Penn State athletic director Sandy Barbour is staying in Happy Valley. Barbour announced Monday morning that she and the school have comes to an agreement on a new contract.
Barbour was hired back in July of 2014 on a five-year deal. While the school still has a number of months before it needs to iron the details out, it looks like Barbour is sticking around for the long haul. She said that Penn State is going to be her “last stop.”
Penn State’s board will need to vote on the contract to make it official. But that isn’t expected to be an issue.
“This is my last stop,” Barbour said to a room full of media members. “Where would I want to go that’s a better opportunity, a better fit for me than Penn State? And this next contract will certainly help me do that.”
The news doesn’t come as a big surprise, given Barbour’s reputation. It’ll be interesting to see how long of a contract she signs.
As for Penn State football, the Nittany Lions will take on Kentucky in the Citrus Bowl on New Year’s Day.
The game will kick off at 1:00 PM ET on ABC.