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AUDIO: Bill Self and the Jayhawks speak at Kansas basketball media day

Local and national media descended upon Allen Fieldhouse on Wednesday for Kansas basketball’s annual media day. While there was plenty to talk about in terms of the high hopes for the program on the court this year, there was also a lot of questioning about the NCAA’s notice of allegations against KU.

Coach Bill Self addressed the allegations and last week’s Late Night in the Phog, which continues to make national headlines several days later. As far as the now-infamous performance by Snoop Dogg at Late Night, Self said he didn’t see how that fit in with the narrative that Kansas was “sticking it” to the NCAA.

In regard to the NCAA’s allegations and ongoing case against KU, Self broke down the upcoming timeline of events for responses and potentially when there could be a resolution, while also acknowledging that he and the program are trying to stay focused solely on this season, not the off-court noise.

Other topics Self covered include the team’s strengths this year, the development of their younger players and his take on California’s Fair Pay to Play act.

The players also spoke with the media on Tuesday, with their attention almost universally on their national championship aspirations.

The Jayhawks will open their exhibition slate in just over two weeks when they play Fort Hays State at home, then host Pittsburg State a week later. The regular season opener against Duke at this year’s Champions Classic will be on Nov. 5 at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

Click below to hear what Bill Self, Silvio de Sousa, Devon Dotson and other Jayhawks had to say at Kansas basketball media day 2019:

Bill Self press conference

Silvio de Sousa

Devon Dotson

Ochai Agbaji

Mitch Lightfoot

Isaiah Moss

Christian Braun

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