No. 2 Michigan stated Thursday it has been notified by the NCAA that the soccer program is being investigated for allegedly stealing indicators.
“The college is absolutely cooperating with the Massive Ten and NCAA. The investigation is ongoing and won’t influence Saturday’s recreation,” the college stated in an announcement. “On the College of Michigan, we’re dedicated to the best moral and integrity requirements for all members of our neighborhood.”
The Wolverines (7-0) play at Michigan State on Saturday.
The Massive Ten additionally introduced the investigation, however supplied no additional particulars, solely to say that it had notified Michigan’s upcoming opponents concerning the investigation.
“The Massive Ten Convention considers the integrity of competitors to be of utmost significance and can proceed to watch the investigation,” the Massive Ten stated in an announcement.
The NCAA doesn’t have guidelines particularly in opposition to stealing indicators however does prohibit in-person superior scouting of opponents and likewise does have bylaws prohibiting unsportsmanlike actions.
Michigan has been crossing path with the NCAA frequently during the last yr.
An NCAA investigation into impermissible contact with recruits by Jim Harbaugh led Michigan to self-impose a three-game suspension on the Wolverines’ head coach earlier this yr. Harbaugh missed Michigan’s first three video games.
That case has not but been resolved because the NCAA’s committee on infractions rejected a possible negotiated settlement relating to Harbaugh’s involvement within the case based mostly on his cooperation with investigators.
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