Another day, another major Kansas blunder

Another day, another major Kansas blunder

a federal corruption trial and resulted in a notice of NCAA allegations landing in Lawrence.’ data-reactid=”17″>Forget the optics of a nine-figure deal to continue the very Adidas relationship that helped spur a federal corruption trial and resulted in a notice of NCAA allegations landing in Lawrence.

This will —fairly or not — be the lasting image of the darkest hour of a fabled Kansas basketball program.

Searing image for KU-KSU brawl

A photo of sophomore Silvio De Sousa wielding a chair in the midst of a brawl to close Tuesday’s rivalry game against Kansas State encapsulates a visceral moment at Allen Fieldhouse and an ugly era in Lawrence.

A single image from Tuesday’s brawl threatens to encapsulate the state of KU basketball. ( Squire/Getty Images)

What sparked the melee?

The brawl happened as the game was coming to an end. Head coach Self didn’t even see it start as he walked toward midcourt to shake the hand of Kansas State coach Bruce Weber to cap a convincing home win over an in-state conference rival.

A late steal by Kansas State’s DaJuan Gordon in a contest that was long past decided sparked the emotions that would spill into the baseline stands. De Sousa’s satisfied swat to deny Gordon a cheap bucket as time ran out concluded with De Sousa standing over his vanquished opponent in gloating victory.

From there, it didn’t take long for both benches to clear and wreak havoc in the baseline territory occupied by cheerleaders and media members, who made way for the fracas to ensue.

Bad intentions

Punches were thrown. Bodies were shoved to the ground. A single chair was lifted with bad intentions.

Garrett’s helmet did to Mason Rudolph’s head doesn’t mean there won’t be lasting consequences. For a Jayhawks team ranked No. 3 in the nation with its sights set on a Final Four, it’s the kind of ordeal that could derail a season.’ data-reactid=”48″>But just because he didn’t connect with that chair like Garrett’s helmet did to Mason Rudolph’s head doesn’t mean there won’t be lasting consequences. For a Jayhawks team ranked No. 3 in the nation with its sights set on a Final Four, it’s the kind of ordeal that could derail a season.

Consequences ensuing

Self made no bones about it that his players were at fault.

“I know that we were in the wrong,” Self said after the game. “I’m not saying that both parties weren’t in the wrong, but I know that we were in the wrong.”

handed a two-year ban from the NCAA after Adidas representative TJ Gassnola testified he gave $2,500 to his guardian Fenny Falmagne during the college basketball corruption trial in order to steer him to Lawrence.’ data-reactid=”78″>De Sousa was handed a two-year ban from the NCAA after Adidas representative TJ Gassnola testified he gave $2,500 to his guardian Fenny Falmagne during the college basketball corruption trial in order to steer him to Lawrence.

Kansas re-upped with Adidas for a cool $196 million is the height of hypocrisy.’ data-reactid=”84″>This isn’t to pile on a 21-year-old who’s as much a victim of the NCAA’s corruption as anybody. That the balance of his life was put on hold for an alleged $2,500 payment while Kansas re-upped with Adidas for a cool $196 million is the height of hypocrisy.

What’s worse?

But that this player on this night was captured in this image represents an unfortunate synopsis for KU basketball.

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