Kansas forward Silvio De Sousa finally got some good news from the NCAA on Friday.
His education and career had been in limbo after the organization ruled in February that De Sousa was...
Kansas appeals De Sousa’s 2-year suspension
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas has officially appealed the NCAA's two-year suspension of forward Silvio De Sousa that resulted from an FBI probe into corruption in college basketball.
Kansas, W Virginia out 8 key players for Saturday showdown
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Take the eight players combined that West Virginia and Kansas currently have sitting on the bench — or at home — and you'd have a team capable of winning the Big 12 title this season.
Might even have a team capable of winning the NCAA title.
Kansas exploring appeal of NCAA punishment for De Sousa
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas coach Bill Self was forceful but measured in his response to the NCAA's punishment of sophomore forward Silvio De Sousa, who was declared ineligible for this season and next because his guardian had received impermissible benefits.
Texas Tech coach Chris Beard was much more succinct.
"The NCAA does what they do," Beard said after his No. 16 Red Raiders were routed by the 11th-ranked Jayhawks on Saturday, "stuff that makes no sense."
Lawson leads No. 11 Kansas past No. 16 Texas Tech, 79-63
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas coach Bill Self had been waiting most of this season for a moment to galvanize his team.
He may have gotten it during practice on Friday.
First, the Jayhawks lost starting guard Marcus Garrett to a sprained ankle, robbing them of their defensive stopper. Then, they learned that sophomore forward Silvio De Sousa would be ineligible for this season and next after the NCAA determined his guardian had accepted impermissible benefits.
NCAA rules Jayhawks’ De Sousa ineligible for season
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The NCAA declared Kansas forward Silvio De Sousa ineligible for the rest of this season and next season late Friday, dealing a significant blow to a team that began the season with national title hopes.
No. 1 Kansas to lean on team loaded with transfers, freshmen
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas was so short of depth last season that when Silvio De Sousa joined the program for the second semester, having graduated from high school early, he quickly began playing important minutes.
Some of them came during the Jayhawks' run to the Final Four.
Kansas Preview Capsule
Last season: 31-8, lost to Villanova in Final Four
Coach: Bill Self
Conference: Big 12
Who's gone: PG Devonte Graham (NBA), PG Malik Newman (NBA), SG Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk (NBA), SG Clay Young, SF Sam Cunliffe (transfer to Evansville).
Jayhawks coach Self denies ever offering improper benefits
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas basketball coach Bill Self emphatically denied Wednesday night that members of his staff ever offered impermissible benefits to prospective players, hours after Jayhawks forward Silvio De Sousa was indefinitely benched amid questions about his relationship with an apparel company.
Jayhawks begin as questions swirl around sophomore De Sousa
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Silvio De Sousa mugged for a couple cameras, then did a couple dance moves for video, before finally settling into a chair on the floor of Allen Fieldhouse.
He looked relaxed. Completely at ease. Chill, even.
He certainly didn't seem concerned that, at almost the exact same time Wednesday, his name was being brought up in a court room in New York in a criminal trial about corruption in big-time basketball.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Devonte Graham ripped off the shooting sleeve he was wearing and tossed it into the crowd, then took the two-time Big 12 defensive player of the year baseline for a pullup jumper.