Des Moines Area Community College will be forfeiting several women’s basketball game after it was determined the program used an ineligible player. Head coach Steve Krafcisin says the move will prevent the team from playing in the region tournament.
Krafcisin says they have to forfeit the games they won that she was in, including 9 conference games and one non-conference games. The means the team will be 4-14 instead of 13-5.
Krafcisin says he feels bad for the players. "It was a rough day yesterday, I’m gonna be honest with you, but we dealt with it," Krafcisin says. He says the motto he uses all the time is "blame none, expect nothing and do something."
DMACC athletic director Orv Salmon says player was ineligible because of a class that started five days late. They appealed, the decision and did not win, and had to forfeit the games.
Salmon called it an administrative oversight. He says it was an "adult administrative error, misinterpretation of the rule."
The Bears have a game scheduled for tonight at Iowa Western.