Athlete recruiting

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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October 02, 2017 - 1:11 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball is starting a diversity fellowship program and will place about 20 selected candidates with teams and three with the sport's central office. Applications, limited to people of color and women, can be submitted from Friday through Nov. 17 and the individuals...
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FILE - In this Oct. 29, 2007, file photo, Louisville forward David Padgett, left, gets instructions from coach Rick Pitino during an exhibition basketball game against Carleton at Freedom Hall in Louisville, Ky. Louisville on Friday, Sept. 29, 2017, has named assistant David Padgett as the interim replacement for men's basketball coach Rick Pitino, staying in-house to maintain continuity in the wake of a nationwide federal investigation of college basketball. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley, File)
September 29, 2017 - 6:33 pm
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Latest on the corruption scandal in college basketball (all times Eastern): 6:30 p.m. Louisville coach Rick Pitino says he was unaware of any payments to recruits but takes responsibility for his decisions. Pitino issued a written statement to the Cardinals' flagship...
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Lamont Evans, an assistant basketball coach at Oklahoma State University, leaves the federal courthouse following a court appearance in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017. Evans is facing federal charges in conjunction with a wide probe of fraud and corruption in the NCAA. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
September 28, 2017 - 9:50 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on the corruption scandal in college basketball (all times Eastern): 5 p.m. Oklahoma State has fired Lamont Evans for cause after the top assistant to new coach Mike Boynton was ensnared in the federal investigation of basketball recruiting at seven universities. The...
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These file photos show, assistant basketball coaches Tony Bland, left, Chuck Person, center, and Lamont Richardson. The three, along with assistant coach Lamont Evans of Oklahoma State, were identified in court papers and are among 10 people facing federal charges in Manhattan federal court, Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017, in a wide probe of fraud and corruption in the NCAA, authorities said. (AP Photo/File)
September 26, 2017 - 8:39 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — In one of the biggest crackdowns on the corrupting role of money in college basketball, 10 men — including a top Adidas executive and four assistant coaches — were charged Tuesday with using hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes to influence star athletes' choice of schools,...
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August 14, 2017 - 11:42 pm
Top high school prospect Marvin Bagley III has committed to Duke and reclassified for the 2017-18 season, immediately making the Blue Devils a top national-title contender. Bagley made his announcement on ESPN's SportsCenter on Monday night. The 6-foot-11 Bagley is widely considered the top recruit...
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