October 26, 2018
A University of Kansas-branded Adidas basketball is pictured in March 2018.
A college basketball recruiting fixer who revealed that he had made illicit payments to University of Kansas basketball players will not spend any more time in jail for his actions in the college basketball corruption case.
Kansas Athletics on Wednesday morning announced that it had agreed to extend its contract with footwear and apparel partner Adidas through 2031. By Matt Tait
The biggest win or loss for the University of Kansas basketball program may not come on the court this year. It may come down to whether KU leaders can convince NCAA officials that a man at the center of a pay-for-play college basketball recruiting scandal isn’t a booster of KU.
Kansas Athletics is refusing to release information about its 2018 financial statements as questions persist about KU’s dealings with apparel provider Adidas, which is embroiled in a pay-for-play college basketball scheme.
KU accepted $1.5 million in extra payments from the shoe company at the center of a college basketball corruption case, but now KU is refusing to release documents detailing the conditions attached to the money.
The trial is over but the questions aren’t for the University of Kansas and its involvement in a college basketball recruiting scandal that may well send some former KU partners to prison.