Weiser sent angry message

Tim Weiser knew that his counterpart at Kansas, Lew Perkins, was a man of great power, but even this story amazed him.

The Kansas State athletics director walked into his Bramlage Coliseum office bright and early Tuesday morning only to be greeted by a message on his answering machine from a disgruntled fan.

A more than angry Kansas Jayhawk fan.

''It was a call complaining about the athletic department's basketball program,'' Weiser related. ''There was a reference to being fed up with (Jeff) Graves and said that ever since (Roy) Williams left, the program was going down hill. He was fed up with it and was going to withhold his contributions.''

Laughing, Weiser said he shared the 90-second call with Perkins, adding, ''I just told him that I knew he was a man of great power, but to get his fans to complain to me about his program ... that put him at the top of the hill.''

Weiser added, ''If I don't have enough opinions coming in about our program, now I'm getting them about Kansas' program.''

The call apparently came moments after Kansas lost to Texas 82-67 in the Big Monday game on ESPN.

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