Sampson ready for rigors of Indiana; New coach a clear split from Knight era

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Moran, Malcolm. "Sampson ready for rigors of Indiana; New coach a clear split from Knight era." USA Today Thursday March 30 2006, sec. Sports: 5C.

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This article discusses the hiring by Indiana University of Kelvin Sampson, Lumbee, who coached Oklahoma University's basketball team for the previous twelve years. Indiana awarded Sampson a seven-year contract at an average annual salary of $1.5 million. Sampson will be Indiana's third basketball coach in six years. The article discusses Sampson's reasons for wanting to move to Indiana, the NCAA's sanctions against Sampson for recruiting violations at Oklahoma University, Indiana University's review of information regarding the violations before hiring Sampson, Sampson's comments about the violations and sanctions, the graduation rate of Oklahoma players while Sampson was coach, and brief factual data on Sampson's career coaching record.

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Sampson, Kelvin | Basketball | Indiana University