Tag:Curtis Kelly
Posted on: December 28, 2010 10:50 am
Edited on: December 28, 2010 10:55 am

KSU's Kelly to miss a total of six games

Kansas State's Curtis Kelly will miss six games for accepting impermissible benefits on the purchase of clothing at a department store. Kelly has already missed two games. He'll be eligible to return Jan. 15 against Texas Tech.

Kelly and teammate Jacob Pullen were ruled ineligible moments before the Wildcats' game with UNLV last week. Pullen will miss a total of three games. He'll be eligible to return Jan. 3 against Savannah State.

The lengths of Pullen’s and Kelly’s suspensions are based on NCAA guidelines for extra-benefit violations, according to KSU officials. Players must generally sit out 10 percent of a team's scheduled regular-season games (in this case, three games) if the value of a benefit is between $100 and $300 and 20 percent of a team's scheduled regular-season games (in this case, six games) if the value of a benefit is between $300 and $500. In other words, Pullen accepted between $100 and $300 in discounted clothing while Kelly accepted between $300 and $500 in discounted clothing.

Kansas State is 10-3 and ranked 17th nationally.

The Wildcats play North Florida at Bramlage Coliseum on Friday.
Posted on: December 21, 2010 9:13 pm
Edited on: December 21, 2010 9:18 pm

Pullen and Kelly out because of improper benefits

KANSAS CITY -- Kansas State seniors Jacob Pullen and Curtis Kelly missed Tuesday night's game with UNLV because they accepted impermissible benefits on the purchase of clothing at a department store, school officials announced just before tipoff.

Pullen will also miss the next two games.

Kelly's status remains unclear.

"These young men have worked hard to represent themselves and Kansas State in a positive manner," said KSU coach Frank Martin. "Having said that, they made made a mistake in judgment and have to pay a price."

Kansas State is 9-2 and ranked 11th in the latest AP poll.
Posted on: November 24, 2009 1:21 pm
Edited on: November 24, 2009 1:22 pm

Kansas State impressive, off to 4-1 start

There have been lots of winners over the past week thanks to these exempt tournaments.

Syracuse is one.

Purdue is another.

But another team heading into Thanksgiving with high spirits is Kansas State, which beat Boston University and Dayton to finish third in the Puerto Rico Tip-off (ultimately won by Villanova). KSU is now 4-1 with the only loss coming to Ole Miss. The Wildcats play IUPUI on Saturday.

"I feel good," KSU coach Frank Martin said by phone after his team stretched a three-point lead in the final minute and beat Dayton 83-75. "Dayton is a really good basketball team. They won 27 last year and returned their whole team. They're good. ... And I was told after the game that 20 of the past 21 times Dayton has been in a one-possession game with a minute to go, they've won. So for our guys to hang in tough and to, understanding the type of team Dayton is, figure out a way to win is good. We're disappointed that we didn't play for the championship. But in the long-term, in the big picture, we did what we said we were going to do, which is get better as a basketball team."

Among the early bright spots for Kansas State has been Curtis Kelly.

The 6-foot-8 forward transferred from UConn, sat out last season and became eligible this season. He's averaging 13.8 points and 8.0 rebounds per game. He got a season-high 22 points in a 92-54 win over Loyola-Chicago.

"Curt has been absolutely great," Martin said. "And remember, his sophomore year at UConn he dislocated his elbow and missed the last six weeks; he didn't even practice. So for him to be where he's at right now, it's phenomenal."
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