Athlete recruiting

March 07, 2018 - 11:05 am
DUDLEY, Mass. (AP) — A quarterback from the Florida high school where a gunman killed 17 people has committed to play football for a Massachusetts college because of the bond he formed with two recruiters during the shooting. Tyler Goodman, a quarterback at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in...
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Arizona NCAA college basketball coach Sean Miller gestures during a press conference in Tucson, Ariz., Thursday, March 1, 2018. Miller vehemently shot down a report claiming he discussed a six-figure payment to a top recruit and said he looks forward to continuing to coach the team. ESPN reported last Friday, using anonymous sources, that the FBI had Miller on a wiretap discussing a $100,000 payment to Wildcats freshman Deandre Ayton to attend the school. (Mike Christy/Arizona Daily Star via AP)
March 01, 2018 - 9:57 pm
When Arizona hastily called a news conference on Thursday afternoon, it appeared coach Sean Miller's tenure in Tucson could be coming to an end. Instead, the coach vehemently denied a report claiming he discussed a six-figure payment to a recruit. Less than three hours later, the school president...
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Kansas players celebrate the victory after an NCAA college basketball game against Texas Tech, Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018, in Lubbock, Texas. (AP Photo/Brad Tollefson)
February 25, 2018 - 3:58 pm
Kansas coach Bill Self has signed some of the nation's top-rated players during his tenure in Lawrence, allowing him to restock the roster instead of rebuilding. Signing one-and-done players comes with a price: Constant roster turnover. It hasn't mattered to Self and the Jayhawks. No matter who...
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FILE - In this March 22, 2010, file photo, basketballs are seen before Northern Iowa's NCAA college basketball practice, in Cedar Falls, Iowa. Bank records and other expense reports that are part of a federal probe into college basketball list a wide range of impermissible payments from agents to at least two dozen players or their relatives, according to documents obtained by Yahoo Sports. NCAA president Mark Emmert said in a statement Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, the allegations "if true, point to systematic failures that must be fixed and fixed now if we want college sports in America." (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)
February 23, 2018 - 8:49 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the corruption scandal in college basketball (all times Eastern): 8:47 p.m. Texas is withholding junior guard Eric Davis Jr. from competition until further notice after his name appeared in documents in a federal investigation into college basketball corruption. Davis...
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FILE - In this March 18, 2015, file photo, the NCAA logo is at center court as work continues at The Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh, for the NCAA college basketball second and third round games. Bank records and other expense reports that are part of a federal probe into college basketball list a wide range of impermissible payments from agents to at least two dozen players or their relatives, according to documents obtained by Yahoo Sports. Yahoo said Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, that the documents obtained in discovery during the investigation link current players including Michigan State's Miles Bridges, Duke's Wendell Carter and Alabama's Collin Sexton to potential benefits that would be violations of NCAA rules. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)
February 23, 2018 - 5:53 pm
New details of payments to athletes in a federal investigation that has lurked in the shadows since first rocking college basketball last fall mark the latest threat to the sport's basic foundation, showing the breadth of alleged corruption. Bank records and other expense reports that are part of...
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FILE - In this April 8, 2013, file photo, Louisville center Zach Price (25) holds signage after Louisville defeated Michigan 82-76 in the NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball championship game, in Atlanta. Louisville must vacate its 2013 men’s basketball title following an NCAA appeals panel’s decision to uphold sanctions against the men’s program for violations committed in a sex scandal. The Cardinals will have to vacate 123 victories including the championship, and return millions in postseason revenue. The decision announced on Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018, by the governing body’s Infraction Appeals Committee ruled that the NCAA has the authority to take away championships for what it considers major rule violations. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)
February 20, 2018 - 6:50 pm
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville officials are not happy with the NCAA's decision that mandates the school vacate its 2013 men's basketball championship in the wake of an embarrassing sex scandal, and interim President Greg Postel did not hide his disappointment. It's the first time a Division 1...
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FILE- This Jan. 8, 2018, file, photo shows an existing home for sale in Walpole, Mass. On Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018, Freddie Mac reports on the week's average U.S. mortgage rates. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
February 15, 2018 - 11:00 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Long-term U.S. mortgage rates jumped this week to their highest level in nearly four years, a sign that the prospect of higher inflation is steadily increasing the cost of borrowing to buy a home. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday that the average rate on 30-year, fixed-...
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Andrew Chatfield, a defensive end from the football team at American Heritage High School, announces he is signing with Florida on national signing day, Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018, in Plantation, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
February 07, 2018 - 10:19 pm
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The new coaches in the Southeastern Conference got their first opportunity to compete with one another over the last two months on the recruiting trail. All had to navigate the new recruiting calendar and none brought in top 10 classes, according to a composite ranking of...
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FILE - In this Nov. 25, 2017, file photo, Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher watches during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Florida in Gainesville, Fla. Two people with direct knowledge of the decision say Fisher has resigned to take the same job at Texas A&M. Fisher handed in his resignation after a meeting with university President John Thrasher on Friday, Dec. 1, 2017. according to the people who spoke on condition of anonymity because Florida State had not announced the move. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)
December 02, 2017 - 2:15 am
College football news moved faster this week than Oregon's offense in Chip Kelly's hey-day with the Ducks, and the blur started with Kelly himself deciding to return to the Pac-12. In a span of a week, four Southeastern Conference teams hired new coaches, including Texas A&M, which pulled off...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017, file photo, Louisville men's basketball coach Rick Pitino leaves Grawemeyer Hall after having a meeting with the university's interim president Greg Postel in Louisville. Ky. A federal probe illuminates a shady side of college basketball recruiting filled with bribes and kickbacks. The probe also implicated Louisville for paying a player to attend the school, leading to Pitino and athletic director Tom Jurich to be placed on administrative leave. (Michael Clevenger/The Courier-Journal via AP, File)
October 09, 2017 - 2:46 am
PHOENIX (AP) — Top-level basketball recruits played in gyms across Las Vegas over the summer, their final shot to impress college coaches during a live-recruiting period. Around the same time in July, an undercover FBI agent was in a Sin City hotel room where more than $12,000 changed hands, money...
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