San Diego State men's basketball is under investigation by the NCAA for allegedly committing recruiting violations, according to a report by CBS Sports.
The NCAA could eventually charge San Diego State with Level 1 violations, which are violations "that seriously undermine or threaten the integrity of the NCAA collegiate model."
The alleged infractions would most likely have to do with "impermissible benefits to recruits," according to the violation definition.
However, neither the NCAA nor the school has confirmed anything on the record to NBC 7 about an impending investigation.
San Diego State University released a statement Tuesday afternoon around 3 p.m. PT:
“Earlier today, San Diego State reached out to representatives of the NCAA’s Enforcement staff following a media report regarding allegations involving the school’s men’s basketball program,” stated Mike May of the SDSU Athletics department in an email. “Members of the NCAA staff confirmed for the University that they have not commenced a formal investigation."
The email continued saying “Prior to the media report (Tuesday), the NCAA had not contacted any member of the University regarding an investigation into the program. San Diego State takes all potential NCAA issues seriously and will cooperate fully with the NCAA.”
When asked about the media report at his regularly scheduled football press conference Tuesday, Aztecs football coach Rocky Long stated his support for his peer, Steve Fisher and the entire SDSU hoops program.
"Well I don't really have any thoughts on the thing except that I really respect coach Fisher and what he's done and what he's done all the time," said Long. "I'm sure that program will handle everything the right way."