TOOTH~~~~~~~~~ROTTEN AND CROOKED

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Hoots 3 years, 10 months ago

Bet money that's a free car he's driving too...

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TopJayhawk 3 years, 10 months ago

Hydra You are wrong,. This is nuerolinguistic programming you are talking about. Up and right is accessing info. DOWN and left is falsification. Up and left is not really an indicator of anything.

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TopJayhawk 3 years, 10 months ago

Can't any of you read? The article clearly states that he is staying to get his $600,000 due to him in June of next yr. Read people read. Jeez it ain't that hard.

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OJ_Simpson 3 years, 10 months ago

It was April 22 that Lew and I were fishing together in the Gulf of Mexico. Some great times we had too..a drinkin' and toolin' around in that big ol' boat. I tell ya it was so much fun. I about fell overboard one time though. I was up on the bow shouting, "I'm the king of the world" when we hit something pretty big. I don't know what it was, but it was pretty darn big. Seemed like a giant building right out in the middle of the water. We looked back and saw a bunch of flames and heard a bunch of yellin'.

I'd love to go back, but I heard there some big oil leak down there and they down want people in that area.

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Hydra 3 years, 10 months ago

Didn't anyone actually watch the video? If you watch her eyes you can tell when she's lying. As most police and psychcoligists know, when a person's eye's roll up and toward the right they are accesing the part of brains that deals with facts, up and toward the left with creative falsification.

Based on that she told a whole buch of whoppers!

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KRITIKOS 3 years, 10 months ago

beleaguered......????? He paved our hill....put family tailgates out of economic porportion...and bailed just like a cornhusker riding a buffalo...nothing but a Dicky V junior......mop my floor my ass!

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7texdude 3 years, 10 months ago

Perkins' last move is to get KU into the Mountain West. You can laugh and call it second rate, but if KU, KSU and Boise are added, then you have a strong football conference. A conference with three teams (Utah, Boise and KU) that have won BCS bowl games plus TCU, which lost to Boise last year, is a tough one.

Also, the MWC will become eligible for an automatic BCS bowl berth in two years and its TV contract is up in two years as well. We can cry and moan about the Big 12 breaking up, but it's time to make sure we have a place to land. There is a difference between the MWC and the WAC, CUSA, etc. If KU ends up in one of those conferences, then it might as well follow Wichita State's example and cancel the football team..

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happyrock 3 years, 10 months ago

He will never make it to September 2011

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Hydra 3 years, 10 months ago

Can't we still fire him when he's found guilty of ethics violations?

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faceit 3 years, 10 months ago

It's time that we all grab torches and chase the monster

Uuuugggggghhhh, fire bad!

http://photos.travellerspoint.com/114010/scotland_torches.jpg

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volunteer 3 years, 10 months ago

Now, whose house did Bill Self purchase? (I only saw this reported ONCE; can't recall if it was KC or Topeka newspaper; doubt it was Lawrence's) Not sure how pertinent it is, but dang it, give us full disclosure (and not just in passing) about the details if there nothing untoward about it.

And is a big name assistant basketball coach involved in any way with some of the "bad actors" in the ticket sandal farce? Please, LJWorld, just tell us so we don't have to speculate and depend on rumors that one hears in town.

The Athletic Department..didn't it just get the former governor's press agent? I would not say that person is doing a very good job.

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twobigones 3 years, 10 months ago

Where have you gone, Joe DiMaggio? A nation turns its lonely eyes to you (Woo woo woo) What’s that you say, Mrs. Robinson ‘Joltin Joe’ has left and gone away? (Hey hey hey – hey hey hey)

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thuja 3 years, 10 months ago

What would Dwight Schrute do?

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twobigones 3 years, 10 months ago

K.U. The newest face of organized crime

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JackRipper 3 years, 10 months ago

Disloyalty came when your type of fan allowed KU to be sold to the highest bidder. Geez, how long will it take to sink in?

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akt2 3 years, 10 months ago

They are hemorrhaging on the hill. But they are bleeding crimson and blue. Bad times for KU. Fans and alumni will see it thru. They will not be able to abandon their beloved Jayhawks. Disloyalty is unbecoming and will not be tolerated. Regardless of who you are.

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twobigones 3 years, 10 months ago

The PHOG ..............he cometh to the uniscrew of Kansaw............the first of the horsemen, the four horsemen of sports, he rides !

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twobigones 3 years, 10 months ago

K.U. The new face of organized crime

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George_Braziller 3 years, 10 months ago

'Retire" -- yeah, right.

I knew from the beginning he was going to be canned. The arrangement just makes it look a little less ghastly for the university.

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dontcallmedan 3 years, 10 months ago

(Howard Cosell voice) "They're not say-ing 'Lew', they're say-ing 'boo'."

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JackRipper 3 years, 10 months ago

I agree one eye, I think the chancellor has the tact to clean house without making a scene like Perkins did in the Mangino caper.

"considering our football team and basketball team (revenue engines) also disappointed." Don't understand this belief that semi professionals operating on state property and brings in dough but not to the academic side is doing anything of significance except luring drunks and partiers. If we are lucky we won't need a new AD, the destruction on the hill can be bulldozed and used for land fill in Compton's projects, and KU can get serious about being a university.

Shouldn't be surprised Lew would hang around for all his bonuses, that is why he came to KU. To bad KU fans never got it that a small, state university will never have the money to pay for what Texans could do and made no sense at all for the great Hemenway to hire one of the most expensive AD's in the country. Wonder how his book writing is going, imagine he is having to tear up much he wrote and start again.

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djcheez 3 years, 10 months ago

good ridance. Keegan, you are a lame-duck

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oneeye_wilbur 3 years, 10 months ago

When the current Chancellor leaves, she will hold her head high. After all, she came from a college that is being run by a former kU organ prof. Even KU cannot keep someone like that.

hbjayhawk, why would Chancellor Gray's first year be a disappointment? She didn't hire Lew, she didn't hire Gill, she didn't fire Mangino, she just came to an abyss of potholes and whining profs. If the folks of Kansas consider the merits of KU only on sports, then Kansas deserves to have fewer colleges and educational oppportunities.

Who wants a football team fighting with the basketball players, who wants a football player robbing a taco johns or other escapades. What happened to academics. Even Lew couldn't keep some of the bbball guys around to finish school. And as for Self, he can be replaced too. The United States has how many million people in it? And KU can't find 2 ?

The Chancellor has a plan and she has NO REASON to share it with the public. If it doesn't work, then she will fail. Lew had a plan, but he failed to keep track of his minions.

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Jeanne Cunningham 3 years, 10 months ago

While riding up on that high horse, it's hard to notice that a big fall might be coming...

Maybe if KU athletics gets a little bit down off of its high horse and back down to earth, tickets might get back to being within reach of normal loyal old fans who just love this school and this town...

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pace 3 years, 10 months ago

Good bye lew, don't let the door hit you on the way out. I hope the next guy will watch the office enough to keep KU out of federal court.

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kansastrish 3 years, 10 months ago

He's sticking around for the 2.05 million dollar bonus. :)

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hbjayhawk 3 years, 10 months ago

By the way, Chancellor Gray . . . your retirement date is coming soon too. I promise you that. Take your a** back to North Carolina along with your husband. Your first year as Chancellor will always remain as one of the biggest disappointments in KU history. Fitting, considering our football team and basketball team (revenue engines) also disappointed.

Time for new blood and KANSAS BLUE BLOOD!

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hbjayhawk 3 years, 10 months ago

We NEED our KU COMMUNITY TO STEP UP! Contact the Big 12 (www.big12sports.com) . . . Contact the Board of Regents . . . Contact the Chancellor!! TELL THEM THAT YOUR UNIVERSITY MATTERS AND THAT WE ARE NOT AN AFTER THOUGHT!

ROCK CHALK JAYHAWK to the end . . .

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toe 3 years, 10 months ago

What a poor excuse for a millionaire.

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edjayhawk 3 years, 10 months ago

So Turner Gill will now be a lame duck. The new AD will hopefully scrutinize the success of the football program closely.

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XEPCT 3 years, 10 months ago

Thanks Lew!!!!!!!!!!! One last request..... find us a good home. Preferably not the pac-#.

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edjayhawk 3 years, 10 months ago

To keep the success of the athletic department going in regards to fundraising, I hope they will promote Jim Marchiony.

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ResQd 3 years, 10 months ago

I'm sure Lew is laughing all the way to the bank. Probably a condition to get rid of him, retirement in "lieu" of being fired.

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macon47 3 years, 10 months ago

i guess no one will drag out all of his dirty laundry and beat him like a mule as he treated mangino or crush him like a dove he has the money, why should he care about ku??

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smercer 3 years, 10 months ago

Sticking around just long enough to qualify for the 2011 retention bonus of $600k after taxes. Sweet.

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Dirtman24 3 years, 10 months ago

lmao quite funny also as this blackmail drama was thrown out in court if I remember news saying so, I won't miss him as HE seen KU's budget double, hmmmm budget double!!! Sounds real real FISHY to me and IMO I think he pocketed some $$$$$, don't get me wrong he has been through allot recently, but come on why would he announce he retiring today, seriously I personally has something more to hide.... LEW you can leave now cuz we CAN replace you with someone WAY better............

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4getabouit 3 years, 10 months ago

Well, now all you rocket scientists can apply and fix Ku Athletics.

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Big5 3 years, 10 months ago

Richard Billings is a hard-nosed competitor who just won't put up with the early tournament losses. He'll probably bring in a coach like Holtz or Spurrier rather than a 2nd tier mid-major guy. I wouldn't be surprised if he didn't lure Phil Jackson or Tom Izzo here if Self bolts for the Clippers.

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K_Verses_The_World 3 years, 10 months ago

Well, I don’t mind a reasonable amount of trouble Trouble always comes to pass But all I care about now Is that I’m seeing the real you at last

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Big5 3 years, 10 months ago

Does anybody know if Billings is still available? A buddy of mine told me he worked 158 hours a week for a while.

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Frightwig 3 years, 10 months ago

When that retirement date arrives, you will be sorely missed, Lew. Until then, let's make sure your final season is a glorious one. Rock Chalk Jayhawk!!!

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g_rock 3 years, 10 months ago

Shocker. I honestly thought that he would have to be martyred on a cross to get rid of him. I didn't think he was as innocent as many folks thought he was. But I expected him to go down swinging with the cannons firing all around him.

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hedshrinker 3 years, 10 months ago

OMG,"stick around long enuf to sue God for using blue for the sky color"......best laugh all day....

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Uhjh 3 years, 10 months ago

Lew get the hell out NOW! Not at the end of the year. Take your cronies with you and slither into the sunset. I would say like a reptile but I would want to offend them. Highly paid to know want is going on within athletics ha ha!

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Big5 3 years, 10 months ago

I've already heard that Richard Billings is being considered for the job. Does anybody know how tight he is with Deloss Dodds? Billings will definitely restore the Big 12 back to its glory days.

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LJ Whirled 3 years, 10 months ago

Why would KU let him "resign"? They need to fire him now.

Lew let the ticket office run out of control while he hobnobbed with the favor-buyers. Worst of all, he let KU get hit by the truck called conference re-alignment. I thought Lew was supposed to be so important to KU because he was so smart and on top of things like this.

Lew = Abject Failure.

Run him now.

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Thinking_Out_Loud 3 years, 10 months ago

I wonder if Roy Williams would like to be an Athletic Director?

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MacHeath 3 years, 10 months ago

Congrats Lew! I figured you would probably do this. Probably the best thing, all-around. Now you have lots of money, and your whole retirement to screw with Dent! Happy Hunting! (Like Lew would read this crap LOL )

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Flap Doodle 3 years, 10 months ago

Now that that's done, who wants pie?

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Multidisciplinary 3 years, 10 months ago

Lew Perkins disappeareded May 22 2010?

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dubujg 3 years, 10 months ago

Maybe Lew (nightmare of Mass and chiller of the 1st Amend) feels a need to hang around long enough to sue God for using blue as a sky color.

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pigballin 3 years, 10 months ago

It will be a big mistake for KU not to try to retain him,,but he probably wants to get out of an institution that keeps shooting it's self in the foot. I agree this Bernadette lady needs to take a hike..She probably was demanding a black coach and now she will want a black AD..Obama affirmative action.

Nothing wrong with the hire of Gill mind you,,i thought it was a good hire..It is just that i am very suspicious that this lady is an Obama affirmative action follower.

Lew will find a better place where he is wanted.He probably gave his opinion about not bringing K-state along if there is a dismantling of the BIG 12 and he had a bad reaction from the Regents. KU powers to be,including the Kansas Board of Regents are lame as hell.

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irvan moore 3 years, 10 months ago

I find it interesting Lew dictates terms, not the chancellor, uh, no I don't.

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Jay Hawk 3 years, 10 months ago

he has a 600k bonus coming april 20. Another one next year

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techmanmacho 3 years, 10 months ago

Gee, I guess Lew wasn't so "innocent" after all.....

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purplereign 3 years, 10 months ago

I heard Billings once worked 158 hours in a week.

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friendlyjhawk 3 years, 10 months ago

Not sorry to hear Lew is leaving. Wish I could be there to let the door hit him in the butt on the way out!

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puddleglum 3 years, 10 months ago

ding dong the wicked witch is dead

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thebigspoon 3 years, 10 months ago

Lew Perkins, Commissioner of the Big1X or Pac 1X..................................?

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purplereign 3 years, 10 months ago

Does anybody know how good of friends Richard Billings and DeLoss Dodds are?

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cowboy 3 years, 10 months ago

About time , clear his name he agrees to resignation . Bye Lew !

Now while he enjoys his one year severance get someone new hired that has some integrity and clean house on the AD staff.

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BabyBear 3 years, 10 months ago

HAHAHA! as much as I love the big 12 and KU this is really the best news ever!

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oneeye_wilbur 3 years, 10 months ago

What is sad, all of the accolades given to Mr. Perkins and former Chancellor Chalmers couldn't even get a decent obit from the J/W. I'll take Larry Chalmers over Perkins anyday.

Another AD is being hired as we read these lines of wit. It's just a matter of time. Then Chancellor Bernadette can run the ship the way she sees fit. AFter all, she came from a University that hired a former KU organ professor to run it. KU couldn't even keep the organ professor. Something is wrong in that picture.

This Chancellor has a way of "cleaning" house if you will.

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purplereign 3 years, 10 months ago

I just heard from a buddy that Richard Billings may be the next AD. He has the gusto it takes to get the Big 12 back on top as a super conference. Hope he gets the job.

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nobody1793 3 years, 10 months ago

I find it odd that this is the only breaking news headline to earn all capital letters.

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moveforward 3 years, 10 months ago

miss lew? I don't hardly think so.

Why in a year? Why not right now? Is there some time based bonus involved?

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Ray_Finkle 3 years, 10 months ago

LJ WORLD'S CAPSLOCK KEY IS STUCK

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autie 3 years, 10 months ago

Where can I get an application...I'd make a damn fine AD in a mid major conference.

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Ceee 3 years, 10 months ago

Lou's resigning in a year. So what.

The question is what is he, as AD for Kansas, going to do about the ever widening Big 12 split. I hope his plan is better than BP's and it isn't as secret as Lou's being lent the equipment he wasn't responsible for. Fans want to know how Kansas will deal with being dumped.

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oneeye_wilbur 3 years, 10 months ago

See, wilbur told you, she didn't need to fire him. Bernadette is taking care of business. Lew did it to himself and as said before, he will leave Lawrence. Mangino is just sitting on a beach laughing!

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jstthefacts 3 years, 10 months ago

well, this may just be another contribution to the demise of KU as we have known it. The disintegration of the Big 12, out of a BCS conference, loss of Perkins, Self to the NBA, oh wait I jumped the gun on the last one but it would be highly possible as things crumble

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consumer1 3 years, 10 months ago

I am with spacehog on this one. I used to care. Oh, well...

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hawkman8950 3 years, 10 months ago

buh bye to you and your nose growth lol

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The_Voice_of_Reason 3 years, 10 months ago

Wow, the hits just keep on coming... Maybe if I click my heels three times and say "There's no time like basketball season, there's no time like basketball season, there no time like basketball season." Nope, its still June, damn...

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whats_going_on 3 years, 10 months ago

ok...confused as to why he would stay at all if he's planning to resign?

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ashmole 3 years, 10 months ago

He should take Bernadette with him.

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spacehog 3 years, 10 months ago

I Used To Care But Things Have Changed

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Healthcare_Moocher 3 years, 10 months ago

Dumb enough to hang around so the demise of the big 12 is on your resume also?

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Mary Darst 3 years, 10 months ago

Well, isn't that interesting.?????????????????????????????That this is announced 4 hours after the parade out of the Big 12 started.

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OldEnuf2BYurDad 3 years, 10 months ago

This sucks. We will look back in 10 years and we will miss Lew. I promise you that.

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