Tuesday, May 13, 2008

IU's response to NCAA will be released soon.

Andy Katz of ESPN reports that IU "essentially" has agreed with all of the allegations within the notice of violations that the NCAA issued to IU in February. The big one, but not surprising in light of the decision to quickly move to terminate Sampson:
The university also agreed with the third allegation, that during a period of May 25, 2006 to May 24, 2007, Sampson acted "contrary to the NCAA principles of ethical conduct when he knowingly violated recruiting restrictions imposed by the NCAA's committee on infractions as penalty for Sampson's prior involvement in [the Oklahoma case]." This allegation essentially stated that Sampson knowingly provided false information to Indiana and the NCAA's enforcement staff.
Katz reports that IU will release the report to the public as soon as tomorrow. It will be interesting to see what Katz or his source considers "essentially" agreeing with the NCAA's allegations. Stay tuned.
EDIT: According to the Hoosier Scoop, IU has released its 756 page report, although no word on whether or when it will be posted on the web. In the past, the Indianapolis Star and other outlets have posted such documents in .pdf form, so I expect it will be available in the near future.


NittanyWhiteOut.com said...

And to think, USC gets away with Reggie Bush and now OJ Mayo in a classic case of institutional defiance of NCAA rules and yet Indiana is worried about a few phone calls made by their ex-coach.


Isn't it interesting how the NCAA works?

John M said...

Well, I'm not going to make any excuses for Sampson or for IU for hiring him, but I tend to think that if IU gets a postseason ban it's hard to imagine what the NCAA would be leaving for incidents such as the USC issue (if anything actually sticks to the school).