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NCAA Accuses Kansas Of Committing 'Severe', 'Egregious' Violations

May 8, 2020 1:45 AM

The NCAA accused Kansas basketball of committing "egregious, severe" violations in a 92-page letter.

The Jayhawks are charged with five Level I violations, including a lack of institutional control. Bill Self is also individually charged with several violations relating to his responsibilities as head coach.

"While the football allegations involve alleged Level II and III violations, which are serious alleged violations, there can be no doubt the men's basketball allegations are egregious, severe and are the kind that significantly undermine and threaten the NCAA Collegiate Model.

"The institution secured significant recruiting and competitive advantages by committing alleged Level I men's basketball violations. The institution, in taking its defiant posture in the case, is indifferent to how its alleged violations may have adversely impacted other NCAA institutions who acted in compliance with NCAA legislation," wrote the NCAA in a letter to the university.

The NCAA also said that Kansas assistant Kurtis Townsend "embraced, welcomed and encouraged" Adidas employees to influence high-profile recruits to go to the school.

Kansas released a response to the NCAA, denying all accusations.

"The NCAA enforcement staff's reply does not in any way change the University of Kansas' position that the allegations brought against our men's basketball program are simply baseless and littered with false representations. As the federal trial proved, Adidas employees intentionally concealed impermissible payments from the University and its coaching staff. The University has never denied these impermissible payments were made. For the NCAA enforcement staff to allege that the University should be held responsible for these payments is a distortion of the facts and a gross misapplication of NCAA Bylaws and case precedent."

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Kansas Basketball To Lower Season Ticket Prices At Allen Fieldhouse

May 6, 2020 1:46 AM

Kansas will lower season ticket prices at Allen Fieldhouse next season for the first time in over a decade.

The school announced a new pricing structure that will drop the price of tickets as much as 45% for those who had season tickets last year.

Kansas has sold out 306 consecutive games dating back to the 2001 season. Ticket prices have climbed since the 2008-09 season.

"It is unfortunate to see how this pandemic has hit so many, so hard, but hopefully the addition of tiers and lower ticket prices will allow our fans to enjoy Kansas basketball together again soon," said Bill Self.


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Devon Dotson Leaves Kansas For 2020 NBA Draft

Apr 13, 2020 2:55 PM

Devon Dotson is leaving Kansas after his sophomore season for the 2020 NBA Draft.

Dotson is the No. 31 prospect in the draft per ESPN.

"After careful consideration with my family and full support of my coaches, I have decided to enter the 2020 NBA draft and pursue my lifelong goal of being an NBA player," Dotson told ESPN on Monday. "This has been my ultimate dream and my time at KU has prepared me. I intend to sign with an agent and remain in the draft. I would like to thank God, Coach Self and the entire coaching staff, my parents, KU support staff, teammates, Jayhawk Nation, and everyone for making these two years extremely special!"

Dotson averaged 18.1 points, 4 rebounds and 4.1 assists per game for the Jayhawks.

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