List: Iowa athletics secondary violations since 2009

Published: November 1 2010 | 12:59 pm - Updated: 31 March 2014 | 7:35 am in

The University of Iowa athletics department has reported 13 secondary violations since 2009. Here's a list of them:

  • Volleyball — January-August, 2009. Two student-athletes used the UI Field House for  paid lessons during the spring and summer of 2009. The players said they were unaware of the violation but immediately were ruled ineligible. PENALTY: The players donated the money earned from the lessons to the Ronald McDonald House and were reinstated. (Secondary violation)
  • Volleyball — Summer, 2009. One student-athlete used the UI Field House for  paid lessons during the summer of 2009. The player said she was unaware of the violation but immediately was ruled ineligible. PENALTY: She donated the money earned from the lessons to the Ronald McDonald House and was reinstated. (Secondary violation)
  • Softball — Sept. 2, 2009. An assistant coach inadvertently sent an e-mail to a high school sophomore, whose name appeared on the wrong year in the softball database. The coach reported the violation to the head coach and compliance staff. PENALTY: The softball staff updated the database, and the assistant coach received a letter of admonishment. Softball coaches cannot send recruiting materials to the softball player for two weeks when she is eligible to receive recruiting materials. (Secondary violation)
  • Football — Sept. 20, 2009. The program committed a telephone violation because of a canceled official visit. No penalty. (Reported to Big Ten)
  • Women's golf — Oct. 2, 2009. During official visits the weekend of Oct. 2-4, the head coach paid cost of meals for student-athletes not hosting recruits. On Oct. 3, the coach paid for a student-athlete's meal when the potential recruit didn't attend a scheduled meal. PENALTY: The student-athletes then donated the cost of the meals to a local charity, and the coach received a letter of admonishment. (Secondary violation)
  • Women's cross-country — Dec. 1, 2009. The head coach called a parent of a potential junior recruit on June 30, one day before it was permissible. PENALTY: The coaching staff was not allowed to have telephone contact with recruits for two weeks, and a letter of admonishment sent to head coach. (Secondary violation)
  • Women's soccer — Dec. 15, 2009. An assistant coach sent non-recruitment e-mails without a questionnaire to eight potential sophomore recruits. PENALTY: The coaching staff is precluded from sending recruiting materials to the potential recruits for two weeks when they are eligible to receive those materials. (Secondary violation)
  • Women's soccer — Jan. 4, 2010. During the recruiting week of Aug. 2-6, the head coach made two telephone calls to inform a potential recruit of a change in practice venue. PENALTY: Coaching staff was not allowed to make calls during the following two recruiting calling opportunities and coach received letter of admonishment. (Secondary violation)
  • Women's track — Feb. 11, 2010. An assistant coach sent a mass e-mail to potential recruits, which included a 2012 high school recruit. PENALTY: The coaching staff is precluded from sending recruiting materials to the potential recruit for two weeks when she is eligible to receive those materials. The recruiting database was updated and a letter of admonishment issued for the coach. (Secondary violation)
  • Field hockey — Feb. 20, 2010. An assistant coach sent a text message to a potential recruit while she was on an unofficial visit in an attempt to reach the coaching staff which was with her at the time. PENALTY: The assistant coach was prohibited from recruiting for one week and received letter of admonishment. The potential recruit was ruled ineligible but her reinstatement is requested. (Secondary violation)
  • Women's track — July 10, 2010. An assistant coach sent numerous text messages and phone calls to a potential recruit who also was a family friend. The assistant coach claimed the pre-existing relationship predated the recruiting situation. PENALTY: The potential recruit was deemed ineligible to compete at Iowa, and the coaching staff was not allowed to recruit her anymore. The assistant coach was prohibited from recruiting for two weeks and the text message function was disabled on her school-issued cell phone for eight weeks. The assistant coach was issued letter of reprimand. (Secondary violation)
  • Football — Summer, 2010. A video showing student-athlete summer workouts appeared briefly on the athletics department's public Website, which could be viewed by the public and the program's coaching staff. PENALTY: Compliance staff issued letters of admonishment and informed Iowa video staff that all new video productions must be approved by compliance staff in advance. (Secondary violation)
  • Men's basketball — Sept. 11, 2010. Two prospective recruits — one on an official visit, the other on an unofficial visit — spoke with former student-athletes and two celebrities during their visit. PENALTY: Undetermined (Secondary violation)

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