Kansas Associate Athletic Director Ben Kirtland resigns

The feds are investigating the possible illegal sale of University of Kansas men’s basketball tickets. So any time someone resigns from the fund-raising branch of the athletics department, eyebrows are going to raise.

On Monday, KU Associate Athletic Director Ben Kirtland resigned from his post with the the Williams Educational Fund, the place Jayhawk fans donate money to get the best possible season tickets. The university didn’t give a reason for Kirtland’s resignation, and Kirtland isn’t talking, which raises even more questions.

Kirtland’s resignation follows Rodney Jones, the former director of KU’s athletic ticket office and current assistant athletic director in charge of the Williams Educational Fund, being placed on administrative leave of absence.

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