Sport: The N.C.A.A. Calls Foul!

Kansas basketball is whistled down for recruiting violations

When you live next door to the cops, it is best to keep your nose clean. The University of Kansas in Lawrence, only 35 miles from the headquarters of the National Collegiate Athletic Association in Mission, Kans., last week painfully learned that lesson. The N.C.A.A. put the Kansas basketball program, which produced last year's national champions, on probation for three years and withdrew one of its 13 athletic scholarships. The reason: Kansas improperly spent some $1,200 to recruit an athlete who ended up not playing for the Jayhawks anyway. The most hurtful part of the N.C.A.A. action was its ban on...

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