As Kansas celebrates victory, a years-long NCAA investigation hangs over the school

The university faces possible penalties including being barred from next year's NCAA tournament.

The Kansas Jayhawks just hoisted the National Championship trophy above their heads, but that excitement could be short-lived as an NCAA investigation into corruption in college basketball may be near its conclusion.

The University of Kansas was included in a list of schools as part of a 2017 FBI case alleging bribes were paid to lure top recruits to elite programs. And payments were made to coaches so they would steer young players toward financial and business advisers, according to then U.S. Attorney Joon Kim of the Southern District of New York.

“Coaches at some of the nation’s top programs soliciting and accepting cash bribes; managers and financial advisers circling blue-chip prospects like coyotes; and employees of one of the world’s largest sportswear companies secretly funneling cash to the families of high school recruits,” Kim said in 2017.

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