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Kansas Has Responded To The NCAA's Notice Of Allegations

Bill Self reacting during a Kansas game.

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH - MARCH 23: Head coach Bill Self of the Kansas Jayhawks reacts to a play against the Auburn Tigers during their game in the Second Round of the NCAA Basketball Tournament at Vivint Smart Home Arena on March 23, 2019 in Salt Lake City, Utah. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Kansas confirmed tonight that it has received a notice of allegations from the NCAA. The university responded to the NOA a short time ago.

The NCAA is accusing KU of lack of institutional control and alleges multiple Level I violations against men's basketball and a responsibility charge against head coach Bill Self. There are also Level II charges raised against the football program.

The alleged men's basketball violations revolve around the pay-for-play scandal that involved Adidas consultant T.J. Gassnola reportedly funneling money to recruit's families in order to steer them to certain schools.

In a release, KU has categorically denied the details in the NCAA notice of allegations:

First and foremost, the University emphasizes that it emphatically rejects the assertion that Adidas and Adidas employees and associates were boosters and agents of the University (as defined by NCAA legislation) during the period of the alleged violations and therefore acting on the University’s behalf when they engaged in alleged violations of NCAA bylaws.

As for the allegations regarding Head Men’s Basketball Coach Bill Self, voluminous evidence demonstrates uncontestably that he did, in fact, promote an atmosphere of compliance and fully monitor his staff. The University firmly and fully supports Coach Self and his staff.

Self is one of four people quoted in the release, along with Chancellor Doug Girod, Director of Athletics Jeff Long and head football coach Les Miles. The longtime KU hoops coach blasted the NCAA for "creating a false narrative regarding me and our basketball program" and called the allegations "unsubstantiated.

Kansas is clearly planning to fight the NCAA on these allegations. Not too surprising, given the serious nature of the penalties they could be facing.

Buckle up. This could get interesting.