NCAA responds to KU's self-report

Friday, April 21, 2006

The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) has responded to Kansas University's July 2005 self-report, and has issued a Notice of Allegations regarding violations of NCAA rules from 1997-98 to 2002-03.

KU's self-report, which was prepared by an independent, outside agency, identified NCAA violations discovered by Kansas, and also listed penalties Kansas Chancellor Robert Hemenway imposed upon the athletics department after discussions with Athletics Director Lew Perkins. The self-report also outlined corrective measures the athletics department had instituted since the summer of 2003 to help ensure compliance with NCAA rules.

The NCAA said Kansas demonstrated a failure to exert appropriate institutional control, which was shown by a failure to create and maintain and atmosphere of compliance, a failure to report rules violations in a timely manner, a failure to provide rules education, and a failure to monitor activities of student athletes who lived on campus.

Kansas will respond to the notice and meet with the NCAA on August 13. Subsequent to that meeting, the infractions committee will determine whether or not to impose penalties in addition to those KU imposed upon itself last summer.

"Since we have worked closely with the NCAA throughout this process," Perkins said, "nothing in these pages surprises us. Rather, it serves to reinforce our commitment to doing things the right way.

"We are committed to winning within the spirit and the letter of NCAA rules. We will play by the rules."