Iowa reveals sports wagering investigation extends beyond baseball, involves other programs including football and men's basketball
The Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission’s investigation extends beyond Iowa baseball. Athletes on the football, men’s basketball, men’s track and field, and wrestling teams are also named in the investigation, the school announced.
Iowa’s Office of Strategic Communication released a statement Monday. The University of Iowa and the Department of Athletics are fully cooperating with the investigation. The statement adds that the NCAA has been alerted and Iowa has hired outside counsel to assist in the investigation.
Iowa offered these details in the OSC’s statement:
The university has received information about 111 individuals.
This includes 26 current student-athletes from baseball, football, men’s basketball, men’s track and field, and wrestling, as well as one full-time employee of the UI Department of Athletics.
The vast majority of the individuals are student-staff, former student-athletes, or those with no connection to UI Athletics.
The list does not include any current or former coaches.
Iowa says the university was first notified of “potential criminal conduct related to sports wagering that also suggested possible NCAA violations” on May 2.
“The Board of Regents is aware of concerns related to online gambling involving individuals associated with the University of Iowa and Iowa State University. The Board of Regents and the universities will fully cooperate with any investigations related to these concerns. We are closely monitoring the situation and have confidence that University administrators at each institution will take all necessary steps to ensure ongoing compliance.”
The Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission’s investigation also includes 15 Iowa State athletes.