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Jarvis Greer

Tigers Announce Response to NCAA

The University of Memphis is armed and ready to present its' response to the NCAA on the Derrick Rose test taking caper.

A response, it hopes, will help the school keep its' wins AND National Championship runnerup status.

 The Tigers 63-page response outlines why the U of M should NOT be stripped of its' NCAA record 38 win season in 2007-'08.

The schools' internal investigation turned up NO Proof that a former player, believed to be then Freshman All-American Derrick Rose, had someone else take the SAT College Entrance exam for him.

The Report also looks into charges of Grade Tampering on behalf of the player while he was in High School.

The U of M argues the NCAA's own Clearing House confirmed the players' eligibility..and the school should NOT be penalized because it was unaware of any wrongdoing.

The Testing Company did not notify Memphis of Rose SAT problem until May, 2008, AFTER Rose' one season with the Tigers.

The U of M's Report says Derrick Rose told the school repeatedly back in 2007 that he DID take the SAT.

The Tigers will present their case to the NCAA in Indianapolis on Saturday.

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