The NCAA’s Division I board of directors announced on Wednesday that the Independent Accountability Resolution Process (IARP) will soon be no more.

Three years after it was formed, it is being dissolved. The vote to eliminate the IARP was part of a larger-scope overhaul of the NCAA’s infractions process, designed to hopefully speed up the timelines for infractions cases. The IARP largely failed. Lengthy timelines angered those involved. The NCAA said the number of cases referred to the independent process was greater than initially anticipated, and the resources required to bring cases to a close were considerable.

The IARP will be resolved after it settles its five remaining cases, one of which involves the Arizona men’s basketball program.

The IARP started at the request of the Commission on College Basketball after an FBI probe into college basketball. The case against Memphis in March 2020 was its initial case, but cases against N.C. State(April 2020), Kansas (July 2020), LSU (September 2020), and Arizona (December 2020) landed shortly after.  A sixth case involving Louisville was added in February 2021.

All rulings by the IARP are final and not subject to appeal, which is different from rulings handed down by the more traditional NCAA Committee on Infractions. The timeline for a ruling in any of the remaining cases is unclear, something that has caused frustration with a number of those in college basketball and all the way up to outgoing NCAA president Mark Emmert.

“By anybody’s estimation, they’ve taken way too long,” Emmert said at the Final Four in early April.

The board in January placed a temporary moratorium on accepting additional cases.

Arizona is facing five Level I charges. Three involve academic misconduct and improper recruiting inducements by two former assistants on ex-coach Sean Miller’s staff. Another says Miller failed to monitor his assistants. A fifth says Arizona demonstrated a lack of institutional control.

The UA self-imposed a postseason ban for the 2020-21 season in hopes of reducing or eliminating altogether the need for additional punishment handed down from the NCAA. Arizona fired Miller in April 2021, replacing him with current head coach Tommy Lloyd. There is language in Lloyd’s contract with the university that would extend his deal if the UA is hit with a postseason ban, loss of scholarships, or restrictions on recruiting days, according to AZ Desert Swarm.