IU AD Falls On Sword After New NCAA Charge

Rick Greenspan probably brought this all on himself — when you hire a coach who’s been busted for recruiting violations before like Kelvin Sampson, you’re going to take the fall if and when he’s accused of violations again.

So now with the NCAA’s recent revealing of a charge against Indiana University for “failing to monitor” the activities of both Sampson and assistant Rob Senderoff regarding phone calls to recruits, Greenspan decided to get out, his resignation effective at the end of the calendar year.

Rick Greenspan motorcycle

(He’ll be riding out of Bloomington with the wind in his hair.)

The INDIANAPOLIS STAR reports that the NCAA infractions committee handed down the charge because:

…IU failed “to provide the extra close oversight and scrutiny of all aspects of the men’s basketball program that was required by the prior infractions record of the former coach.” That refers to Sampson breaking recruiting rules while in his previous job at Oklahoma. Penalties from those violations followed Sampson to IU.

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Some Tips To Keep The Red Ink Off Your Bracket

Each person has his or own system for checking off correct predictions or incorrect predictions on one’s NCAA bracket. One aesthetic choice would involve highlighting the games one gets right in blue, and crossing off the mispicks with red pen.

NCAA Tournament Bracket Handwritten

Hopefully, everyone can use these tips and have a little more blue on their brackets this year. Read more…

Next Week, We’re All Getting Some Oral…Roberts

It’s great to see these little programs that are working the extra mile, putting forth the effort to get through these short tournaments and lock up an NCAA berth with a conference championship.

Oral Roberts cutting nets

MSNBC.COM tells us that the Summit League’s very own Oral Roberts University punched its ticket to the Big Dance by beating IUPUI Tuesday, 71-64. It will be the third consecutive trip for the Christian school based in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Oral was good from long range, as Moses Ehambe hit seven 3-pointers and scored 25 points in a close game.

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