Tigers have final IARP meeting

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Published: Jun. 28, 2022 at 4:46 PM CDT
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - If the NCAA follows precedent in its dealings with the University of Memphis IARP case, we could know the Tigers’ Basketball fate sometime this coming season, if not before. 

The Commercial Appeal reports the University of Memphis had its final meeting with the independent accountability resolution panel in May. 

All arguments were presented on both sides in the case of James Wiseman’s recruiting by the Tigers. All that’s left, reportedly, is a ruling. 

In the only other case finalized by the IARP, North Carolina found out their fate 6 months after their final meeting. 

For the Tigers, the ruling could come as early as Sep. or Oct. around the start of fall practice.

The NCAA alleges Tigers Head Coach Penny Hardaway, a former UM All-American and Tigers Booster, in 2017 that he paid Wiseman’s family $11,500 to move to Memphis from Nashville and join him at East High School, where Hardaway was then Head Coach of the Mustangs. 

The NCAA ordered Wiseman’s family to pay back the money and suspended him for 12 games.

Wiseman served 3 games of the suspension, then left for the NBA, where he became the number two overall draft pick.

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