Athlete recruiting

FILE - In this Sept. 17, 2018 file photo, Felicity Huffman, left, and William H. Macy arrive at the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles. Huffman and Lori Loughlin were charged along with nearly 50 other people Tuesday, March 12, 2019, in a scheme in which wealthy parents bribed college coaches and insiders at testing centers to help get their children into some of the most elite schools in the country, federal prosecutors said. Court papers said a cooperating witness met with Huffman and Macy, at their Los Angeles home and explained the scam to them. The cooperator told investigators that Huffman and her spouse "agreed to the plan." (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
March 12, 2019 - 10:41 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on a college admissions bribery scandal that has led to charges against coaches and celebrities (all times local): 10:40 p.m. Tax records show that a California charity accused of funneling money in a national college admissions bribery scheme claimed it gave out $500,000...
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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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Former Adidas executive James Gatto arrives to court for sentencing in New York, Tuesday, March 5, 2019. Federal prosecutors have recommended multi-year prison sentences for Gatto and two other men convicted of fraud for channeling secret payments to the families of top-tier basketball recruits to influence where the players went to school. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
March 05, 2019 - 3:41 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 Nov. 3, 2018, file photo, referee Reggie Smith reviews a targeting penalty during the first half of an NCAA college football game between Oklahoma and Texas Tech, in Lubbock, Texas. The NCAA football rules committee has proposed giving replay officials more leeway to overturn targeting fouls. The rules committee met in Indianapolis this week and announced on Friday, March 1, 2019, its proposed changes. The proposals must be approved by the football oversight committee in April. They would go into effect next season. (AP Photo/Brad Tollefson, File)
March 01, 2019 - 5:08 pm
The NCAA football rules committee announced several proposed changes Friday, including replay officials more leeway to overturn targeting penalties and requiring games reaching a fifth overtime to be decided by alternating 2-point conversion tries. The committee met in Indianapolis this week and...
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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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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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