Mississippi has put its response to alleged NCAA rules violations on hold after a third party was granted a 30-day extension in the case.
On Thursday, Ole Miss said in a statement that one of the "other parties" involved in the case, which involves the football, women's basketball, and track and field programs, requested the extension.
Ole Miss received the NCAA's Notice of Allegations in late January, but has not made the document public. NCAA rules normally give the school 90 days to respond, which would put the deadline in late April, but an extension can be granted if anyone involved in the investigation asks for one.
The NCAA's investigation began in 2012 after a university probe discovered academic and recruiting misconduct involving the women's basketball program.