NCAA says allegations against SDSU 'not substantiated'

San Diego State said that it has been notified by the NCAA that allegations made against the men's basketball program "were not substantiated."

"I am pleased that this confirms what I and our administration have known all along, that as a staff, we take great pride in representing San Diego State University and the men's basketball program, and conducting this program with the highest integrity," Aztecs coach Steve Fisher said.

The allegations became public in September following a report by CBSSports.com.

In its notification to the school, the NCAA stated in part, "Based on available information, the allegations were not substantiated, and it does not appear there is need for further inquiry."

Fisher, 70, has been the head coach at San Diego State since 1999 -- and has made the Aztecs program nationally relevant, advancing to six consecutive NCAA tournament appearances and going to a pair of Sweet 16s. San Diego State is struggling this season with a 9-6 overall mark.

Fisher was the head coach at Michigan and led the Wolverines to the 1989 national title. He was later fired because of the program's involvement with booster Ed Martin.