Long’s raise coming at curious time

Posted: November 19, 2012 at 2:26 a.m.

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette sports reporter Tom Murphy reported Friday that Long’s base salary will rise to $500,000 and that he will receive an extra $250,000 from the Razorback Foundation as a personal services agreement plus a one-time bonus of $50,000 and a possible $250,00 incentive package based on “athletic performance, graduation rates and his own good behavior.”

In today’s trends of CEO’s lavishly rewarded regardless of their company’s performance, Arkansas’ very corporate athletic department bustles right in step.

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Sports, Pages 16 on 11/19/2012