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"No Further Punishment Needed", Says IU

Last updated on Tuesday, May 13, 2008

(BLOOMINGTON, IN) - Indiana University says it is “reasonable to conclude” that former basketball coach Kelvin Sampson misled NCAA investigators.

The University released it's written response to NCAA allegations of five major rules violations concerning the men's basketball program.

The school argues that the sanctions the school has already placed on itself are enough and that no further punishment is warranted.

I.U. officials are expected to appear before the committee on infractions on June 13th in Seattle. That committee is expected to rule on whether further sanctions are warranted in July or august.

The NCAA alleged that Sampson lied to investigators who were looking into allegations that he and his staff made impermissible phone calls to recruits. Sampson had already been sanctioned for similar violations while head coach at Oklahoma.

Sampson resigned under pressure in February and was replaced on an interim basis by Assistant Coach Dan Dakich. The school has since hired former Marquette Coach Tom Crean to be head coach of the Hoosiers.

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