Des Moines, Iowa The University of Iowa told the NCAA the school allowed two basketball recruits to meet celebrity Hawkeye fans Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore. Such a meeting would be a recruiting violation.
The recruits met the married movie stars at an Iowa-Iowa State football game in September and two former Iowa basketball players the same day, The Des Moines Register reported Sunday based on records obtained under Iowa’s public records law.
NCAA rules prohibit recruits from contact with individuals considered to represent a university’s athletic interests.
Iowa athletic director Gary Barta said the school “anticipates the NCAA will determine each to be unintentional secondary violations.”
The school’s report to the NCAA said the recruits met former Hawkeye basketball players Reggie Evans and Dean Oliver after a pickup game at Carver-Hawkeye Arena, then met Kutcher and Moore in a suite at Kinnick Stadium later that day.
The NCAA staff sent a letter to Iowa officials four days later after two prospective recruits (Josh Oglesby and Marcus Paige) were quoted in published reports saying they met with the former basketball players, along with Kutcher and Moore.