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Wednesday, September 29, 2021

IARP spokesperson says case timelines expected to be published early next week

In this March 14, 2012, file photo, a player runs across the NCAA logo during practice in Pittsburgh before an NCAA tournament college basketball game. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)

In this March 14, 2012, file photo, a player runs across the NCAA logo during practice in Pittsburgh before an NCAA tournament college basketball game. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)

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Amy Hanna, a spokesperson for the NCAA’s Independent Accountability Resolutions Process, told the Journal-World on Wednesday that updates for the infractions cases currently being reviewed by the IARP would be available “early next week.”

Hanna said the IARP was currently completing the procedural case timelines for all cases moving through the independent process and that the updates would be posted to the IARP website.

The NCAA’s case against the University of Kansas men’s basketball program, which includes allegations of five Level 1 infractions, a charge of head coach responsibility and a tag of lack of institutional control, is one of six cases currently being reviewed by the IARP.

In early August, the IARP announced significant rule changes designed to speed up the process.

In addition to publishing timelines related to each of the cases in an effort to “provide transparency and improve credibility,” the NCAA’s Division I board of directors also said that the IARP’s Complex Case Units would be required to use the investigative work passed on to them by the NCAA’s enforcement staff.

In order to investigate a case further, the CCU now has to “demonstrate a compelling reason why additional investigation is required.”

According Hanna, the investigative change only applies to fu-ture IARP cases, meaning that whatever work the CCU has done relating to KU’s case thus far can still be used to reach a resolution.

All rulings by the IARP are final and not subject to appeal, which is different from rulings handed down by the more traditional NCAA Committee on Infractions.

None of the six cases that are on the IARP track have reached resolution. Per the IARP website, the IARP agreed to accept KU’s case on July 1, 2020, making KU the third school — behind Memphis and North Carolina State — to be sent to the newly formed IARP path.

LSU, Arizona and Louisville are the three other schools that also have cases being reviewed by the IARP.

Comments

Dirk Medema 3 weeks, 6 days ago

It’s a good thing the new process was established to expedite the process.

Dale Rogers 3 weeks, 6 days ago

It's a bad thing that they are compelled to use the NCAA's investigation materials instead of doing their own unless they can show "compelling reasons" to do otherwise. To me that seems to limit their independent review to gather actual facts rather than what the NCAA wants them to know. Not a good decision in my view.

Keith Gellar 3 weeks, 6 days ago

Not looking forward to this. No matter what the outcome is going to be, its going to be a bad one. Lets just hope it doesn't result in post-season bans. Everything else, i'm good with.

Karen Mansfield-Stewart 3 weeks, 5 days ago

Obviously I don't want the outcome to be too bad, but I'll be happy when it's over. Like most things, it's the unknown that is the worst (esp. with recruiting). Whatever the ruling, you deal with it, put it behind you and move on.

Layne Pierce 3 weeks, 5 days ago

Frankly we have to all prepare ourselves for a verdict that would not stand up in a court of law, but would stand up in the heresay and political mechanism of the NCAA. In other words, if there is real evidence that KU did what they say, then it should be sufficient that none of us can doubt it. I am 100% sure there is no such evidence.

No this verdict will come under the auspices of the NCAA has to nail a leading program ever so often just to make its point, even if there is not substantial evidence.

That being said, why has it taken this long to reach a decision. And in fact this is like a 4 year penalty right now. It has given us a bad name, through the rumor mill, harmed our recruiting,

All NCAA schools should demand that a decision be reached within a year of charges delivered, period. If not, then end of discussion. Of course if new evidence is produced later, then you could charge a school again, but this dark cloud over your head stuff is BS.

Not to mention that as the ND coach said, KU has not done anything that every school in the country is doing, and so all the schools should be put on probation, even Duke.

RCJH

Dirk Medema 3 weeks, 5 days ago

Even Duke? Heresy! Didn’t you hear coach k say no one cheats better than them?

Jeff Coffman 3 weeks, 4 days ago

So KU benched every player that was allegedly paid by this scheme. The court of law proved that KU had to be unaware of the situation for it to be successful.

And somehow we are responsible for a booster in Maryland paying our player to play somewhere else.

Robert Brock 3 weeks, 4 days ago

This just in: the NCAA has announced their Going-Out-of-Business Sale. Stay tuned for details...

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