The NCAA is investigating potential rules violations by Rich Rodriguez during his time at West Virginia, according to ESPN.com.
West Virginia University officials confirmed on Tuesday that NCAA investigators have recently interviewed university officials about potential rules violations involving the Mountaineers’ football program.
West Virginia officials wouldn’t comment on the specifics of the allegations, but a source close to the situation said the allegations center on former Mountaineers coach and current Michigan coach Rich Rodriguez.
Michigan is currently under investigation for alleged NCAA rules violations concerning the amount of time players spend on football-related activities.
“The NCAA has met with individuals involved with the West Virginia football program to identify any potential rules violations,” school officials said in a statement, released on Tuesday. “The university has fully cooperated with the NCAA during this process. West Virginia University and its department of intercollegiate athletics is committed to operating its athletics department in conformance with the legislation and policies of the NCAA and the Big East Conference.”
Michael Fragale, West Virginia’s assistant athletics director for communications, said neither athletics director Ed Pastilong nor football coach Bill Stewart would comment on the NCAA inquiry. He would not specify when NCAA investigators visited the university.
More on this when details come. Ugh.