Report: White unlikely to play against Purdue

7 comments by   |   Monday, February 18, 2008 - 10:18 am EDT

Jeff Goodman of Fox Sports is reporting today that Kelvin Sampson says D.J. White is unlikely to play in tomorrow’s game against Purdue because of a knee sprain.

Goodman also reports, as we’ve been reporting, that it looks likes Tuesday’s game may well be Sampson’s last as Indiana’s coach.

For Goodman’s full story, click here.

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7 comments:
#1
Mark
Monday, February 18, 2008 - 10:20 AM EDT

Just curious, how does this reporter get the info when local reporters do not seem to have the details. Didn’t Peegs just report that he would play?

 
#2 Monday, February 18, 2008 - 10:28 AM EDT

Mark, a lot of times coaches are more willing to talk with national reporters than the local guys. My experience is that particularly the TV networks with multi-million dollar contracts with the Big Ten, ESPN and Fox (which is the financial backer of the Big Ten Network) can get interviews that we just can’t, which is frustrating. For instance, our requests to interview Rick Greenspan Friday were turned down, but he talked with ESPN Saturday. We’ll obviously keep working to get as many of these stories first as we can, but when another reporter has information that we think you’ll be interested in, we’ll also share that here.

 
#3
Scott
Monday, February 18, 2008 - 10:41 AM EDT

Mark,

Peegs reported that nothing serious turned up in the MRI which looks to be the case. It is just a knee sprain and he will only be out a week which is much better than the alternative.

 
#4
cdb
Monday, February 18, 2008 - 10:51 AM EDT

Hey–if this is true that DJ won’t play, what do you think about tomorrow’s game?

 
#5 Monday, February 18, 2008 - 12:37 PM EDT

Why is it so hard for KS to give information regarding a player and his injuries. He did the same thing with Godon, and Bassett. I can not wait for him to leave B-town. IU should have fired him when they uncovered the 3-way calls earlier in the year. Instead they let senderhoff resign and be the fall guy. The only thing KS done is set our program back 3-5 years.

 
#6
kurk81
Monday, February 18, 2008 - 12:56 PM EDT

Keep in mind that ESPN and especially Fox have a history of making stories up and hoping they prove true just to ‘get a scoop.’ DJ probably won’t play, but Fox likely doesn’t have any more info than anyone else, they’re just more likely to lie and say they do. There’s probably another Fox reporter with a story ready to go saying that he’ll play, so that they can say, after the fact, ‘as we reported, White was able to play….”

 
#7
Hoosier Fan
Monday, February 18, 2008 - 2:09 PM EDT

Sampson probably doesn’t want to give information on the injury, so the other team doesn’t know how to prepare.

Trust me, if DJ White is going to play, Purdue is going to practice a whole lot different talking about how to defend him than if they know he’s not going to play.

Right now, Matt Painter is probably practicing as if White will play. And that’s how Sampson wants it.

 


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