Athlete recruiting

LSU forward Kavell Bigby-Williams (11) dunks the ball in front of Vanderbilt forward Clevon Brown (15) in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, March 9, 2019, in Baton Rouge, La. (AP Photo/Bill Feig)
March 10, 2019 - 1:19 am
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Emmitt Williams pulled on a purple T-shirt commemorating LSU's Southeastern Conference title, hopped over a media table along the baseline and joined several teammates climbing into a raucous and jubilant student section. It was one of the happier moments in a packed and...
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In this photo taken Feb. 23, 2019, LSU head coach Will Wade, left, and assistant coach Tony Benford, right, watch the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Baton Rouge, La. Benford has been named interim head coach after Wade was suspended amid concerns about the recruiting tactics he used to build his team. (AP Photo/Bill Feig)
March 08, 2019 - 8:57 pm
What could go down as LSU's most successful basketball season in about four decades has been tarnished by the suspension of coach Will Wade amid concerns about whether his recruiting tactics violated NCAA rules. LSU Chancellor F. King Alexander and athletic director Joe Alleva announced Friday that...
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This combo of images shows, from left, amateur basketball league director Merl Code, Former Adidas executive James Gatto, and business manager Christian Dawkins. The three men were sentenced Tuesday, March 5, 2019, in the widespread college basketball recruiting scandal that has tainted two dozen schools. Gatto got nine months in prison. Dawkins and Code got six months each. (AP Photo/Bebeto Mathews, left, Seth Wenig, center and right)
March 05, 2019 - 6:01 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A former Adidas executive and two others who paid families to persuade top college basketball recruits to play for schools sponsored by the shoe brand were sentenced to prison Tuesday by a judge who said he wanted to send a "great big warning light to the basketball world." U.S...
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FILE - In this Jan. 20, 2019, file photo, Holy Spirit Prep's Anthony Edwards (5), center, plays against Long Island Lutheran during a high school basketball game at the Hoophall Classic in Springfield, Mass. Edwards, rated as the nation's No. 2 prospect, says he will sign with Georgia. Edwards, whose nickname is "Ant Man," made the announcement Monday morning, Feb. 11, 2019, at his school in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Gregory Payan, File)
February 11, 2019 - 10:36 am
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia landed a rare top national recruit on Monday when Anthony Edwards, a shooting guard from Holy Spirit Prep in Atlanta, picked the Bulldogs. Edwards, whose nickname is "Ant Man," made the announcement at his school. The No. 2 prospect by the 247 Sports composite ranking also...
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FILE - In this Jan. 3, 2019, file photo, Team Flash running back Jerrion Ealy, left, gets snagged by a defender during the Under Armour All America Game in Orlando, Fla. Some drama on signing day might be drummed up around the few remaining unsigned five-star prospects. Darnell Wright, an offensive lineman from West Virginia, is expected to choose between Tennessee and Alabama. Ealy, a running back from Mississippi, will pick between Clemson and Ole Miss. (Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel via AP, File)
February 06, 2019 - 10:01 pm
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Leave it to the Southeastern Conference to provide some drama on signing day that otherwise seemed anticlimactic. Even though the vast majority of recruits already had finalized their college decisions in the December signing period, the traditional February signing date...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018 file photo, Florida State head coach Willie Taggart confers on his headset during the first half of an NCAA college football game against North Carolina State in Raleigh, N.C. Florida State and Miami were hoping signing day could help put to the negativity of 2018 to rest and provide a push toward better times. Coming off a 5-7 record in their first season under coach Willie Taggart, the Seminoles landed a top 20 class but struck out on a much-needed quarterback Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Chris Seward, File)
February 06, 2019 - 7:28 pm
Florida State and Miami were hoping signing day could help put to the negativity of 2018 to rest and provide a push toward better times. Coming off a 5-7 record in their first season under coach Willie Taggart, the Seminoles landed a top 20 class but struck out on a much-needed quarterback...
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FILE - In this Jan. 3, 2019, file photo, Team Flash running back Jerrion Ealy, left, gets snagged by a defender during the Under Armour All America Game in Orlando, Fla. Some drama on signing day might be drummed up around the few remaining unsigned five-star prospects. Darnell Wright, an offensive lineman from West Virginia, is expected to choose between Tennessee and Alabama. Ealy, a running back from Mississippi, will pick between Clemson and Ole Miss. (Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel via AP, File)
February 06, 2019 - 3:42 pm
The Latest on national signing day (all times Eastern): 3:40 p.m. Syracuse has signed defensive lineman Jason Munoz, a nice get for coach Dino Babers, whose Orange won 10 games and finished ranked No. 15. Munoz, of Hollywood, Florida, originally inked with Miami during the early signing period but...
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FILE - In this Feb. 7, 2018, file photo, Connecticut head coach Kevin Ollie watches from the sideline during the first half an NCAA college basketball game in Storrs, Conn. A federal judge dismissed a complaint on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019, filed by Ollie connected to his allegations that his firing was in part racially motivated, deciding the complaint was filed prematurely. The judge did not rule on the merits of the request. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)
February 05, 2019 - 1:12 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Former University of Connecticut men's basketball coach Kevin Ollie has lost a bid to stop the school from unilaterally ending arbitration proceedings related to his firing if he files a racial discrimination complaint against UConn. Federal Judge Kari Dooley in Bridgeport on...
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In this Nov. 2, 2013, file photo, the Mizzou logo is seen on a scoreboard over Memorial Stadium at Faurot Field before the start of an NCAA college football game between Missouri and Tennessee in Columbia, Mo. The NCAA has sanctioned Missouri's football, baseball and softball programs on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, after an investigation revealed academic misconduct involving a tutor who completed coursework for athletes. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)
February 01, 2019 - 3:59 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Barry Odom had every reason to believe Missouri's football program was finally on the right track. The Tigers were coming off their second consecutive bowl appearance. He had just signed a contract extension to remain coach through 2024. Clemson quarterback Kelly Bryant...
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FILE- In this Jan. 14, 2019, file photo New Orleans Pelicans' Anthony Davis, right, dribbles against Los Angeles Clippers' Danilo Gallinari during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles. Davis' agent says the five-time All-Star has told the New Orleans Pelicans that he wants to be traded to a contending team. Agent Rich Paul confirmed the request to The Associated Press early Monday, Jan. 28. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu, File)
January 29, 2019 - 7:23 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Anthony Davis' agent let everyone know he wants out of New Orleans, and now it will cost his client $50,000. The NBA fined the Pelicans star because of his agent's comments that Davis won't sign an extension and wants to be traded. The league office said in a written statement...
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