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UK committee recommends dissolving athletics board

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - A committee has recommended that the
University of Kentucky board of trustees form a new committee to
oversee athletics at the school and that the UK Athletics
Association board of directors consider doing away with itself.
The university said in a statement Thursday that the new
committee would be similar to other board of trustees committees
that oversee various operations, including the UK Chandler
Hospital.
The recommendation came from a specially formed committee of
trustees that Chairman Britt Brockman formed shortly after former
university President Lee T. Todd gave Athletics Director Mitch
Barnhart a contract extension and raise without consulting the
board of trustees or the Athletics Association board, the Lexington
Herald-Leader reported.
Brockman told the newspaper that Barnhart's contract extension
had nothing to do with the pending changes.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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