LAWRENCE — It’s been a situation that has been covered up like a point of national security.
The Kansas City Star is reporting today that the NCAA’s investigation into the eligibility of Kansas freshman Cliff Alexander is related to possible impermissible benefits received by at least one member of Alexander’s family from a third party.
Alexander, regarded as KU’s top recruit at the start of the year before he struggled greatly the second half of the season, has been held out of the Jayhawks’ last two games after the NCAA informed KU there could be a problem with his eligibility.
Yahoo! Sports first reported on the situation Thursday and The Star had a story on its website today.
Kansas coach Bill Self said Thursday that Alexander is unlikely to play on Saturday at Oklahoma. He would make no other comment.