The Kansas City Star reports that Kansas Jayhawks men’s basketball head coach Bill Self has received a lifetime contract extension earlier this week. It’s a largely unprecedented deal.
From the Star: “The deal is a five-year rolling agreement that automatically adds one year at the conclusion of each season for the rest of Self’s career. It comes while the KU basketball program is under an NCAA investigation alleging major infractions.
Predictably, the national media got a little hot over the matter. Such as below:
Not only has nothing happened to Sean Miller, Bill Self and Will Wade, the main coaches caught up in the FBI scandal, but Self— Stewart Mandel (@slmandel) April 2, 2021
got a lifetime contract.
Schools used to live in fear of NCAA sanctions. Now, they Do. Not. Care. (Unless they want to force out a bad coach.)
WHAT THE WISE MEN ARE SAYING ABOUT THE LONGHORNS
Austin American-Statesman: Texas lands Mississippi State transfer Matharu
Austin American-Statesman: Longhorns diving into ‘methodical’ offense
247Sports: Morning Brew: Insider nuggets from Texas’ first full pads spring football practice
247Sports: Early impressions of who’s standing out so far in spring football for Texas
247Sports: Pete Kwiatkowski explains philosophy, expectations for Texas defense
Inside Texas: Finding a center is a spring consideration for Texas
Inside Texas: Sark Bites: Attitude and talent, top players, linebacker
ICYMI IN BURNT ORANGE NATION
Josh Thompson, Roschon Johnson detail players who’ve caught their attention during Texas spring practice
Kansas assistant Jerrance Howard leaves for Texas
UTEP’s Rodney Terry returning to Texas
Texas F Kamaka Hepa enters NCAA transfer portal
Possum joins late-inning 14-4 rout of Texas A&M Corpus-Christi by No. 4 Texas
Burnt Orange Nation: 5-star S Jacoby Mathews reveals top 6 schools
247Sports: Afternoon Delight: A load of recruiting nuggets including two new Crystal Ball picks
247Sports: Texas offer means a lot to 2023 WR Cayden Lee
247Sports: Texas visit lined up for Aaron Bryant
Inside Texas: Recruiting Matters: Two big visit weekends in June, including 2023 weekend
Inside Texas: Just In Time Evening News: Perkins, Hudson, Sewell, Brooks, Preston
Inside Texas: Recruiting Notebook: Manning, Mathews, Jones, and Sallis
BIG 12 BREAKDOWN
Our Daily Bears: The Big 12 was desperate for a national championship: Baylor delivered
Viva the Matadors: Baseball has a weekend to forget in Manhattan
Frogs O’ War: Spring Ball Recap: Duggan continues to develop, skill players shine
Wide Right & Natty Lite: Rasir Bolton enters transfer portal
Wide Right & Natty Lite: Arguing with Myself: TJ Otzelberger and Jamie Pollard
Rock Chalk Talk: Football coach chatter
WHAT WE’RE READING
Banner Society: The NCAA should combine the men’s and women’s tournaments
SB Nation: Baylor men’s basketball was a superpower hiding in plain sight
SB Nation: Trinity Baptiste announces that she will not return to Arizona women’s basketball
NEWS ACROSS THE FORTY ACRES AND BEYOND
- Here’s your chance to get to know Texas defensive coordinator Pete Kwiatkowski.
Getting to know Pete Kwiatkowski— Texas Football (@TexasFootball) April 5, 2021
- Texas baseball takes on the Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks this evening.
Let's do it again tonight! https://t.co/7VNQ6Rpji8#HookEm pic.twitter.com/PABldhsBio— Texas Baseball (@TexasBaseball) April 7, 2021
- Texas softball takes on the UT-Arlington Mavericks this evening. Longhorn pitcher Shea O’Leary was also named the Big 12 Conference Pitcher of the Week.
Congrats to @Sheabug29 on being named the Big 12 Conference Pitcher of the Week for April 6!— Texas Softball (@TexasSoftball) April 6, 2021
Went 2-0 with a 0.00 ERA against Texas Tech
Posted 18 strikeouts over 14.0 innings
Struck out a career-high 11 in the series finale