Monday, May 8, 2023

Gambling scandals at the University of Iowa and Iowa State

Des Moines Register:

The University of Iowa said in a Monday-afternoon statement that 111 individuals had been flagged in the investigation, including 26 student-athletes in baseball, football, men’s basketball, men’s track and field and wrestling, plus one full-time employee in the UI athletics department.

Speculation about the sports-wagering investigation began to swirl publicly that day, when four Iowa baseball players were mysteriously missing from the dugout for a weekend series against Ohio State. That list included ... the best offensive player on [the] Hawkeye team that is positioned for the program’s first NCAA regional bid since 2017.

Iowa State is being investigated, too:

Iowa State issued a one-paragraph statement on the alleged gambling violations. It said the 15 Cyclones athletes suspected of involvement are from the football, wrestling and track teams.

It's been less than a week since a gambling scandal at Alabama