By Sam Parsons
The Iowa Racing and Gaming Administration has launched a formal investigation into the University of Iowa’s athletics department after reports of potential violations regarding sports wagering.
In a news release, the University said that as part of the investigation, they have “received information” about a total of 111 individuals, including 26 student-athletes from the baseball, football, men’s basketball, men’s track and field, and men’s wrestling teams, as well as one full-time employee in the University’s athletics department. They said that the “vast majority” of the individuals are student-staff, former student athletes, or those with no connection to UI athletics, and that the list does not include any current or former coaches.
The University says they are fully cooperating with the investigation and have alerted the NCAA of potential violations. They have also hired outside counsel to assist in the investigative process.