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NCAA Examining Arkansas Basketball Program

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) - The NCAA is investigating Arkansas' basketball program over possible recruiting violations involving student athletes in Mississippi.

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, relying on records obtained through a state Freedom of Information Act request, reported today that the NCAA wrote the university in December asking for information related to recruiting for the men's program.

The letter by LuAnn Humphrey, the associate director of enforcement with the NCAA, asked information about the probe not be passed along to the coaching staff.

Arkansas Athletic Director Jeff Long told the newspaper yesterday that there have been no allegations of wrongdoing. Coach John Pelphrey, who was on the road recruiting, could not be reached by the newspaper.

Information from: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette,

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