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Thursday, June 25, 2009
Big 12 lunch links: Kansas board could take oversight role

By ESPN.com staff
ESPN.com

Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin

More information keeps coming out of Manhattan in the news story that new Kansas State athletic director John Currie probably wishes would die.

Unfortunately for Currie in his new job, that's not the case. 

The Associated Press reports that the Kansas Board of Regents may consider taking a greater oversight role of athletics at all six state universities. That discussion comes after a recent audit found numerous questionable transactions at KSU.

The Manhattan Mercury's Carrie Miller reports that new KSU president Kirk Schulz and Currie will take questions from students, faculty and staff at a meeting Monday at the KSU student union. The story makes it a point to inform readers that the general public isn't invited to the meeting because of a fear of a lack of room for all those who would like to attend.

The NCAA already has told KSU officials it won't get involved because it didn't present an NCAA issue or the lack of institutional control at the institution.

But I still would imagine that the Wildcats' Sept. 5 opener against Massachusetts can't come soon enough for Currie.

Until then, here are a few lunchtime links to help familiarize him with his new conference.