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Notebook: For now, Kansas Basketball above the fray of the recruiting scandal

I can see a new horizon underneath the blazing sky

NCAA Football: West Virginia at Kansas Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Matt Tait reports that Bill Self took some time yesterday to discuss the college basketball recruiting scandal with reporters, and had some interesting comments. The main takeaway is that Self says he trusts his assistants, implying that he believes KU will stay above the fray.

Here is Gary Bedore’s piece about the same topic, using the same quotes from Self.

A local white-collar criminologist says he expects more charges to be brought in the case, and that he thinks it will eventually implicate more high-level coaches.

KU’s deal with adidas is the fourth-largest deal in college sports - and the largest contract adidas has with any college program.

Kansas football coaches have all hit the road recruiting over the bye week.

Kansas opened up as 14-point underdogs to Bye Week, but once news broke that the coaches would all be out of town, the line flipped all the way to Kansas -7.

This LJW staff editorial recognizes the importance of football, and says the chancellor is doing the right thing by focusing on improving that program. The article also acknowledges that there’s not much evidence that things are getting better.