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Hawkeyes say they won't be penalized for rules infraction


IOWA CITY (KWWL) -- The University of Iowa says the NCAA will not penalize them for violating rules by allowing two basketball recruits to meet with celebrities.

Officials say the NCAA ruled that the actions by Iowa staffers were both unintentional and accidental and are "secondary" in nature.

The Hawkeyes say that Josh Oglesby and Marcus Paige have been fully cleared.

Published reports in September and October quoted Josh Oglesby, a senior at Cedar Rapids Washington High School, and Marcus Paige, a junior at Linn-Mar High School, as saying they met Ashton Kucher and Demi Moore at the Iowa-Iowa State football game in September.

Senior associate athletic director Mark Abbott says Iowa reported the infraction to the NCAA after an internal investigation.

The school's report said the recruits also met two former Hawkeyes basketball players that day.

NCAA rules prohibit recruits from contact with individuals considered to represent a university's athletic interests.

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