Kansas infractions case will be resolved through the Independent Accountability Resolution Process

July 1, 2020

A request for referral of the infractions case involving Kansas to the Independent Accountability Resolution Process was granted by the Infractions Referral Committee. Consistent with rules and procedures governing the process, details about the matter will remain confidential until the Independent Resolution Panel releases its decision.

The Independent Accountability Resolution Process is comprised of independent investigators, advocates and adjudicators who are responsible for reviewing select infractions cases in Division I. The IARP was created in response to recommendations issued by the Commission on College Basketball.


Media questions should be directed to Amy Hanna: 

Phone Number: 812-785-8114 or email: Borshoff@iarpcc.org

Case Procedural Timeline

University of Kansas

Referral Request Process

05.18.20 Referral Requested by Chair Designee of COI

May 18, 2020, the chair designee of the NCAA Division I Committee on Infractions, requested the Infractions Referral Committee refer the Kansas infractions case to the Independent Accountability Resolution Process.

05.21.20 Managing Director of Enforcement Submitted a Response

May 21, 2020, the managing director of enforcement, submitted a response to the referral request.

06.05.20 Kansas Assistant Men's Basketball Coach Submitted a Response

June 5, 2020, Kansas assistant men’s basketball coach, submitted a response to the referral request.

06.08.20 Kansas Head Men's Basketball Coach and Former Head Football Coach Submitted Reponses

June 8, 2020, Kansas, the head men’s basketball coach and the former head football coach submitted responses to the referral request.

06.12.20 Head Men's Basketball Coach Submitted A Request To Preserve Evidence

June 12, 2020, counsel for the head men’s basketball coach submitted a request to preserve evidence.

06.12.20 Kansas Submitted Bifurcation Request

June 12, 2020, Kansas submitted a request for whether the case will proceed as one infractions case or as multiple separate cases.

06.12.20 IRC Met Regarding Referral Request

June 12, 2020, the Infractions Referral Committee met to consider the referral request.

06.17.20 Chair Designee Of COI Submitted Letter Regarding Bifurcation Request

June 17, 2020, the chair designee of the Committee on Infractions submitted a letter regarding whether the case will proceed as one infractions case or as multiple separate cases.

06.19.20 IRC Met Regarding Referral Request

June 19, 2020, the Infractions Referral Committee met to consider the referral request.

06.26.20 IRC Met Regarding Referral Request

June 26, 2020, the Infractions Referral Committee met to consider the referral request.

07.01.20 IRC Referred Case to the IARP

July 1, 2020, the Infractions Referral Committee referred the Kansas infractions case to the Independent Accountability Resolution Process.

07.06.20 Correspondence from Chair Designee of the Committee on Infractions

July 6, 2020, the chair designee of the Committee on Infractions submitted a letter regarding a memorandum from the enforcement staff regarding amendments to its written reply and statement of the case. The letter also discussed the Committee on Infractions’ jurisdiction regarding the case.

Case Management Plan Development

07.30.20 IAOC Appointed CCU and IRP Members

July 30, 2020, the Independent Accountability Oversight Committee appointed hearing panel members and the Complex Case Unit, which is comprised primarily of external investigators and external advocates.

08.19.20 Correspondence from Kansas

August 19, 2020, Kansas submitted a letter regarding a potential conflict of interest or appearance of partiality regarding a hearing panel member.

09.16.20 Response from IRC

September 16, 2020, the chief panel member submitted a response regarding the potential conflict of interest or appearance of partiality.

02.21.21 Correspondence from Kansas

February 21, 2021, Kansas submitted a request related to attendance at on-campus interviews conducted by Complex Case Unit. On that same day, the chief panel member submitted a response to Kansas.

02.22.21 CCU Submitted Request for Reconsideration

February 22, 2021, the Complex Case Unit submitted a request for reconsideration.

02.24.21 IRP Responded to CCU

February 24, 2021, the chief panel member submitted a response to the Complex Case Unit.

03.10.21 IRP Requested Status Update

March 10, 2021, the chief panel member requested an update regarding the status on proposed scheduling deadlines.

03.17.21 Proposed Scheduling Deadlines Submitted

March 17, 2021, the parties submitted proposed scheduling deadlines. 

03.17.21 CCU and Kansas Submitted Joint Motion to Bifurcate

March 17, 2021, the Complex Case Unit and Kansas submitted a joint motion to separate allegations and make an expedited determination regarding two allegations.

03.24.21 Correspondence from Head Men's Basketball Coach Counsel

March 24, 2021, counsel for the head men’s basketball coach submitted a request to preserve evidence.

04.01.21 Case Management Plan Issued

April 1, 2021, the chief panel member issued a case management plan.

Investigation

04.02.21 IRP Responded to Joint Motion to Bifurcate

April 2, 2021, the chief panel member provided a response to joint motion to separate allegations and make an expedited determination regarding two allegations.

04.08.21 Managing Director of Enforcement Responded to CCU Record Request

April 8, 2021, the managing director of enforcement responded to the Complex Case Unit’s record request.

04.14.21 Correspondence from Head Men's Basketball Coach Counsel

April 14, 2021, counsel for the head men’s basketball coach submitted a motion to compel production of certain information.

04.16.21 Correspondence from Kansas Counsel

April 16, 2021, counsel for Kansas submitted a request regarding production of certain documents and proposed interview.

04.19.21 Extension Request Submitted by CCU

April 19, 2021, the Complex Case Unit submitted a request to extend and stay deadlines in the case management plan.

04.23.21 Correspondence from Managing Director of Enforcement

April 23, 2021, the managing director of enforcement submitted a letter regarding production of certain documents.

05.03.21 IRP Granted Extension Request from CCU

May 3, 2021, the chief panel member confirmed receipt of correspondence and granted the Complex Case Unit’s request to stay deadlines in the case management plan.

05.10.21 Correspondence from Counsel for Kansas

May 10, 2021, counsel for Kansas submitted a supplemental letter regarding production of certain documents.

05.10.21 Correspondence from Counsel for Head Men's Basketball Coach

May 10, 2021, counsel for the head men’s basketball coach submitted a reply in further support of the motion to compel production of certain information.

05.12.21 Correspondence from IRP

May 12, 2021, the chief panel member submitted a letter regarding receipt of correspondence.

05.14.21 Correspondence from Counsel for Kansas

May 14, 2021, counsel for Kansas submitted a letter regarding a conference to resolve the outstanding disputes between the parties.

05.19.21 Correspondence from Counsel for Kansas

May 19, 2021, counsel for Kansas submitted a letter regarding appearance of a conflict of interest.

05.24.21 Correspondence from Counsel for Head Men's Basketball Coach

May 24, 2021, counsel for the head men’s basketball coach submitted a letter regarding appearance of a conflict of interest.

05.26.21 CCU Responded

May 26, 2021, the Complex Case Unit submitted a response regarding appearance of a conflict of interest.

06.03.21 Correspondence from IRP

June 3, 2021, the chief panel member submitted a letter regarding receipt of correspondence.

07.14.21 Correspondence from Vice President of Hearing Operations

July 14, 2021, the vice president of hearing operations submitted a letter regarding recusal.

07.15.21 Correspondence from Vice President of Hearing Operations

July 15, 2021, the NCAA vice president of hearing operations submitted a letter concerning potential or actual conflicts of interest.

07.21.21 CCU Submitted Clarification

July 21, 2021, the Complex Case Unit submitted a clarification regarding production of information.

07.22.21 Communication from IRP

July 22, 2021, the chief panel member issued a decision related to the request to compel production of certain information.

07.22.21 Communication from Counsel for Former Head Football Coach

July 22, 2021, counsel for the former head football coach submitted a letter to the chief panel member of intent to publicly disclose certain information.

07.26.21 IRP Responded to Correspondence from Former Head Football Coach

July 26, 2021, the chief panel member responded to the letter from the former head football coach regarding the intent to publicly disclose certain information.

08.04.21 IRP Held Status Conference

August 4, 2021, the chief panel member held a status conference with the parties to discuss, among other things, the processing deadlines outlined in the case management plan.

08.09.21 Amended Case Management Plan Issued

August 9, 2021, the chief panel member issued an amended case management plan no. 1.

08.17.21 Correspondence from Head Men's Basketball Coach

August 17, 2021, the head men’s basketball coach submitted correspondence regarding recusal.

08.19.21 Extension Requested by Head Men's Basketball Coach

August 19, 2021, the head men’s basketball coach requested an extension of the supplemental investigation period.

08.19.21 Request for Clarification Submitted by Kansas

August 19, 2021, Kansas submitted a request for clarification of requests to compel certain documents.

08.23.21 Amended Case Management Plan Issued

August 23, 2021, the chief panel member issued an amended case management plan no 2.

08.25.21 CCU Responded to Head Men's Basketball Coach

August 25, 2021, the Complex Case Unit submitted correspondence related to the head men’s basketball coach’s response dated August 17, 2021, regarding recusal.

08.30.21 CCU Provided Additional Clarity

August 30, 2021, the Complex Case Unit submitted a response regarding additional clarity and position regarding investigative matters.

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