Report: SDSU men’s basketball program under NCAA investigation
SAN DIEGO – San Diego State University’s men’s basketball program is being investigated by the NCAA for potential rules violations, CBS Sports reported Tuesday.
The potential violations were allegedly committed by the staff, according to Gary Parrish of CBS Sports. They include “possible improper benefits to prospects” and that in theory, SDSU could eventually be charged by the NCAA with Level 1 violations, a source told CBS Sports.
Parrish told The Mighty 1090 AM Tuesday that “just because San Diego State hasn’t been informed they’re being investigated, it doesn’t mean that NCAA investigators aren’t investigating very specific things connected to the San Diego State program.”
Parrish told the radio station the potential investigation is focused on a current assistant coach who, during the recruiting process, may have given impermissible benefits to prospects, according to The Daily Aztec.
San Diego State University issued this statement Tuesday in response to the report:
“Earlier [Tuesday], San Diego State reached out to representatives of the NCAA’s Enforcement staff following a media report regarding allegations involving the school’s men’s basketball program. Members of the NCAA staff confirmed for the University that they have not commenced a formal investigation.
Prior to the media report [Tuesday], the NCAA had not contacted any member of the University regarding an investigation into the program.
San Diego State takes all potential NCAA issues seriously and will cooperate fully with the NCAA.”
This is a developing story.