Kansas State gives AD Currie contract extension

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) - Kansas State has given athletic director John Currie a raise and one-year contract extension that would keep him with the Big 12 school through June 2019.

Kansas State President Kirk Schulz announced the new contract Friday.

Currie's annual salary will increase by $100,000 to $575,000 for the remainder of the 2013-14 fiscal year through the 2015-16 seasons. His salary will then increase by $25,000 each remaining year. Currie also will be eligible for various retention incentives.

Currie, who was hired in May 2009, has initiated $125 million in facility improvements since his arrival, including a massive renovation to Bill Snyder Family Stadium, a new basketball training facility and a rowing center.

His most notable hiring has been basketball coach Bruce Weber. The Wildcats are 7-3 with a five-game winning streak.

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