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)

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

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.