Indiana responds to NCAA allegations

  • 09/29/2008 7:10 pm in

rgreen.jpgVia The Hoosier Scoop, Inside the Hall has obtained IU’s response to the NCAA as well as a statement from Athletic Director Rick Greenspan. Here is the statement from Greenspan:

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Indiana University has submitted a written response to the NCAA Committee on Infractions regarding Allegation 6 which charges the University with “Failure to Monitor” in the Association’s ongoing investigation regarding the men’s basketball program.

“We have submitted our response as instructed by the NCAA,” said Director of Athletics Rick Greenspan.  “President McRobbie has consistently stated his strong belief that the IU athletic department met or exceeded standards in the area of monitoring, and we hope for a successful adjudication of this allegation.”

The Athletic Department has also released three documents that include the complete detailed response sent to the NCAA Infractions Committee:

Obviously, there’s a lot of information to dig through in these documents, but let’s hope this is the last significant development in this whole ordeal and the NCAA reaches a verdict before the season tips off. The last thing Tom Crean needs is the uncertainty of a fiasco he had no involvement in hanging over his first season in Bloomington.

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  • Taskmaster75

    According to espn, Indiana is saying that Sampson intentionally hid the fact that he was making extra phone calls, therefore there was nothing that IU could do. I doubt that the NCAA will rule in our favor. They really seem to hate our guts

  • JerryCT

    I read the entire document yesterday and offer the things that stuck in my mind:

    1. A study of Div 1 football schools and their monitoring systems shows IU is among the very few that monitor at the highest level . 30% donot even review phone bills

    2. Phone co records were not provided on time or in a format to use in a timely fashion. COnsidering about 5000 calls/mo having to be matched w 350 recruit phone numbers this is a task if done manually that can have errors.

    3. WHen a coach does not willingly provide phone #'s of recruits , or logs , or uses his home phone, or passes a phone, or uses three way calls there is no way IU can monitor

    4. The NCAA Enforcement team decided not to apply the “failure to monitor” charge but the NCAA Infractions COmmittee with less background and knowledge brought this charge. It appears that they blindsided IU at teh August hearing by bringing these questions up when the charge was not even on the table

    Looks to me like an NCAA vendetta

  • DJW

    Having read about as much as my brian is capable of handling (47 pages), it appers that in spite of IU efforts to monitor Sampson's actions while coaching at IU, the NCAA was determined to find the University guilty.

    I wonder if the NCAA was trying it's best to catch Sampson and penalize him further for past grievancies. It just so happened that Sampson was employed by IU at the time and, therefore, IU suffers the consequences of the NCAA findings on Sampson's wrongdoings from his OKL days

  • DJW

    Having read about as much as my brian is capable of handling (47 pages), it appers that in spite of IU efforts to monitor Sampson's actions while coaching at IU, the NCAA was determined to find the University guilty.

    I wonder if the NCAA was trying it's best to catch Sampson and penalize him further for past grievancies. It just so happened that Sampson was employed by IU at the time and, therefore, IU suffers the consequences of the NCAA findings on Sampson's wrongdoings from his OKL days