Kansas hires Travis Goff as AD

Travis Goff, Northwestern’s deputy director of athletics, was hired Monday to be Kansas’ athletic director.Goff, a Kansas alumnus, has spent nine years at Northwestern after previously working in the Tulane athletic department.He takes over in Lawrence at a time when the Jayhawks’ two most high-profile programs are in turmoil.The Kansas AD job was vacated last month when Jeff Long resigned in the wake of a scandal surrounding Les Miles, the school’s then-football coach. Miles was fired when allegations surfaced regarding sexual misconduct during his time at LSU. Long was questioned for having hired Miles, who was ousted due to the scandal after his team went 0-9 last season.In addition, the men’s basketball team, typically a national powerhouse, is facing charges of NCAA violations.Kansas chancellor Douglas Girod said in a statement, in part, “Travis stood out among the candidates due to his experience, his reputation as a man of integrity, and his demonstrated ability to connect with faculty, staff, alumni and donors.

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