Friday, August 6, 2010

NCAA Sniffing Around Vols And Canes...?

((HT: GoVolsXtra/Ward)) has a story up on the website saying the University of Tennessee is expecting an official letter of inquiry. UT athletic director Mike Hamilton talked it out on Friday afternoon.

From Ward:

"I think, based upon what I know right now, that there's a possibility we will get a letter of inquiry," Hamilton said. "We've not had one yet, and as I acknowledged earlier, we've publicly acknowledged that the NCAA has been looking into some potential allegations during coach (Lane) Kiffin's time here. Obviously at this point there hasn't been a conclusion to that. We'll see, but I think that is a possibility."

There's also no word on whether or not this is just centering around the "Orange Pride" incidents or something else. No one on the Vols campus would elaborate.

Meanwhile, The University of Miami is being investigated for possible violations.

UM issued a statement Friday, saying the investigation surrounds "impermissible text messages and telephone calls to prospective student-athletes." The university conducted an audit and self-reported to the NCAA.

The university says it will cooperate. At the same time, the statement released by UM doesn't say what sports were involved or how many violations were discovered.

NCAA rules say "schools cannot text prospective student-athletes at any time." Texting was considered "bad" because of the potential cost involved in texting back-and-forth as much as kids do these days.

More when we know more...

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