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Beaty et al v. Kansas Athletics, Inc.
April 24, 2020
A lawsuit against the University of Kansas athletics department could be a test case for whether colleges can use NCAA investigations as a way to avoid huge payouts to fired coaches and may also unearth new details about a federal corruption probe into the school's storied basketball program.
April 14, 2020
A Kansas federal judge on Tuesday refused to find the University of Kansas athletics department breached a former football coach's contract by refusing to pay him the $3 million left on his deal, citing NCAA infractions allegations, but the school will have to provide information on why it did not take similar action after head basketball coach Bill Self was implicated in a federal corruption probe.
March 23, 2020
A Kansas federal judge rejected the University of Kansas Athletic Department's request to file its opposition to former head football coach David Beaty's lawsuit seeking $3 million in severance under seal, saying the school's bid "offers no authority for its novel and bold assertion" to block open access to court records.
February 19, 2020
The University of Kansas athletics department must hand over information on why it did not terminate head basketball coach Bill Self and others after the basketball program was implicated in the federal college hoops corruption probe to a former football coach who says the school is holding back his $3 million severance over a less serious NCAA investigation.
December 20, 2019
The former head coach for the University of Kansas Jayhawks urged a Kansas federal court to give him a win in a suit over a $3 million severance package, arguing that the school can't retroactively decide he was fired with cause, after privately and publicly declaring he was fired without cause.
December 16, 2019
The University of Kansas has hit back against ousted football coach David Beaty's efforts to obtain information he claims will prove the school treated him unlike "any other coach in KU history" when it used a minor NCAA violation to deny him $3 million owed under his contract, calling the move a "distraction."
December 09, 2019
Former University of Kansas football coach David Beaty says he is being treated differently from "any other coach in KU history" by being denied the $3 million left on his deal because of an NCAA investigation, seeking more information on how the school is handling NCAA charges against its basketball program and Hall of Fame hoops coach Bill Self.
March 13, 2019
Former University of Kansas football coach David Beaty has sued his former employer in Kansas federal court for $3 million, claiming the school is using alleged National Collegiate Athletics Association rule violations to retroactively concoct a cause for his firing.