Thursday, October 12, 2006

KU football, men’s basketball lose scholarships


Kansas University programs in football and men's basketball will lose scholarships as part of penalties announced today by the NCAA.

Audio clip

NCAA Division I committee teleconference on KU's violations

The penalties include:

¢ Three years' probation, ending Oct. 11, 2009.

¢ A loss of three football scholarships for 2007-08 and 2008-09 academic years.

¢ The loss of one scholarship - from 13 to 12 - in men's basketball in 2007-08 and 2008-09. The program also loses eight official paid recruiting visits.

¢ The loss of two scholarships in women's basketball for 2005-06, and a reduction that year in the number of coaches who can recruit off-campus - from three to two. Those penalties were self-imposed by the university during that school year, but found by the NCAA to be "disproportionate" to the infraction.

The penalties were for violations that included more than $5,000 in benefits to two basketball players and their families; and improper benefits to seven football recruits, including test-taking assistance to two of those players.

Of the 11 violations, five were for football, three for men's basketball and one for women's basketball. The 10th was the bundling of 26 secondary violations, and No. 11 was a blanket violation alleging lack of institutional control.

Kansas self-imposed penalties for the violations it found - pretty much the same ones the NCAA found in its subsequent investigation - with hopes those would be considered enough in the eyes of the committee.

KU officials will hold a press conference at 4 p.m. to discuss their reaction. More as this story develops.

See the NCAA Committee on Infractions press release.


avaholic 15 years, 1 month ago

I think that KU should consider themselves lucky that loss of scholarships is the worst that happened. I'm glad that these violations were self reported and most likely helped in deciding our punishment. I hope we can but this behind us and enjoy the rest of our football season and prepare for a great basketball season

quigley 15 years, 1 month ago

That second to last paragraph on this article, right before the one about the press conference, is written like a A.D.D grade school kid wrote it.

tdub 15 years, 1 month ago

We are VERY lucky that this is all we got: a few lost scholarships and visits, and probation. The part I do find hard to believe is that basketball seems to be punished more severely than football, even though the football violations were much more severe.

kujeeper 15 years, 1 month ago

Thank you Darnell Jackson! They should have booted him from school, not just made him skip a few games.... These boosters need to be cut from the university for life.. not just a few years.

KWufan 15 years, 1 month ago

Dont diss on Darnell. If I remember correctly when he was suspended, the story said that Darnell had known the booster for years and he was a family friend for more than just the yr or so before he came here. The NCAA is absolutly retarded. I guess it goes to show that if you want to stay clean in their eyes you have to throw your family friends under the bus if they happen to have enough money to donate it to a finalcial institution, so you don't get that institution into trouble. What a bunch of crackheads they are.

Jeremy Bolinger 15 years, 1 month ago

agreed, the ncaa has very stupid rules about stupid situations. These kids pay the salaries of the ncaa workers, as well as the coaches and universities which they represent. How many people show up to see students take science tests? Nobody pays to see that crap!

Ray March 15 years, 1 month ago

this is total BULL SH*T!!!!!!!!!!!!

1 scholarship for the next 3 yrs in bball is messed up! 1 great player / year is big. that f*ing sucks!

roy didn't intend to violate anything. he even asked some1 if it was ok, before authorizing it.

the NCAA is way over punishing us in bball. they should've accepted our own self punishment.

for ftball...a few scholies aren't that much of a hit, due to the total scholarships that they have.

lee3022 15 years, 1 month ago

I think the most telling thing here is the failure of the Chancellor and administration to follow-up and supervise the AD. That should necessitate a position in the Chancellor's office for that purpose.

The anger I feel is that our University has been deeply harmed by a few people who tried to cheat. The NCAA is trying to get our attention - yes that means you and me. When we demand a clean program we will insure a clean program. We have lost a recruit. We have to make very sure that it does not happen again. They hit us in mne's basketball because that is what gets our attention. Next time it will be a post-season ban. Alabama, Washington, Indiana all represented on the committee and all contenders against Kansas. As far as we know those schools are clean and they demand that we are also. I agree. It is unfair to alumni and current students and student-athletes that trust the Chancellor to run a good program. Perhaps we need a new Chancellor too.

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