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Rep will be there Monday and Tuesday

THIBODAUX, La. -- An NCAA representative will visit Nicholls
State University Monday and Tuesday to assist with an ongoing
investigation into allegations of academic fraud involving players
and an assistant coach.

The university began the investigation when irregularities were
discovered after some students tried to transfer summer coursework
from an out-of-state institution, according to a news release from
the school.

The administration is still waiting for word from the NCAA on
the eligibility of a number of student-athletes, the school said.

Head football coach Daryl Daye was not implicated in the alleged
fraud, but an investigation found he had failed to ``maintain
proper controls'' of the assistant and he was fired Aug. 15.

The investigation found ``questions'' involving the assistant's
involvement in players' attempts to transfer summer credits from
other institutions.