Here is a release from the university detailing the hire of Katie Abrahamson-Henderson as a new assistant on head coach Felisha Legette-Jack’s staff. Former assistant Cherie Hogg is required to return to her native Australia after four years under Legette-Jack, two at Hofstra and two at Indiana.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Abrahamson-Henderson Joins IU Women’s Basketball Staff
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Indiana head women’s basketball coach Felisha Legette-Jack has
announced the addition of Katie Abrahamson-Henderson as the associate head coach on the
Hoosier staff on Wednesday, May 14. Abrahamson-Henderson’s start date at IU is June 1. She
joins the women’s basketball staff after spending last season as an assistant coach at the
University of Washington.
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Just as his NFL career is beginning, former Hoosier receiver James Hardy has been accused of fighting his father and pulling a gun Sunday in Fort Wayne.
According to a police report, a 73-year-old woman said that Hardy, 22, was beating up his father and when she yelled for him to stop, Hardy pulled out a black gun.
Hardy was not arrested. Criminal charges are not going to be filed, according to the Fort Wayne News-Sentinel. Hardy left the scene in a Cadillac truck before police arrived, according to the witness.
Hardy’s 43-year-old father, James W. Hardy II, told Fort Wayne police that he and his son got into an argument, but his son did not do anything to him. He said the younger Hardy is always angry because he was in prison much of the time when his son was a child.
Police arrested the elder Hardy for an outstanding warrant in Kosciusko County, where he was wanted for failing to appear on a violation of driving with a suspended license.
Kelvin Sampson addressed NCAA allegations in a cover letter to his response to those allegations that was obtained by CBS Sportsline.com. You can read the full text of that letter by clicking here.
Indiana University released its response to the NCAA’s letter of allegation about an hour ago.
The document, which is 756 pages long, says, essentially: We agree.
Here’s the introductory paragraph of the response.
“Based on the information, including documentary evidence and interview testimony, obtained from the thorough investigations conducted first by the University and then subsequently by the NCAA Enforcement Staff in cooperation with Indiana University, the University is in substantial agreement with the facts set forth in the Notice and concurs violations occurred, as set forth below in the response to each allegation.”
The response goes on to say that “it is reasonable to conclude” that Sampson misled both university and NCAA investigators.
IU places blame entirely on the basketball staff, saying that their failure to properly document all recruiting calls made it impossible for the compliance office to detect the violations as they occurred.
Though Indiana is concurring with the NCAA’s contention that the men’s basketball program committed “major” violations, the school considers its self-sanctions â€” which were imposed last fall when the school categorized the violations as secondary â€” strong enough punishment.
The university also discusses its decision to soften its original self-sanctions by giving Tom Crean 10 days to recruit on the road and allowing the basketball team to conduct two official visits. IU’s decision was made, according to the response, because the original sanctions “were going to have far greater detrimental and harmful impacts than were anticipated upon their imposition last fall.”
Andy Katz is reporting that Indiana agreed with the NCAA’s allegations of five major violations against the Indiana basketball program.
Tracy Porter is off to a good start in New Orleans, according to an AP story.
Released by IU this afternoon:
Indiana defensive end Greg Middleton has been named to the Bronko Nagurski Trophy Watch List, the Football Writers Association of America announced on Monday afternoon. The trophy is awarded to the best defensive player in college football and is sponsored by the Charlotte Touchdown Club.
Middleton, who is one of 88 players on the list, is also on the Rotary Lombardi Award Preliminary Watch List and the Lott Trophy Watch List. The Indianapolis native picked up All-America distinction from the Associated Press, The Sporting News, CBSSports.com, SI.com, Rivals.com and CollegeFootballNews.com one season ago.
He was selected as a finalist for the Ted Hendricks Defensive End of the Year Award and became the first IU defensive lineman since Adewale Ogunleye in 1997 to earn first-team All-Big Ten honors. Middleton set a new single-season school record with 16 sacks, which also led the nation.