The University of Memphis isn't backing down in its appeal of the NCAA order to vacate the 2007-08 men's basketball season, even though the Committee on Infraction's response has fans worried of even worse punishment.
Memphis argues in its 28-page rebuttal to the NCAA's own response to the university's appeal that the Committee on Infractions puts the Tigers at risk of double jeopardy. The infractions committee asked the NCAA appeals committee to send the case back if the vacated wins are restored and a fine eased to consider a postseason ban or scholarship cuts.
The university asks for protection from the "dire consequences" of appealing.
The Commercial Appeal first reported the university's response on its Web site Wednesday afternoon.
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