NCAA officials have called a 2 p.m. conference call today to discuss a decision by the Committee on Infractions regarding LSU.
There is no official comment from the NCAA regarding what the call will be about. But LSU chancellor Michael Martin said “I believe we’re going to come out of it in pretty good shape,” Tuesday morning at a breakfast speaking engagement.
The most recent investigation into LSU recruiting violations stemmed from the recruitment of former football signee Akiem Hicks in 2009.
That year, LSU self-reported violations regarding Hicks’ recruitment. In December 2010, the school received a Notice of Allegations from the NCAA stating that it did not find LSU committed any additional violations other than those the school uncovered concerning Hicks and his recruitment by former LSU assistant coach D.J. McCarthy.
LSU penalized itself two scholarships for the 2011 recruiting class and the 2011 season and also trimmed an unspecified number of recruiting visits from the 2010-11 recruiting season.
Hicks, a defensive lineman from Elk Grove, Calif., never played a down for the Tigers. He left the program in January 2010. McCarthy resigned from LSU in December 2009.
More to come.