BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) Indiana University will not request a second hearing in front of the NCAA infractions committee but will send a written response to the NCAA's newest allegation of failing to monitor the men's basketball program.
University spokesman Larry MacIntyre confirmed the decision Thursday. He had no explanation for why it was made after university president Michael McRobbie promised to vigorously fight the charge in June.
Indiana has until Sept. 17 to file a response, something MacIntyre said has not happened yet.
The allegation is the latest twist in a phone-call scandal that has rocked the Hoosiers' basketball program.
Former coach Kelvin Sampson accepted a contract buyout in February, none of his assistants were retained when Tom Crean was named Sampson's successor April 1. All but two players from last season's roster have left the program. Some opted to transfer and others were dismissed.