San Diego State University’s men’s basketball program is currently under investigation by the NCAA for “potential rules violations committed by the staff,” per Gary Parrish of CBS Sports.
Not many specifics were given, but it is believed that the investigation is thought to include improper benefits. If these allegations are true, the NCAA could slap SDSU with some serious Level I violations.
This could be looking all too familiar for Aztecs coach Steve Fisher, who was the head coach at Michigan before being forced out during the Ed Martin scandal. Martin, a booster, had allegedly provided many of Fisher’s players with improper benefits and the NCAA’s investigation into his activities resulted in Michigan being stripped of its two Final Four berths in 1992 and 1993.
If that’s the case at San Diego State now, it would be a terrible shame. Fisher has done such good work with the program since arriving on the scene in 1999, turning the Aztecs into perennial contenders and owning a record of 339-185 (143-103 Mountain West) while winning four Mountain West titles and making the Sweet Sixteen twice.
San Diego State has yet to comment on the investigation, but Campus Sports will update this story as any new information becomes available.
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