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NCAA President Mark Emmert speaks during a news conference at the Final Four NCAA college basketball tournament, Thursday, March 29, 2018, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Tom Keegan: Changes coming this week in college basketball

The commission charged with cleaning up college has been at work for several months in presents its findings Wednesday to the NCAA. Before going to the trouble of rolling your eyes, let NCAA president Mark Emmert do it for you.

April 22, 2018

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NBA fines both Morris twins for separate incidents

The NBA has fined Washington Wizards forward Markieff Morris and twin brother Marcus Morris of the Boston Celtics for their roles in separate incidents during playoff games.

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Tom Keegan: Count on Silvio De Sousa rebounding from scandal

Silvio De Sousa remains a member of the Kansas basketball program, but will he ever play another game for the Jayhawks? Probably not. By Tom Keegan

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KU big man Udoka Azubuike to test NBA waters without an agent

After two seasons and 47 games as a Kansas Jayhawk, sophomore center Udoka Azubuike is at least curious to hear what NBA evaluators have to say about his game. By Matt Tait

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Zenger doesn't like 'victim' description for KU, expresses complete confidence in Self, staff in wake of college basketball scandal

Count KU basketball coach Bill Self and athletic director Sheahon Zenger among those also not thrilled with the description of the University of Kansas as a "victim" in the widening college basketball scandal.

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KU signee Ochai Agbaji calls jump from unranked to Top 150 'kind of crazy'

When the updated Rivals.com recruiting rankings came out earlier this week, one future Jayhawk experienced of the biggest jumps up the rankings of any KU player in recent memory. By Matt Tait

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KU signee Quentin Grimes rock solid again at Nike Hoop Summit

With KU target Romeo Langford sidelined because of a minor injury he suffered at last week's Jordan Brand Classic, KU signees Quentin Grimes and David McCormack took center stage — from the Kansas perspective, anyway — at Friday's showcase game at the Nike Hoop Summit in Portland. By Matt Tait

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Former prosecutor: KU not in clear yet, but one past case provides hope

Even those with courtroom experience in cases involving NCAA corruption are reserving judgment as to what the ramifications will be for the Kansas basketball program from a federal indictment released Tuesday. By Matt Tait

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Chancellor sees no need for independent investigation of KU Athletics in wake of indictment

University of Kansas Chancellor Douglas Girod said Friday that he doesn’t plan to seek an independent investigation of the Kansas athletics department in the wake of a growing college basketball scandal.

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Chancellor mum on whether independent review of KU Athletics is needed; KU saying little about partnership with Adidas

A spokesman for Kansas Athletics Inc. stopped short Thursday of saying the department would support a third-party, public review of its recruiting practices and policies. University of Kansas Chancellor Douglas Girod has yet to answer a question about whether he thinks an independent review would be appropriate in the wake of a federal indictment that alleges a family member and a guardian of two KU basketball players are involved in a pay-to-play scheme orchestrated by an executive with Adidas, which is a partner of the KU Athletic department.

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De Sousa guardian has had long relationship with KU freshman and his family

Although the involvement of guardian Fenny Falmagne and KU forward Silvio De Sousa in a federal investigation into corruption in college basketball remains up in the air in the eyes of the law, Falmagne maintains that neither he nor De Sousa have done anything wrong. By Matt Tait

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Tom Keegan: Is Adidas money worth the embarrassment for Kansas Athletics?

The Kansas athletic department finds itself in an interesting pickle, having negotiated a 14-year, $191 million sponsorship and apparel agreement scheduled to go into effect July 1, 2019.

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Tom Keegan: Adidas cloud hovers where all college basketball roads lead

Finally, the ominous, sneaker-shaped cloud that has hovered over college basketball for nearly six months settled over Lawrence in an under-the-chin way on Tuesday, and it doesn’t seem as if it’s in any hurry to move on down the road.

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Bill Self responds to allegations in federal indictment regarding illegal payments

At KU's annual basketball banquet on Tuesday evening, University of Kansas coach Bill Self responded to Tuesday's news that a federal indictment alleged that the families or guardians of at least two KU basketball players were illegally paid by a shoe company executive to attend the school. By Matt Tait

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Employee of apparel company illegally paid 2 KU basketball players' guardians, federal indictment alleges

The FBI is now alleging in a federal indictment that an employee of an apparel company illegally paid the family of a University of Kansas basketball player.

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Basketball walk-on James Sosinski breaking tackles upon return to KU football

For the first four months of his football off-season, Kansas tight end James Sosinski experienced what he described as almost no football-related activities. Preoccupied from December through March with his role as a walk-on with KU basketball, Sosinski didn’t appear too rusty upon his April return to the gridiron, though. By Benton Smith

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