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In wake of basketball corruption trial's verdict, Self says his staff has done nothing wrong

After declining to comment on the happenings in the federal trial on basketball corruption most of the day Wednesday, University of Kansas basketball coach Bill Self that evening denied that his staff had done anything wrong when recruiting players.

Afternoon

3 convicted of fraud in college basketball corruption trial

An Adidas executive and two other insiders from the high-stakes world of college basketball recruiting were convicted Wednesday in a corruption case that prosecutors said exposed the underbelly of the sport.

Morning

Silvio De Sousa will not play in KU's exhibition opener

Kansas City, Mo. — Kansas sophomore Silvio De Sousa will not play in Thursday’s exhibition opener against Emporia State in Allen Fieldhouse and a timeline for his return remains unknown. By Matt Tait

Evening

Tom Keegan: Daylon Charlot finally put on stage

The euphoria of the Kansas football fan base when David Beaty landed a pair of Alabama transfers reached offseason levels that it hadn’t experienced since Charlie Weis’ rapid-fire announcements of a pair of five-star quarterbacks transferring to KU.

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In wake of basketball corruption trial's verdict, Self says his staff has done nothing wrong

After declining to comment on the happenings in the federal trial on basketball corruption most of the day Wednesday, University of Kansas basketball coach Bill Self that evening denied that his staff had done anything wrong when recruiting players.

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Complete Bill Self statement from Oct. 24, 2018

The following is the complete statement read by Kansas men's basketball coach Bill Self on Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in response to the completion of the trial on corruption in college basketball that concluded Wednesday afternoon with a guilty verdict. Self read the statement inside the Allen Fieldhouse media room on Wednesday night.

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Tom Keegan: Jury rules Adidas defrauds KU, strangely happy news for 'victims'

Kansas City, Mo. — Adidas, apparel partner of the University of Kansas athletic department, was found guilty of defrauding the university, and it was the best news the nation’s No. 1-ranked college basketball program had heard in months.

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Notebook: Self's expectations for young squad as high as ever entering exhibition opener

Despite a host of new faces and the absence of some key veterans, Kansas coach Bill Self has remained the same coach as he always has been during the early stages of the 2018-19 season. By Matt Tait

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Tied for KU's all-time lead in TFLs, Joe Dineen maintains slim lead over Daniel Wise

When Joe Dineen sacked Texas Tech quarterback Alan Bowman in the final minute of the second quarter on Saturday, it didn’t occur to him that he had just tied Kansas football great Wilie Pless for the all-time program lead in career tackles for loss. By Benton Smith

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KU says it's evaluating options on Adidas contract, doesn't answer whether it will conduct independent investigation of recruiting practices

The University of Kansas is continuing to evaluate whether it wants to be in partnership with Adidas after two of the company’s former employees were convicted Wednesday on fraud charges related to a pay-for-play college basketball recruiting scheme.

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3 convicted of fraud in college basketball corruption trial

An Adidas executive and two other insiders from the high-stakes world of college basketball recruiting were convicted Wednesday in a corruption case that prosecutors said exposed the underbelly of the sport.

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Self again declines to answer questions about college basketball recruiting scandal

During a breakout session with reporters Wednesday at Big 12 Media Day, KU coach Bill Self again declined to comment on a trial aiming to tackle corruption in college basketball even though the verdict of the case was released at the end of the hour-long session at the Sprint Center.

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KU cites lack of personnel for delay in providing records related to unexplained $1.5M in Adidas payments

As former Adidas executives face a federal jury, KU continues to delay the release of documents that could shed light on the university’s financial relationship with the now controversial apparel company.

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Big 12 commissioner says he hasn't talked to Self about recruiting allegations

Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby said at the conference’s media day Wednesday morning that he spoke with KU coach Bill Self Tuesday evening but did not ask him about allegations that families of University of Kansas players received cash payments to attend KU.

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Silvio De Sousa will not play in KU's exhibition opener

Kansas City, Mo. — Kansas sophomore Silvio De Sousa will not play in Thursday’s exhibition opener against Emporia State in Allen Fieldhouse and a timeline for his return remains unknown. By Matt Tait

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Big 12 tournament to stay put; league also announces series with Big East

The Big 12 men’s basketball tournament will remain in Kansas City. Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby made two announcements during his brief press conference at the Big 12 Media Day Wednesday morning at the Sprint Center, one of which included that the conference has selected Kansas City to serve as the host site for the Phillips 66 men’s and women’s basketball championships in a multi-year agreement that will run from 2021-24.