Kelvin Sampson Archive

McRobbie on Sampson: “A risk that should not have been taken”

Indiana University President Michael McRobbie, who might be finally starting to figure out the importance of the basketball program in Bloomington, told the NCAA infractions committee in a hearing last month that hiring Kelvin Sampson was a mistake. Who knew? ...

Rick Greenspan gone at IU; University charged with ‘failure to monitor’

Just as I breathlessly thanked everyone for our first year and alluded to all the drama of the past year that has seemingly passed us by, something else creeps up. Rick Greenspan has resigned as athletic director at IU, effective ...

Inside the Hall turns one year young

A year ago today, Big A tossed down the very first post on this here blog. (About Bud freakin’ Mackey of all people.) Since then, it’s been about the most gosh darn eventful time in IU’s recent — or perhaps ...

Kelvin Sampson will go on-and-on about Eric Gordon, but not his phone habits

Kelvin Sampson, who recently went out the back door of Hotel Deca between two dumpsters to avoid the media at the NCAA hearings, has apparently taken on the role of public relations manager for Eric Gordon. Rather than giving us ...

Open thread: Friday the 13th in Seattle

Update #2: The hearings concluded late on Saturday and The Hoosier Scoop has comments from Rick Greenspan, Jerry Meyer and Rob Senderoff’s attorney. The case is now in the hands of the infractions committee and it could be as long ...

Someone’s not telling the truth (hint: he’s pictured)

Another day has passed and more digging into the NCAA case summary is complete. This time, it’s excerpt from an interview with Kelvin Sampson where he denies ever being on a three-way call where he and Rob Senderoff talked simultaneously. ...

Kelvin Sampson might or might not check caller ID

The most interesting part of my first glance through the NCAA case summary was Kelvin Sampson’s explanation of his practices for checking caller ID. There are a lot of “uh’s” and contradictions. What’s that you say? You’re not surprised? Me ...

Gordon talks about Sampson; Chad Ford talks about his draft position

With all of the NCAA allegations/recruiting news going on in Bloomington over the past month, we haven’t had a chance to update you on Eric Gordon and his NBA Draft stock. Gordon is down in Orlando participating in the “combine” ...

Around the Hall: Crean at Huber’s and more

Tom Crean visited the Louisville/Southern Indiana area on Wednesday for a press conference at Louisville Slugger Field and a gathering for the IU Varsity Club at Huber’s in Starlight, Indiana. Here are links to coverage from Crean’s trip along with ...

Sampson ducks IU questions, praises Crean

Kelvin Sampson was introduced by the Milwaukee Bucks yesterday as an assistant coach and as expected, he refused to answer any questions about what went down at IU. He did, however, offer his thoughts on Tom Crean, who also happens ...

Around the Hall: Dakich, Meyer, Greenspan and more

— Dan Dakich talked to Terry Hutchens of The Indianapolis Star and the former interim coach addresses Kelvin Sampson, Armon Bassett, Jamarcus Ellis and the overall state of Indiana basketball. Dakich will get $180,000 promised to him by the university ...

Kelvin Sampson responds to NCAA

With IU responding to the NCAA today — and agreeing with all the investigators had to present — Gary Parrish of CBS Sportsline provides Kelvin Sampson’s response to the allegations. Apparently, he wrote a nice little letter to Myles Brand ...

Report: Indiana agrees with NCAA allegations

Andy Katz of ESPN.com is reporting that Indiana agrees with the NCAA’s five allegations and will release its response to the NCAA publicly as soon as tomorrow: Indiana University essentially agreed with all five violations that the NCAA cited against ...