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Kansas Basketball Self-Imposes Punishments During Ongoing Investigations



Kansas basketball has self-imposed punishments to the program after ongoing investigations by the NCAA that started in 2017, the university announced on Wednesday. KU head coach Bill Self, as well as assistant Kurtis Townsend, have been suspended for the first four games of the season. Jeff Goodman of Stadium was the first to report the punishments.

Self and Townsend will re-join the team on Nov. 23.

Here’s the full list of self-imposed sanctions Kansas put down on themselves:

  • Four-game suspension for head coach Bill Self and assistant coach Kurtis Townsend to be served during the first four regular season games of the 2022-23 season.
  • The absence of Self and Townsend from all off-campus recruiting-related activities for four months (April-July 2023)
  • The reduction of four official visits during this academic year and in 2023-24.
  • The reduction of three total scholarships in men’s basketball; to be distributed over the next three years.
  • The implementation of a six-week ban on recruiting communications, a six-week ban on unofficial visits and a 13-day reduction in the number of permissible recruiting days during the 2022-23 calendar year.
  • No official visits for 2022 Late Night in the Phog.

The investigation by the NCAA started in 2017 after Kansas, Arizona, LSU, Louisville and NC State were linked with shoe company executives. Kansas now punishes itself after the ongoing recruiting investigation.

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