Report: SDSU men's hoops under investigation

Posted at 7:06 AM, Sep 16, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-16 10:06:05-04

San Diego State's basketball program is under investigation by the NCAA for potential rules violations, according to a report by CBS Sports.

Citing sources it didn't identify, CBS Sports says the potential violations include possible improper benefits to recruits.

SDSU coach Steve Fisher and athletic director Jim Sterk didn't immediately return The Associated Press' calls seeking comment.

The school issued this statement:

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. Members of the NCAA staff confirmed for the University that they have not commenced a formal investigation.

Prior to the media report today, 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.

Fisher was hired by SDSU in 1999, two years after he was fired by Michigan because of the program's involvement with booster Ed Martin. Following an NCAA investigation, the school vacated its participation in the Final Four in 1992 and 1993.

Fisher coached Michigan to the 1989 national title.

Fisher has turned the once-moribund Aztecs into a perennial Top 25 and NCAA tournament team, including reaching the Sweet 16 twice in the past five seasons.