At least four members of the
The students, who were not identified by the school, allegedly submitted multiple papers and homework assignments that they did not author.
Other media reports identify the accused players as cornerback KeiVarae Russell, wide receiver DaVaris Daniels, defensive end Ishaq Williams and linebacker Kendall Moore.
The school became aware of the alleged misconduct on July 29, and has since notified the
"Integrity is at the heart of our mission and academic misconduct will not be tolerated at Notre Dame," Rev. John Jenkins, the university's president, said in a statement. "If the suspected improprieties are proven, we will use the experience to reinforce among our students the importance of honesty in all that they do. We are also examining ways of better conveying to students that they can avail themselves of legitimate academic assistance without resorting to cheating."
If Notre Dame determines the misconduct would have made the student's ineligible to play in previous seasons, the school said it plans to vacate any wins from those contests.
The team appeared in the