Rep will be there Monday and Tuesday

Updated: August 27, 2004, 6:55 PM ET
Associated Press

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.

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