National reporters praise KU for hiring Jeff Long as new athletic director

The University of Kansas hired Jeff Long as the program's newest athletic director, which was announced Thursday afternoon. Multiple national reporters supported the hiring of Long on Twitter immediately following the announcement.

Long brings more than two decades of experience in athletic administration at the Division I level, most recently at Arkansas, where he led a program comprising 19 sports and 460 student-athletes from 2008 through 2017, before the university fired him this past November.

Kansas will introduce Long during a news conference Wednesday.

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