LAWRENCE, Kan. — On October 11, 2023, the Independent Accountability Resolution Panel (IARP) released its decision regarding the University of Kansas’ men’s basketball and football programs. After years of cooperation with the IARP and NCAA, we are pleased to move forward to a resolution, as outlined in the IARP Case Decision.
Kansas IARP Decision
Statement from Chancellor Douglas Girod and Director of Athletics Travis Goff
“Today’s decision by the Independent Resolution Panel confirms what we’ve said since the beginning: the major infractions of which we were accused were unfounded. Most importantly, the Panel decision unequivocally confirms our coaches were not involved in – or had knowledge of – payments to student-athletes.
While doing our due diligence as part of this process, we acknowledged lesser infractions for which we self-imposed penalties last fall. Regarding the additional penalties announced in today’s decision, we accept them and will move forward.
As we’ve said throughout this process, KU has one of the most robust compliance programs in the country — a point that was confirmed by the multiple comprehensive audits we’ve undertaken throughout this process. Looking ahead, we will build upon our strong culture of compliance and continue to be a national leader in this space.
We appreciate the members of the Independent Resolution Panel for their fair review of the facts. We fully support Coach Self and his staff, and we look forward to him finishing his career at KU many years from now. Most importantly, we are pleased that our coaches and student-athletes can now move forward with their Jayhawk careers unfettered by the uncertainty this case has brought.”
For more information on the IARP resolution, including the IARP press release, case decision and more, click here.
Watch Kansas Athletics’ press conference with Director of Athletics, Travis Goff and head men’s basketball coach Bill Self below: