Feb 16, 2019; Lawrence, KS, USA; A general view of the center court logo before the game between the Kansas Jayhawks and West Virginia Mountaineers at Allen Fieldhouse. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

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The University of Kansas Men’s Basketball team was faced with allegations in September 2019 claiming payments were made by Adidas to players. These allegations were major Level 1 violations that could potentially result in a postseason and scholarship losses. The two players involved were Billy Preston and Silvio De Sousa, both of which received severe punishments by the NCAA.

As reported by 247sports, the University of Kansas released a statement pertaining to the allegations. While the university claims they are in full compliance with the NCAA, they did not shy away from stating their belief that there is not sufficient evidence.

In the statement, the university clearly states that when it comes to the integrity of their program, they are inclined to stand against charges “not supported by the evidence and the record.” In what it undoubtedly an attempt by Kansas to cover their trail, this statement will likely not excuse them from major punishments by the NCAA.

Stay tuned to The Voice of West Virginia for updates.

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