KU to "Self" report possible recruiting violation?

It was a media frenzy at Allen Fieldhouse when prize recruit Charlie Villanueva came to town. However, did Bill Self's program violate NCAA regulations by publicizing the event?

It appears that Kansas University may have committed numerous recruiting violations during star recruit Charlie Villanueva's visit and "try out" scrimmage on their campus. It is not clear at this time if Kansas will choose to "Self" report the possible violation. Calls made to the basketball offices in Lawrence have not been returned at this time.

NCAA by-law 13.11.4 pertaining to the publicizing of a potential recruit's visit on campus before he is enrolled at the member institution may have been violated.

By-law 13.11.4 states that a potential recruit will be inelligible if, before he is enrolled at an instituiton, the institution publicizes his visit to campus.

Having no less than four television cameras at the scrimmage on the KU campus, and at least one reporter from the Kansas City Star, may constitute violations of the this NCAA regulation.

The NCAA's Midwestern enforcement office staffed by Ellen Soeteber and Vahe Gregorian of the St. Louis Post Dispatch have not commented on this potential violation as of yet.

One can only hope that the KU basketball program will gain some modicium of "Self" control following these early possible violations.


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