NCAA Amended Notice of Allegations
On September 23, 2019, the University of Kansas received a Notice of Allegations from the NCAA enforcement staff regarding alleged violations of NCAA bylaws within the Kansas men’s basketball and football programs. Per NCAA bylaws, the University was instructed it had 90 days to submit a response. On November 21, that deadline was extended to February 19, 2020. On January 30, 2020, the university received an amended NOA, and the deadline to respond was extended to March 5, 2020. The University submitted its full response to the amended NOA on March 5, 2020, and posted it below.
On May 6, the NCAA replied to KU's response, and KU shared those documents on this website May 7. The NCAA's reply comprises the following two documents:
The university also issued the following statement related to the abovementioned documents: “The NCAA enforcement staff’s reply does not in any way change the University of Kansas’ position that the allegations brought against our men’s basketball program are simply baseless and littered with false representations. As the federal trial proved, adidas employees intentionally concealed impermissible payments from the University and its coaching staff. The University has never denied these impermissible payments were made. For the NCAA enforcement staff to allege that the University should be held responsible for these payments is a distortion of the facts and a gross misapplication of NCAA Bylaws and case precedent. In addition, the enforcement staff’s assertion that KU refuses to accept responsibility is wrong. The University absolutely would accept responsibility if it believed that violations had occurred, as we have demonstrated with other self-reported infractions. Chancellor Girod, Jeff Long and KU stand firmly behind Coach Self, his staff and our men’s basketball program, as well as our robust compliance program.”
On June 8, the university posted the following documents related to next steps in the process.
- NCAA Referral Petition
- KU Response to COI Referral Petition
- Coach Self Response to COI Referral Request
- Coach Townsend Response to COI referral request
- University response overview (pdf)
- University response (pdf)
- University response public exhibits (pdf)
- Coach Self response (pdf)
- Coach Townsend response (pdf)