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Wednesday, October 20, 2021

KU AD Travis Goff, Bill Self say Kansas basketball program knows of no new timelines in IARP case

Kansas coach Bill Self speaks to the media during Big 12 NCAA college basketball media day Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021, in Kansas City, Mo.

Kansas coach Bill Self speaks to the media during Big 12 NCAA college basketball media day Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021, in Kansas City, Mo.

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Kansas City, Mo. — University of Kansas Athletic Director Travis Goff said Wednesday that KU has heard nothing new about the timing of a ruling in its NCAA infractions case.

Speaking with a small group of reporters at Big 12 men’s basketball media day at T-Mobile Center, Goff referred to the recent update from the Independent Accountability Resolution Process as “looking in the rearview.” He added that KU does not have “any new dates or indicators about what the timeline might look like going forward.”

The IARP provided an update on the timeline of KU’s case nine days ago, but that only included a look back at the process and progress over a 16-month time period that ended on Aug. 30. Most of the entries on the “procedural timeline” that was published on the IARP website were condensed down to a one- or two-sentence recap of procedural goings on.

As of now, the only real reference point for when a ruling might come came in late April, when the IARP said that all six active cases would be resolved within the next 12 months.

Despite the uncertainty, Goff said KU would continue to be prepared for anything.

“Every week that goes by, you start to feel like it looks like it’s coming (after) the season at some juncture,” he said Wednesday. “But we’ll be prepared for any of the scenarios that might be out there.”

Asked whether the up-in-the-air nature of KU’s case was weighing on them in any way, KU seniors Ochai Agbaji and David McCormack said it had not.

“None whatsoever,” McCormack said. “Our goal is just to focus on the season, take it each game at a time and prepare to execute this season.”

Later, KU coach Bill Self said he, too, had no information about where the case was headed from here.

“I think that probably some progress has been made,” said Self, who was answering questions about KU’s infractions case a full two years ago in the very same venue. “But it’s been going on, obviously, a long time, and I don’t have any idea on a timeline.”

Self has never been shy about discussing the negative impact KU’s looming infractions case has had on KU’s recruiting. However, on Wednesday, he softened on that stance a little.

“I think we’ve actually done pretty well recruiting,” he said. “We haven’t got everybody that we’ve recruited, but I’ve never been at a place where we went 50-50 on everybody we recruited. If you recruit the best players and you get one or two, you’re really happy regardless (of whether) you recruit 10 or 12. I think my assistants have done a good job of getting us in on good players.”

Comments

Keith Gellar 1 month, 1 week ago

That's coach speak for we are having back channel discussions.

Spencer Goff 1 month, 1 week ago

Need an article on the rest of media day today. After reading Bowlsby’s reality gems concerning UT, I love the guy. I think it really pissed him off and unlike the Big 10 and Pac 12, our commish is no longer fine with “handshakes and flowers.”

Loved it. Dude was spitting hot fire.

Creg Bohrer 1 month, 1 week ago

I doubt we'll see any major punishment, it'll just be dragged out long enough for everyone to move on to the next scandal. The ncaa has to deal with the competition its getting from overseas and the g league, so I doubt they have the desire to hurt the market they have left to draw from.

Thomas Harrison 1 month, 1 week ago

No rules now for paying players And transferring thru transfer Portals ! How could you punish Under old rules ? Financial Endorsements everywhere now! NCAA needs to be dissolved now!

Pius Waldman 1 month ago

I feel NCAA is feeling pressure about their operation. The Georgia Tech probation without losing scholies or games might be an indication what the results might be. It needs to be resolved as soon as possible.

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