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Kansas trying to get Silvio De Sousa reinstated


In less than two weeks, Kansas plays Kentucky in the SEC/Big 12 Challenge at Rupp Arena. Will Silvio De Sousa be eligible by then? 

Kansas has held the sophomore forward out all season after Adidas consultant TJ Gassnola testified during the college hoops trial he paid De Sousa’s guardian $2,500, but this morning, Seth Davis is reporting that Kansas is seeking to have him reinstated. That means the Jayhawks will acknowledge to the NCAA that a violation took place and accept the punishment, which, in this case, would be De Sousa sitting out 30 percent of the team’s games. So far, he’s sat out 16 games, exceeding that amount. He’s been practicing with the team all season.

If De Sousa does get reinstated, it would be huge for the Jayhawks, who lost Udoka Azubuike to a season-ending wrist injury last week. Last season, the 6’9″ forward averaged 4.0 points and 3.7 rebounds in 8.8 minutes per game. He had a career-high 16 points and 10 rebounds in Kansas’ win over West Virginia on March 10.

Knowing the NCAA, they’ll reinstate De Sousa the morning of the Kentucky game just because.

[The Athletic]

Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

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16 responses to “Kansas trying to get Silvio De Sousa reinstated”

  1. UKfanman01

    It’s a done deal. Self and Krysnabdhdurski are invincible

  2. Headhurts

    Bring on da sissy we ain’t scared.

  3. Kentuckybbnfan01

    Kansas is going to kill us

    1. catsarerunnin

      You should change your ID.

    2. StillBP

      goodness, another screen name, Slater. Get a life.

    3. Kentuckybbnfan01

      We beat vandy by 9 I hope we beat Kansas but only a couple or players are playing hard with azubuike our it helps a lot but we need to beat Kansas for a possible two seed

    4. jackmathers879

      My lord. Learn to use spell check and a period every now and then. Education level of a typical UofL fan.

    5. Skooms

      Yeah, so did UNC…. Oh wait.

  4. StuckinLville

    What about the games from last year? I just dont get the NCAA

    1. Drogon

      Hows he going to get re-instated when he was paid to attend the school. This is completely different than an improper benefit like getting money for tattoos 2 years after youve been on campus or getting comped free food

    2. runningunnin.454

      And he played 20 games last year.

    3. runningunnin.454

      And they will let University of No Classes slide…oh wait.

    4. ClutchCargo

      Great point, Drogon. By admitting that they paid him to go to Kansas, shouldn’t that make him ineligible to play for Kansas? And following the NCAA’s own logic, shouldn’t there be some wins vacated from last year?

  5. Kat4Life

    There is 100% likelihood he plays against us.

  6. J-Dub421

    How is Bill Self still employed at Kansas???

  7. RealCatsFan

    Kansas, like UNCheat and dook, is one of those teflon-coated golden calf schools that are protected by the NCAA. The sh!t just doesn’t stick to them. I was hoping that the FBI investigation would clean some of this crap up, but it doesn’t seem to be going anywhere. (Louisville fans will beg to differ.) 🙂