Iowa State: NCAA case started with basketball aide

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April 10th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State says its discovery of NCAA recruiting violations started when men’s basketball coach Fred Hoiberg ran into an assistant at an AAU basketball game in 2011. The university released the 590-page report Wednesday that it sent to the NCAA last week. The university has asked for a punishment of two years’ probation.

The report says Hoiberg asked assistant Keith Moore why he was present at the game in apparent violation of NCAA rules and whether he’d been contacting recruits. The report says Moore admitted he had, and the university fired him the next day and started an internal investigation. Moore couldn’t immediately be reached.

The report says an audit of telephone and text messaging found “a significant number of recruiting communication violations involving most of its sports programs.”