Men's college basketball

Former Adidas executive James Gatto arrives at federal court, Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018, in New York. Gatto and two co-defendants have pleaded not guilty to charges that they committed fraud by plying families of NCAA college basketball prospects with cash so the prospects would attend colleges sponsored by Adidas. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
October 18, 2018 - 7:38 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A lawyer for a longtime Adidas employee urged jurors Thursday to use common sense and evidence to conclude college basketball coaches like Bill Self at Kansas and Rick Pitino at Louisville knew shoe companies were paying money to families of elite athletes to steer them to their...
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Kentucky coach John Calipari speaks during the SEC men's NCAA college basketball media day, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018, in Birmingham, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)
October 17, 2018 - 6:39 pm
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Kentucky's PJ Washington says coach John Calipari has "chilled out" at practice leading up to the season. It doesn't take as much yelling from coaches when you have a little seasoning and maturity on the roster, qualities that the Wildcats and other top Southeastern...
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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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Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski speaks to members of the media during an NCAA college basketball media day press conference in Durham, N.C., Monday, Oct. 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
October 15, 2018 - 5:06 pm
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — One star-studded freshman class has left Duke for the NBA. Another has come in right behind them. A national title once again is a realistic goal for the latest crop of blue-chip Blue Devils who seem to fit into neatly defined roles. Tre Jones looks capable of running the show...
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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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Indiana Pacers head coach Nate McMillan signals to his players during the second quarter against the Cleveland Cavaliers during a preseason NBA basketball game, Monday, Oct. 8, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Scott R. Galvin).
October 11, 2018 - 9:17 am
Steve Kerr and Jay Wright will be assistant coaches for the U.S. national basketball team, putting the coaches of the NBA and NCAA championship teams on Gregg Popovich's staff. Nate McMillan will be the other assistant, USA Basketball announced Thursday. The trio of coaches will work with Popovich...
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FILE - In this May 18, 1995, file photo, Chicago Bulls coach Phil Jackson argues a call against his team, as he sits next to assistant coach Tex Winter during the second quarter of an NBA basketball playoff game against the Orlando Magic in Chicago. Winter, the innovative "Triangle Offense" pioneer who assisted Jackson on 11 NBA championship teams with the Bulls and the Los Angeles Lakers, has died. He was 96. Kansas State University said Winter died Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018, in Manhattan, Kan. (AP Photo/Fred Jewell, File)
October 11, 2018 - 1:08 am
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Tex Winter, the innovative "Triangle Offense" pioneer who assisted Phil Jackson on NBA championship teams with the Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Lakers, has died. He was 96. Winter's family said he died Wednesday in Manhattan, where he began his coaching career at Kansas...
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October 10, 2018 - 6:36 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A cadre of fixers in the world of college basketball conducted covert "black ops" to funnel tens of thousands of dollars in secret cash payments to the families of top prospects like DeAndre Ayton to lure them to major programs, a former Adidas consultant testified Wednesday at a...
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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 - 7:31 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 07, 2018 - 5:32 pm
The curtain to college basketball's worst-kept secret pulled back even more in a New York federal court last week, revealing a shady world of bagmen, secret payments and bags of cash. New allegations were made and more programs ensnared as witnesses took the stand in the trial of an Adidas...
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