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Barnhart gets paid

UK’s Board of Trustees approved a new contract extension for athletic director Mitch Barnhart, which will add three more years to his current deal and raises his salary to $600,000 per year.  He previously earned $475,000 annually and was cited for “exemplary performance” in earning the new deal.  The extension will keep him in place as athletic director through 2015 and ensures a shortage on sweater vests at Fayette Mall.  Damn you, Mitch!  You’re hogging all the sweater vests!

With his new deal in hand, it now seems that an extension for head coach John Calipari, currently signed through 2017, is next on tap.  In May of last year, Barnhart said that his goal was to get an extension for his most notable hire as AD and it doesn’t appear as if any movement has been made in that regard to this point.  You’d have to assume that his new security means he’s going to now make good on that promise to his Golden Goose.

Article written by Thomas Beisner

28 Comments for Barnhart gets paid



  1. Janet Jackson's Boob
    1:35 pm February 9, 2011 Permalink


  2. Google
    1:35 pm February 9, 2011 Permalink

    Well I can’t wait to google his W2’s now…



  3. Bleedblue
    1:36 pm February 9, 2011 Permalink

    Woo!



  4. afidler
    1:37 pm February 9, 2011 Permalink

    That second paragraph is rough on the English language.



  5. UKdude
    1:42 pm February 9, 2011 Permalink

    Terribly written/drafted post, Beisner.

    “With his new deal it hand, it now seems that an extension for head coach John Calipari, currently signed through 2017.”

    HUH?

    “You’d have to assume that his new security m eans he’s going to now make good on that promise to his Golden Goose.”

    You are trying way to hard. Just type the news, information, and step away from the keyboard. Quit trying to make this blogging stuff harder than what is is by fluffing up your information with empty words and fragmented sentences.



  6. Tom Jurich
    1:44 pm February 9, 2011 Permalink

    I would have done it for a dollar to get out of this hell hole some call an institution of “Puff Puff” HIGHER learning!



  7. Al's IndiCats
    1:46 pm February 9, 2011 Permalink

    Well There you go!



  8. WildcatsOne
    1:47 pm February 9, 2011 Permalink

    5. If you don’t like reading the posts, then don’t. Otherwise, quit complaining you jagoff.



  9. Thomas Beisner
    1:51 pm February 9, 2011 Permalink

    5, so, to be clear, are you asking me to dumb down the posts for you?

    And could you explain how one can “hard”. I’m not not familiar with your verb, “to hard”.



  10. douggercats
    1:58 pm February 9, 2011 Permalink

    Mo money, mo problems.



  11. Pinky
    1:59 pm February 9, 2011 Permalink

    Hahahaha.
    to hard -The act of harding. Get ’em Beis!



  12. knightynight
    2:04 pm February 9, 2011 Permalink

    9) to hard – to increase blood flow to the genital region.



  13. Dougie
    2:09 pm February 9, 2011 Permalink

    #5 Why are you even on this site?
    Get ’em Beisner!!!



  14. Matt
    2:13 pm February 9, 2011 Permalink

    5 you know not mess with Big Beisner. C’Mon Man



  15. chris gettelfinger's 1 fan
    2:14 pm February 9, 2011 Permalink

    Thomas Dewey, the 33rd President of the United States, was really proud of his legislation known as the Dewey Doctrine. It is credited with transforming Turkey into the great democracy that is today. However, there is a growing opposition that is lead by Dr. Mehmet Kanter, father of Kentucky basketball recruit Enes Kanter.
    In a face-face interview, Dr. Kanter told me that “God is Great & death to all infidels.” “I have sent my seventh son to the US to set-up a terrorist sleeper cell at the University of Kentucky” said Dr. Kantor. “However, you & that meddling Mark Emmert ferreted-out my intentions & thus foiled my plan.” People I hope you realize how lucky you are to have me protecting you & preserving the American way of life. Pete Thamel



  16. Michael
    2:23 pm February 9, 2011 Permalink

    “to hard” a verb oftened used in conjunction with “to pitino”

    For example, I harded then pitinoed on the table.



  17. BigBill
    2:27 pm February 9, 2011 Permalink

    Mitch and UK Fans, there will be sale on all Sweater Vests tonight at Fayette Mall in your honor! 33.3% off the original price since you got a 33.3% year raise! Go CATS$$$$$$$$$$$$Cha-Ching! LOL.



  18. Bubba
    2:57 pm February 9, 2011 Permalink

    It’s flat out amazing what the big shots make…….but I would be the first to admit that I couldn’t do his job.



  19. Director's cup standings?
    2:59 pm February 9, 2011 Permalink

    UK 98th . . . UL 21st… Pitiful Barny but way to get that raise before your buddy leaves the president’s post at UK.



  20. TheGuyPitinoForgotToPayToGetFreshFishAtPorchinis
    3:00 pm February 9, 2011 Permalink

    soft v. (saw-ft) 1. The act of signing Mitch Barnhart to a contract extension and exhorbant pay increase after he hired Billy Gillispie, the single worst hire (embarrassment, loss to Gardner Webb in Rupp, fruity smell, jeopardizing winningest program status, eventual cost to University) in the history of NCAA Division 1 Top 25 College Basketball in modern times.

    hard v. (ha-werd) 1. The act of attacking Beisner on correct grammer when you never read a book in your life.



  21. NegativeForNoReason
    3:02 pm February 9, 2011 Permalink

    to hard: verb; The firm and enlarged condition of a body organ or part when the erectile tissue surrounding it becomes filled with blood……The main goal of the dancers at spearmint rhino, to hard.



  22. Dougie
    3:26 pm February 9, 2011 Permalink

    #20 Bravo



  23. corn role
    3:49 pm February 9, 2011 Permalink

    #16 Thanks, I laughed out loud at work.



  24. Skinman
    4:01 pm February 9, 2011 Permalink

    Great, I for one am glad. Congrats Mitch, you deserve it.



  25. Skinman
    4:02 pm February 9, 2011 Permalink

    To hard or not to hard, that is the question!



  26. Mitchispaidtoomuch
    4:53 pm February 9, 2011 Permalink

    “Exemplary performance”?????? Yeah, I guess costing the University what $5,000,000 to pay off Gillespie, no telling how much he paid for the head hunting firm before he hired BCG, the million he never went after when DeMoss left UK and coached at another school. Yes that’s exemplary! I don’t know too many people that personally can be held in direct connection with costing their organization millions of dollars and still have a job, yet alone get a subtancial raise.



  27. bluetexan
    4:58 pm February 9, 2011 Permalink

    Clueless Lee made a mistake in Barnfart’s hiring…now, he’s just exacerbated it by providing a contract extension? Sorry Clueless didn’t retire earlier! Maybe he doesn’t believe in the Director’s Cup ratings?



  28. richgetricher
    5:09 pm February 9, 2011 Permalink

    What is the deal with salaries in college sports? I think we need a reset. Let’s all stop watching, buying apparel, and attending money hungry universities. $600K for the AD, ridiculous. Coach Cal and Tee Martin’s salaries, ridiculous. I guess a tuition hike is coming next. By the time my kids go to college (won’t be UK), tuition will be $20K/semester.