H-T reporter Lynn Houser had a story in today’s paper with reaction from former IU basketball players to the new sanctions on the basketball program. After the story had already run, Lynn had a couple more former players call him back today with their thoughts. Here’s what Archie Dees and Wayne Radford had to say:
Granted, he made a mistake, but he shouldnâ€™t be ostracized like he is. Itâ€™s a ridiculous rule to start with. If they monitored every school, everybody would be in same position Sampson is. Why would Indiana University hire an outside firm to bust your own coach? Thatâ€™s stupidity. Itâ€™s like they wanted to get him in trouble. We are sitting on a hell of basketball team here, and this is not what we needed.
From meeting Kelvin, knowing Kelvin, I just hope that when the dust clears, people will realize a lot of good things have been done with the kids and what we can look forward to. I support him, the things heâ€™s done, the kids he brings in. This happened, yes, but letâ€™s find out the true picture. I just hope more of IU family will continue to support their university through good times and the not-so-good times. Now, everybody is so quick to react.