Four Notre Dame starters were dismissed from the school for academic fraud after an internal investigation this summer was completed, Fox Sports reported Friday.
Wide receiver DaVaris Daniels, defensive back KeiVarae Russell, defensive lineman Ishaq Williams and linebacker Kendall Moore were investigated by Notre Dame.
A year ago, starting quarterback Everett Golson was suspended for the 2013 season after he was caught cheating on an exam. However, he was allowed to return to Notre Dame for the winter semester and is back as the starter.
It is not clear if the four players dismissed in the recent investigation will be allowed to return to the school.
Notre Dame, No. 17 in the USA Today coaches poll, opens the season Aug. 30 against Rice.