FourFour Two: Duke Football is in trouble with the NCAA

The NCAA is investigating the North Carolina football program for allegedly recruiting underage players.

The NCAA announced Tuesday it would hold a public hearing Thursday on the issue.

It comes amid a national debate over whether recruiting underage athletes is acceptable.

Duke was among the schools that had its football program suspended by the NCAA earlier this month for failing to meet recruiting standards.

The school’s new head coach, David Cutcliffe, apologized to the NCAA and the players for the situation.

The investigation will focus on the conduct of recruits from Duke’s 2013 recruiting class.

Duke’s recruiting program, which includes some of the country’s top recruits, has been under scrutiny since a leaked video was made public by former Duke star running back Dalvin Cook in which he discussed a sex game between players.

Cook had his scholarship suspended after he admitted to engaging in the sex acts with a recruit in a dorm room and a school official.

The case is one of several that the NCAA has been investigating in recent years.

The NCAA last month issued a series of guidelines that included limiting the number of recruits eligible to attend a school and mandating that schools report any violations to the federal government.

Duke, which has a national title in 2017, was not among the school’s 10-win teams in 2017.

The new hearing is the latest development in the ongoing NCAA probe.

Duke coach David Cutwell announced on Monday he would step down after the 2016 season.

The investigation was started after the NCAA released a list of potential violations by Duke in 2015.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.