NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship

FILE - In this March 31, 2019, file photo, Duke forward Zion Williamson warms up before the start of an NCAA men's East Regional final college basketball game against Michigan State, in Washington. The player widely projected to be the NBA draft’s top overall pick came up at a college basketball corruption trial as jurors heard a recording of a Clemson coach who seemed eager for help recruiting him. The charismatic Zion Williamson played one year at Duke before entering the draft scheduled for June. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
April 25, 2019 - 5:54 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The player widely projected to be the NBA draft's top overall pick came up at a college basketball corruption trial Thursday as jurors heard a recording of a Clemson coach who seemed eager for help from an aspiring agent. The charismatic Zion Williamson played one year at Duke...
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Scott Woodward answers questions after being introduced as the new Director of Athletics at LSU, Tuesday April 23, 2019, in Baton Rouge, La. Woodward, who graduated from LSU in 1985, was the Vice-Chancellor of External Affairs at his alma mater under former Chancellor Mark Emmert from 2000-2004. Woodward spent time at Washington and Texas A&M before accepting the job at LSU as a replacement for Joe Alleva. (Bill Feig/The Advocate via AP)
April 25, 2019 - 11:30 am
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU coach Will Wade will forfeit $250,000 in incentive bonuses and new athletic director Scott Woodward will receive a six-year, $8 million pay package under contracts recommended for approval by the university's board of supervisors. Wade is paid about $2.5 million annually...
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Federal Reserve Board Chair Jerome Powell accompanied by his security detail, leaves after attending a G20 meeting at the World Bank/IMF Spring Meetings in Washington, Thursday, April 11, 2019. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
April 24, 2019 - 6:53 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A senior White House official expressed support Wednesday for one of President Trump's picks for the Federal Reserve board, Stephen Moore, two days after a second choice withdrew from consideration. "We continue to back Stephen Moore," Larry Kudlow, director of the president's...
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Federal Reserve Board Chair Jerome Powell accompanied by his security detail, leaves after attending a G20 meeting at the World Bank/IMF Spring Meetings in Washington, Thursday, April 11, 2019. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
April 23, 2019 - 7:15 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Additional provocative commentaries about women written by Stephen Moore, President Donald Trump's pick for the Federal Reserve board, emerged Tuesday, a day after a second White House Fed choice withdrew from consideration. In a column for the Washington Times, Moore wrote in...
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April 22, 2019 - 6:56 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A jury was selected Monday to hear evidence in the trial of an aspiring agent and a former amateur coach charged with bribing big-school coaches to boost their business prospects with amateur basketball players. Opening statements by lawyers were scheduled to occur Tuesday morning...
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FILE - In this July 25, 2018, file photo, Stanford head coach David Shaw speaks at the Pac-12 Conference NCAA college football Media Day in Los Angeles. The NCAA’s Division I Council meets this week in Indianapolis, and it is expected to vote by Friday, April 19, 2019, on an amendment to the rules regarding graduate transfers and financial aid. If passed the proposal would require a grad transfer to count against a team’s scholarship total for two years no matter how much eligibility the player has remaining. Shaw, whose program routinely operates below the major-college maximum of 85 scholarship players, said he would not hesitate to bring in a star-level player as a grad transfer even if it meant having an vacant scholarship the next season. But teams could be less inclined to take that hit with a lesser player. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
April 16, 2019 - 3:36 pm
Football and basketball coaches may be less likely to add graduate transfers to their teams under a change being considered by the NCAA. The NCAA Division I Council is expected to vote by Friday on an amendment that would require a grad transfer to count against a team's scholarship total for two...
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FILE - In this March 16, 2019, file photo, Duke's RJ Barrett, left, hugs Zion Williamson after Duke defeated Florida State in the NCAA college basketball championship game of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament, in Charlotte, N.C. Duke's Zion Williamson and R.J. Barrett are the second freshman teammates to earn first-team All-America honors. Williamson and Barrett headed The Associated Press All-America team released on Tuesday, April 2, 2019, joined by Tennessee's Grant Williams, Murray State's Ja Morant and Cassius Winston of Michigan State. (AP Photo/Nell Redmond, File)
April 12, 2019 - 10:04 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Zion Williamson of Duke insisted he doesn't know if he's going to declare for the NBA draft and leave Duke early. Then his words seemingly betrayed him. After winning the John R. Wooden Award as the nation's outstanding men's player at the College Basketball Awards Friday night,...
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In this March 8, 2019 photo, a gambler makes a sports bet at the Tropicana casino in Atlantic City N.J. Figures released on Friday, April 12, 2019, show gamblers bet $372.4 million on sports in New Jersey in March, the second-highest monthly total ever, with the March Madness tournament accounting for a significant part of the wagering. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)
April 12, 2019 - 6:33 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A blizzard of bets from college basketball fans in March helped New Jersey to its second-highest monthly sports betting total, as March Madness translated into March Gladness for sports books. More than $372 million in sports bets were made in the state last month. That...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019,file photo, St. John's head coach Chris Mullin in action during the first half of an NCAA basketball game against Butler in Indianapolis. Chris Mullin has "stepped down" as basketball coach at St. John's. Athletic Mike Cragg director announced the decision, Tuesday, April 9, 2019 saying in a statement the team "progressed well" during Mullin's four years. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)
April 10, 2019 - 1:06 am
NEW YORK (AP) — For a second time in the storied history of St. John's basketball, the Chris Mullin era is over. The school's greatest player resigned as coach Tuesday after four years on the job, citing a "personal loss." And while the program progressed under Mullin during his time on the...
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FILE - In this March 22, 2019, file photo, Cincinnati head coach Mick Cronin encourages his team in the second half against Iowa in a first-round game in the NCAA men's college basketball tournament, in Columbus, Ohio. Cronin has been hired as UCLA’s basketball coach, ending a months-long search to find a replacement for the fired Steve Alford. The university says Cronin agreed to a $24 million, six-year deal on Tuesday, April 9, 2019. (Kareem Elgazzar/The Cincinnati Enquirer via AP, File)
April 09, 2019 - 2:35 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mick Cronin was hired as UCLA's basketball coach Tuesday, ending a bumpy, months-long search to find a replacement for the fired Steve Alford. The university said Cronin agreed to a $24 million, six-year deal. UCLA's search has been marked by a series of starts and stops since...
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