Kelvin Sampson Archive

Katz and ESPN: Major violations at IU

ESPN.com just dropped a bomb on us, folks: the NCAA sent a letter to IU last Friday detailing major — not secondary like all the phone call nonsense we had to endure earlier this season — violations in the men’s ...

Big Ten weekly teleconference audio

Indiana coach Kelvin Sampson addressed the media this morning on the weekly Big Ten coaches’ teleconference. Here is the audio, courtesy of the Big Ten: You can listen to the rest of the teleconferences over at the Big Ten Network.

The Morning After: Ohio State

I read as much or more sportswriting than anyone I know, and I have some pet peeves. One of the major ones I’ve developed happens when, in the course of the season, writers lose perspective. They forget the ebb and ...

Postgame comments from Kelvin Sampson

Indiana coach Kelvin Sampson addressed the media at the Value City Center following IU’s 59-53 win over Ohio State. You can listen to the audio below: [audio:sampsonohiost2.mp3] More audio: Ohio State freshmen Jon Diebler and Kosta Koufos Ohio State coach ...

The Morning After: Illinois

Come again, Bruce? Something about fisting? As my victorious, gloating post just demonstrated, I am incredibly happy to have won tonight. At some level, it’s not about winning in a quality way, or looking good while doing it; it’s just ...

Hope for the best; brace for the slow

Despite what most people will tell you, Indiana-Illinois has always been a rivalry, at least to some extent. That whole familiarity-breeds-contempt thing? I’m pretty familiar with Illinois fans; Illinois fans were pretty familiar with Bob Knight. The rivalry here is ...

Sampson and Weber audio from Big Ten teleconference

Better late than never, here is audio from Monday’s conference call with Indiana coach Kelvin Sampson: Also, everyone’s favorite coach, Bruce Weber of Illinois:

White, Gordon help IU pull away against Northwestern

It took a while for the Hoosiers to pull away in this one — thanks to Northwestern’s back cuts and three-point shooting — but with around eight minutes to go, Eric Gordon hit a few shots, D.J. White chipped in ...

Sampson audio from Big Ten teleconference

Courtesy of the Big Ten: Also, the coach of Thursday’s opponent, Bo Ryan of Wisconsin:

The Morning After: UConn

There have been plenty of moments of frustration thus far this season. E.J.’s turnovers, seemingly the one thing keeping him from being a truly dominant college basketball player. The lack of a true point guard, leading to skittish play from ...

Sampson reacts to 68-63 loss to Connecticut

Indiana coach Kelvin Sampson met with reporters following Indiana’s 68-63 loss to Connecticut and here’s a transcript of that press conference: Opening Statement: First of all I’d like to congratulate Coach Calhoun and Connecticut. I thought their kids played tough. ...

Whiteout planned for Saturday; Sampson talks UConn

A couple of notes today from IU Media Relations: BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – On Saturday, Jan. 26, against non-conference foe Connecticut, the Indiana men’s basketball team will welcome its second and final “White Out” this season. All fans are encouraged to ...

Sampson, White and Bassett react to win over Iowa

Kelvin Sampson, D.J. White and Armon Bassett met with the media following Indiana’s 65-43 win over Iowa on Wednesday night at Assembly Hall. Here’s a transcript of the press conference: Opening Statement – Kelvin Sampson: We have a lot of ...