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KU officials can't say whether KU officially told NCAA it doesn't see Adidas' Gassnola as a booster

The first sentence of the article contradicts the headline.

You wonder why Les Miles and Bill Self stop talking to the local media, with publishing this unsubstantiated garbage.

Why don't you write that this is over 2500 payment that was already served a punishment. Why don't you write how this is a witch hunt, or is that not PC to say.

October 25, 2019 at 6:22 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

California to let college athletes make money, defying NCAA

Ironically Lebron James is heading this, when he wasn't even involved with college sports.

October 2, 2019 at 1:28 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

California to let college athletes make money, defying NCAA

This is way more complicated then this. Did California just make it legal for schools to bypass Title IX? If not, this bill has not addressed the key issue and will likely run into issues with anti-discrimination laws.

September 30, 2019 at 2:01 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Postseason bans, lack of institutional control not necessarily a death sentence for blue blood programs

Can the basketball team instill a post-season bowl game ban? KU would accept a two year bowl ban and call it even. This is how mixed up this is.

How can a company that sponsors KU become a booster? This is a bad precedent and Nike, Under Armor and corresponding universities Oregon, Maryland, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, UNC...oh wait all of the universities have sports deals, are you saying you want the sponsorship of sports out of the universities? Soon we won't be able to watch them on TV, because there will be advertisements that might steer a player to a university.

I don't think that these will stand up, if they do, I'm not sure what you do as an infraction. No player has played as ineligible, no knowledge under the law of a university employee knowing these payments were being made, and ultimately, how would you have known that a payment was made?

This is the NCAA proving they are struggling.

September 24, 2019 at 7:14 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Alleged KU football violations involve misuse of Beaty staff member

I'm guessing that KU will start negotiating a reduced payout. If the original payout was about $3.2 MM, I'm guessing that about 1/4 of that will be negotiated out of the settlement. We likely won't know because it will under a non-disclosure and will be paid likely with donor money, so very difficult to track, but my guess is about $2.4-$2.7MM will be the final payout.

September 24, 2019 at 7:04 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Alleged KU football violations involve misuse of Beaty staff member

to coaches...I don't think they are allowed to give the cut-ups and directives to the players.

It is considered a level 2 violation. There is some rule about how many coaches can be used, it's considered a violation when the team tries to create more coaches.

September 24, 2019 at 7:02 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

KU officials confirm they have received notice of NCAA violations; will 'fiercely dispute' charges

So if Adidas is a booster of KU...does that make Nike a booster for Oregon, Notre Dame, UNC, Duke, Texas, Oklahoma...?

Does that make Under Armor a booster for Maryland and others?

this is a slippery slope that the NCAA will have a tough time navigating. If this is their approach to the Fair Play Act, they are going to ruffle some feathers. My guess is that KU and California are going to start their own league.

September 24, 2019 at 2:34 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

KU officials confirm they have received notice of NCAA violations; will 'fiercely dispute' charges

It sounds like a Level II violation in football that suspends HC Beaty for a half of season of football. Do they use that to get about $500k back from Beaty? Does that explain why Beaty didn't seem to coach in at least half of the games, he was suspended, but standing on the sidelines? My guess is this will prevent Beaty from getting the full $3MM and they will be able to start negotiating a true settlement. I'm guessing it will be undisclosed, but somewhere in the neighborhood of 3/4 of the original amount will be paid.

September 23, 2019 at 6:07 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

KU officials confirm they have received notice of NCAA violations; will 'fiercely dispute' charges

Three Level I violations, I have a hard time accounting for them:

1) De Sousa - As noted, he played technically when ineligible, but KU was unaware of the $2500 payment. Once known they sat him, he received a penalty and paid for the penalty. I find this one, is the potential for vacating wins, but I find it very unlikely since a punishment was determined and he did it. If they go after KU for a $2500 payment for half the season, I think they are way off and KU will even start getting support.

2) Billy Preston is the most egregious, but he never played a minute. There can't be much in repercussions, except you had a paid person on your scholarship list, maybe you would lose a scholarship to make up for this.

3) This is the unknown, I don't know what the third issue would be.

Bill Self institutional control...now they are reaching. I'm guessing that they had KU and HCBS hypothetically put Gas as a booster to get DS reinstated. Then they used that to classify him as someone that was recruiting players and talking with Assistants and the head coach. This becomes a house of cards, that I believe, won't stand. I'm not sure this is going to end up good for support for the NCAA...this is going to hurt the NCAA's credibility with going after him because of some texts celebrating a nearly $200MM shoe/apparel deal.

September 23, 2019 at 6:04 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

More receivers, space and RPO calls allow Kansas RBs to thrive

I do like the way the offense was consistent this past week; however, there were some good things about the defense as well, but also some things to clean up else it doesn't matter how good our offense is.

In the first half, BC ran all over us and consistently were 2nd and short opening the playbook for explosive plays. In the second half, the defense shut them out, which was key (I know that a two score lead and a missed field goal helps with defense), I just was impressed with some type of adjustment that made a 24 (4 different scoring drives) to zero (although a missed FG) in the second half.

September 17, 2019 at 4:52 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

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