UNLV officials would not reveal the contents of a letter of inquiry received from the NCAA Enforcement Staff and reported to contain 29 allegations of rules violations by the school's basketball program.
President Robert Maxson, interim Athletic Director Dennis Finfrock and university counsel Brad Booke confirmed Tuesday they received the letter but would not comment on the nature of the document.However, KVBC-TV reported that Coach Jerry Tarkanian wasn't implicated in the alleged rules violations. The allegations included lack of institutional control over the recruitment of Lloyd Daniels and mismanagement of scholarship funds, the station reported.
Six infractions reportedly named Assistant Coach Tim Grgurich.
Because the package containing the letter of inquiry didn't arrive from the NCAA headquarters in Overland Park, Kan., until after 4 p.m. PST Tuesday, university officials said they couldn't comment because they didn't have enough time to review the material.
"Because the document contains only allegations, UNLV will have no further comment until the (investigation) process is complete," Finfrock said.