An announcement on Kelvin Sampson’s fate at Indiana will come later this afternoon. The coach does not know what it is, but his fate is sealed, according to Indiana AD Rick Greenspan (whose colleague is obviously not familiar with the works of Ray Bradbury and others).
ESPN’s Andy Katz has the details.
“Indiana athletic director Rick Greenspan has made his decision on whether Kelvin Sampson will continue to coach the Hoosiers and is discussing it with university president Michael McRobbie this morning, as well, a high-ranking IU official said. Greenspan will then meet with Sampson and a statement from the university will be issued later Friday. The official said Sampson is not privy to his fate. Sampson spent Thursday preparing for the Hoosiers’ Big Ten game on Saturday at Northwestern. The IU official would not comment on the school’s decision. ‘No decision was made until this morning, I cannot stress that enough,’ the official said in reference to various reports Thursday that claimed a decision to fire Sampson already had been made. ‘All those reports about it being made yesterday and of the players being told and of the team threatening not to play were not true. It’s pure science fiction.’”
Science fiction? Whatever. But yeah, a betting man would bet on toast. It was fun, Kelvin. Glad you learned your lesson.