Jeff Long says KU is determined to fight for Silvio De Sousa following NCAA ruling


Kansas Athletic Director Jeff Long spoke to reporters Saturday afternoon in Allen Fieldhouse ahead of the start of KU's game against Texas Tech.

Silvio De Sousa will not play a game for the Kansas men's basketball team this season, nor will he join the Jayhawks’ rotation for the 2019-20 campaign, the NCAA ruled late Friday afternoon.

The NCAA's ruling states that De Sousa must sit out the entirety of both this college basketball season and the next one, because his guardian received payment from a university booster and agent and agreed to receive additional funds from the same person.

"Make no mistake, we are determined to fight for Silvio and for fairness in this process," Long said.


Steve Corder 3 years, 10 months ago

As part of the NCAA establishment his entire career, he must be doubly stunned by the decision and heartbroken for Silvio.

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