FoxSports.com basketball analyst Jeff Goodman is reporting that IU assistant basketball coach Rob Senderoff will resign in the aftermath of the recent phone call scandal that has plagued the Hoosier program in recent weeks.
Citing two unnamed sources close to the program, Goodman reported on FoxSports.com that Senderoff will step down today.
Senderoff has been saddled with much of the criticism for the recent violations that have resulted in a variety of self-imposed sanctions on the IU program. Senderoff allegedly facilitated 10-12 improper three-way phone calls between a recruit, himself and IU Coach Kelvin Sampson, which was in violation of Sampson's one-year recruiting ban stemming from his violations at Oklahoma. In addition, most of the excessive phone calls made to recruits – which IU officials have said numbers around 35 – were allegedly made by Senderoff.
Senderoff's departure, though, doesn't bring an end to IU's issues. Athletics officials are still awaiting word from the NCAA Infractions committee on the three-way phone calls, and the committee is scheduled to meet in Indianapolis Dec. 5-7. IU officials have also said they're preparing a report for the NCAA Enforcement Committee on the excessive phone calls, which could approach 100 according to variety of news outlets. IU officials are hoping its self-imposed penalties are deemed appropriate.
In addition, whomever replaces Senderoff on the IU staff will be all but barred from recruiting. When IU officials originally announced its findings from the investigation, it said that if Senderoff were to depart, his replacement would inherit his sanctions.
REPORT: Senderoff to Step Down Today
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