Indiana releases statement on Jeremy Hollowell’s status

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Prior to tonight’s game against Jacksonville at Assembly Hall, Indiana released the following statement on freshman guard/forward Jeremy Hollowell.

“As he has for the last two games, Indiana University Vice President and Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Fred Glass has directed the men’s basketball program to withhold Jeremy Hollowell from  tonight’s game pending resolution of NCAA compliance issues. While stating that it is premature to discuss these issues in any detail, Glass stated that they do not involve any improper actions or inactions by the institution or its men’s basketball program.

Glass further stated that Jeremy and his family are actually the ones to initially raise these issues, that Jeremy has continued to fully cooperated in this matter, and that in Glass’s opinion Jeremy appears to be a victim–not a perpetrator–in this matter. Glass expressed his appreciation to the NCAA for its assistance and cooperation and his optimism that these issues will soon be resolved. Until then, neither he nor anyone else at IU will have any further comment.”

Hollowell is averaging 5.7 points and 3.0 rebounds per game this season. He last played in the Hoosiers’ 88-86 overtime loss to Butler on Dec. 15.

  • superhoops

    Time for Crean to be held accountable for all the bad publicity he continues to bring to our program. He needs to be suspended immediately.

  • Eastwood88_2

    At least he was dressed in the right gear tonight. We love to self report. Given the ncaa record, he will be back in April.

  • N71

    Ruh-roh Raggy.

  • fults400

    Yeah because glass said it had nothing to do with the university or the program crean should definitely be suspended.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jaime.gongora.520 Jaime Gongora

    Dude you have serious issues.

  • dfitz

    Please hold your comment for a more appropriate time……April Fool’s Day!

  • http://www.facebook.com/jan.schoenfelder.5 Jan Schoenfelder

    Simply by taking forever to “investigate”, the NCAA indirectly imposes penalties even before a player (or parent…) has been found guilty. Gross.

  • http://twitter.com/btown1056 brian workman

    Theres our extra scholly we needed for next year.

  • WhatsUpKnight

    sounds to me like another minor infraction where there was no intent to break any rules. and it puts my mind to ease a little bit that the program is in no way related. makes me think that whatever happened took place before he even arrived on campus, but who knows. i just hope wins don’t have to be vacated. and of course, i’m hoping to see jh on the floor again soon.

  • mike

    Ah, the NCAA. Closest thing to the IRS you’ll ever find.

  • http://www.facebook.com/gregory.spera.3 Gregory Spera

    I know this will probably get deleted, but really?!? The much touted “Movement” was five players. One didn’t qualify academically. Two where suspended by the NCAA for taking improper benefits. And now a fourth is under NCAA investigation? I think this “Movement” may have been in the wrong direction. And I’m an IU fan.

  • Benhyoung14

    Look at the above picture…that is a Jeremy Hollowell smile. Kind of reminds me of Larry Bird’s emotions when he coached the Pacers.

  • BCharles9295

    Hopefully everything Fred Glass says about the school & program not being at fault is true and can be taken at face value. But statements like the one released make me feel very uneasy especially given the NCAA’s handling of the Jurkin Perea affair. My fear is the NCAA sees this situation such that IU is also at fault and bad things happen to everyone.

  • Kelin Blab

    -One didn’t qualify at IU….but plenty of other schools
    -Two others didn’t take any improper benefits. They took from their guardian who as labeled a booster for something his ex wife did prior to the birth of both players
    -According to Glass, Hollowell has done nothing wrong.

    -Without the Movement, IU has no PG!

  • MillaRed

    Lets revisit this idea when they are juniors.

  • marcusgresham

    IRS? Really? You’re far too kind. More like KGB.

  • PDXHoosier

    Sounds like no one did anything wrong in the basketball program (we will find out later). Yet, the AD has to be completely submissive to the the corrupt NCAA in hopes that they show us mercy. Ridiculous.

  • IUMIKE1

    Given the ncaa’s penchant for, ” rewarding “, us for self-reporting I can’t help but feel a little bit uneasy about this and how it may turn out…..cause we all know how the ncaa always does the right thing and in a timely manner……NOT !!

  • CreanFaithful

    I’m not even mad. I’m impressed. And just a heads up… we are all “big” IU fans.

  • CreanFaithful

    LAME

  • slojoe

    I can’t say I share the appreciation of F. Glass for the NCAA. This is just another example of where those who do their best to comply get treated the worst by the NCAA while those who choose to cheat usually get away with it.

  • http://twitter.com/ChronicHoosier Chronic Hoosier

    Tom Crean lexicon update: “personal and private matter” = “NCAA compliance case.”

  • Eastwood88_2

    Suprised no one post what happened. Word on the floor last night was indirect contact with an agent. Family friend and the name keeps coming up is connleys father. Iu had no idea. This is not a strike against crean or glass.

  • Hoosier Clarion

    Read somewhere the NCAA should move to Lexington so they would be in a more familiar environment. I would expect this to go away soon since it only involves 2 people, JH and the agent, making the investigation small. It cannot be opposed the family, JH and IU took the right action and that is what really counts.

  • marcusgresham

    This kind of crap won’t stop until the professional leagues cooperate. The NCAA needs to work with the NFL & NBA to ask that any agent who jeopardizes the eligibility of an amateur athlete loses his license. The NFL would be more successful,though, because a lot of the basketball players aren’t dealing with agents as much as shady hangers-on (World Wide Wes,) and greasy AAU coaches (and shoe companies, who are probably as responsible for the under-handed crap as anyone.)

  • http://www.facebook.com/gregory.spera.3 Gregory Spera

    Tom Crean IS a great coach, but as the head coach, he IS accountable for EVERYTHING going on in the Indiana Basketball Program (As his contract carefully spells out.)

  • Arch_Puddington

    If you are taking your moral cues from the NCAA, then we operate in different worlds. Yes, the NCAA makes the rules and we have to live within them. But its rules are designed entirely to serve its own financial interests, not to uphold any moral position (and certainly not to serve the athletes it governs!). In this case Hollowell has almost certainly done nothing morally wrong, just as Perea and Jurkin did nothing morally wrong. The benefits they received were only ruled impermissible after the fact, based on a ridiculous technicality that has been denounced by virtually everyone outside of the NCAA itself. Guy Marc Michel was ruled ineligible for violating a rule that isnt even a rule anymore. Even Kelvin Sampson, slime that he is, was guilty of nothing more than sending a couple extra texts per day, something that is also no longer a rule. I get that we have to play by the rules, but running afoul of the rules by itself mean someone has done something “wrong”.

  • PDXHoosier

    Exactly. I’m worried that because we already have had infractions, the NCAA will be extra harsh for a minor violation in order to set an “example.”

  • PDXHoosier

    I think some people thought this recruiting class was like the Fab 5 and they would all come in and take us to a championship right away. I think when all is said and done they will be great, but expecting one class to save the program immediately is unrealistic. I find it hard to blame anyone besides the NCAA at this point.

  • go iu

    Ok what did tom crean do

  • marcusgresham

    Who’s the dude with the dark hair next to Jeremy in this picture? Student manager maybe?

  • http://www.insidethehall.com/ Alex Bozich

    Paul Bayt. Just transferred from Manhattan. He’s walking on. Won two state titles with Yogi at Park Tudor.

  • WhatsUpKnight

    he’s a mole planted by the ncaa

  • marcusgresham

    OK, I thought I’d seen him before but didn’t remember him.

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