Kelvin Sampson Archive

Academic woes still creeping around

Both Hoosier Nation and the USA Today threw down stories yesterday about IU’s academic woes. We all know the gist by now: first semester the basketball team rocked it out in the classroom — if you want to call a ...

Bennie Seltzer, Kelvin Sampson and Indiana

You see that gentleman to your right behind Kelvin Sampson? That’s Bennie Seltzer. Seltzer played at Washington State under Sampson in the early 90’s and then spent nine seasons on Sampson’s staff at Oklahoma before joining Tom Crean’s staff at ...

The Morning After: That’s that

College basketball seasons are long and dynamic things. They’re not like college football seasons, which require drilled excellence from the outset and where a midseason loss can kill your chances at winning a truly screwed-up national championship. They’re not like ...

Will Jamarcus Ellis return on Friday?

Update: According to Terry Hutchens of The Indianapolis Star, Ellis will play on Friday. That is the question heading into Friday’s Big Ten Tournament opener for the Hoosiers (which yours truly will be attending, by the way). Indiana interim coach ...

The Morning After: Penn State

Bad decisions. If you can boil down IU’s entire struggle with injured little meek please-govnah-don’t-hurt-us Penn State yesterday, that was it. Bad decisions. Bad decisions from the three-point line. Bad decisions in the post. Bad decisions on defense. Whatever bad ...

Going nowhere fast

Now that I’ve had a couple of hours to digest the debacle earlier this afternoon at Penn State, I’ve collected my thoughts on the game, the direction of this team and the program. E will weigh-in with more in The ...

Report: Spurs hire Sampson as an adviser

According to a report by theIndyChannel.com, the defending NBA champion San Antonio Spurs have hired former Indiana coach Kelvin Sampson as an adviser. Here are the details: The San Antonio Spurs have hired Kelvin Sampson as an adviser, days after ...

The Morning After: Northwestern

Should IU ever be happy about squeaking things out against Northwestern? Probably not. Given that the Hoosiers are 12-2 in the conference and the Wildcats are 0-14 (!), a sloppy, grind-it-out win in Evanston is probably not something anyone at ...

Statement from Kelvin Sampson

Statement via Indiana Media Relations from former head coach Kelvin Sampson: I have made the very difficult decision to leave my position as head coach of the men’s basketball team at Indiana University. While I’ m saddened that I will ...

End of the line: Kelvin Sampson out at IU

8:19 p.m. update: Let the speculation begin. Pat Forde of ESPN.com gives us his list of five head coaching candidates Indiana should pursue. 8:15 p.m. update: Here is a link to the Associated Press story just released. Nothing new, but ...