Sampson's intent may be critical issue to NCAA

Full story: The Indianapolis Star

Whether an NCAA committee believes Kelvin Sampson didn't intentionally violate sanctions will be crucial in how it decides his case, one of the nation's leading experts on sports law said Tuesday.

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Amy Louisville Kentucky

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#42
Oct 17, 2007
 
I just have to laugh at your comment about Bob Knight's "clean slate." I guess hitting and punching your players is considered ok???? I would take breaking the rules of excessive phone calls over being accused of punching and hitting your players anyday.
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This latest saga on Kelvin Sampson really is a surprise, given he's doing the same thing from two years, guess he didnt learn. Whether or not he should go, depends on the fininshed NCAA investigation. If the findings conclude these were deliberate violations, then yes, of course Sampson should be fired. If the University is to hold itself in good sportsmanship and plays by the rules and has "zero tolerance" policy has it did when they fired Bob Knight for a pidley infraction, then the call is easy, fired Sampson now. When Knight was head coach, one never heard of anything close to any kind of NCAA infractions or not abiding by the rules from IU. Has anyone heard of any NCAA infractions from Texas Tech's mens basketball team? nuf said...game,set,match.
How Much More

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#43
Oct 17, 2007
 
embarrassement do us IU fans have to endure? No more, stand up fans and run Greenspan and Kelvin Sanction out of Indiana!!!!!!!!!!
How Much More

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#44
Oct 17, 2007
 
Yeah you really know what the hell your talking about. There is no defending this liar and cheater, unless you have the same character he does.
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If the phone rings my intent is usually to answer it---but wait let's fire him for answering his phone--ANSWERING HIS PHONE PEOPLE--WAKE UP---you people really need to get a life--!!! What's next decapitation for opening your refrigerator?? I may be silly, but answering your phone in America should not be a crime...
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#45
Oct 17, 2007
 
Coach Sampson is a shoe-in for Coach of the Year!

Who cares about phone calls? We want to win like we used to, and Sampson is going to take us there. The NCAA won't even think of touching our storied program. It's not like we are selling crack or something. It's just basketball and everybody cheats, and we just got making a few extra phone calls. We weren't cheating, Sampson is just working harder.

Coach Sampson is my role model, as he stood up and did what he had to do to get our boy Gordon to come to town.

You all won't be crying so much when we have a NC at the end of the year. Unless you are from the schools we pound.

Woooo Hooo! Go IU, We do it the right way, Right in your face baby!
Shelly Dubinski

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#46
Oct 17, 2007
 
Math anyone? If 35 illegal calls = 1 lost scholarship and a $500,000 raise per IU, what will 100+ illegal calls = to the NCAA?
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Oct 17, 2007
 
No Blood for Pastel wrote:
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Who gives a flying fig about what old IU players think? Any coach IU hires that isn't part of the Bobby network will be subjected to the same vicious abuse that Davis and Sampson have been. This whole non-scandal has nothing to do with cheating or morals. It has everything to do with a bunch of old timers still trying to settle a score about Bobby Knight being fired nearly a decade ago.
UHH excuse me,but what part don't you get about MAJOR INFRACTIONS COMMITTED AND ADDMITTED, in my book that means serious, possibly no tournament action for two years. Bob Knight has nothing to do with this, and no it does not happen at ALL schools to make this trivial. As far as it was only phone calls your feeble mind must think they have never sent people to prison. Buck up you are in for a long ride, and it wont be seeing nets being cut down.
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#48
Oct 18, 2007
 
If the NCAA determines that IU should lose the opportunity to play in the tournament it should not affect the young men and the program because of the coaching staff and their infractions. I would hope that the stipulation by the NCAA is that with KS as coach, the university cannot play in the post season. If he is not the head coach this year those restrictions will not punish the "innocent" and potentially deserving college athletes. Puts the pressure directly where it should be ...KS and Greenspan. If they really feel that they did nothing wrong let them stay and try to convince the rest of the basketball world that they were OK with their decisions.
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#49
Oct 18, 2007
 
What ever happens...the kids should not pay the price for outright cheating by a coach and his staff. If the AD had any backbone he would hand out the proper punishment. Sit Sampson for a year with no pay or even termination. Come on, now it's up to 100 calls. Who does this administration think people are? A bunch of morons???
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#50
Oct 18, 2007
 
Two time looser, NCAA will come down on IU and Cellphone Sanctions. They will investigate and find more.
IUBOY

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#51
Oct 18, 2007
 
Look no farther where to place the blame. A spineless administration, from the AD to the trustees who hired this cheat. Pack up one red & white bus and drive all the idiots out of Bloomington. The kids are not to blame...the coaching staff, Greenspan and the trutees bear 100% of the problem. They placed winning over better judgement and hired a known cheat. This tarnishes the entire school. Pack the bus today and clean house with all the pencil pushing morons in the administration, coaching staff, and trustees. At one time I was proud to wear the IU logo. I have two children that graduated from IU and are doing well in life. One actually worked for a length of time in the administration. Now the logo when viewed means "The school that cheats."
no iu tom

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#52
Oct 18, 2007
 
Sampson needs to be banned from college athletics! Shows no regard for rules!
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#53
Oct 18, 2007
 
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#54
Oct 18, 2007
 
no iu tom wrote:
Sampson needs to be banned from college athletics! Shows no regard for rules!
I cant beleive he still gets jobs. When you look athis history, it is amazing a school wants him. Oh wait, IU does and did. What a classy institution
Don Noorts Left Shoe

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#55
Oct 18, 2007
 
There's a limit on the number of phone calls that a coach can make, but he can make an unlimited number of text messages. Sounds like a stupid rule to me.
Harlan Erickson

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#56
Oct 18, 2007
 
Where does Kelvin Sampson register on the kelvin scale? Absolute zero. Send him to the unemployment line since he lacks the integrity and honor to resign.
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#57
Oct 18, 2007
 
Text messages are the same as phone calls per NCAA after it was discovered a few coaches were violating the intent of the rule even though it was not directly addressed, it now has been. As for the student athletes they were recruited by breaking of the rules set down and should by fairness of the rules also suffer the consequences.
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#58
Oct 19, 2007
 
Ajax wrote:
When Steve Alford was part of a charity drive put on by a sorority Bob Knight suspended him for one game. The 'intent' was noble but fear of the NCAA rearing their ugly head made Knight take action against Alford. I thought it was stupid. I also believe there are most likely other seemingly stupid rules set by the NCAA but they surely are not made haphazardly. There certainly must be good reason for rules governing telephone calls and they appear to have been violated. I am saddened by this latest issue, just when the passion was returning for us Hoosiers. I hope Kelvin is found not to be the bad guy this time, but if he is ........
As I recall, Knight himself didn't take action against Alford. Knight reported the incident to the NCAA and they suspended him for one game which ended up being a road game vs. KY,
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#59
Oct 19, 2007
 
I hope the school that I love doesn't turn into a Kentucky with multitudes of recruting viloations or a Miami with a bunch of street thugs posing as student athletes.
Fran Romero

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#60
Oct 19, 2007
 
I have scrap books. Please look up the facts about the Alford suspension. The mentailty of a lot of the posters is to bash Coach Knight. Please back it up when you do. Thank you.
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#61
Nov 4, 2007
 
Fishermen fish. Hunters hunt. Cheaters cheat.

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