OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma State regents have approved a raise of nearly $100,000 for Jim Littell, who became the women's basketball coach after Kurt Budke died in a plane crash last fall.
Littell is now set to make just less than $300,000 over the course of a four-year contract. University officials said that although the terms have been approved, Littell's new contract is not finalized yet, so a copy was not available.
The Cowgirls have won nine of 13 games since Littell took over after Budke and assistant coach Miranda Serna were killed in a Nov. 17 plane crash while recruiting in Arkansas. Among the victories was the team's second win in the Bedlam rivalry against Oklahoma since 1999.