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Kansas Basketball Receives 3-Year Probation in Long-Lasting IARP Case



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Kansas Basketball has been placed on a three-year probation after a long-lasting IARP case, as first reported by Sports Illustrated’s Pat Forde. The Jayhawks will have to vacate 15 wins from the 2017-18 season as well as a Final Four banner from that year, Matt Norlander also reports. Kansas will have future recruiting penalties as well.

Jayhawks HC Bill Self had five Level I allegations turn into just one Level III while assistant coach Kurtis Townsend had Level I allegations turn into Level II and Level III. Self and Townsend each served self-imposed four-game suspensions last season. No additional penalties will be added to Kansas’ program.

The 15 wins Kansas has to vacate comes from when former forward Silvio De Sousa played for the Jayhawks. De Sousa appeared in all postseason play, including the Big 12 Tournament and Kansas’ Final Four run.

This originates from a 2017 federal investigation where assistant coaches were arrested. Arizona, LSU, North Carolina and others were involved in the investigation. Oklahoma State received a postseason ban in 2022 after former assistant Lamont Evans paid $300 to a player.

Self will meet with the Kansas media on Wednesday evening to discuss the result of the investigation.

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