The Washington Times - October 10, 2008, 04:25PM

Normally, this wouldn’t be the first thing to register here.

But I can’t resist.


That’s because Barry Hinson —- who is actually the source of a team name in the D1scourse Challenge —- is employed again.

The former Missouri State coach was added to Kansas‘ staff as director of external operations, which is a vague-sounding title that will apparently entail raising money for facilities and serving as a liaison to former players.

Hinson, who never reached the NCAA tournament in nine years, went to Oklahoma State at the same time Kansas coach Bill Self did and later worked under Self at Oral Roberts in the 1990s.

—- Patrick Stevens