Garry Parrish of CBSSports.com reports today that IU players walked out on Athletic Director Rick Greenspan when he tried to tell them that Hoosiers basketball coach Kelvin Sampson was going to be fired.
One player reportedly said to Greenspan before the exit en masse: “We don’t care what you do. But if Sampson ain’t coaching, we ain’t playing.”
IU has a scheduled game against Northwestern on Saturday, and no one’s saying if the players will travel to Evanston for the game. All this commotion must have NU pretty stoked, considering this might lead to a letdown by the Hoosiers. Or a roster filled with Intramural all-stars.
We’re assuming Vegas will take the game off the board tomorrow. But if Indiana’s roster of scholarship players does show up, we’d still bet Indiana’s way, since everyone will likely bang it in the other direction.