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2010 J. NCAA Compliance 1 (2010)

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NCAA Upholds Penalties Imposed Against Former
Indiana University's Men's Assistant Basketball

By Ana  Landry

In early 2008, Indiana University's men's basketball program was under
investigation by the NCAAin regards to allegations that there had been major
recruiting violations. Former head coach Kelvin Sampson was still under
recruiting restrictions stemming from violations that occurred during his
coaching tenure at Oklahoma when the investigation into similar violations at
Indiana University began. The investigation revealed that Sampson and his
assistant coaches participated in illegal conference calls to prospective student-
athletes. In total, the NCAA found that Sampson and his assistant coaches had
committed five major rule violations.

One of the assistant coaches involved in the investigation and accused of
committing rules violations was Rob Senderoff. Senderoff had a lot of experience
coaching at the Division I level due to his numerous assistant coaching positions
he held at a number of colleges. Before becoming an assistant coach at Indiana
University, Senderoff spent four years as an assistant coach with Kent State
University. In addition to his time at Kent State, Senderoff had also coached at
four other Division I schools. In total, Senderoff had a combined fifteen years
coaching experience at the Division I level. Indiana University hired Senderoff in
May of 2006 as a men's assistant basketball coach.

It was during his second year of coaching with Indiana University when the
recruiting violation allegations were made against the men's basketball
program. Senderoff was a major focus of the investigation. The investigation
focused on the head coach, Kelvin Sampson, another assistant coach, Jeff Meyer,
and Senderoff. The three coaches were accused of illegal phone contact with
prospective student-athletes. Due to head coach Sampson's commission of
previous recruiting violations at Oklahoma, his new head coaching job at Indiana
University called for heightened scrutiny. Despite this, the NCAA's investigation
into Indiana University's men's basketball program found that all three coaches
had knowingly and intentionally committed major violations.


The NCAA  Committee on Infractions released their report regarding the men's
basketball program on November 25, 2008. The Committee found that Indiana
University's men's basketball program had violated the following NCAA
Bylaws: Bylaw 10.1 regarding unethical conduct; Bylaw 2.8.1 regarding

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