They still love Kelvin Sampson in Montana

Perhaps you didn’t know this: Kelvin Sampson used to be the men’s basketball coach at Montana Tech. Yeah, true story.

He was the coach for the Orediggers – the Orediggers! We can’t tell you what an Oredigger is or does. (Someone please help!) — and later donated $50,000 toward the cost of renovating their athletic facilities. He’s a beloved figure there, you could say. So much so that they named their new court after him.

And they aren’t going to change it.

Montana Tech has no plans to change the name of its new basketball court, despite recent allegations against its namesake, former Indiana men’s basketball coach Kelvin Sampson, athletic director Joe McClafferty said.

Montana Tech is 5-17 and could use a new coach. We might know someone who’s available. Just sayin’. Or, hey, a phone call or two couldn’t hurt.



4 Responses

  1. Didn’t Kanye West sing a song about an Oredigger?

  2. An oredigger? I’d a ssume a miner. Digging for ore.

  3. Hahaha, you could also call them the gold diggers.

  4. I’m gonna start a team called the West Virginia Black Lungs

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