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Kansas AD Lew Perkins retires

Updated: September 7, 2010, 6:16 PM ET
Associated Press

LAWRENCE, Kan. -- Embattled Kansas athletic director Lew Perkins retired 12 months early Tuesday, following a year of controversy and embarrassment for both himself and the school.

Perkins, 65, said in June that he would retire in September 2011. Instead, he and chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little announced he was leaving immediately and didn't make themselves available to reporters to explain why.

"There is no question that Kansas athletics has benefited from Lew Perkins' leadership," ...

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