LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) The ink on the NCAAs notice of allegations was but a few hours old when officials at Kansas huddled with Jayhawks coach Bill Self and crafted a strongly worded response that not only disputed the claims but went on the offensive.
The tradition-rich program, which found itself in the crosshairs amid the FBIs investigation of corruption in college basketball, instead suggested it was the victim in a play-for-pay scheme crafted by Adidas executives.
We strongly disagree with the allegations, athletic director Jeff Long said. We fully support Coach Self and his staff and we will vigorously defend the allegations against him.
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