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Indiana, Sampson reach $750,000 settlement to part ways

Updated: February 23, 2008, 10:24 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Basketball coach Kelvin Sampson agreed to Indiana's offer of a $750,000 buyout Friday, waiving his right to sue the university for further damages, and turning the program over to interim coach Dan Dakich.

"I have made the very difficult decision to leave my position as head coach of the men's basketball team at Indiana University," Sampson said in a statement. "While I'm saddened that I won't have the opportunity to continue to coach these student-athletes, I feel ...

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