In a statement from Mizzou Athletics, the department said they are investigating allegations of academic rules violations.

According to the statement, the university has also informed the NCAA, and is working with them to investigate further.

"While we recognize that there will be many questions regarding this situation, these investigations take time to ensure that we do it the right way," said Athletic Director Jim Sterk. "As always, our mission is to uphold the highest standard of academic performance and ensure the proper conduct with all of our programs."

The full statement can be read here.