NCAA investigating University of Miami

Updated: August 6, 2010, 6:38 PM ET
Associated Press

CORAL GABLES, Fla. -- The University of Miami is being investigated for possible NCAA violations.

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

A joint investigation has been launched.

The university says it will take the appropriate steps to ensure full compliance with NCAA rules and regulations. The statement doesn't list which sports were involved or how many text-related violations were discovered. The school declined further comment.

The NCAA website says "schools cannot text prospective student-athletes at any time." Texting was eliminated because of the potential cost to prospective student-athletes, the site said.

Past NCAA cases involving text messaging have typically led to schools either being placed on probation or imposing that penalty on themselves.


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