Coach Bill Self won’t go ‘over the edge’ for charity

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Kansas coach Bill Self calls to his players during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Texas, Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017, in Austin, Texas. Kansas won 77-67. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

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.

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