IU recruit to re-open process

IU recruit to re-open process

There are 258 comments on the The Indianapolis Star story from Mar 10, 2008, titled IU recruit to re-open process. In it, The Indianapolis Star reports that:

Indiana University could lose a nationally ranked player from its 2008 recruiting class.

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thedividingline

Buford, GA

#1 Mar 11, 2008
I don't think Ebanks or Holloway will stay with IU, especially if IU gets punished with a postseason ban. Also I saw the stuff on peegs about Bassett and Crawford transferring, which seems pretty believable. I am pretty sure we have seen the end of Jamarcus Ellis too. The cupboard is going to be pretty bare next year, so they are going to have make the best of it this year, which means they can't lay a turd like they did on saturday.
60 something

Mansfield, OH

#3 Mar 11, 2008
IU has made their bed and now they have to lay in it. It will take years before they recover from the 'Sampson Era.' IU fans will have to endure lean, lean years and for the next three years at least will take a beating from Purdue, which is a school that is doing it the right way. And this from an IU grad!
IU 4 EVER

Indianapolis, IN

#4 Mar 11, 2008
Yep I am sure they are going to bolt. Time is showing what kind of people KS has brought to IU. Look at the crack dealer in KY that was signed. I hope Bassett and Crawford stay. They can become a deadly back count pair. The IU fans love them now.
great end

Indianapolis, IN

#5 Mar 11, 2008
I guess if the first blog is right.
IU will be seeing what it's like to be looking up from where Michigan and Northwestern are. This can only change if IU pays to get a GOOD COACH!!!

And please Send Eric Gordon on his way. Let him make all his turnovers in the NBA. Hope he gets a splinter in his B U T T from the end of the bench. Your Daddy might be thinking your ready; but you Mr. gordon need a few more years to learn how to NOT make so many turn-overs!!!
Snip Cahue

Fairmount, IN

#6 Mar 11, 2008
Holloway is no big loss, but Ebanks is HUGE! Let the players go wherever they wish, but IU did the right thing in firing the cheater.
Hilarious

Crown Point, IN

#7 Mar 11, 2008
IU 4 EVER wrote:
Yep I am sure they are going to bolt. Time is showing what kind of people KS has brought to IU. Look at the crack dealer in KY that was signed. I hope Bassett and Crawford stay. They can become a deadly back count pair. The IU fans love them now.
The crack dealer from KY was not signed, he was only being recruited to my knowledge. IU being raked across the coals for not knowing a star basketball player was dealing crack is ridiculous. It's not like he was informing IU that he had a side business. They do this type of thing, in most cases, behind the scenes. You know, trying not to get arrested! This is not defending Sampson though as I am glad he is gone and really never should have been there anyway!
Hilarious

Crown Point, IN

#8 Mar 11, 2008
great end wrote:
I guess if the first blog is right.
IU will be seeing what it's like to be looking up from where Michigan and Northwestern are. This can only change if IU pays to get a GOOD COACH!!!
And please Send Eric Gordon on his way. Let him make all his turnovers in the NBA. Hope he gets a splinter in his B U T T from the end of the bench. Your Daddy might be thinking your ready; but you Mr. gordon need a few more years to learn how to NOT make so many turn-overs!!!
I don't think IU will be at the level of Michigan and NW but you never know.

I agree that Gordon is way over-rated. Out of control and too many TO's is what he will be remembered for.
Old Guy

Noblesville, IN

#9 Mar 11, 2008
{yawn} How many years until the next varsity IU Basketball player graduates?
Bob

Chesterfield, MO

#10 Mar 11, 2008
Thanks to KS! Nice work Sampson.
Lets go Hoosiers

United States

#11 Mar 11, 2008
Bottom line is that if you didnt come to play for Indiana University then you take your walking papers as the door hits you in the ass. What IU stands for is bigger than Boooby Knight, or Kelvin Sampson and its sure as hell bigger than Ellis or Ebanks.

Just for the record, Ellis has no eligibility left anyway, so he is either going to play for IU or play for no one. Ebanks is a one-and-done talent, so its not a program killer to not get him if he does decide to opt out. There are still some good players left in the Spring 08 signing period, so the scholys will get filled with kids who wanted it more than these backtrackers anyway.

When we do land another good coach after the tournament is over I hope that guy will give the heisman stiff arm to any of these clowns that think IU will give them a second chance. We are done with second chances.

“Butler Wins, Butler Wins!!!!!!”

Since: Jan 08

Plainfield

#12 Mar 11, 2008
I know that many would think that my being a Dawg fan would automatically make me an IU hater, but it's not true. I root for most all the schools in this state. I love Hoosier Hysteria and I think bball should begin and end here. Our state has a great basketball tradition and IU has been a big part of that.
I remember driving from Detroit to Midland Michigan with a friend and listening to IU win its last NCAA title. We had to pull off the road and park the car so as to not lose the signal coming from the Motor City for the final 5 minutes. You can't imagine the hooting and hollaring we did when the buzzer sounded, and he was an MSU fan.
If IU isn't on the national map then to a large degree this state isn't either. For good or bad IU and Bobby Knight made us all significant.
I hope that the powers that be at IU move quickly and put a quality, nationally recognized coach in place. If that means doing something radical and/or loosening up the purse strings then do it! The IU leadership needs to stop thinking the prestige of coaching IU is enough. Get the best coach you can get and pay him accordingly. No more bargin basement shopping.
Maybe the right guy could save this recruiting class. I haven't heard anything about a post season ban coming IU's way. This Sampson fiasco doesn't have to be the death knell for the Hoosiers. Not even for next year.
I would love to see IU back on top again. I'd love to see the best players in the country making the trip to Bloomington. Then when my Dawgs come into Assembly Hall and thump the Hoosiers butts all the world would take notice (smiling):)
TN Hoosier

Lansing, MI

#13 Mar 11, 2008
Whatever happens, I'm still looking forward to next season when perhaps (fingers crossed) we can have a clean, well run program again and hard working selfless players. Maybe something like Purdue.
Frank Zappa

Dayton, OH

#14 Mar 11, 2008
Watch out where the huskies go...and don't you eat that yellow snow.

Now that I have your attention...Glad that Sampson is gone. Bennett or Miller will do well at IU. Matt Painter and Bo Ryan are credits to the B10 and to their respective universities. Congratulations to those institutions!

IU will be back. If these recruits bolt, then I wish them luck out there. Heck, Purdue and Penn State have done fine with lots of freshmen.
captaink

Columbus, IN

#15 Mar 11, 2008
Fine with us. You come to IU to play for IU, not the coach. This mentality needs to end. Go somewhere else unless your goal is to play for old IU.
Colts What

Indianapolis, IN

#16 Mar 11, 2008
Good job Greenspan, this is the fallout of your hire!! Your next to go!!!
Art Vandelay

Culpeper, VA

#17 Mar 11, 2008
Another revolution in the downward spiral that began when they hired Sampson.
No Way

Ingalls, IN

#18 Mar 11, 2008
It will take 4 to 8 years for IU to recover. By then Greenspan will be living in Florida on a nice pension from the tax payers and alum. Oh well, I don't get the big ten channel anyway. So sad!
theodore

Jasper, IN

#19 Mar 11, 2008
Thanks Sampson for this!!!!Almost killed OU and now killed one of the top programs in Basketball will be awhile before iam happy watching the Hoosiers again. Thanks Seniors go as far as you can. IT is your time....Just Do it!!!!!!!
Shelbyville resident

United States

#20 Mar 11, 2008
I can see a future just like Kentucky had when Pitino took over, 2-3 years of walk-ons. Some advice for the new coach at IU (who ever it may be) your first recruiting trip should be to Batesville to lure Colt Ryan to play for the cream and crimson. My next stop would be Danville they have a 6'9" center that's only a sophomore.
Will

Austin, TX

#21 Mar 11, 2008
who cares. With Ellis, Thomas and some other guys KS recruited i dont trust his judge of character anyways.

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