The NCAA will investigate four University of the District of Columbia athletic teams, concentrating on student eligibility for the 1989-90 seasons. John Britton, UDC director of student affairs, and Tommy Waters, assistant to the president, verified the investigation will take place next Thursday and Friday.

The Washington Times reported yesterday an NCAA investigation into the eligibility of athletes on the football and men's and women's basketball teams dating to 1982 will take place.

But, said Waters, who also has been serving as interim athletic director since previous interim AD Leo Miles was fired last summer, "We have had no indication this investigation will involve any teams back in the early '80s. As far as we know, this is a preliminary investigation involving alleged violations of our football, men and women's basketball teams and the track teams of 1989 and 1990. It has nothing to do with past years."

Britton said the investigation is a result of a "self-report" submitted by university officials to the NCAA following an extensive audit of athletic financial affairs.

As the result of eligibility problems, the university's athletic program consistently has come under fire. The football program was suspended by Miles earlier this year after only 30 players were certified as eligible for the 1990 fall season. Coach Bobby Frazier was fired.

The basketball team forfeited 11 games during the 1988-89 season because of an ineligible player, and longtime coach Wil Jones was reassigned to another department. The women's team had to forfeit the final 10 games of the 1989-90 season after it was discovered only four players were eligible. Coach William (Doc) Robinson was fired. Robinson has maintained the university was at fault and has taken legal action.

"It is true they {NCAA} are looking into our eligibility situation. We are trying to find out ourselves what is going on," Britton said. "We just know we received a phone call and they informed us they would be coming out to see us Thursday. Beyond that, we don't know exactly what they are looking for or targeting. We do know what sports are involved."