The NCAA has essentially eliminated in-person contact at its Indianapolis headquarters through May 31 due to the coronavirus, per a memo distributed to membership this week. Part of the immediate impact of that decision is Baylor's infractions panel hearing for being postponed, two sources told CBS Sports. It was originally scheduled for April.
While some meetings, such as infractions hearings in Indianapolis, require face-to-face sessions, other scheduled events are expected to be conducted remotely online. Recommendations from working groups on issues involving one-time transfers and name, image and likeness are expected to go on as scheduled in April.
NCAA schools were notified mid-week that "all NCAA board, Council and committee meetings" would be conducted remotely through May, according to a memo from NCAA Chief Operating Officer Donald Remy that was obtained by CBS Sports.
CBS Sports reported earlier this month that Baylor's infractions hearing had been scheduled for April. The date is not exactly clear, but it was believed to be during the third week of that month.
The timing could be critical for Baylor football. If the case is not decided by the beginning of the 2020 season, there could be even more uncertainty regarding the investigation and how its results could impact the Bears.