Bloomington – Indiana's response to the "Failure to Monitor" major violation allegation has been put on hold for nine days at the request of the NCAA.
On Tuesday, NCAA Infractions Committee chairperson Jo R. Potuto sent a letter to IU President Michael McRobbie instructing the university to wait until Sept. 26 to file its response to the Failure to Monitor charge.
The reason for the delay is unclear. Indiana has been accused of five major violations by the NCAA, all of them occurring while Kelvin Sampson was at the helm of the Hoosier program. IU administrators, Sampson, and former assistant coaches Rob Senderoff and Jeff Meyer appeared before the infractions committee in Seattle in the spring to answer those charges.
As a result of that appearance, the NCAA subsequently added the "Failure to Monitor" major violation allegation and gave IU until Sept. 17 to respond.
The NCAA's letter says the "committee is in the process of finalizing those portions of its report specific allegations made against the former coaches," and thus has changed IU's deadline for a response to Sept. 26. The letter instructs IU to not finalize, submit or make public its response before the Sept. 26 deadline.
In a prepared statement, IU Athletics Director Rick Greenspan said the university will abide by the NCAA's request.
"The University was fully prepared to meet its deadline established by the NCAA
in its response to the failure to monitor allegation," Greenspan's statement said. "However, based upon the September 16 letter from the NCAA Committee on Infractions, we will work on final edits and submit on the new date required."
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IU's NCAA Response Postponed Until Sept. 26
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