Iowa, Iowa State athletics accused of being part of new sports betting scandal

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A week after Alabama's baseball coach was fired after several states barred betting on Crimson Tide games because of questionable betting activity, two more betting scandals have emerged in college sports.

This time, athletes from rival schools are being accused of violations. Iowa State announced that it was aware of allegations of sports betting involving “approximately 15 of our active student-athletes” from football, wrestling and track and field.

In addition, Iowa officials have launched an investigation into Iowa Hawkeyes baseball, According to Action Network, Two regular Iowa baseball players were held last weekend According to Darren Rowell of Action Network.

Online betting is fully legal in Iowa as of January 1, 2021.

Iowa State announced the charges, which would be a violation of NCAA rules. It said the NCAA had been notified but offered no further details.

Four Iowa baseball players, including two regulars, were not present for the team's weekend series against Ohio State. According to Kyle Huysman of On3Sports,

“The commission takes seriously the integrity of gaming in the state and continues to monitor the situation and will provide any additional information when able,” Brian Ohorilko, Iowa Racing and Gaming Administrator, told Action Network,

The Iowa and Iowa State scandals follow on from the Alabama baseball scandal, in which some large and questionable bets were placed on Ohio to beat Alabama on April 28. The league's gambling policy in April.

Iowa State announced that it is aware of allegations of sports betting involving some of its student-athletes. (AP Photo/Justin Hayworth)