December 14th, 2018 | by CollegeAD

University of Kansas Chancellor Douglas Girod has said KU is officially in “stand-down mode” when it comes to figuring out whether KU basketball coaches acted improperly in the recruiting scandal that is gripping the sport. The reason, Girod told the Journal-World in November, is because the University of Kansas was awaiting direction from the NCAA. But now, university officials are struggling to show that the NCAA ever asked KU to stand down in the matter or otherwise delay launching its own internal investigation into basketball recruiting practices. After Girod made his comments in November, the Journal-World began asking for additional details about the instructions the NCAA had given KU. Ultimately, the Journal-World filed an open records request seeking any documents that directed KU to refrain from launching its own investigation. KU officials this week responded by saying that neither the university nor the athletic department had any such documents from either the NCAA or the U.S. Department of Justice, which is responsible for prosecuting the case and which thus far has netted convictions of three individuals connected to KU’s apparel sponsor, Adidas. – Chad Lawhorn, kusports – Read More

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