NCAA Pay Their Second Visit to MSU

NCAA investigators, after visiting Mississippi State a little over a month ago to talk to Mississippi State football players about several self-reported, secondary violations and several rumors involving MSU and other schools, very quietly came in and left Mississippi State this week after conducting their followup interviews.

Mississippi State Athletic Director Larry Templeton, who is currently out of town on business, said at the annual Bulldog Club meeting held on August 24th that he was hopeful the NCAA would come back in for their second visit sometime during the first two weeks of September.

According to Mississippi State Associate AD/Student Services Dr. David Boles, the NCAA, "came in this week and left this week."

As was the case during the first visit, "no coaches were interviewed", according to Dr. Boles.

Templeton, during the Bulldog Club meeting, said it was encouraging that, "(the NCAA) have not asked to talk to a coach."

Other than to say that, "we are working on issues", Dr. Boles could not elaborate on anything about the interviews because Mississippi State officials have an, "agreement with (the NCAA) that we aren't going to say anything."

Although Dr. Boles couldn't talk about who was interviewed or what was discussed during the interviews, Templeton said during the Bulldog Club meeting that when (the NCAA) came back it would be to talk to athletes about their recruitment.

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