IOWA CITY, Iowa – The Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission, according to a report by Darren Rovell from the Action Network, is investigating the University of Iowa baseball team after players were withheld from the team’s series against Ohio State this past weekend.
This news comes in the wake of the Iowa Athletic Department announcing this past Friday that some student-athletes would be withheld from upcoming games “due to a potential violation.”
Sophomore Keaton Anthony, who is one of Iowa’s top hitters, didn’t play in all three games against Ohio State.
It has been reported that as many as four Iowa baseball players were withheld from the Ohio State series because of the investigation.
“The commission takes the integrity of gaming in the state seriously and is continuing to monitor the situation and will provide any additional information when able,” Brian Ohorilko, the director of gaming for the state’s commission, said to the Action Network.
The article said the Action Network received an e-mail from the Iowa Racing and Game Commission confirming that it was investigating the Iowa baseball team.
Iowa has declined to comment beyond saying there is an ongoing investigation. There was no mention of specific violations in Iowa’s statement from last Friday.
The statement from Iowa came in response to members of the media asking why Anthony didn’t play in last Friday’s game.
Iowa won two of three games against Ohio State and is 34-12 overall and 10-7 in Big Ten play.
Iowa will face Michigan State in the final Big Ten home series of the season beginning on Friday at Duane Banks Field.
With this being finals week at the University of Iowa, the Iowa baseball team will not play a mid-week game this week.