The NCAA has opened an investigation into the College of Michigan’s soccer crew for allegedly “signal stealing,” YahooSports reported Thursday.
The investigation of the Michigan Wolverines reportedly facilities round NCAA Bylaw 11.6.1 which states, “Off-campus, in-person scouting of future opponents (in the identical season) is prohibited, in keeping with a report by YahooSports. Though signal stealing shouldn’t be technically prohibited beneath NCAA bylaws, if Michigan used in-person scouting to perform its purpose, it might be a violation, in keeping with the report.
“Late Wednesday afternoon, the Large Ten Convention and College of Michigan had been notified by the NCAA that the NCAA was investigating allegations of signal stealing by the College of Michigan soccer program,” the Large Ten Convention stated in a press release. “The Large Ten Convention has notified Michigan State College and future opponents. The Large Ten Convention considers the integrity of competitors to be of utmost significance and can proceed to watch the investigation.”
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Michigan Head Coach Jim Harbaugh denied any involvement within the state of affairs and denied having any info on alleged signal stealing. (Prime Staffer For Center Tennessee State Soccer Arrested After Allegedly Exposing Himself To A Minor)
“I do not need any data or info concerning the College of Michigan soccer program illegally stealing indicators, nor have I directed any workers member or others to take part in an off-campus scouting task,” he stated in a press release.
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The College of Michigan and Harbaugh have already been in sizzling water with the NCAA after an investigation into the Wolverines’ Covid-era recruiting practices, which resulted in Harbaugh being suspended for 3 video games.
Michigan is at present ranked quantity two within the AP faculty soccer rankings and can face bitter rival Michigan State on Saturday.