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Moore told university investigators he knew he had to reduce contact with AAU players, but wasn’t clear on NCAA rules governing texting and didn’t view his contacts as recruiting. He did not respond to inquiries from NCAA investigators, and has not granted interviews.

The university said it stopped recruiting players Moore had contacted (Jok has committed to Iowa), and relieved him of his duties. Its report characterizes the violations as inadvertent and not an attempt to gain advantage.

Malchow said the department has decided it will no longer allow former players to work with specific teams as they finish degrees.

“Their purpose is not to become a future coach. It’s to get a degree,” he said.


Associated Press Writer Barbara Rodriguez in Des Moines and freelance writer Alex Halsted in Ames contributed.