A Kansas loss to Pittsburgh State in its season-opening exhibition game on Tuesday night might not be much of an upset anymore.
The school announced Sunday night that starting guards Tyshawn Taylor and Elijah Johnson have been suspended for Kansas' two exhibition games because of an undisclosed offseason team rules violation. Their absence could leave the already-shorthanded Jayhawks with as few as five recruited scholarship players available Tuesday if top big man Thomas Robinson is unable to play on the hyperextended left knee he suffered Thursday.
Kansas coach Bill Self did his best to downplay the transgressions of Taylor and Johnson in the statement the school released.
"Tyshawn and Elijah have both been terrific since school began in August," Self said. "They've not only performed well, they have been very responsible and disciplined the first few months of the school year. But during the offseason they violated a rule that I told them, because of some past experiences,Read More »from Kansas may be down to five scholarship players for exhibitions