Athlete recruiting

Kansas players Dedric Lawson, left, and Lagerald Vick, right, sit for interviews during the Big 12 conference NCAA college basketball media day in Kansas City, Mo., Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
October 25, 2018 - 12:32 pm
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas was so short of depth last season that when Silvio De Sousa joined the program for the second semester, having graduated from high school early, he quickly began playing important minutes. Some of them came during the Jayhawks' run to the Final Four. Fast-forward to the...
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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 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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THIS CORRECTS THE IDENTIFICATION TO BRIAN BOWEN SR., AND NOT MERL CODE, AS ORIGINALLY SENT - Brian Bowen Sr. arrives at federal court, Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018, in New York. When Brian Bowen Jr., one of America's brightest high school basketball stars, announced in June 2017 that he would attend the University of Louisville, a school that had not been on anyone's radar as his possible destination, sportswriters called it a coup that "came out of nowhere." In a trial that began Monday, federal prosecutors will argue that the signing wasn't luck at all but the result of a payoff to Bowen's father. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
October 09, 2018 - 2:12 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The father of a blue-chip college basketball recruit testified Tuesday that an assistant coach at the University of Louisville gave him a secret payment of $1,300 as part of a deal to get the son to sign with the school. At a criminal trial about corruption in big-time basketball,...
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October 02, 2018 - 7:05 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Big time college basketball was cast at the opening of a criminal trial Tuesday as a corrupt enterprise where major schools and their heralded coaches rely on athletic gear giants to do their dirty work, paying cash to struggling families of top-tier high school athletes to guide...
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FILE - In this Jan. 16, 2018, file photo, standout college basketball recruit Brian Bowen is photographed before an NCAA college basketball game in Columbia, S.C. A recruiter, a coach and a former Adidas executive are scheduled to go on trial in New York in a criminal case that exposed corruption in several top U.S. college basketball programs. It also led to the firing of Hall of Fame coach Rick Pitino of Lousiville and sidelined the playing career of Bowen. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford, File)
October 01, 2018 - 6:29 am
NEW YORK (AP) — What some call the sleezy side of college basketball recruiting will be on display at a criminal trial starting Monday in New York. The trial features an aspiring sports agent, an Amateur Athletic Union coach and an Adidas executive. They've pleaded not guilty and their lawyers say...
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Connecticut coach Dan Hurley addresses the media following his team's first NCAA college basketball practice on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018 in Storrs, Conn. The team opened practice a day after the NCAA notified the school of violations during former coach Kevin Ollie's tenure there. (AP Photo/Pat Eaton-Robb)
September 29, 2018 - 2:44 pm
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — UConn held its first practice under new basketball coach Dan Hurley on Saturday, a day after receiving NCAA notification of alleged recruiting and other violations during Kevin Ollie's tenure at the school. Hurley said everyone is aware of the off-the-court issues. The school...
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Penn State quarterback Trace McSorley (9) avoids the Illinois defense during the first half of an NCAA college football game Friday, Sept. 21, 2018, in Champaign, Ill. (AP Photo/Holly Hart)
September 22, 2018 - 10:00 am
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Miles Sanders burst through the hole, bounced off a defender trying to grab his ankles and sped up the right side for the go-ahead touchdown. That's when No. 10 Penn State started to hit its stride, too. Sanders set career highs by rushing for 200 yards and three touchdowns,...
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FILE - In this Sept. 8, 2018, file photo, Alabama head coach Nick Saban leads the team onto the field before the start of the first half of an NCAA college football game against Arkansas State, in Tuscaloosa, Ala. For the second straight year, Nick Saban and Jimbo Fisher will meet in a mentor-mentee matchup. All signs point toward Saban teaching him another lesson when top-ranked Alabama hosts 22nd-ranked Texas A&M on Saturday. (AP Photo/Butch Dill, File)
September 21, 2018 - 2:42 am
For the second straight year, Nick Saban and Jimbo Fisher will meet in a mentor-mentee matchup. All signs point toward Saban teaching him another lesson when top-ranked Alabama hosts 22nd-ranked Texas A&M on Saturday in one of two games between Top 25 teams. The other has No. 7 Stanford at No...
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FILE - In this Jan. 24, 2018, file photo, Larry Nassar, a former doctor for USA Gymnastics and member of Michigan State's sports medicine staff, sits in court during his sentencing hearing in Lansing, Mich. Michigan State University said Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018, that the NCAA has cleared it of any rules violations in the Nassar sexual-assault scandal. Nassar pleaded guilty to assaulting girls and women while working as a campus sports doctor for Michigan State athletes and gymnasts in the region. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
August 30, 2018 - 11:56 pm
The NCAA cleared Michigan State University of any rules infractions in the Larry Nassar sexual-assault scandal, the school announced Thursday. The school released a letter from Jonathan Duncan, the NCAA's vice president for enforcement, that addressed the Nassar case, as well as an investigation...
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