Missouri looking into possible academic rules violations

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COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) _ Meanwhile, Missouri says it is reviewing allegations of possible academic rules violations made by a former tutor in the athletic department.

The university says it has notified the NCAA, which is working with the school on the investigation. The release did not reveal what the allegations are or which teams might be involved.

Statement from Mizzou Athletics

The University of Missouri has received allegations of potential academic rules violations by a former tutor in the Athletics Academic Services area. Consistent with our commitment to rules compliance and to operating our athletics program with integrity, we are conducting a review of the allegations. We also have informed the NCAA who is working with us on this matter. To protect the integrity of the review process, we will not comment further at this time.

Director of Athletics Jim Sterk

“While we recognize that there will be many questions regarding this situation, these investigations take time to ensure that we do it the right way. As always, our mission is to uphold the highest standard of academic performance and ensure the proper conduct with all of our programs.”

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