University of Miami Being Investigated for Potential NCAA Violations

MIAMI — The University of Miami is being investigated for possible NCAA 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 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

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