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Kansas ordered to turn over materials about Adidas, recruit

TOPEKA, Kan. — Newly released records show that a federal grand jury ordered the University of Kansas this year to turn over communications between its men’s basketball coaches and at least one prospective student-athlete.

The grand jury also demanded copies of any agreements with apparel manufacturer Adidas and communications between the coaches and Adidas representatives.

Its two subpoenas were part of a nationwide investigation of alleged bribes and kickbacks in recruiting that has entangled multiple schools.

University of Kansas spokesman Andy Hyland said Wednesday that the subpoenas do not suggest wrongdoing by Kansas and it is cooperating.

The university released redacted copies Tuesday of a New York grand subpoena from January and another from March.

Each subpoena covers documents “regarding the recruitment and an enrollment” of a person whose name is redacted.

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