Kansas suspended Hall of Fame coach Bill Self and top assistant Kurtis Townsend for the first four games of the season Wednesday, along with imposing several recruiting restrictions, as part of the fallout from a lengthy FBI investigation into college basketball corruption.
Norm Roberts will be the acting coach for the defending national champions beginning with their opener Monday night against Omaha. Self and Townsend also will miss games against North Dakota State and Southern Utah along with a high-profile showdown between the No. 5 Jayhawks and No. 7 Duke in the Champions Classic.
Self and Townsend will rejoin the team in time to face North Carolina State at the Battle 4 Atlantis in the Bahamas on Nov. 23.
BREAKING: Kansas has self-imposed a 4-game suspension for Bill Self and Kurtis Townsend to begin this season, source told @Stadium. The program will also self-impose recruiting restrictions.
Self will miss Champions Classic vs. Duke on Nov. 15. Norm Roberts will be acting coach.
— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanHoops) November 2, 2022
Kansas men’s basketball has suspended Bill Self and Kurtis Townsend for 4 games and self-imposed recruiting restrictions, per @GoodmanHoops
The NCAA is investigating Kansas and other schools over allegations of bribery and corruption in recruiting stemming from a 2017 FBI probe pic.twitter.com/ScvWhiKJCN
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) November 2, 2022