Report: Iowa State Facing "Major Infractions"

By Michael Citro on April 11, 2013 at 2:08p

After an Ames Tribune open records request, the newspaper is reporting that an Iowa State self-investigation has turned up three years worth of impermissable phone calls and text messages across multiple sports. The Tribune is reporting that the calls and texts

“constitute a major infractions case,” according to the summary disposition report ISU submitted to the NCAA.

The story implicates six current and former members of the football and basketball staffs: current football assistants Shane Burnham and Bill Bleil, former football assistants Bobby Elliott and Luke Wells, and former men’s basketball staffers Daniyal Robinson and Keith Moore.

According to ISU's self report:

“The athletics department failed to adequately monitor its sports programs and educate its coaches regarding telephone communication with prospective student-athletes.”

This story will bear watching, if/when the NCAA ever deals with its increasing backlog of high profile cases (cough*Miami*cough).


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cal3713's picture

I guess we'd already know if Chizik were implicated...

hodge's picture

Hopefully we don't see Herman implicated here...

Baroclinicity's picture

Wonder if Iowa fans were wishing it was them so they could have a reason to jettison Ferentz.

When you're holding a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

bigbadbuck's picture

maybe the Iowa fans would hope something like this would happen just so there would be a modicum of excitement surrounding their program..........cause it's sounding as if it's not going to be provided by their football team

Gentlemen, you can't fight in here, its a war room

abrahajc's picture

but but but but but....craft's foot was OVER the line :(

lljjgg's picture

Any chance of an Allen Lazard flip? lol.

BuckeyeRick's picture

It doesn't say anything about Tom Herman, right? He came here from Iowa State.

OSUStu's picture

The story names six individuals.  Herman is not one of them.  Hopefully, nothing turns up on him during further investigation.

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