Lew Perkins, left, stands with Connecticut Gov. John G. Rowland.
Perkins will be named Kansas University athletic directory at a 2
p.m. news conference today. Perkins and Rowland met Friday in
Former Connecticut athletic director Lew Perkins, left, holds the
2003 NCAA women's basketball championship trophy with NCAA Player
of the Year Diana Taurasi, center, and coach Gino Auriemma April 9
in Storrs, Conn. Perkins will be named Kansas University athletic
director at a 2 p.m. news conference today.
New Kansas University Athletic Director Lew Perkins, left, arrives
for dinner at the Hereford House with his wife, Gwen, and KU
interim athletic director Drue Jennings, right. Perkins will be
introduced as KU's new athletic boss at a 2 p.m. news conference
New Kansas University Athletic director Lew Perkins, standing,
holds up KU Chancellor Robert Hemenway's arm after Perkins was
asked the major reason he took the job with the Jayhawks. Perkins
held his first news conference as Kansas AD Tuesday at Hadl
New Kansas university athletic director Lew Perkins, right, shares
a laugh with Max Falkenstien, left, and Bob Davis of the Jayhawk
Radio Network. The three chatted following Tuesday's news
conference at Hadl Auditorium.
Incoming Kansas University athletic director Lew Perkins, left,
accepts the key to his new office from outgoing interim AD Drue
Jennings. Monday was Perkins' first day on the job at KU.
Kansas University athletic director Lew Perkins carries his two
wedges and putter back to his cart. Perkins played golf Saturday at
the Be Like Bob golf tournament at Alvamar Country Club.
Kansas University American studies professor Bill Tuttle, left, and
Athletic Director Lew Perkins share thoughts after the Kansas
University Athletic Corp. board meeting in Wagnon Center. Tuttle, a
board member, raised concerns Friday about moving longtime season
ticket holders to new seats in Allen Fieldhouse.
A new Hall of Athletics and a renovations to Allen Fieldhouse are
on tap at Kansas University with a $12 million gift from the Ward
family of Russell Stover Candies and a group of anonymous donors.
The gift was announced Saturday at halftime of the KU-Texas Tech
basketball game. Tom Ward (in red) is applauded by, from left, KU
associate athletic director John Hadl, K Club president Harry
Gibson and KU athletic director Lew Perkins.
New Kansas University women's basketball coach Bonnie Henrickson
puts on a KU jacket she received from athletic director Lew
Perkins, left. Henrickson officially was introduced during a news
conference Monday at Hadl Auditorium.
Kansas University no longer is keeping athletic director Lew
Perkins' contract under wraps. Perkins, left, and Chancellor Robert
Hemenway, foreground, answered questions about Perkins' contract,
which could be worth as much as $900,000 annually over its six-year
term, during a news conference Friday.
KU chancellor Bob Hemenway answers questions about KU's NCAA rules violations as athletic director Lew Perkins listens during a press conference Friday at Hadl Auditorium.
Kansas athletic director Lew Perkins takes a look around Arrowhead Stadium as fans leave in the fourth quarter against OU. An announced crowd of 54,109 fans attended Saturday's game.
Kansas University chancellor Robert Hemenway, left, and athletic director Lew Perkins visit with an audience member following a news conference concerning the NCAA's response to infractions committed by KU. Hemenway and Perkins discussed the NCAA-imposed penalties Thursday at Hadl Auditorium.
Kansas Athletic Director Lew Perkins chews on a cigar after the Jayhawks beat Texas.
Kansas coach Mark Mangino holds aloft an orange as KU athletic director Lew Perkins, right, looks on.
Kansas University Chancellor Robert Hemenway, left, Head Football Coach Mark Mangino, and Athletic Director Lew Perkins surround the Orange Bowl trophy at midcourt during a halftime recognition ceremony for the football team at Allen Fieldhouse in this file photo from 2008.
Kansas coach Bill Self, right, speaks at a news conference Thursday at Hadl Auditorium about his intentions to stay with the Jayhawks. An agreement on a new contract has been made in principle, though the details of Self's extension haven't been announced. At middle is Kansas University Chancellor Robert Hemenway, and at left is KU athletic director Lew Perkins.
Kansas head coach Mark Mangino shakes hands with athletic director Lew Perkins after being surprised with the Bear Bryant Coach of the Year ring during halftime of the Spring Game Monday, April 14, 2008 at Memorial Stadium.
KU senior middle blocker Natalie Uhart, right, is greeted by KU athletic director Lew Perkins on Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2008 during the last home game at Horejsi Family Athletic Center.
From left, Minnesota Head Coach Tim Brewster, Minnesota Athletics Director Joel Maturi, Insight Bowl President and CEO Rich Fennessy, Insight Bowl Chairman Dave Tilson, Kansas University football coach Mark Mangino and Kansas athletic director Lew Perkins ring the opening bell of the NASDAQ stock market to open trading on Monday, Dec. 16 in New York. The committee was celebrating the upcoming Dec. 31 Insight bowl between Kansas and Minnesota.
Kansas University athletic director Lew Perkins talks with media members outside the Anderson Family Football Complex on Thursday as he answers questions regarding the resignation of head coach Mark Mangino.
KU athletic director Lew Perkins, right, and new KU football coach Turner Gill, right, share a laugh during a press conference Monday introducing Gill to KU.
Kansas Athletic Director Lew Perkins gives KU coach Bill Self a basketball commemorating his 400th win Saturday, Feb. 13, 2010 at Allen Fieldhouse. The win came against Iowa State.
KU Athletic Director Lew Perkins was the last to leave a press conference at the Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics on Thursday May 26, 2010. He and other KU officials and investigators talks about alleged violations in KU's ticket office that led to the diversion of $1 million or more from the university. Six employees were blamed and are no longer with the university.