Sport Baylor's infractions hearing postponed as NCAA decides to handle all meetings remotely
Mac Engel: Baylor's lost college basketball season hurts the most
Since the start of the year, the savior football coach who wasn't going to leave left, the NCAA still continues its investigation that will never end, and both Baylor basketball teams were denied their chance at a potential national title. The College Football Playoff system will never allow a small school like BU a chance to win a national title, but Scott Drew's basketball team had a shot. Of the many seasons that were ended prematurely by the coronavirus, Baylor’s hurts the most. San Diego State and Dayton will disagree but, it’s OK. They’re wrong.
The NCAA has essentially eliminated in-person contact at its Indianapolis headquarters through May 31 due to the coronavirus, per a memo distributed to membership this week. Part of the immediate impact of that decision isinfractions panel hearing for being postponed, two sources told CBS Sports. It was originally scheduled for April.
While some meetings, such as infractions hearings in Indianapolis, require face-to-face sessions, other scheduled events are expected to be conducted remotely online. Recommendations from working groups on issues involving one-time transfers and name, image and likeness are expected to go on as scheduled in April.
WVU beats No. 4 Baylor, denies Bears chance at league title
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Emmitt Matthews scored a season-high 18 points, freshman Oscar Tshiebwe had 16 points and 12 rebounds, and West Virginia used a big second-half run to beat No. 4 Baylor 76-64 on Saturday, denying the Bears the chance to earn a tie for the Big 12 regular-season championship. Baylor (26-4, 15-3 Big 12) went more than eight minutes without a field goal midway through the second half to take themselves out of contention and hand the championship to top-ranked Kansas, which played at Texas Tech later Saturday. BOX SCORE: WEST VIRGINIA 76, NO. 4 BAYLOR 64RELATED: Big day for Mountaineers senior guardInstead, it was West Virginia (21-10, 9-9) celebrating.
NCAA schools were notified mid-week that "all NCAA board, Council and committee meetings" would be conducted remotely through May, according to a memo from NCAA Chief Operating Officer Donald Remy that was obtained by CBS Sports.
that Baylor's infractions hearing had been scheduled for April. The date is not exactly clear, but it was believed to be during the third week of that month.
The timing could be critical for Baylor football. If the case is not decided by the beginning of the 2020 season, there could be even more uncertainty regarding the investigation and how its results could impact the Bears.
Baylor football faces allegations of major violations during former coach Art Briles' time at the school. The infractions panel typically releases its final report 6-8 weeks after the hearing. A delay could push any resolution -- and possible major sanctions -- to 2021.
It's madness to assume a college basketball champion can be identified without the NCAA Tournament
Kansas might have been the favorite in March Madness before the tournament was canceled. That does not make the Jayhawks the champions.
Dave Aranda is Baylor's second coach since a formal notice of allegations from the NCAA was handed down in September 2018.
Though the Baylor case may be on hold, other major business can still be conducted remotely by the NCAA.
In April, the transfer working group is expected to submit its recommendations to the NCAA Council. The concept of a without sitting out a year-in-residence seems to have gained widespread support.
That same month, the name, image and likeness working group is expected to update the NCAA Board of Governors on its progress. In October, the board announced it had decided athletes could "benefit" from their name, image and likeness "in a manner consistent with the collegiate model."
The NCAA's move could influence college athletics' meetings throughout the country.
Coaches and athletic directors from more than 70 schools across seven FBS conferences convene in Phoenix each May for the annual Fiesta Summit. The Big Ten typically holds spring meetings each May in Chicago. The SEC's traditional spring meetings begin the Tuesday following Memorial Day in Destin, Florida. College Football Playoff officials meet each April in Dallas.
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