KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The University of Kansas' request for its NCAA infractions case to be referred to the Independent Accountability Resolution Process has been granted.
The IARP is a new committee formed by the NCAA and it appears it is KU's best option in fighting the five Level 1 allegations levied against the men's basketball program.
The IARP is a 15-person panel comprised mostly of members with law backgrounds. Five of them will be chosen to hear KU's case.
Previously, KU would have had to schedule a hearing with the NCAA's Committee on Infractions, comprised mostly of members with college administration backgrounds.
The IARP committee's decision would be final. It's possible the case could be resolved by the end of 2020.