The Indiana University athletic department received a bittersweet ruling from the NCAA Tuesday and has mostly escaped sanctions for major recruiting violations starting in 2006 under men's basketball coaches Kelvin Sampson and Rob Senderoff, the Indiana Daily Student reports.
IU accepted three years probation as well as self-imposed sanctions such as the reduction of scholarships and ejection of several players. The NCAA found IU guilty of "failure to monitor" but did not take away any additional scholarship or impose a postseason ban.
The two coaches, accused of making more than 100 impermissible calls to recruits, received much stronger penalties, with Sampson—now an assistant coach with the Milwaukee Bucks—receiving a five-year order that will keep him from any recruiting activity as well as returning to college basketball for that period. Senderoff was given a three-year order and will be barred from recruiting at Kent State, where he is now an associate head coach.