Kansas reports violations under Roy Williams
Lawrence, KS (Sports Network) – The University of Kansas, as part of a two-
year investigation, has reported minor violations to the NCAA that occurred
during Roy Williams’ tenure as basketball coach.
Williams, who left Kansas in April of 2003 after 15 seasons to take over at
North Carolina, approved of benefits to players who had completed their
According to the university, three representatives of the school’s athletic
interests (Dana Anderson, Joan Edwards and Bernard Morgan), provided cash and
clothing to graduating men’s basketball student-athletes and men’s basketball
student-athletes who had exhausted their eligibility following the 2000-01,
2001-02 and 2002-03 seasons.
In addition to the men’s basketball program, the school’s investigation also
revealed violations in the football and women’s basketball programs.
The university has reported all violations to the NCAA and has self-imposed a
two-year probationary period on the athletic department. It does not carry any
television or post-season sanctions.
“We have followed all NCAA and Big 12 Conference enforcement procedures since
this process began,” said Kansas chancellor Robert Hemenway in a statement.
“We contacted the NCAA and the conference; we hired an outside agency to
ensure an unbiased investigation; we have self-imposed appropriate penalties
to recognize our mistakes and we have instituted corrective measures to help
ensure this does not happen again.”
The university will provide additional rules education for all of the men’s
basketball coaches and athletes regarding gifts upon completion of
A number of violations occurred in the football program, including the
arrangements of academic assistance provided to several prospective players.
Head coach Mark Mangino received a letter of admonishment from the university
and the school also imposed penalties of scholarship reductions and transfer
restrictions over the next two years.
A loss of two scholarships for next season was the penalty for the women’s
basketball program in response to impermissible test preparation and improper
housing arrangements for two prospective student-athletes.