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07-15-2005, 01:34 PM

07-15-2005, 01:46 PM
Way to go, punish their pathetic football program and chick basketball team ,but nobody else...nice

07-15-2005, 01:59 PM
NO! SAY IT ISN'T SO! I can't even believe the Jayhawks would do such a thing.

Man, that alleged $200 to Ricky Clemons doesn't look quite so big now does it? Too bad MU's water polo and ladies golf teams couldn't have paid the price for the BB team.

07-15-2005, 02:10 PM
Wow.....this just shows that Roy was not the clean program guy he was always made out to be!!!!! It would be a huge blast to KU athletics if this crap is true.

Mr. Laz
07-15-2005, 02:12 PM
Report: Williams OK'd Payments To Kansas Players

POSTED: 2:53 pm EDT July 15, 2005
UPDATED: 3:48 pm EDT July 15, 2005

LAWRENCE, Kan. -- University of North Carolina basketball coach Roy Williams violated NCAA rules when he was the coach at the University of Kansas, approving payments to players who had used up their eligibility, the school said Friday.

After conducting an internal review, the school said Williams -- preparing for his third season at national champion UNC -- approved payments to graduating players and other Jayhawk players who had exhausted their eligibility.

Read The Kansas Report To The NCAA

The violations, which Kansas reported to the NCAA last month, were among several involving the men's and women's basketball programs, and the football program, ending in 2003.

Most of the violations involved arranging for test preparation and transportation for prospective athletes. The school began its investigation on the same day athletic director Lew Perkins arrived on the job in June 2003.

Williams was traveling on a recruiting trip Friday and would release a statement on Saturday, UNC spokesman Steve Kirschner said. Williams said his understanding from KU officials was the matter was a secondary violation, Kirschner said.

UNC Athletics Director Dick Baddour said in a statement Friday that he has discussed the issue with Williams in the past and would talk about it again after both men had reviewed the KU report.

"Coach Williams has a long and distinguished record of running a program with integrity and within NCAA rules. His record for more than 25 years as a college coach clearly demonstrates that to be the case," Baddour said.

Kansas, which put its athletic department on two years' probation, said the violations wouldn't carry any television or postseason sanctions, but would result in a reduction of scholarships in the football and women's basketball programs.

In a letter dated July 1, the NCAA told the university its staff was reviewing the self-report and conducting follow-up interviews. NCAA vice president David Price told the school the investigation was expected to be completed by the fall.

The men's basketball violation will be addressed through extra education about the rules regarding gifts. No other sanctions against the program are planned.

The school said three representatives of the university's "athletics interests" -- Dana Anderson, Joan Edwards and Bernard Morgan -- gave cash and clothing to graduating student athletes and other players who had exhausted their eligibility.

Watch NBC-17 News at 5 and 6 p.m. for the latest details on and reactions to this developing story.
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07-15-2005, 02:15 PM
But did Roy give the thumbs up?

07-15-2005, 02:18 PM
Im a Jayhawk... but this strikes me as odd, that the basketball program did this... yet football and womens hoops are gonna be punished. :hmmm: