02.13.08 10 years ago 20 Comments

I'm never going to even try to understand NCAA recruiting rules and violations, but apparently Indiana coach Kelvin Sampson — who has steered the Hoosiers to a 20-3 record and a #13 ranking in the AP poll — got hit with a laundry list of fuckups from NCAA investigators.  You can read the whole story here, but as I understand it, here's what went down: Sampson, already sanctioned for violations while he was at Oklahoma, called kids he wasn't allowed to call.  And some of his assistants made illegal calls.  And he lied to investigators.  And then some more stuff about illegal phone calls.

And now for a carefully worded statement from university officials that prefaces Sampson's demise:

"We are extremely disappointed in these new allegations regarding coach Sampson," [athletic director Rick] Greenspan said in a statement. "To say the least, we view these allegations with grave concern."

Golly, how do college basketball fans ever recover from the scandal of their coach making too many phone calls?  There's no way the university can afford all those daytime minutes!  I myself am shaken to the very core.  Little known fact: my core is delicious nougat.

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