ESPN.com is reporting that Mississippi State is being investigated by the NCAA in regards to the recruiting practices of former assistant coach Angelo Mirando, who resigned on Sunday for what he called “unforeseen personal issues.”
Joe Schad tweeted that Mirando left “in wake of [an] ongoing NCAA investigation into his recruitment of at least one Bulldogs player.” The school sent out a statement that did not confirm an investigation, nor did it name Mirando, but it did say this:
“Over the last several months, Mississippi State has worked in cooperation with the N.C.A.A. to examine a potential recruiting irregularity. We are nearing the end of this examination, and it is our intent to provide additional details when it is complete.”
The NCAA has given confirmation that the issue is being looked into. In an email to the Journal, an NCAA spokesperson wrote, “We can confirm the university’s statement. The NCAA and Mississippi State are working cooperatively regarding this matter, but we have no further comment.”
I sent an FOIA request to MSU this afternoon seeking information on Mirando and a possible investigation and hope to receive that information soon.