This week got away from us a little bit in the aftermath of Rick Greenspan’s resignation late last week. Doug and I (as well as H-T editor Bob Zaltsberg) spent the early part of the week in St. Louis, where Doug gave a presentation to editors and reporters from other papers on how to cover the big story. He knew of what he spoke.
But a few smaller stories, I must admit, got past us this week as we’ve been trying to fit our vacations in and get to some projects we’ve wanted to do. So here’s a round-up of what we didn’t hit — or of what deserves some more rumination — from the last week.
- The Indiana football team received a commitment from Adam Replogle, a 6-3, 265-pound tackle out of Centerville, Ohio. His brother, Tyler, saw playing time at linebacker as a freshman last season before tearing his ACL.
- Bill Lynch also received a verbal commitment from Jamonne Chester, bringing IUs class of 2009 to nine players (if you count Josh Keyt, who will walk-on his first year and be on scholarship thereafter).
- Bud Mackey, the one-time Indiana recruit who got in trouble for transporting crack on school grounds, has been released from jail. He still faces a hearing in August.
- Lexington Herald-Leader scribe Jerry Tipton, who I have declared in this space before the best college hoops beat writer in the country, reported that former Hoosiers guard Jordan Crawford will not transfer to Kentucky, where his brother Joe played. A source tells the Scoop that Crawford will end up at Xavier, which was one of his favorites the first time he picked a school. He’ll end up playing with Terrell Holloway, who took Mackey’s scholarship after Sampson pulled it but then asked out of his committment when Sampson left.
- Finally, Darren Rovell has the sad story of just how far-reaching the Kelvin Sampson debacle has been. (HT to Cannot Falter)