The Iowa State athletics department was hit with huge, sweeping sanctions by the NCAA late last week after all 18 of the school’s athletics programs were found to have made impermissible phone calls to recruits.
The full report, outlining over 1,800 impermissible calls, can be found here, but our focus will be on swimming.
Between July of 2008 and April of 2011, there were 121 phone calls made to 64 recruits by teams in the “miscellaneous sports category” that includes wrestling, women’s swimming, women’s soccer, women’s gymnastics, women’s golf, and women’s volleyball. 111 of those calls were not logged as to be tracked for permissibility of NCAA rules.
The additional 10 calls were singled out for specifically more heinous violations, one of which belonged to swimming. In September of 2010, a “women’s swimming and diving coach” made one call to a prospect who had already been called one time in the legislated time period.
Iowa State already placed a one-week sanction on their women’s swimming program in 2011, where coaches were barred from initiating contact with recruits, they were hit with a second week-long sanction by the NCAA, which expired on Saturday, September 7th. This means that if you were expecting a call from the Iowa State coaches last week, this is why it never came.
The full 2013-2014 schedule for Iowa State, who finished 5th at last year’s Big 12 Championship meet, can be seen below:
|Fri, Oct 04||Intra Squad||Ames, Iowa||6:00 p.m.|
|Sat, Oct 12||Nebraska||Lincoln, Neb.||1:00 p.m.|
|Fri, Oct 18||South Dakota State||Brookings, S.D.||6:00 p.m.|
|Sat, Oct 19||South Dakota||Vermillion, S.D.||1:00 p.m.|
|Fri, Nov 01||Nebraska-Omaha||Omaha, Neb.||6:00 p.m.|
|Fri, Nov 08||TCU *||Ames, Iowa||5:00 p.m.|
| Fri, Nov 22 –
Sun, Nov 24
|Kansas Invitational (Swimmers Only)||Topeka, Kan.||All Day|
| Fri, Dec 06 –
Sun, Dec 08
|Iowa Invitational (Divers Only)||Iowa City, Iowa||All Day|
|Fri, Dec 13||Iowa (Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Series)||Ames, Iowa||6:00 p.m.|
| Wed, Jan 01 –
Wed, Jan 08
|Georgia Diving Invite & Winter Training||Athens, Ga.||All Day|
| Sat, Jan 04 –
Sat, Jan 11
|Winter Training (Swimmers Only)||Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.||All Day|
|Fri, Jan 17||Illinois||Ames, Iowa||4:00 p.m.|
|Sat, Jan 25||UNI||Cedar Falls, Iowa||1:00 p.m.|
|Sat, Feb 01||Ohio||Athens, Ohio||12:00 p.m.|
|Sat, Feb 01||West Virginia *||Athens, Ohio||12:00 p.m.|
|Fri, Feb 07||Kansas *||Ames, Iowa||6:00 p.m.|
|Sat, Feb 08||Kansas (Senior Day) *||Ames, Iowa||10:00 a.m.|
| Wed, Feb 26 –
Sat, Mar 01
|Big 12 Women’s and Men’s Championship *||Austin, Texas||All Day|
|Sun, Mar 02||Last Chance Meet||Austin, Texas||TBA|
| Mon, Mar 10 –
Wed, Mar 12
|NCAA Zone ‘D’ Diving Championships||Minneapolis, Minn.||All Day|
| Thu, Mar 20 –
Sat, Mar 22
|NCAA Women’s Championships||Minneapolis, Minn.||All Day|