Posted: May 31, 2012 7:57 PM by Breanna Roy (KPAX News)
Updated: Jun 1, 2012 6:43 AM
MISSOULA- University of Montana President Royce Engstrom says the National Collegiate Athletic Association has already visited campus as part of its investigation. But he says the NCAA has yet to tell him what aspect of the football team investigators are examining.
Engstrom received notice from the NCAA back on January 30th and he told reporter Breanna Roy Thursday that a week or so after that two people with the NCAA met with him in his office at Main Hall. But Engstrom says they didn't interview him.
They did review what's been stated in the letter, that the NCAA would be investigating possible violations of the football program, without stating specifics. Engstrom says while he wasn't expecting the investigation, he also wasn't entirely surprised by it.
"I have to say, honestly, with the visibility that this issue has gotten both here in Missoula and beyond Missoula, I guess it shouldn't come as a big surprise that the NCAA would want to ask some questions, so in one way I was surprised, but not completely."
When asked if he was aware of any other outside investigations of the university, Engstrom told us that we are now aware of all three probes that he knows about. The other two involve the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Department of Education.
The NCAA said it would have a status report on the investigation in July.