Around the Hall: Not this guy, again

  • 02/27/2009 9:18 am in

Around the Hall is recommended reading from the Inside the Hall crew.

+ Indy Star columnist Bob Kravitz discusses Kelvin Sampson’s unwillingness to take responsibility for what went down in Bloomington. As Kravitz notes, “Haven’t we gone through this already?” {Indianapolis Star}

+ Lance Stemler and Adam Ahlfeld confirmed that Sampson talked the players into finishing out the season after Stemler, Ahlfeld, D.J. White and Eric Gordon told Sampson they wouldn’t finish the season without him. {Indianapolis Star}

+ Former Indiana assistant Rob Senderoff has his penalty reduced by the NCAA — but only by a smidge. {The Sporting News}

+ Gary Parrish chronicles the story of Kellen Sampson and says the aspiring coach should be judged on his own merits and not by his last name. {CBS Sports}

Quotable:

“We were sitting there every day tearing through the rules and regulations of the NCAA, and I’m just like, ‘You’ve got to be kidding me.’ I felt like the biggest white elephant in the room, especially when we spent a week on the rules and regulations of phone calls. I told the professor, ‘I can probably teach this section.'” – Kellen Sampson on how he felt during the class he took at IU last year titled “NCAA rules and compliance.”

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  • deedubbadoo

    I hope he is never allowed to coach in college basketball again. I know everyone is going to say well at least the players aren't getting paid, that is so much worse. I agree. Paying player's is a much more serious offense, that being said he was caught not once, but twice. The first was a slap on the wrist, the second time you thumb your nose at the NCAA, you should be banned from college basketball. Am I supposed to be thankful that he “convinced” the players to finish the season out? Most of those guys gave up the day he left, don't take my word for it, re-watch the games. They quit on Dakich and took an easy out. The were impressionable young men who were taken advantage of by a shady person. Sampson can rot in NBA for all I care, but he should never ever be allowed anywhere near college basketball again. I am not naive, I know that no one is squeaky clean but come on, you got caught once already. All he had to do was adhere to the rules and he couldn't do. I call that unethical, he knew right from wrong, and he chose to break the rules again.

  • JerryCT

    Agreed.

    My biggest problem w KS is that he SHOULD have been the MOST interested , the FIRST to know , and the FIRST to prevent or or report any phone call mistakes. Then when he gets caught he looks for anyone and everyone around him to take the responsibiity instead of himself. As usual his attempts at a cover up and spin are more despicable than the crime.

    I think it was 1963, not sure, IU finished 9th in the B10 and followed the next year by winning the B10. Maybe the only time this has been done. We were led by Vernon Payne maybe the most unsung HS and college star we ever had in this state. My point is we have a chance to make history next year…………who will be our Vernon Payne ?

    Why is Sampson news ?

  • deedubbadoo

    I hope he is never allowed to coach in college basketball again. I know everyone is going to say well at least the players aren't getting paid, that is so much worse. I agree. Paying player's is a much more serious offense, that being said he was caught not once, but twice. The first was a slap on the wrist, the second time you thumb your nose at the NCAA, you should be banned from college basketball. Am I supposed to be thankful that he “convinced” the players to finish the season out? Most of those guys gave up the day he left, don't take my word for it, re-watch the games. They quit on Dakich and took an easy out. The were impressionable young men who were taken advantage of by a shady person. Sampson can rot in NBA for all I care, but he should never ever be allowed anywhere near college basketball again. I am not naive, I know that no one is squeaky clean but come on, you got caught once already. All he had to do was adhere to the rules and he couldn't do. I call that unethical, he knew right from wrong, and he chose to break the rules again.

  • nashvillehoosiers

    been waiting for you guys on twitter for a while! welcome!

  • JerryCT

    Agreed.

    My biggest problem w KS is that he SHOULD have been the MOST interested , the FIRST to know , and the FIRST to prevent or or report any phone call mistakes. Then when he gets caught he looks for anyone and everyone around him to take the responsibiity instead of himself. As usual his attempts at a cover up and spin are more despicable than the crime.

    I think it was 1963, not sure, IU finished 9th in the B10 and followed the next year by winning the B10. Maybe the only time this has been done. We were led by Vernon Payne maybe the most unsung HS and college star we ever had in this state. My point is we have a chance to make history next year…………who will be our Vernon Payne ?

    Why is Sampson news ?