Indiana University spokesman Larry MacIntyre said today that the school plans on filing a written response to the NCAA’s charge of “failure to monitor” the men’s basketball program but will not request another hearing before the committee on infractions.
“We’ll file a written response by the deadline of Sept. 17, and then we will rest,” MacIntyre said.
MacIntyre said he was not sure why the university would not ask for another hearing; that decision, he said, was made by IU’s lawyers.
Both university president Michael McRobbie and basketball coach Tom Crean have expressed a desire for the school to “vigorously” fight the accusation.
However, requesting another hearing would have prolonged the process, possibly well into 2009.