Athlete recruiting

October 30, 2017 - 12:00 pm
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama coach Avery Johnson isn't pinning his hopes for a breakout season solely on the much talked about freshmen. Top recruits Collin Sexton and John Petty join a roster that was already returning its top players from last season, giving Johnson a blend of experience and...
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October 30, 2017 - 11:55 am
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — New LSU coach Will Wade is trying to be realistic. He's inherited a roster with few players who were highly rated recruits and his best hope for scoring comes from a graduate transfer. So, for now, he's not talking about specific goals, but rather pledging to lay a...
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October 30, 2017 - 11:00 am
Alabama Last season: 19-15, lost in first round of NIT Nickname: Crimson Tide Coach: Avery Johnson Conference: Southeastern Who's gone: F Bola Olaniyan (6.4 rpg), G Corban Collins (7.0 ppg), F Jimmie Taylor (5.1 ppg, 3.7 rpg) Who's back: G Braxton Key. Led Alabama in scoring as a freshman,...
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Miami head coach Jim Larranaga answers a question during the Atlantic Coast Conference men's NCAA college basketball media day in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
October 28, 2017 - 2:40 pm
MIAMI (AP) — The Boston Celtics' Shane Larkin is admittedly and understandably biased when it comes to Jim Larranaga, who was his coach at the University of Miami. That being said, the guard remains firmly on Larranaga's side. Larkin offered an impassioned defense Saturday of Larranaga, who has...
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October 26, 2017 - 1:08 pm
Ohio State Last season: 17-15, 7-11 Big Ten Nickname: Buckeyes Conference: Big Ten Who's gone: G JaQuan Lyle, C Trevor Thompson, F Marc Loving, C David Bell. Who's back: F Jae'Sean Tate. Senior is a fine small forward who led the team in scoring last year; F Keita Bates-Diop. Red-shirt junior...
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FILE - In this Feb. 18, 2017, file photo, Ohio State forward Jae'Sean Tate passes the ball against Nebraska during an NCAA college basketball game in Columbus, Ohio. The Buckeyes will rely heavily on senior forward Jae’Sean Tate, who led the team in scoring with a 14.3 average last season, and redshirt junior forward Keita Bates-Diop, who was lost for the season to a leg injury in early January. (AP Photo/Paul Vernon, File)
October 26, 2017 - 1:07 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The offseason for the Ohio State basketball program was strange and tumultuous. First the Buckeyes missed the NCAA Tournament for the second straight season, finishing 7-11 in the Big Ten. Center Trevor Thompson left early for the NBA draft. One of the team's best players,...
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Pittsburgh head coach Kevin Stallings answers a question during the Atlantic Coast Conference men's NCAA college basketball media day in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
October 25, 2017 - 5:55 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on the Atlantic Coast Conference's preseason media day for men's basketball (all times local): 5:50 p.m. Pittsburgh coach Kevin Stallings isn't quite sure of what he has for his second year with the Panthers. That's because the team has an almost entirely new...
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Atlantic Coast Conference Commissioner John Swofford answers a question during the Atlantic Coast Conference men's NCAA college basketball media day in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
October 25, 2017 - 4:31 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Another Atlantic Coast Conference basketball media day. Another scandal casting a shadow over the gathering. It has been that way since the league's most recent expansions. While there's no question in the three years since the ACC expanded to a 15-team basketball league that...
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October 24, 2017 - 5:27 pm
FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — George Mason has signed men's basketball coach Dave Paulsen to a one-year contract extension that runs through the 2021-22 season. Athletic director Brad Edwards announced the extension Tuesday. Edwards says Paulsen's two years as the coach he has built a strong program "and a...
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October 22, 2017 - 3:46 pm
The University of Virginia has named Carla Williams as its athletic director. School president Teresa Sullivan made the announcement Sunday. Williams, an athletics administrator at Georgia for the past 13 years and the deputy director of athletics since 2015, will become the first female African-...
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