Well here we go, KU Basketball is back in the news.
Basically - they ain’t backing down. In the very first paragraph, the NCAA says that the violations are “egregious, severe, and are of the kind that significantly undermine and threaten the NCAA model,” while calling the university’s response “defiant.” The NCAA says few facts are in dispute; the primary issue dividing the parties is regarding responsibility.
The NCAA refutes KU’s accusations of “unprecedented” and “novel” theories (that corporate sponsors are boosters, and a former head coach is an institutional representative for life), saying that by-laws and “ample case precedent” do indeed cover those topics.
Obviously, feel free to read through the links above and offer your thoughts in the comments below. To me, I’m still a bit flabbergasted that Kansas is getting thrown under the bus for players it didn’t even get - Ayton, Zion, etc.
Up next, Kansas will be assigned a hearing date before the committee on infractions. The university will present its defense, and the NCAA will follow that hearing with a ruling. And as always, Kansas can appeal any penalties that may be assessed.