K-State's Klieman aware of optics of raise during COVID-19
October 7, 2020
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — It was some time in January when Kansas State athletic director Gene Taylor approached Chris Klieman about a contract extension, one that would include a raise that put him in the upper tier of Big 12 football coaches.
The negotiations continued through February. They were almost done in March.
Then the coronavirus pandemic hit. The men's and women's NCAA basketball tournaments were canceled, a big blow to the bottom line for many schools. Universities that included Kansas State began to furlough employees and dramatically cut back on expenses, wary that the virus...