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No biggie, but Iowa commits NCAA violation

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IOWA CITY (KWWL) -

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 GoHawks.com 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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