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IU reported 21 violations to NCAA during recent 12-month period

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From April 1, 2019 through March 31, 2020, IU reported nearly two dozen minor infractions to the NCAA, per open records request filed by CQ

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Indiana University’s athletic department self-reported 21 NCAA violations between April 1, 2019 and March 31, 2020, according to a document obtained by Crimson Quarry through an open records request.

The infractions turned in by Indiana were mostly viewed as minor or unintentional missteps by the NCAA, which took action in only a few of the cases reported during the window. Even in those instances where the NCAA did act, the cases are nothing that will cause you to fall out of your chair. Overall, the list illustrates the weird collection of rules that college coaches and administrators nationwide must follow.

Baseball, swimming and men’s soccer were involved in four cases, football reported three infractions, while men’s basketball and women’s basketball reported one apiece.

Here’s how the violations break down:

FOOTBALL

Date submitted: 8/22/2019
Summary of facts: The institution’s men’s football program provided electronic correspondence to a prospective student athlete prior to the first permissible date.
Institutional action: Rules Education; Institution precluded the men’s football program from providing recruiting materials/correspondence to the involved prospective student-athlete for two weeks once it became permissible to send such recruiting materials.
NCAA action: N/A

Date submitted: 9/12/2019
Summary of facts: The institution’s non-coaching staff member with sport-specific responsibilities initiated an outgoing phone call to a prospective student-athlete.
Institutional action: Rules education
NCAA action: N/A (Note that relief from the standard penalty was provided in this instance)

Date submitted: 9/25/2019
Summary of facts: The institution’s men’s football graduate assistant coach performed coaching duties for two weeks while enrolled less than full-time
Institutional action: Rules Education; Institution will revamp the full-time enrollment report to track on graduate assistants.
NCAA action: N/A

MEN’S BASKETBALL

Date submitted: 10/16/2019
Summary of facts: The institution’s men’s basketball program arranged a photoshoot in view of the general public during an official visit.
Institutional action: Rules Education; Institution reduced the number of recruiting-person days by two.
NCAA action: N/A (Future similar violations could result in more significant penalties.)

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

Date submitted: 8/30/2019
Summary of facts: The institution’s women’s basketball program conducted a team camp that did not include a required skill instructional segment.
Institutional action: Rules Education; Institution is revamping the camp/clinic pre-approval process; and issued a letter of reprimand to the involved institutional staff member.
NCAA action: N/A

BASEBALL

Date submitted: 5/28/2019
Summary of facts: The institution’s baseball student-athlete’s parents received special seating in the institution’s baseball suite during three home baseball series.
Institutional action: Rules education
NCAA action: N/A

Date submitted: 9/12/2019
Summary of facts: The institution’s men’s baseball program paid for a non-family member on a prospective student athlete’s official visit.
Institutional action: Rules Education; Institution instructed prospective student-athlete (PSA) repay the value of the impermissible benefit to a charity of choice.
NCAA action: Letter of admonishment to the involved institutional staff member(s).

Date submitted: 11/5/2019
Summary of facts: The institution’s baseball program improperly used the men’s baseball student-athletes’ name, image and likeness.
Institutional action: Rules Education; Institution required the men’s baseball program to remove the video from social media.
NCAA action: N/A

Date submitted: 12/2/2019
Summary of facts: The father of a men’s baseball student-athlete improperly used the name, image and likeness of the student-athlete.
Institutional action: Rules Education; Institution required the student-athlete’s father to remove the photo of the student-athlete.
NCAA action: N/A

SWIMMING

Date submitted: 6/5/2019
Summary of facts: The institution’s swimming and diving volunteer coach initiated an outgoing phone call to a prospective student-athlete.
Institutional action: Rules Education; Institution precluded the swimming and diving program from initiating phone calls to the involved prospective student-athlete for two weeks.
NCAA action: N/A

Date submitted: 6/4/2019
Summary of facts: The institution’s swimming and diving program, who own and operate a permissible local sports club, were not being charged the facility rental fee for the use of the institutional facility during the local sports club’s activities.
Institutional action: Rules Education; Institution will require the local sports club to pay the facility rental fee in accordance with institutional policies for renting facilities to third parties.
NCAA action: N/A

Date submitted: 10/22/2019
Summary of facts: The institution’s swimming and diving program permitted two student-athletes to practice prior to signing the NCAA required forms.
Institutional action: Rules education
NCAA action: N/A

Date submitted: 2/4/2020
Summary of facts: The institution’s men’s and women’s swimming associate head coach had telephone conversations with several student-athletes enrolled at another four-year institution.
Institutional action: Rules education
NCAA action: The institution is required to preclude the men’s and women’s swimming and diving coaching staff from all recruiting activities (e.g., contacts, evaluations, correspondence) with any prospective student-athlete for two weeks.

MEN’S SOCCER

Date submitted: 6/5/2019
Summary of facts: The institution’s men’s soccer program permitted offcampus contact between the parents of a current student-athlete and a prospective student-athlete and his parents during an official visit
Institutional action: Rules education
NCAA action: N/A (Future similar violations may result in additional penalties)

Date submitted: 7/1/2019
Summary of facts: The institution’s men’s soccer program permitted a former student-athlete to participate in meals off campus during a prospective student-athlete’s official visit.
Institutional action: Rules education
NCAA action: N/A (Future similar violations may result in additional penalties)

Date submitted: 1/27/2020
Summary of facts: The institution’s men’s soccer program conducted end-of-year individual meetings with men’s soccer student-athlete during the week prior to the institution’s final examination period.
Institutional action: N/A
NCAA action: The institution should be required to reduce countable athletically related activities for the involved student-athletes by twice the amount of time of the impermissible activity.

WOMEN’S TENNIS

Date submitted: 6/5/2019
Summary of facts: The institution’s assistant women’s tennis coach had impermissible social media contact with an NLI signee from another institution who had not been released from her NLI.
Institutional action: Rules education
NCAA action: $500 fine

Date submitted: 5/29/2019
Summary of facts: The institution’s women’s tennis program permitted two student-athletes to engage in hosting duties during a required seven-day discretionary period.
Institutional action: Rules Education; Institution required the women’s tennis program to provide two days off to the involved student-athletes during the first week of the team’s playing and practice season.
NCAA action: N/A

VOLLEYBALL

Date submitted: 9/17/2019
Summary of facts: The institution’s women’s assistant volleyball coach evaluated a prospective student-athlete’s contest during a quiet period.
Institutional action: Rules Education; Institution is requiring women’s volleyball staff to count the impermissible evaluation of the involved prospective student-athlete (PSA) and reducing the remaining recruiting opportunities by one.
NCAA action: N/A

WOMEN’S SOCCER

Date submitted: 3/10/2020
Summary of facts: The institution’s head women’s soccer coach promoted a local club team on social media.
Institutional action: Rules education
NCAA action: N/A

OTHER

In a separate violation submitted on Feb. 20, 2020, the men’s soccer, field hockey, women’s soccer and water polo programs were reported for not obtaining parent signatures for athletes under the age of 18 on drug testing consent forms prior to practice/competition. There was no NCAA action.