The NCAA is expected to announce its decision regarding an infractions case against Mississippi State's football program on Friday morning.
Mississippi State revealed last fall that it was working with the NCAA because of "potential recruiting irregularities." MSU receivers coach Angelo Mirando surprisingly resigned on Aug. 19 and the school announced the investigation days later, though it did not specifically link the two events.
Mississippi State disassociated from a booster in July because of "impermissible contact" with a recruit.
A Tennessee 7-on-7 football coach Byron De'Vinner has said he witnessed a payment of about $200 to a Mississippi State recruit and that Mirando knew about the payment.
The NCAA said in a statement on Thursday afternoon that it would not comment on the decision until Friday's conference.