NCAA hands down charges to Kansas

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One of the most storied college basketball programs in the country received notice of allegations Monday from the NCAA.

The allegations, levied against the University of Kansas, include a responsibility charge against Hall of Fame coach Bill Self. The notice also includes three Level 1 violations regarding recruiting and a lack of institutional control.

The football program received a secondary violation tied to former coach David Beaty involving the use of an extra coach during practice.

Kansas confirmed it received the allegations from the NCAA regarding the basketball and football programs, and the university has 90 days to submit a response. An NCAA enforcement committee then has 60 days to reply to that response.

 The school announced the following in a release from KU Director of Athletics Jeff Long.

“Obviously, we are disappointed in the allegations leveled against our men’s basketball program as well as our self-reported violations from the previous football staff. We strongly disagree with the allegations regarding men’s basketball. We fully support Coach Self and his staff, and we will vigorously defend the allegations against him and our University. As for the football violations, we fully met the requirements and our responsibility to the NCAA by self-reporting violations when our compliance procedures uncovered the issues. I am confident in our process to respond to the allegations and look forward to resolving this matter.”

School for Scandal

The allegations and FBI investigation into illegal recruiting practices has rocked college basketball. Some of the most prominent universities in the country are involved in the basketball scandal. Arizona, Auburn, Louisville, LSU, South Carolina and USC all received notice of investigations.

With the exception of Louisville, none of the schools that employed the four, assistant coaches cited have made significant staff changes. Rick Pitino, Louisville’s former head basketball coach, was fired prior to the FBI investigation from a separate scandal.   

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