Iowa Accepts Volleyball Negotiated Resolution

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  1. RobHowe

    RobHowe Administrator

    UI Press Release

    IOWA CITY, Iowa – The University of Iowa Athletics Department acknowledges the report released today by the NCAA Committee on Infractions regarding violations committed by the UI’s volleyball program. The announcement of a level II Negotiated Resolution notice from the NCAA concludes the investigation.

    The NCAA agreed that the violations occurred even though current UI Athletics Department leadership exhibited appropriate institutional control and monitoring of its athletics program. The report also indicates that UI Athletics promptly acknowledged the violation, accepted responsibility, and imposed meaningful corrective measures.

    As part of the resolution, the Iowa volleyball program will serve a one-year probation period, beginning May 20, 2020, while UI Athletics has been fined $5,000. Iowa volleyball must vacate all wins during the 2017-18 and 2018-19 seasons (33 wins) and faces recruiting penalties during the one-year probation period.

    Mitigating factors involved in the settlement include Iowa Athletics acted promptly and responsibly to the initial notification, affirmative steps taken to expedite the final resolution, and the department’s established history of self-reporting Level III violations.

    “I want to thank Barbara Burke, deputy athletics director, Lyla Clerry, associate athletics director for compliance, and Liz Tovar, associate athletics director for Academic Student Services, along with our UI general counsel,” said Gary Barta, Henry B. and Patricia B. Tippie Director of Athletics Chair. “Their immediate and devoted attention and cooperation from the first day we were notified of possible infractions, played a vital role in the prompt and accepted resolution.

    “While we are disappointed in the isolated events, we appreciate the quick action of the NCAA in reaching this resolution. We accept these findings and will move forward under head coach Vicki Brown and her staff.”

    Brown was named interim head coach June 19, 2019, and was named permanent head coach Sept. 26, 2019. Brown joined the Iowa staff as associate head coach in April, 2017.

    Click HERE for the NCAA Committee on Infractions Report, which includes a detailed list of penalties and the complete negotiated resolution.
  2. HawkeyeDug

    HawkeyeDug Well-Known Member

    I expect the rulings that the Kansas and Duke Basketball programs will be vacating wins and paying fines will be coming down shortly as well. /s
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  3. BigD

    BigD Well-Known Member

    Just read the news on this. Very unfortunate for this to happen to the volley ball program.

    I actually don't follow the sport very closely but did attend a BYU Men's volleyball game here in Provo before the virus shut down all sports. It was actually very entertaining to watch and the Cougar fans were really into it. I didn't even know BYU was rated #2 in the nation at the time. They beat the #3 team in the country on the night I attended. It was pretty loud in their volleyball auditorium.
  4. BigD

    BigD Well-Known Member

    Would you like to borrow and ax? I will even sharpen it up nice and sharp for you. :eek::cool::D