- Associated Press - Friday, April 22, 2016

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) - Kansas State has signed athletic director John Currie to a two-year contract extension through the 2022 academic year, a deal that keeps his salary unchanged but includes $700,000 in retention bonuses.

The school announced the agreement Friday.

Currie will make $775,000 in annual salary, but will receive retention bonuses of $100,000 in 2017, $275,000 in 2021 and $325,000 if he remains in his position through June 2022.

Currie has spearheaded $210 million in facility improvements, including massive upgrades to Bill Snyder Family Stadium and a new basketball training facility. He has also helped Kansas State’s athletic department go from a massive budget deficit to self-sustaining.

Still, his popularity has waned among some fans, particularly after his unpopular hiring of Bruce Weber as the coach of the men’s basketball program

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