Kansas hoops hit with violations

The Morning Call - - VARSITY -

The NCAA is pre­par­ing to is­sue a no­tice of al­le­ga­tions that de­tails mul­ti­ple ma­jor violations in the Kansas men’s bas­ket­ball pro­gram, ac­cord­ing to re­ports Fri­day.

The no­tice will come af­ter a sum­mer of spec­u­la­tion fol­low­ing a top NCAA of­fi­cial say­ing the or­ga­ni­za­tion would make find­ings against schools in­volved in a pay-for­play re­cruit­ing scheme in­ves­ti­gated by the FBI.

On June 12, Stan Wilcox, the NCAA’s VP of reg­u­la­tory af­fairs, said at least six schools would re­ceive a no­tice of al­le­ga­tions for Level 1 violations this sum­mer.

NC State on July 10 re­ceived a no­tice of al­le­ga­tions that in­cluded two Level 1 violations.

Level 1 violations carry some of the most se­vere pun­ish­ment, in­clud­ing post­sea­son bans and loss of schol­ar­ships.

Col­lege foot­ball: Houston se­nior QB D’Eriq King set the FBS record for the most con­sec­u­tive games with both a pass­ing and rush­ing TD, mak­ing it 15 straight in the Cougars’ 38-31 loss to Tu­lane on Thurs­day night in New Or­leans. King had two TD passes and ran for an­other in the game to break a tie with for­mer Heis­man Tro­phy win­ner Tim Te­bow . ... For­mer Ohio State RB Howard “Hopalong” Cassady, who won the Heis­man in 1955 and was a two-time con­sen­sus All-Amer­i­can, died Fri­day. He was 85. Cassady played 10 sea­sons in the NFL, mostly with the Lions, and was a scout and coach in the Yan­kees or­ga­ni­za­tion.

Golf: For­mer Masters champ Danny Wil­lett of Eng­land shot a 7-un­der 65 to grab a share of the lead with Spain’s Jon Rahm (67) at the BMW PGA Cham­pi­onship in Vir­ginia Wa­ter, Eng­land, when sec­on­dround play was sus­pended due to dark­ness. Wil­let and Rahm reached 11-un­der 133, two clear of three play­ers . ... Byeong Hun An of South Korea shot a sec­ond-straight 6un­der 66 to take a two-stroke lead at the San­der­son Farms Cham­pi­onship in Jack­son, Miss., when sec­ond-round play was sus­pended due to dark­ness.

NBA: The league’s board of gov­er­nors was unan­i­mous in its ap­proval of a plan to stiffen po­ten­tial penal­ties for tam­per­ing with play­ers and em­ploy­ees un­der con­tract with other clubs, hop­ing for in­creased com­pli­ance in ex­ist­ing league rules. Fines of up to $10 mil­lion are now pos­si­ble in the most egre­gious sit­u­a­tions, along with for­fei­ture of draft picks, sus­pen­sions of ex­ec­u­tives and void­ing of con­tracts when rule break­ing is found . ... The Hawks an­nounced that 42-year-old G Vince Carter, the league’s old­est player, will re­turn for a record 22nd sea­son. The eight-time All-Star av­er­aged 17.5 min­utes, 7.4 points and 2.6 re­bounds in 76 games last sea­son for the Hawks.

NHL: D Dan Gi­rardi re­tired. Gi­rardi, 35, ap­peared in 927 games in 13 sea­sons with the Rangers (11) and Light­ning (2), fin­ish­ing with 56 goals and 264 points and a plus-78 rat­ing.

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