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Kansas Reportedly Receives Notice Of Allegations From The NCAA

Bill Self raising the Big 12 basketball trophy.

KANSAS CITY, MO - MARCH 16: The Kansas Jayhawks and head coach Bill Self celebrate with the trophy after their 70-54 win over the Kansas State Wildcats during the Final of the Big 12 basketball tournament at Sprint Center on March 16, 2013 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Kansas men's basketball has reportedly received its notice of allegations from the NCAA, which includes multiple allegations of potentially major violations against the program.

According to Yahoo's Pat Forde, Pete Thamel and Dan Wetzel, Kansas has been charged with the dreaded lack of institutional control, along with three Level 1 violations against men's basketball and a responsibility charge against Bill Self. There are also Level 2 allegations against football.

Earlier this week, the The Kansas City Star reported that the NCAA was preparing to accuse Kansas of "major allegations" in its pending notice of allegations.

The Jayhawks were one of several schools implicated in the pay-for-play scandal involving Adidas consultant T.J. Gassnola, who was sentenced to probation and fined after a federal investigation and trial.

Via the new Yahoo report:

The Level 1 violations are tied, in part, to the recruitments of Billy Preston and Silvio De Sousa. Court testimony and documents tied to the federal basketball corruption cases over the past two years included details of veteran adidas consultant T.J. Gassnola having “conspired to illicitly funnel approximately at least $90,000” to the mother of Preston. Gassnola also testified in court that he paid De Sousa’s guardian $2,500, although he denied arranging a $20,000 payment that had been discussed on wiretaps.

Back in June, Stan Wilcox, the NCAA’s vice president for regulatory affairs, told CBS Sports that six basketball programs would be receiving a notice of allegations that included alleged Level I transgressions. Level I violations indicate“a severe breach of conduct.

We will see which schools are up next. For now, it looks like the Jayhawks are the first to take the hit.