Coach Bill Self won’t go ‘over the edge’ for charity
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas basketball fans hoping to see coach Bill Self rappel over a seven-story building this weekend will be disappointed.
Self announced in May that he would go “Over the Edge” of a downtown Lawrence building to help raise funds for the Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence.
Instead, staff members Kurtis Townsend and Jeremy Case will participate in Saturday’s event in Self’s place.
The Lawrence Journal-World reports Self said in a statement Friday that he’s been sidelined by a minor hernia repair. He says doctors told him to wait a few weeks before jumping off any buildings.
Self says he plans to watch the event and will come through with his pledge to raise $10,000 for the charity.
Former Kansas guard Jeff Hawkins also will participate in this weekend’s event.
Information from: Lawrence (Kan.) Journal-World, http://www.ljworld.com