Athlete recruiting

FILE - In this Dec. 1, 2018, file photo, Alabama head coach Nick Saban leaves the field after the Southeastern Conference championship NCAA college football game against Georgia in Atlanta. UCF’s Josh Heupel, Notre Dame’s Brian Kelly and Saban are the finalists for The Associated Press national college football coach of the year after leading their teams to unbeaten regular seasons. The winner will be announced Monday, Dec. 17. (AP Photo/John Amis, File)
December 19, 2018 - 2:56 pm
The Latest on the first day of the early college football signing period (all times Eastern): 2:55 p.m. Another five-star for Alabama, this one a 390-pound offensive lineman from Florida. Evan Neal, one of the best overall prospects in the country, picked the Crimson Tide. Georgia also added...
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Fresno State players celebrate with the trophy after defeating Arizona State in the Las Vegas Bowl NCAA college football game, Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018, in Las Vegas. Fresno State won 31-20. (AP Photo/John Locher)
December 15, 2018 - 8:50 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Running back Ronnie Rivers might be the embodiment of Fresno State's turnaround. It wasn't guaranteed Rivers would be able to play this season after sustaining a foot injury in spring practice, and he was limited by a shoulder injury late in the year. But Rivers was there, leading...
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FILE - In this Aug. 7, 2010 file photo, soccer and basketball games overlap as boys share space on a basketball court local residents say was built several years ago by Charlotte Bobcats' Dasagana Diop in the neighborhood where he grew up in Dakar, Senegal. The NBA has big plans for Africa where an office was established eight years ago in South Africa and there's an annual exhibition game featuring NBA stars. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell, file)
November 29, 2018 - 5:17 am
SALY, Senegal (AP) — Timothy Ighoefe is an intimidating defender at 6-foot-11 and 245 pounds. Still, the Nigerian knows he must improve if his decision to play basketball instead of soccer is going to pay off and take him to the NBA. The 18-year-old Ighoefe has committed to play for Patrick Ewing...
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Louisville forward Dwayne Sutton (24) attempts a layup around the defense of Michigan State forward Kyle Ahrens (0) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, in Louisville, Ky., Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018. Louisville won 82-78. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)
November 28, 2018 - 12:00 am
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — No matter what line he shot from behind against No. 9 Michigan State, Louisville junior guard Ryan McMahon was feeling it. The Cardinals fed off his energy to not only give first-year coach Chris Mack a significant win, but a gutsy one at that. McMahon made two free throws...
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Mack Brown, center, is introduced by University of North Carolina Chancellor Carol Folt, left, as the school's new NCAA college football coach during a news conference, Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018, at Kenan Stadium in Chapel Hill, N.C. Brown spent 10 seasons at UNC from 1988-97 before leaving for Texas. He left there in 2013 and has been in broadcasting in the years since. (Robert Willett/The News & Observer via AP)
November 27, 2018 - 2:02 pm
Mack Brown is North Carolina's new football coach in a second stint with the Tar Heels. The school officially announced the move Tuesday morning. Brown, who signed a five-year deal that will pay him $3.5 million annually, replaces Larry Fedora, who was fired Sunday after seven seasons. The 67-year-...
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FILE - In this Oct. 1, 2018, file photo, former sports agent Christian Dawkins arrives at federal court in New York. Dawkins was found guilty along with Adidas executive Jim Gatto and former Adidas consultant Merl Code of funneling secret payments to families in federal corruption case, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
October 24, 2018 - 4:13 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — An Adidas executive and two other insiders from the high-stakes world of college basketball recruiting were convicted Wednesday in a corruption case that prosecutors said exposed the underbelly of the sport. A federal jury in Manhattan found former Adidas executive James Gatto,...
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October 17, 2018 - 6:15 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Lawyers at a trial exploring corruption in big-time college basketball clashed in closing arguments Wednesday over the question of whether major programs were harmed by an alleged scheme to give secret cash payments to the families of top recruits. Assistant U.S. Attorney Noah...
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October 11, 2018 - 10:59 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A government witness at a college basketball corruption trial testified Thursday that he made a secret $40,000 payment to the inner circle of a North Carolina State recruit through an assistant coach at the school. Testifying in federal court in Manhattan, self-described recruitment...
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October 02, 2018 - 1:40 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — An Adidas executive and two other men hatched a scheme to exploit blue-chip college hoops recruits for profit by showering their families with secret cash payments from the athletic gear giant, a prosecutor said Tuesday at criminal trial expected to detail the dark side of big money...
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FILE - In this Feb. 25, 2018, file photo, then-Connecticut coach Kevin Ollie watches during the first half the team's NCAA college basketball game in Storrs, Conn. The University of Connecticut and former coach Ollie have been notified by the NCAA of alleged recruiting and other violations during his tenure at the school. The notice of allegations, released Friday night, Sept. 28, by UConn with the names of recruits redacted, includes numerous charges, including unethical conduct by Ollie for allegedly provided false or misleading information about video calls to a recruit from two former UConn stars, Hall of Famer Ray Allen and San Antonio Spurs guard Rudy Gay. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)
September 29, 2018 - 10:56 am
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — UConn has opened basketball practice under new coach Dan Hurley a day after being notified by the NCAA of alleged recruiting and other violations during Kevin Ollie's tenure at the school. Hurley says he's aware of the allegations and trusts the judgment of the administration...
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