The University of Notre Dame confirmed their “academic misconduct” investigation in a press release. The University will conduct a press conference at 6 p.m. at the Morris Inn. The press conference can be streamed via news.nd.edu and und.com. Here are some of the important portions of the release:
The University of Notre Dame is investigating suspected academic dishonesty on the part of several students, including four members of the football team. Because of the potential for NCAAviolations, the University notified the NCAA today, and the four football players will be held out of practice and competition until the conclusion of an ongoing investigation and the University honor code process.
Evidence that students had submitted papers and homework that had been written for them by others was initially detected at the end of the summer session, and referred to the compliance office in athletics on July 29.
That investigation is ongoing. If it determines that the student-athletes would have been ineligible during past competition, Notre Dame will voluntarily vacate any victories in which they participated.
Students who are subject to the investigation will remain enrolled until its conclusion.
The press release confirms that four members of the football team definitely were involved. However, it shows that these players have not been dismissed, yet. Finally, it confirms some of the worst news. Notre Dame will vacate wins if players are ruled ineligible.