The University of Memphis is accused of several violations stemming from a lengthy investigation into the men’s basketball program, according to multiple reports.
The violations of NCAA clauses were related to lack of institutional control, head coach responsibility and failure to monitor, according to the Memphis Commercial Appeal, which obtained a notice of allegations and an amended notice of allegations from the Independent Accountability Resolution Process (IARP) investigation.
Memphis head coach Penny Hardaway, the only person named in the notice of allegations, was involved in at least one alleged Level I violation and two Level II violations, according to the reports.
The NCAA alleges that Hardaway “failed to demonstrate that he promoted an atmosphere of compliance within the men’s basketball program.” The document listed seven violations between May 2019 and February 2021, the report said.
The investigation started in 2019 over a review of the eligibility status of former player James Wiseman, who now plays in the NBA for the Golden State Warriors. The case was referred to the IARP in March 2020, and the scope of the investigation was extended beyond Wiseman, according to the Commercial Appeal.