Star Illinois basketball player Terrence Shannon Jr. suspended amid rape charges.
Shannon turned himself in after a warrant for his arrest was issued in Kansas.
The alleged assault occurred during a visit to Lawrence for a football game.
Shannon posted $50,000 bail and plans to take the case to trial, according to his attorney.
The university was aware of the investigation since September but lacked actionable information.
Shannon faces severe charges, with a potential prison sentence of up to 653 months if convicted.
Illinois emphasizes its zero-tolerance policy for sexual misconduct.
Shannon, a standout player, leads the Illini in points per game this season.
The case remains under investigation, with no official comments from the district attorney's office.