Kansas linebacker Shelby leaves program




LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas linebacker Jon Shelby has left the program for what coach Charlie Weis described as personal reasons.

Shelby was a late addition to Weis’ first recruiting class at Kansas. He had spent the past two seasons at Nassau Community College in New York, helping lead the Lions to 19-2 record. Shelby made 82 tackles in 21 games.

Weis also said in a statement that defensive tackle Ty McKinney plans to finish his requirements at Trinity Valley Community College in Texas on Sept. 7. That would allow him to report to Kansas in time to enroll for the fall semester.

Weis said that once McKinney’s academic situation is in order, he’ll get up to speed with the Jayhawks. Kansas opens the season Sept. 1 against South Dakota State.