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Notebook: NCAA Mauls Kansas With Violations; Bill Self Calls Allegations “Baseless”

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The Rock Chalkboard

Jeff Long addresses David Beaty-era KU football NCAA allegations
While the KU basketball program received much of the headlines from the notice of allegations that was delivered to the University on Monday, the KU football program was also brought up regarding a potential Level II allegation from the David Beaty-era.

University of Kansas acknowledges allegations notice from NCAA
Yahoo Sports first reported on Monday that the Jayhawks had been charged with multiple Level 1 allegations regarding the basketball program, and that the football program had also received notice for Level 2 violations. The University acknowledged the notice applied to both programs and also said it will "fiercly dispute in detail much of what has been presented."

Yahoo report: NCAA charges KU with multiple Level 1 allegations
Yahoo Sports reported on Monday that the Jayhawks had received a notice of allegations from the NCAA. That notice included, according to the report, three Level I violations in men's basketball, a "head coach responsibility charge against coach Bill Self" and a charge of "lack of institutional control," according to multiple Yahoo Sports' sources.

Conference Call: Week Five
The first head-to-head matchups between Big 12 schools in 2019 have been played and we were treated to another exciting weekend of Big 12 football this past weekend. Kansas and West Virginia went back and forth all day, with the Mountaineers squeaking one out late on the road over the Jayhawks. And then at night, Oklahoma State gave Texas a run in Austin but came up just six points short of the upset.

Big 12 Teleconference: Three things Les Miles said on Monday
Much was made of KU football's onside kick attempt against West Virginia in a 29-24 loss that went against the Jayhawks. The Mountaineers were able to get a field goal because of the kick, which was deemed illegal after Jamahl Horne entered the one-yard cushion returners are afforded to catch the ball if it has not hit the ground — fair catch or not.

Bill Self blasts 'false narrative' from NCAA enforcement staff
By the NCAA’s own admission through its public statements early this summer, it’s no secret that there is tremendous pressure on the NCAA to respond to the federal court proceedings involving college basketball," Self said. "Compelled to reassure member institutions and the general public that it can police its member institutions, the NCAA enforcement staff has responded in an unnecessarily aggressive manner in submitting today’s unsubstantiated Notice of Allegations, and I, as well as the University, will vigorously dispute what has been alleged.

Bits o Chalk

Pats lose key cog in offense, put Develin on IR
The New England Patriots, who are one of the few teams in the NFL to still feature the fullback position, sustained a blow to their offense Monday when James Develin was placed on injured reserve.

UH QB King to redshirt rest of '19, plans to return
"I came here to play football for the University of Houston and that is not changing," King said in a statement released by the school. "After carefully thinking through this process with my family and Coach [Dana] Holgorsen, I have decided the opportunity to redshirt this season gives me the best chance to develop as a player, earn my degree and set me up for the best success in the future. I'm looking forward to being a part of the success of this program going forward."

Boras rips MLB over wet bases after Bryant injury
The Chicago Cubs enter the final week of the regular season still holding out hope that they can chase down an NL wild-card spot but knowing they likely will have to do it without slugger Kris Bryant.

Sources: Iggy to stay away as Grizz look for trade
The Memphis Grizzlies and Andre Iguodala have mutually agreed to let him stay away from the team, sources confirmed to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

Eraser Dust

U.K. Supreme Court Rules Johnson's Suspension Of Parliament Was 'Unlawful' : NPR
The U.K. Supreme Court has ruled unanimously that the suspension of Parliament that was recently orchestrated by Prime Minister Boris Johnson was illegal. In light of the decision, the House of Commons will convene on Wednesday, Speaker John Bercow says

Amber Guyger trial: Ex-lover of cop who shot neighbor acknowledges racy texts but denies planned rendezvous - CBS News
The police force partner of former Dallas police officer Amber Guyger acknowledged that they had a sexual relationship and exchanged sexually explicit text messages and photos with her the day she shot Botham Jean. However, Martin Rivera denied making plans to rendezvous with Guyger later that night, as prosecutors suggest.

Francisco Franco: Spanish dictator's remains can be exhumed says Spanish court - CNN
The remains of right-wing dictator General Francisco Franco can be exhumed, Spain's Supreme court ruled Tuesday, resolving an issue that has divided opinion for decades.

Florida cop fired for arresting two elementary school children
A Florida police officer has reportedly been fired amid outrage for arresting two 6-year-old elementary school children last week, authorities said Monday.

An Iowa man was found guilty of killing his wife with a corn rake. Prosecutors say he was angry about an affair - CNN
A 43-year-old Iowa hog farmer was found guilty on Monday for murdering his wife with a corn rake.

Trump mocks teen climate activist - POLITICO
"You are failing us,” she said to the assembled leaders. “But the young people are starting to understand your betrayal. The eyes of all future generations are upon you. And if you choose to fail us, I say: We will never forgive you.“