Indiana AD Says Decision On Sampson Is Made

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).

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ESPN’s Andy Katz has the details. Read more… Report: Sampson Fired By Indiana

Jeff Goodman of reports today that Indiana Coach Kelvin “Sampson was informed early Thursday that he will no longer be the coach at Indiana, numerous sources told”

Kelvin Sampson Shirts Fans

The official announcement is expected to come Friday, when the university’s self-imposed seven-day investigation period ends. When asked to confirm Sampson’s firing, Indiana director of media relations J.D. Campbell told, ‘I don’t know that to be true.’”

WTHR in Indianapolis also reports Sampson is officially out and his replacement for the rest of the season will be assistant coach Dan Dakich.

Now IU fans are hoping Dakich will soon become shades of Steve Fisher.

Hi-Schoolers Got Cash, Caddy, Apt. & “Amenities”

St. Louis’ RIVERFRONT TIMES gives us the latest update on our favorite high school basketball coach of all-time, Vashon High’s Floyd Irons.

Floyd Irons

The Times reports he “personally spent between $25,000 and $30,000 to house, feed and clothe two Vashon High School basketball players during a five-year period, according to the transcript of his November 12, 2007, interview with officials from the Missouri State High School Activities Association.Read more…

Belichick, Pats VP Respond To Walsh Allegations

The BOSTON GLOBE reports that Bill Belichick and Pats official Scott Pioli decided to do a little character assassination on Matt Walsh.

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New England’s coach and player personnel VP both spoke out in regards to the whole “Spygate” affair - especially after former team employee Walsh helped blow the lid off past illegal videotaping of opponents by the Patriots. Read more…