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No biggie, but Iowa commits NCAA violation


The University of Iowa athletics department has strengthened procedures for reviewing promotional videos after the school committed a minor NCAA violation by showing football players going through summer workouts on a team website.

Associate Athletic Director Fred Mims said Thursday, employees involved in posting the material on last year were unaware that doing so would violate NCAA rules requiring summer weight-lifting and conditioning activities to be voluntary.

The rules prohibit teams from recording workouts for the purpose of telling players' coaches or teammates whether they participated. Iowa self-reported the violation last October after receiving an NCAA inquiry about it.

Mims said the athletics department has assigned a member of its compliance staff to review videos and other media presentations to make sure they comply with NCAA rules before they are launched.

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