In the clear: NCAA accepts IU’s self-imposed penalties

  • 11/25/2008 12:30 pm in

Take a deep breath. And then take a sigh of relief.

After a lengthy investigation, the NCAA Infractions Committee has decided that Indiana’s self-imposed sanctions are sufficient and that no further penalties to the men’s basketball program are warranted.

IU will have a probationary period of three years in which it will need to maintain a clean slate in order to avoid further sanctions.

The story was first reported by Terry Hutchens of The Indianapolis Star and Doug Wilson of the H-T/Hoosier Scoop.

The self-imposed sanctions, announced in October 2007 by Rick Greenspan and Grace Calhoun, included the following:

  • A second year of restrictions on recruiting calls tighter than is permitted by the NCAA.
  • Reduced Kelvin Sampson’s off-campus recruiting opportunities and took away a basketball scholarship for 2008-09. The off-campus recruiting penalties were extended to Tom Crean after he took the job in April, but IU opted to allow Crean 10 days to recruit off-campus.
  • The basketball staff also had one less coach available for recruiting during the 2007-08 recruiting year.
  • Sampson also voluntarily agreed to forego a $500,000 compensation increase for the 2007-2008 season.

Sampson and former assistant coach Rob Senderoff were not as fortunate. Sampson received a five-year show cause order and Senderoff a three-year show cause order.

Under a show cause penalty, a school must show cause for hiring a coach to avoid being sanctioned. Since Senderoff is currently an assistant at Kent State, it’s unclear what his future will be as a member of their coaching staff after this ruling.

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  • hoosier07

    PHEW!! THANK GOSH!!!

    i was very worried that our class of '09 or '10 would be affected — good thing TC can put this behind him now and recruit like any other D1 coach!!! GO HOOSIERS!!

  • hoosier07

    PHEW!! THANK GOSH!!!

    i was very worried that our class of '09 or '10 would be affected — good thing TC can put this behind him now and recruit like any other D1 coach!!! GO HOOSIERS!!

  • hoosier07

    PHEW!! THANK GOSH!!!

    i was very worried that our class of '09 or '10 would be affected — good thing TC can put this behind him now and recruit like any other D1 coach!!! GO HOOSIERS!!

  • peaychris

    i am really surprised that miles brand wouldnt want want to screw IU one last time.. i find it weird saying this but thanks NCAA!

  • peaychris

    i am really surprised that miles brand wouldnt want want to screw IU one last time.. i find it weird saying this but thanks NCAA!

  • peaychris

    i am really surprised that miles brand wouldnt want want to screw IU one last time.. i find it weird saying this but thanks NCAA!

  • I have to say this is the best case result. I was worried we'd lose more scholarships and a one year post season ban. I am glad IU stepped up to the plate and imposed the self-sanctions last year to curb a possible smite from the NCAA. I guess all the money we threw at Ice Miller payed off.

    Now, lets throw our support behind the new Hoosiers.

    BEAT ST. JOE'S!

  • I have to say this is the best case result. I was worried we'd lose more scholarships and a one year post season ban. I am glad IU stepped up to the plate and imposed the self-sanctions last year to curb a possible smite from the NCAA. I guess all the money we threw at Ice Miller payed off.

    Now, lets throw our support behind the new Hoosiers.

    BEAT ST. JOE'S!

  • I have to say this is the best case result. I was worried we'd lose more scholarships and a one year post season ban. I am glad IU stepped up to the plate and imposed the self-sanctions last year to curb a possible smite from the NCAA. I guess all the money we threw at Ice Miller payed off.

    Now, lets throw our support behind the new Hoosiers.

    BEAT ST. JOE'S!

  • tberry

    Now all of those prime recruits will not have to wonder if they will suffer at IU. They now know that the only way IU will go is up and that they can be a historic part of the program.

  • tberry

    Now all of those prime recruits will not have to wonder if they will suffer at IU. They now know that the only way IU will go is up and that they can be a historic part of the program.

  • tberry

    Now all of those prime recruits will not have to wonder if they will suffer at IU. They now know that the only way IU will go is up and that they can be a historic part of the program.

  • RobertSchell

    Just in time for Thanksgiving….How special!

  • RobertSchell

    Just in time for Thanksgiving….How special!

  • RobertSchell

    Just in time for Thanksgiving….How special!

  • splenda

    To be clear, my reading of the report is that any institution that hires Sampson must agree to enforce all of the draconian penalties the NCAA has issued (i.e. not being able to recruit at all whatsoever). If they do not want to enforce those penalties, then they have to come forward and show cause why those penalties are unnecessary and should not be enforced. As a practical matter, no institution is going to hire a head coach who is banned from having any contact with recruits.

  • splenda

    To be clear, my reading of the report is that any institution that hires Sampson must agree to enforce all of the draconian penalties the NCAA has issued (i.e. not being able to recruit at all whatsoever). If they do not want to enforce those penalties, then they have to come forward and show cause why those penalties are unnecessary and should not be enforced. As a practical matter, no institution is going to hire a head coach who is banned from having any contact with recruits.

  • splenda

    To be clear, my reading of the report is that any institution that hires Sampson must agree to enforce all of the draconian penalties the NCAA has issued (i.e. not being able to recruit at all whatsoever). If they do not want to enforce those penalties, then they have to come forward and show cause why those penalties are unnecessary and should not be enforced. As a practical matter, no institution is going to hire a head coach who is banned from having any contact with recruits.

  • Yahoo!!!!

  • Yahoo!!!!

  • Yahoo!!!!

  • dabig

    Nobody needed to worry about a post-season ban this year. IU's program completely crumbled over the last 10 months. That was probably enough for the NCAA. At least it's done and we start from right here.

  • dabig

    Nobody needed to worry about a post-season ban this year. IU's program completely crumbled over the last 10 months. That was probably enough for the NCAA. At least it's done and we start from right here.

  • dabig

    Nobody needed to worry about a post-season ban this year. IU's program completely crumbled over the last 10 months. That was probably enough for the NCAA. At least it's done and we start from right here.

  • bz

    thank god. while no one thought that iu deserved even more penalties, i was pretty sure that the ncaa would take advantage of the opportunity to finish picking on iu. fortunately they didn't. after watching the games yesterday and today we have definitely been punished enough.

    i'm excited to finally close this book and move on!

  • bz

    thank god. while no one thought that iu deserved even more penalties, i was pretty sure that the ncaa would take advantage of the opportunity to finish picking on iu. fortunately they didn't. after watching the games yesterday and today we have definitely been punished enough.

    i'm excited to finally close this book and move on!

  • bz

    thank god. while no one thought that iu deserved even more penalties, i was pretty sure that the ncaa would take advantage of the opportunity to finish picking on iu. fortunately they didn't. after watching the games yesterday and today we have definitely been punished enough.

    i'm excited to finally close this book and move on!

  • hoosier07

    PHEW!! THANK GOSH!!!

    i was very worried that our class of '09 or '10 would be affected — good thing TC can put this behind him now and recruit like any other D1 coach!!! GO HOOSIERS!!

  • peaychris

    i am really surprised that miles brand wouldnt want want to screw IU one last time.. i find it weird saying this but thanks NCAA!

  • I have to say this is the best case result. I was worried we'd lose more scholarships and a one year post season ban. I am glad IU stepped up to the plate and imposed the self-sanctions last year to curb a possible smite from the NCAA. I guess all the money we threw at Ice Miller payed off.

    Now, lets throw our support behind the new Hoosiers.

    BEAT ST. JOE'S!

  • tberry

    Now all of those prime recruits will not have to wonder if they will suffer at IU. They now know that the only way IU will go is up and that they can be a historic part of the program.

  • RobertSchell

    Just in time for Thanksgiving….How special!

  • splenda

    To be clear, my reading of the report is that any institution that hires Sampson must agree to enforce all of the draconian penalties the NCAA has issued (i.e. not being able to recruit at all whatsoever). If they do not want to enforce those penalties, then they have to come forward and show cause why those penalties are unnecessary and should not be enforced. As a practical matter, no institution is going to hire a head coach who is banned from having any contact with recruits.

  • Yahoo!!!!

  • dabig

    Nobody needed to worry about a post-season ban this year. IU's program completely crumbled over the last 10 months. That was probably enough for the NCAA. At least it's done and we start from right here.

  • bz

    thank god. while no one thought that iu deserved even more penalties, i was pretty sure that the ncaa would take advantage of the opportunity to finish picking on iu. fortunately they didn't. after watching the games yesterday and today we have definitely been punished enough.

    i'm excited to finally close this book and move on!