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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