IU faces major NCAA violations

Indiana University was informed by the NCAA on Wednesday that the school faces five major violations that revolve around t he recruiting tactics of head hoops coach Kelvin Sampson.

When he coached at Oklahoma, Sampson received sanctions for making an excessive amount of phone calls to recruits. He then took the IU job with the stipulation that he receive punishment from his new employer which IU did with a hefty reduction in his salary.

Now the NCAA has evidence that Sampson not only continued the practice of excessive phone calls to recruits but that he lied about it to investigators. Evidently an assistant would place the original call and then Sampson would join the convesation.

IU has until May 8th to respond to the charges. The penalties could cause a reduction in scholarships or a ban on post-season play. The university could mitigate the charges by taking action against Sampson but it's doubtful that it would be enough to lessen the sanctions.

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