Two Indiana freshmen suspended nine games

The NCAA has agreed to reinstate two Indiana freshmen basketball players after they serve nine-game suspensions and repay a portion of the impermissible benefits they received before arriving on campus.

Hanner Mosquera-Perea must pay back $1,590 to a charity of his choice. Peter Jurkin will be required to repay $250 to a charity of his choice. Both players will miss the first nine games of this season, beginning Friday night against Bryant.

NCAA officials determined that Jurkin and Perea accepted approximately $6,000 and $8,000, respectively, in impermissible benefits from an Indiana University booster while they were in high school. The benefits included plane tickets, meals, housing, a laptop, cellphone and clothing.

Indiana is ranked No. 1 in the preseason Top 25. Read more of the Associated Press story here.

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Carrie Randolph on 11/6/2012 @ 7:26pm EST Said:

why is this booster club giving offering this in the 1st place? ugh!!

a big ten fan on 11/6/2012 @ 10:58pm EST Said:

no action against the booster or iu ? or is there more to come ? another black eye for ther B1G

Josh on 11/7/2012 @ 9:29am EST Said:

Soooo…. Let me get this straight. They were given $14,000, but only have to repay $1,840????? That’s some funny math.

BTN Fan on 11/7/2012 @ 11:54am EST Said:

Learn the facts, this “booster” wasn’t a booster, he was considered a booster because he gave $185 in a 10 year span. His wife bought IU bumperstickers. This is what the NCAA wastes their time on…….

    BTN.com staff on 11/7/2012 @ 12:01pm EST Said:

    Yes, to be clear for everyone, the rest of the story has a little more explanation: “The NCAA said in a statement Tuesday night both players were qualified to receive the benefits from the nonprofit organization Adams used to help international players obtain travel documents and cover travel costs to the U.S. The problem was that Adams also was considered an Indiana booster because he donated $185 to the Varsity Club from 1986-92, and boosters cannot provide benefits to players.”

Doc Adams on 11/7/2012 @ 8:05pm EST Said:

And secondary to this utterly meaningless “infraction,” we shall be in jeopardy of losing early season games against GA, UCLA/ Georgetown, & N. Carolina!! Hanner is a beast, and will be sorely missed in all of these early and critical pre- conference games!! And all over a measley $185 to the IU Varsity Club 20 to 26 years ago!! This could end our non- conference unbeaten streak of 13-0 from last season!!

    a Big Ten fan on 11/8/2012 @ 9:20am EST Said:

    hiding behind technicalities, where did the principals involved graduate from, what basketball program did his son work for before moving on to New Mexico (coached by another iu player who has also recieved players from a-hope) Does this individual have iu season tickets? and where are these tickets located? Check out the ESPN articles they would have no reason to be biased against IU ,

Jacob on 11/8/2012 @ 2:26pm EST Said:

The way you have written the article makes IU look like they did something terrible. I know you posted the link to an article that explains it more clearly, but you should have clarified some of your statements in this article. If you are going to report something, then report the whole story rather than just a fraction.

    BTN.com staff on 11/8/2012 @ 2:53pm EST Said:

    Thanks, Jacobs. We took the lead of the AP story for the BTN.com post, then linked to the full AP story on our site for more details. We’re not sure what’s unclear – or even that it implies anything “terrible” – but we often do this on stories covered by AP. We’ll keep your note in mind though as we work to display more headlines to more stories moving forward.