LAWRENCE, Kan. -- A federal judge has ruled that former Kansas coach David Beaty's lawsuit against the school will proceed.
Federal Judge Kathryn Vratil declined a motion from the university to dismiss the lawsuit on Thursday.
Beaty sued Kansas in March. He alleges breach of contract and claims he is owed $3 million. Beaty was fired in November after posting a 6-42 record in nearly four seasons.
The Lawrence Journal-World reports Kansas spokeswoman Erinn Barcomb-Peterson said the university believes Beaty's court filings contain misstatements and false claims.
Kansas officials have said they are withholding the money pending an NCAA investigation into possible rules violations.
Beaty's lawyers have said the former coach is unaware of any violations of NCAA rules during his tenure.