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The NCAA got this one right

Posted on: November 25, 2008 2:46 pm
Edited on: November 25, 2008 3:04 pm
 

Good for Indiana.

But actually, I'd like to say good for the NCAA.

Because the governing body has decided to do the right thing and not further penalize the Hoosiers basketball program, according to the Indianapolis Star. The school will hold a press conference at 4 p.m. ET, at which time the case is expected to be announced and discussed and (presumably) applauded.

Look, I'm not into letting cheaters walk.

Cheaters should pay.

But Indiana has already (and is still) paying dearly, and if you don't believe me I'd advise you to check the box score from Monday's 88-50 loss to Notre Dame. The Hoosiers were scrappy and tough and yet totally dominated, which was to be expected because that's what happens when you lose every relevant player and recruit in any particular year. And that's why I suggested five months ago that the NCAA should do exactly what it did, i.e., recognize that Indiana is suffering to an unusual degree and in turn decline to kick a Hoosier while it's down.

Ultimately, that's what happened.

So good for Indiana.

And, more to the point, good for the NCAA.

As for Kelvin Sampson and the five-year show-cause penalty the NCAA has reportedly levied against him, I think it's mostly inconsequential. Sampson was never going to get a college job in the next five years anyway, and I'm not sure any school will ever hire him again given that he found such high-profile trouble at two different schools. So in reality, the show-cause is probably unnecessary, and the guess here is that Sampson -- now an assistant with the Milwaukee Bucks -- will just continue learning the NBA game and probably find himself as a head coach in that league someday, which is proof that we live in a country like no other.

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Comments

Since: Dec 1, 2006
Posted on: November 27, 2008 10:14 am
 

The NCAA got this one right

nap, I hope that your beloved program never has to go through what IU has because it kills us fans who have done nothing wrong.  If you get on to the Herald times.com ar the Indystar.com, you can read exactly what has been handed down from the NCAA and also the self-imposed sanctions by IU.  After reading it, I am almost sure that you will think different. 



Since: Oct 19, 2006
Posted on: November 26, 2008 11:21 pm
 

say what?

So, because I'm an IU fan and I work the video board at Assembly Hall, I'm guilty of 100's of heinous violations?  Oh, and the NCAA is being paid off by IU?!  Did you know that the President of the NCAA is probably the most universally hated man in Bloomington, IN?  As for facts, they are plainly there and if you don't want to bother understanding them, that's your problem.  IU has suffered enough at the hands of this worm Sampson, and the NCAA is plainly aware of that.



Since: Sep 11, 2006
Posted on: November 26, 2008 10:55 pm
 

Not Pleasant

I have been to the secondary Assembly Hall in Bloomington in my Illini gear and it has not always been very pleasant either.

You mean your team lost.



Since: Nov 26, 2008
Posted on: November 26, 2008 9:44 pm
 

The NCAA got this one right

You think the NCAA did nothing? Their investigation of Sampson caused Indiana to DISMANTLE THE ENTIRE TEAM. What did you want the NCAA to do after that, hunt down the dismissed players and kill them?




Since: Nov 26, 2008
Posted on: November 26, 2008 9:39 pm
 

The NCAA got this one right

Hogwash!! I'm a fan of some other team so as far as I'm concerned Indiana and everyone associated with it is guilty of 100's of heinous violations and if they are not given every conceivable punishment it just proves that the NCAA is corrupt and a pack of wimps that are being paid off by slimy Hoosiers!!! And don't try to confuse me with the facts it will make my brain hurt.




Since: Sep 11, 2006
Posted on: November 26, 2008 3:29 pm
 

If only we could predict the future

As to which gamble will pay off.  If you're saying nobody should take a risk on someone who has committed violations, I disagree.



Since: Aug 30, 2006
Posted on: November 26, 2008 2:20 pm
 

The NCAA got this one right

Uh, no.

You don't punish the sons for the sins of the father.  Banning Sampson from coaching for a period of time would be suitable.  Fining Indiana a percentage of the gate receipts from the home games during his tenure and revoking the wins then would be a good penalty as well.

But don't punish Crean's rebuilding efforts because of Sampson.



Since: Nov 15, 2006
Posted on: November 26, 2008 12:36 pm
 

No they didn't

I disagree.  On one hand, I do have a problem with punishing a school and players for the actions of a departed coach.  On the other hand, he was hired with full knowledge of past infractions so they knew what they were getting.  Its like the Cowboys with Pacman and Tank Johnson.  Two gambles, one paying off, the other one not so well.




Since: Oct 13, 2006
Posted on: November 26, 2008 12:28 pm
 

The NCAA got this one right

They should have been kicked out of the NCAA for a minimum of 5 years. Sampson should never be allowed around basketball again. Indiana is lucky the NCAA is located where... oh Indiana. Kind of like Roger Goodell being a Patriot fan.

What you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this thread is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.




Since: Aug 22, 2006
Posted on: November 26, 2008 11:32 am
 

The NCAA got this one right

They should have been kicked out of the NCAA for a minimum of 5 years. Sampson should never be allowed around basketball again. Indiana is lucky the NCAA is located where... oh Indiana. Kind of like Roger Goodell being a Patriot fan.


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