Bengals sign Bugg to two-year contract

By   |   Thursday, May. 15, 2008 - 12:19 PM   |   3 comments

After being invited to rookie camp last weekend, former Hoosier long snapper Tim Bugg signed a contract with the Cincinnati Bengals Wednesday.

Here’s today release from IU about the signing:

Indiana long snapper Tim Bugg has signed a two-year rookie free agent deal with the Cincinnati Bengals. Bugg is the fourth Hoosier to catch on with an NFL team in 2008.

Cornerback Tracy Porter and wide receiver James Hardy were each selected in the second round of the NFL Draft. The New Orleans Saints took Porter with the 40th pick, while the Buffalo Bills picked Hardy in the 41st slot. Cornerback Leslie Majors singed a three-year rookie free agent deal with the Chicago Bears last month.

Bugg, a three-year starter for the Hoosiers, was a pivotal part of the Indiana special teams unit in 2007. Serving as the team's long snapper on punts, field goals and extra points, IU converted all 49 extra points and 21-of-23 field goals in 2007. He played in 31 games during his Hoosier career.



New IU Women’s Basketball Assistant

By   |   Wednesday, May. 14, 2008 - 4:42 PM   |   7 comments

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.

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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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Hardy accused of pulling gun

By   |   Tuesday, May. 13, 2008 - 11:10 AM   |   31 comments

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.



Sampson responds to NCAA

By   |   Monday, May. 12, 2008 - 11:12 PM   |   9 comments

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.



IU in “substantial agreement” with NCAA findings

By   |   Monday, May. 12, 2008 - 5:53 PM   |   15 comments

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 — which were imposed last fall when the school categorized the violations as secondary — 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.”



ESPN: IU agrees with NCAA charges

By   |   Monday, May. 12, 2008 - 5:19 PM   |   2 comments

Andy Katz is reporting that Indiana agreed with the NCAA’s allegations of five major violations against the Indiana basketball program.

Read it here. 



Saints’ Porter off to good start

By   |   Monday, May. 12, 2008 - 5:01 PM   |   8 comments

Tracy Porter is off to a good start in New Orleans, according to an AP story.

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