Kansas coach Self bristles at idea of ‘trolling’ NCAA


October 12, 2019 - 12:52 AM

Kansas head coach Bill Self talks to his team from the bench in the second half against Villanova during an NCAA Tournament national semifinal on March 31, 2018. RICH SUGG/KANSAS CITY STAR/TNS

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas coach Bill Self bristled at the suggestion Wednesday that he was sending a message to the NCAA following its investigation into his basketball program when he donned an Adidas jersey and golden chain for a recent promotional video.

The Jayhawks received a notice of allegations late last month alleging severe violations tied to recruiting and a responsibility charge leveled against Self, along with a lack of institutional control.

The notice from the NCAA does not detail what Kansas is accused of doing, but it is among the most prominent to surface during an FBI investigation into Adidas — the school’s longtime sponsor. Among the allegations in that case is that an Adidas employee funneled money from the company to recruits.

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