Down
enlarge shrink
Gregg Marshall to stay at Wichita State
0:42 | College Basketball
Gregg Marshall to stay at Wichita State
Wednesday April 1st, 2015

Wichita State has reached a verbal agreement to keep head coach Gregg Marshall, reports The Wichita Eagle's Paul Suellentrop. Marshall's new contract will be worth $3.3 million annually over seven years, reports CBS Sports' Matt Norlander.

After the agreement was reported, Alabama athletics director Bill Battle released a statement acknowledging Marshall would remain at Wichita State. Marshall and Battle reportedly met in Wichita on Monday to discuss the Crimson Tide's head coach position, which was vacated when Alabama fired Anthony Grant last month.

Earlier Wednesday, ESPN's Andy Katz reported the Shockers were working on an enhanced contract package with Marshall in an effort to keep him in Wichita.

ELLIS: Tennessee may find stability with Rick Barnes

Last week, CBS Sports reported that Alabama hoped to attract the Shockers' coach with "piles of money, an athletic department with a culture of winning and every possible resource he needs to compete with anybody on a national level." The report also said the Crimson Tide was ready to make an offer amounting to more than $3 million to Marshall.

Marshall appeared on The Jim Rome Show last week and said it would take a "crazy offer" for him to consider leaving for another school.

In eight years with the Shockers, Marshall is 204–76. ​Wichita State recently defeated Indiana and Kansas to reach the Sweet 16 before falling to Notre Dame.

- Molly Geary

SI Apps
We've Got Apps Too
Get expert analysis, unrivaled access, and the award-winning storytelling only SI can provide - from Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkins, Seth Davis, and more - delivered straight to you, along with up-to-the-minute news and live scores.