The NCAA headquarters in Indianapolis is pictured, Thursday, March 12, 2020. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Independent committee agrees to hear, rule on KU’s NCAA infractions case

A new panel designed to handle the most complex rules in collegiate sports has officially agreed to hear the University of Kansas’ case surrounding serious pay-for-play allegations in the men’s basketball program, the sports’ governing body announced Wednesday. By Conner Mitchell

July 1, 2020


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T-Mobile Center taking over for Sprint Center in downtown KCMO

In the aftermath of its recent merger with Sprint, T-Mobile announced this week that the venue known as Sprint Center since 2007 now will be called T-Mobile Center through at least 2032.

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Four-star KU football commitments Devin Neal, Keon Coleman both have big goals for multiple sports at Kansas

During the past couple of weeks, future Jayhawks Devin Neal, of Lawrence, and Keon Coleman, of Opelousas, La., have connected a few times on the phone to lay the foundation for a relationship they both hope will bring a lot of points, production and excitement to Lawrence in the years to come. By Matt Tait

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Former Jayhawk Jacque Vaughn gearing up for next NBA head coaching opportunity

While the upcoming restart to the NBA season will be big for a handful of former Jayhawks still chasing a title, it may be even bigger for former KU point guard Jacque Vaughn. By Matt Tait

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76ers deem former Jayhawk Joel Embiid ready to roll for NBA restart

Philadelphia 76ers coach Brett Brown says All-Star center Joel Embiid and All-Star guard Ben Simmons are ready to roll for the NBA restart.

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SEC commissioner urges NIL uniformity in meeting with U.S. Senate committee

Southeastern Conference Commissioner Greg Sankey told a U.S. Senate committee Wednesday that there needs to be a uniform federal law to regulate the compensation of college athletes instead of a series of state-level versions with differing requirements.

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KU coach Bill Self believes newcomers Bryce Thompson, Tyon Grant-Foster will help Kansas in 2 key areas

Two areas of weakness for the 2019-20 Kansas men’s basketball team figure to be much improved during the 2020-21 season, KU coach Bill Self said recently. By Matt Tait

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Kansas basketball program pushes back return date

The Kansas men’s basketball program is delaying its return to campus by roughly two weeks, KU coach Bill Self told the Journal-World late Thursday night. By Matt Tait

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Kansas basketball coach Bill Self aiming to listen, learn more about role of race in America

In the month since the death of George Floyd at the hands of the Minneapolis Police Department, Kansas basketball coach Bill Self has spent a lot of time thinking about race, social injustice and ways he can help. By Matt Tait

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Former KU standout Frank Mason III named 2019-20 G League MVP

Former Kansas point guard Frank Mason III was named the 2019-20 NBA G League Most Valuable Player on Thursday after leading the league in scoring this season. By Matt Tait

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KU's Bill Self confident there will be a 2020-21 college hoops season, but admits there's still so much 'unknown'

Kansas basketball coach Bill Self will tell you that no one knows at present day what the 2020-21 college basketball season will look like. By Matt Tait

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How Ochai Agbaji, Devon Dotson and Marcus Garrett made their mark on KU's steals chart in 2019-20

For a few months last fall and winter, Kansas guards Ochai Agbaji, Devon Dotson and Marcus Garrett staged a regular competition that led to the 2019-20 Jayhawks becoming one of the best takeaway teams of the Bill Self era. By Matt Tait

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NCAA approves plan for basketball players to access coaches

The NCAA Division I Council this week approved a plan to allow college basketball players to start working with their coaches for the first time since the pandemic wiped out March Madness.

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Kansas coach Self threatens legal action against NCAA regarding handling of infractions case

Kansas coach Bill Self’s personal attorney has informed the NCAA, college sports’ governing body, that the Hall of Fame coach is considering legal action against the NCAA for its handling of the violations case involving Self and the Kansas men’s basketball program.

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Kansas Athletics offers ticket assurance plan for 2020-21 season ticket holders

University of Kansas fans holding season tickets for upcoming KU sporting events now have assurances from the athletic department that their investment is safe. By Matt Tait

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