Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Indiana*

The NCAA called Indiana coach Kelvin Sampson and his staff a bunch of cheaters in a report released Wednesday, listing five major violations against Sampson.

According to the AP:

Sampson "failed to deport himself ... with the generally recognized high standard of honesty" and "failed to promote an atmosphere for compliance within the men's basketball program," according to the report.

Sampson and IU will be spending their summer preparing for a hearing in front of the NCAA Committee on Infractions. Major violations can lead to ineligibility for the post season.

Good times.

5 comments:

Woz said...

Love the "three-way cell phone call" label

Wrigleyville said...

i doubt that sampson will be preparing for anything with indiana this summer.

Matt said...

So you think he's done at IU, WV?

That would be refreshing, although I'd be a little surprised. It seems like coaches have done a lot worse and still stuck around. And it's not like IU didn't know what it was getting with Sampson - he's been in trouble with the NCAA before.

Could this be Bob Knight's triumphant return to coaching? Say what you want about him, his programs have never been in trouble with the NCAA. Sadly, I suppose the rift with the university is un-fixable. And I don't know enough about the circumstances of his firing to know if the key players at IU are still around. I guess they probably are.

Goldy said...

Well, Miles Brand is gone. I think Knight back to Indiana is a very long shot, but I do agree with WV. When I heard this story I thought that Sampson would probably not be coaching the Hoosiers next season.

goldy said...

Sounds like Sampson may not be coaching tonight.