I think Klerme is on the right track here.
Originally Posted by klerme
I apologize if this has been posted, but this is from the print edition of today's DMR sports section (couldn't find it online). The interesting part is Osburn's quote.
The NCAA has clarified the decision-making process involved in the eligibility issue of Lucca Staiger, a freshman on Iowa State's basketball team.
The Register reported Wednesday that Iowa State filed an appeal Monday over a decision by the NCAA's Eligibility Clearinghouse that Staiger was ineligible to compete this season.
Stacey Osburn, associate director for public and media relations, said Wednesday that the information received from Iowa State was a counter to the initial findings of the NCAA's student-athlete reinstatement staff.
"A decision has not been rendered," Osburn said. "We're still trying to agree on what the facts are."
The NCAA student-athlete reinstatement staff could make an official ruling as soon as this weekend. If Iowa State does not agree with that decision, it will then appeal to the Student-Athlete Reinstatement Committee.
According to the NCAA, that committee has the authority to amend a decision or lessen the penalty imposed by the reinstatement staff, but it does not have the authority to increase it.