Money and KU Athletics

The latest issue of Jayhawk Illustrated magazine has an interesting article about money paid to coaches in Division I college athletics. The numbers and information are staggering. The article is well done and a nice read if you are interested. Here's information contained in the article about KU's beloved coaches. I'm not expressing any opinion - a good coach is worth his weight in gold in my book - just conveying information.

MARK MANGINO:

Annual Salary: $128,438, plus not less than $475,000 annually for participation in radio, television, and internet-based programs.

Performance Incentives: 1. $10,000 bonus if the team wins six regular-season games and an additional $10,000 for every game after that. 2. $5,000 for defeating Kansas State or Nebraska. 3. $10,000 for each game won and televised on ABC, CBS, NBC, or ESPN; $5,000 per victory televised on FOX. 4. $50,000 for a BCS bowl game; $35,000 for a New Year's Day bowl game; and $20,000 for any other bowl game. 5. $1,000 for each player that graduates.

BILL SELF:

Annual Salary: $129,380, plus at least $350,000 in endorsements and $250,000 in camp revenue.

Performance Incentives:

One Month Additional Salary for: Winning Big 12 tournament championship; NCAA Tournament appearance; winning 25 or more games in a season; reaching the Sweet 16; reaching the Final Four.

Two Months Additional Salary for: Team achieves 60 percent annual graduation rate; winning Big 12 regular-season championship.

Three Months Additional Salary for: NCAA Championship.

HERE'S HOPING BOTH COACHES COLLECT ALL THE MONEY AVAILABLE TO THEM UNDER THEIR CONTRACTS!!! It would be worth every penny!

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