The University of Hawaii expects to announce Wednesday whether it will appeal NCAA sanctions against its men’s basketball team, a spokesman said.
That is the 15-day deadline under NCAA rules by which the school must provide notice of intent if it plans to appeal to the Infractions Appeals Committee.
Athletic director David Matlin has declined comment except to say school officials have been “doing our due diligence prior to making a decision.”
The NCAA’s imposition of a postseason ban for the 2016-‘17 season was the most severe penalty announced last month by the NCAA’s Committee on Infractions.
The five-member IAC is regarded by the NCAA as, “the final step in the infractions process” and may overturn or modify a COI ruling.
In order to reverse a penalty meted out by the COI, NCAA rules say, UH would have to, through an in-person appearance or in writing, demonstrate, ” the ruling by the committee on infractions was clearly contrary to the evidence; the individual or school did not actually break NCAA rules; there was a procedural error that caused the Committee on Infractions to find a violation of NCAA rules; or the penalty was excessive.”