Which is the same place that Kansas’ case is headed.
In requesting that the case be referred to the IARP, NCAA enforcement chief Jonathan Duncan wrote that Wade arranged for, offered or provided impermissible payments including cash to at least 11 athletes, their families or people associated with the players, to get those players to sign with LSU. You can be certain that a particular strong-ass offer was one of those 11.
Wade can be fired for cause if the NCAA accuses him of either a Level I or Level 2 violation. This is almost certainly Level 1, probably multiple Level 1s. We’ll see if LSU has the cojones, or the audacity, to keep him with this dangling over their heads.
It is also possible (the NCAA hasn’t said) that the case against LSU football is also included in the IARP referral; Duncan requested that, and LSU wouldn’t say if it happened. This would be important because charges against both major sports at the same time would be highly suggestive of the dreaded lack of institutional control, which is itself a Level 1 violation. The football charges involve a booster who stole money from a hospital foundation and used it to make payments to current and former football players, along with giving players jobs that did not require they actually, you know, show up.
IARP is handling cases involving Memphis and NC State, along with Kansas and LSU. Since IARP has not yet decided a case, we don’t know if they’ll go easy on schools, throw the book at them or waver between the two extremes for no apparent reason. My bet in Vegas would be on wavering.