The NCAA and Indiana University both issued releases on the eligibility statuses of freshmen Hanner Mosquera-Perea and Peter Jurkin earlier this evening and here’s some answers to the most pertinent questions regarding the NCAA’s ruling:
What did the NCAA rule in regards to the NCAA eligibility of Hanner Mosquera-Perea and Peter Jurkin?
The NCAA ruled that Mosquera-Perea and Jurkin, both freshmen at Indiana, must sit out nine regular season games as a result of receiving impermissible benefits from Mark Adams, who is considered a booster by the NCAA’s definition. According to the NCAA’s release, Jurkin accepted approximately $6,000 in benefits and Mosquera-Perea accepted approximately $8,000.
Who is Mark Adams and what is his relationship to Mosquera-Perea and Jurkin?
Adams, a 1980 graduate of Indiana University, is a nonscholastic basketball coach and the founder of A-HOPE. The A-HOPE foundation, a non-profit organization founded in 2004, lists on its web site that its mission is “...