INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Telephone calls to basketball recruits have
landed Indiana coach Kelvin Sampson in trouble again. And they will
cost both him and the team.
School officials say Sampson is voluntarily giving up a
scheduled $500,000 raise for this season and the basketball program
will lose one scholarship for next season.
Indiana officials say the school's basketball staff exceeded
NCAA limits on calls to recruits during the past year -- a period
during which Sampson was prohibited from off-campus recruiting
because of excessive recruiting calls when he was coaching at
The school says new violations happened on about 10 occasions
when an IU assistant coach started three-way calls that connected
Sampson into an ongoing recruiting conversation with recruits,
their parents or coaches.