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Verdict in, Kansas coach Bill Self attempts to not disrupt the system he’s mastered
The most important part of walking a legal and public relations tightrope is discipline and defiance. Or, at least, that’s the way Kansas coach Bill Self is trying to tame his corner of the college basketball circus.

Self defends program: ‘My staff and I have not and do not offer improper inducements’
“When recruiting prospective student-athletes, my staff and I have not and do not offer improper inducements to them or their families to influence their college decisions, nor are we aware of any third-party involvement to do so,” Self, KU’s 16th-year coach, said several hours after Adidas executive James Gatto, former Adidas consultant Merl Code and former sports agent Christian Dawkins were found guilty in a New York courtroom of seven counts of wire fraud and conspiracy to commit wire fraud.

KU players on De Sousa’s absence, Self on possible redshirt, more from Big 12 media day
“The truth will come out. Silvio says that all the time,” Lawson, KU’s 6-foot-9 junior forward from Memphis, said Wednesday at Big 12 men’s basketball media day in the Sprint Center.

Jury finds all three defendants guilty in Adidas basketball corruption trial
Adidas executive James Gatto, former Adidas consultant Merl Code and former sports agent Christian Dawkins were accused of conspiring to pay the families of players to attend schools sponsored by Adidas, including Kansas.

KU coach Bill Self remains ‘totally confident with how we conduct our business’
Kansas basketball coach Bill Self said Wednesday he was not allowed to comment on the allegations regarding his team that have surfaced from the Adidas court case in New York.

Big 12, Big East set to start annual conference basketball challenge in 2019
Beginning in the 2019-20 season, fans will see annual matchups between teams from each league like Kansas vs. Villanova, Oklahoma vs. Creighton, Kansas State vs. Georgetown and Texas vs. Butler.

Tied for KU's all-time lead in TFLs, Joe Dineen maintains slim lead over Daniel Wise | KUsports.com
When Joe Dineen sacked Texas Tech quarterback Alan Bowman in the final minute of the second quarter on Saturday, it didn’t occur to him that he had just tied Kansas football great Wilie Pless for the all-time program lead in career tackles for loss.

KU says it's evaluating options on Adidas contract, doesn't answer whether it will conduct independent investigation of recruiting practices | KUsports.com
The University of Kansas is continuing to evaluate whether it wants to be in partnership with Adidas after two of the company’s former employees were convicted Wednesday on fraud charges related to a pay-for-play college basketball recruiting scheme.

Self: KU has not, does not offer improper benefits to recruits
"When recruiting prospective student-athletes, my staff and I have not and do not offer improper inducements to them or their families to influence their college decisions, nor are we aware of any third-party involvement to do so," said the 16th-year KU coach.

Self expects to coach De Sousa again, details review process
Silvio De Sousa will not play when the Jayhawks take the court to open their exhibition slate on Thursday. Beyond that, the status of the sophomore big man is up in the air. But that may not necessarily mean the worst-case scenario is coming.

Trial reaction: Bill Self talks Kurtis Townsend, KU's perception
In a busy day of news related to the trial into college basketball corruption, KU coach Bill Self issued a simple yet direct statement with regard to assistant coach Kurtis Townsend, whose name was brought up along with Self's during the trial.

KU to withhold Silvio De Sousa from competition, Bill Self says
Ahead of Bill Self's appearance at Big 12 media day, KU Athletics announced its first public move following several notable tidbits that have emerged from the trial in New York that stemmed from the FBI's investigation into apparent college basketball corruption.

KU Chancellor, AD release statement on trial into CBB corruption
University of Kansas chancellor Douglas Girod and athletic director Jeff Long released a joint statement on Wednesday following the conclusion of the federal trial in New York that stemmed from the FBI's investigation into alleged college basketball corruption.

Hasan Defense adapting to new role in KU football secondary
Before the start to any season, it’s normal for athletes to write down a set of goals. What isn’t necessarily normal is an athlete putting his or her goals out there for everyone to know.