OGDEN -- The NCAA is investigating "potential academic issues involving Weber State football student-athletes," the school announced Wednesday.
Sources familiar with the situation told the Standard-Examiner that interviews with football players were being conducted by the NCAA beginning Tuesday regarding potential academic fraud connected to math classes.
"The University and the Department of Athletics became aware of the potential issues in late spring of 2013," according to WSU's statement. "After an initial investigation, Weber State self-reported the matter to the NCAA. The institution is fully cooperating with the ongoing investigation. The NCAA requires complete confidentiality from university staff members, coaches and student-athletes during the investigation. No further comments may be made until the matter has been concluded."
The NCAA made a brief statement in an email in response to an inquiry by the Standard-Examiner on Wednesday morning.
"Due to rules put in place by our members, we cannot comment on current, pending or potential investigations," NCAA associate director of public and media relations Emily Potter wrote.