Tom Witosky of the DES MOINES REGISTER breaks the news today that the University of Iowa has admitted to NCAA recruiting violations resulting from contact between two basketball recruits and Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore.
On Sept. 15, the NCAA sent a letter to the Univ. of Iowa accusing the school’s basketball program of allowing the meeting on Sept. 11 between basketball recruits Marcus Paige and Josh Oglesby and the actors. On Oct. 1, after an internal investigation, Iowa confirmed that such meetings took place.
Paige and Oglesby met Kutcher, a Univ. of Iowa supporter, and Moore on a football weekend in Iowa City. Paige later Tweeted a photo of himself and Kutcher while Oglesby subsequently told a reporter from a recruiting website about the visit. The Paige Twitter photo and published report of Oglesby’s comments is what set the NCAA’s investigation of impropriety in motion.
But why is meeting Kutcher and Moore an NCAA violation? (Neither are U of I graduates or have any formal ties to the school.) Read more…