Hoosiers Boycott Fri. Practice Over Sampson Flap

Dan Dakich’s career is off to an ominous start. The INDIANAPOLIS STAR reports that six Indiana players didn’t show up for the interim coach’s first practice Friday afternoon.

Indiana Hoosiers basketball huddle

The boycott - by D.J. White, Armon Bassett, Jordan Crawford, Jamarcus Ellis, DeAndre Thomas and Brandon McGee - was over Kelvin Sampson’s resignation, and the promotion of Dakich over fellow assistant Ryan McCallum, who was the more popular choice among the players.

Does this mean the Hoosiers won’t be showing up in Evanston on Saturday against Northwestern? (As an NU alum, a forfeit win is still a win - especially when your Big Ten win column contains a big fat zero.) Read more…