NCAA rejects Memphis appeal
Posted on: March 22, 2010 12:30 pm
Edited on: March 22, 2010 12:34 pm
The NCAA Division I Committee on Infractions announced Monday that it is upholding the penalties levied against the Memphis basketball program, meaning John Calipari will continue as the only college coach in history to have Final Fours vacated at two different schools.
The NCAA found violations at Memphis during the 2007-08 basketball season, the most notable of which is that Derrick Rose competed while ineligible because of a standardized test score that was invalidated after Rose's freshman season. Rose's SAT score was invalidated because it's believed to be fraudelent. Rose has publicly denied that somebody else took his SAT, but he passed on the opportunity to explain the situation to the NCAA, and Calipari never pushed Rose to speak with the NCAA.
Rose is now an All-Star point guard for the Chicago Bulls.
Calipari is now the coach at Kentucky
The Wildcats play Cornell in the Sweet 16 on Thursday night.