July 25, 2010

Women's Team Hit With Major Scandal

The IUPUI women's basketball team will likely face major scrutiny from the NCAA after 11 former players report emotional abuse and NCAA rule violations.
Among the allegations include the aforementioned emotional abuse, and NCAA violations including: Going over practice time, recruits scrimmaging with players, and the coaches observing said scrimmages through windows in the doors surrounding The Jungle. Twenty-eight players and assistants have left in the last four years alone.

A quote from a former player about Shann Hart, IUPUI women's head coach, "She is very good when it comes to X's and O's, but she is a terrible people person."

For the full story, pick up today's Indy Star or wait a few days before it gets put up online (it's a "print exclusive"). The article will be on the front page.

17 comments:

  1. too bad no one will care to punish a 3-29 team

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  2. this is so and totally awesome ,finally

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  3. They'll be punished, that's the bad thing. They were awful last year, and this is going to mean a new coach and revoked scholarships.

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  4. If she wasnt black would this be an issue? I've met her on several occasions, and she's just as nice any other coach in the state. She is first then it'll be coach Jack next!!!!

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  5. Amen!!! last post

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  6. There were warning signs when the coach was hired, but they were ignored. This is particularly disturbing because the Chancellor is on the executive committee. He should resign that post immediately and apologize if these allegations are found legitimate.

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  7. Nice? Yes, to people who aren't her players. As a former player, I can tell you there are truths to these allegations.

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  8. It was a great article which looks to be long overdue. I’ve heard personal accounts from college athletes in other programs having very strange and intimidating interactions with staff of the IUPUI Athletics department. I think there needs to be new leadership with a focus on integrity and character.

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  9. i played for coach hart at iupui and she puts on a front to make it seem as if shes the nicest person in the world, along with assistant spriggs. they're both full of it and they know that they're wrong. when i played for coach hart, it was really the worst year of my life. i wanted out so bad. people can say whatever they want, but until you actually play for shann hart, you have no idea what really goes on. i ended up hating basketball and i became depressed, along with the rest of the team. she also has some more things shes hiding thats illegal regarding the unusual "relationship" between her and another player. just ridiculous

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  10. I agree with the last post! I played at IUPUI for 4 years and I was one of two seniors to graduate from my class that started off with 10. This was all due to similar circumstances. There are problems in almost all IUPUI sports, I know first hand. Also, Read this http://sports.espn.go.com/ncaa/news/story?id=5041677. They need to fire people, starting at the top. The AD wont get rid on anyone!

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  11. If the above people wouldn't mind contacting me at studentonsports@gmail.com, I'd like to document your troubles and what you think should happen next. Oh, and no worries, you'll remain anonymous.

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  12. Can someone say "Permanent Show-Cause Penalty?"

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  13. Unfortunately there are many more players who were subjected to the same types of things these IUPUI players went through...and more. As a former player of Coach Hart's and a former "teammate" of Spriggs at American, I can safely say that the years playing for Coach Hart were the worst 3 years of my life. She had no respect for anyone except for her "pet" players or "favorites". No one liked her at AU and since the day she came the administration was trying to get rid of her. She lucked out since we had a few AD's switch out, but by the third one they had enough. I'm so relieved the truth is coming out. I've been waiting for this for a long time.

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