Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore involved in Iowa NCAA recruiting violation

The University of Iowa may have beaten undefeated Michigan State this weekend, but the Hawkeyes involved in an NCAA recruiting violation with Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore as the culprits. The Des Moines Register is reporting that athletic officials allowed high school recruits to meet the Hollywood couple when they attended a Hawkeye football game last month.
The NCAA prohibits recruits from meeting any individuals associated with university athletics. Although Kutcher is not an Iowa alumni, he is a big fan and supporter of the school. One of the recruits, Marcus Paige tweeted the picture he took with Ashton and said, “What better way to celebrate a birthday than to meet a cool guy like Ashton?”

The recruits are also have said to have met with former Iowa basketball players. Iowa is ewaiting to hear the NCAA’s response in their internal investigation.

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Indiana defensive back suspended for tweeting

Indiana defensive back Andre Kates was suspended for some controversial tweeting. Kates announced he was suspeneded for the Northwestern Indiana game on Twitter:

I’m suspended for the game 2morrow for my Tweets and Facebook being Media attention and also a distraction toward Him!”

The him Kates is referring to is Indiana coach Bill Lynch. The Hoosiers lost to Northwestern 20-17.

This is the first time a player has been suspended due to Twitter, but many school have banned players from using the social media site during season including: Boise State, Texas Tech and Miami.

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Notre Dame students plan to rush the field after Utah game

Historically, Notre Dame has been a football dynasty, but in recent years the Fighting Irish have been on the decline. Notre Dame is on track to beat the school’s all time losing record in a four-year span. Assuming Notre Dame loses to 4-3 Tulsa this Saturday, the Fighting Irish will break the record on the following home game, November 13 against No.8 Utah. While The Gipper may be rolling over in his grave, Notre Dame seniors are embracing the all time losing record. The Notre Dame Observer posted this letter to the editor asking students to rush the field after the Utah loss:

The senior class is on the brink of an achievement that has never been accomplished. Assuming (and this is a big assumption) that the football team beats Tulsa this weekend, the game against Utah will be our chance to break the record for most losses in a four-year period, previously held by the Class of 1964. When we get steamrolled by Utah on Nov. 13, we will officially be the losingest class in Notre Dame History. That day will also be Senior Day, a day that the senior class is allowed on the field at the end of the game. The senior class should not walk on field, but storm the field in celebration of its four seasons as spectators in the student section. The senior class should show its thanks and appreciation for a record-breaking four seasons by storming the field at the closing of the loss to Utah on Nov. 13.



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75% of college athletes take money from agents

Former NFL agent Josh Luchs dropped a bombshell in a recent Sports Illustrated article, admitting he paid college athletes money in hopes of signing them.

Luchs names over 30 players he allgedly bribed including Super Bowl MVP Santonio Holmes and New Orleans Saints tight end Jeremy Shockey. Ohio State opened an investigation on Holmes, who played for the Buckeyes from 2003-2006 . The college consulted with the NCAA and chose not to pursue the matter further.

While NCAA violations grab the headlines, veteran sports agent Ralph Cindrich said it is not as uncommon as you think. Cinrich told Pittsburgh’s 93.7 the Fan that 70% of college athletes take bribes.

I always had people around me telling me that I was highly naive, but I would suggest at this point that better than 70, 75 percent of the players have broken the rules

Cinrich remains adamant he has never violated any NCAA rules and believe the college recruiting culture must change.

I don’t think you can clean it up unless the whole system changes. I think it’s here and it’s always going to be here and it always was there. It just wasn’t as bad when I was coming through. Certainly, you didn’t have it in the same manner or fashion as you have it right now. … It does all start in college. It starts with coaches like [Nick] Saban out there, like [Urban] Meyer out there and the promises. Look, you don’t have to be a Rhodes scholar to know that when you go out into the parking lot of college players and you start seeing Range Rovers and Mercedes and all the rest that these guys didn’t pick it up in their summer employment.

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