Question of the Week: Did the NCAA Come Down Hard Enough on Sampson/Indiana?

November 26th, 2008

This Week's Question: Did the NCAA Come Down Hard Enough on Kelvin Sampson & Indiana?

Post your thoughts in the comments section whether you think these penalties are fair. Are they to strict? Or too leniant? Did IU get off easier than you expected?

-- Sampson's Penalty for recruiting violations:

A five-year show-cause punishment.  Sampson cannot engage in any recruiting activities from 2008-11. The penalty also drastically limits any contact he could have with high school players in 2012 & 2013.

The NCAA Infractions Chairwoman called the rules violation "extremely serious."

“It was extremely serious,” Josephine Potuto, chairwoman of the NCAA Division I Committee on Infractions, said on a media conference call. “The show-cause order appropriately limits his athletic-related duties.”

The gist of the punishment is to basically prevent Sampson from coaching in the NCAA for the next handful of seasons.

-- Indiana's Penalty

Forfeit one scholarship. IU will be on probation for the next three seasons for failing to monitor the activities of Sampson and his assistant coaches. However, there is no postseason ban. Basically, the NCAA didn't really add to IU's self-imposed penalty.

What do you think? Post your thoughts below:


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