Athlete recruiting

FILE - At left, in a July 10, 2017, file photo, SEC conference commissioner Greg Sankey speaks during the NCAA college football Southeastern Conference's annual media gathering in Hoover, Ala. At right, in a July 13, 2017, file photo, ACC Commissioner John Swofford speaks to the media during the Atlantic Coast Conference NCAA college football media day in Charlotte, N.C. The Atlantic Coast Conference has closed the gap on the Southeastern Conference with a four-year run that includes two national championships and two Heisman Trophy winners. Now the ACC and SEC look awfully similar, from their top tiers and divisional imbalances to their Southern-stronghold recruiting bases in overlapping geographic footprints. (AP Photo/File)
July 17, 2017 - 1:13 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — For years, the Atlantic Coast Conference has been regarded as the basketball power lagging in football behind Southeastern Conference, considered stronger, tougher and deeper on the gridiron. It's a perception that doesn't line up with today's reality. After two national-...
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Clemson coach Dabo Swinney speaks to reporters during the Atlantic Coast Conference NCAA college football media day in Charlotte, N.C., Thursday, July 13, 2017. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
July 13, 2017 - 7:56 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Dabo Swinney isn't concerned about losing more than 77 percent of his team's offensive production from last season's national championship team. Rather, Clemson's 10th-year coach is brimming with confidence that the Tigers can replace quarterback DeShaun Watson and a host of...
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Clemson coach Dabo Swinney speaks to reporters during the Atlantic Coast Conference NCAA college football media day in Charlotte, N.C., Thursday, July 13, 2017. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
July 13, 2017 - 6:02 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Dabo Swinney isn't concerned about losing more than 77 percent of his team's offensive production from last season's national championship team. Rather, Clemson's 10th-year coach is brimming with confidence that the Tigers can replace quarterback DeShaun Watson and a host of...
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Mississippi NCAA college football coach Hugh Freeze speaks during the Southeastern Conference's annual media gathering, Thursday, July 13, 2017, in Hoover, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)
July 13, 2017 - 12:26 pm
HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on SEC media days (all times local): 11:20 a.m. Mississippi coach Hugh Freeze wanted to talk about football on Thursday at SEC media days. Instead, he spent much of his time at the podium taking questions about the off-the-field issues swirling around the program...
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FILE - In this Sept. 17, 2016, file photo, Mississippi head coach Hugh Freeze walks off the field following a loss to No. 1 Alabama in an NCAA college football game, in Oxford, Miss. Gus Malzahn, Kevin Sumlin and Hugh Freeze arrived in the SEC West with reputations for breakneck fast offenses and winning, and have had seasons where they lived up to the billing. All three find themselves potentially on the hot seat, while it's getting a little warm for Arkansas' Bret Bielema and Tennessee's Butch Jones. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)
July 13, 2017 - 1:59 am
HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — Mississippi, Auburn and South Carolina will be the final three teams at SEC media days on Thursday. The Rebels figure to be the main attraction in Hoover — mostly because of off-the-field issues. The Rebels are in the midst of an NCAA investigation that's lasted nearly five...
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Former UConn NCAA college basketball coach Jim Calhoun, left, gestures as he answers a question from actor Sam Kebebe, right, during a meeting with the cast and crew of the play "Exposure" at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center, Tuesday, July 11, 2017, in Waterford, Conn. Calhoun is serving as an adviser for the play about the darker side of college basketball recruiting. (AP Photo/Pat Eaton-Robb)
July 12, 2017 - 11:53 am
WATERFORD, Conn. (AP) — Jim Calhoun has gone from the hardwood to the theater stage, not as an actor but as a technical adviser. The Hall-of-Fame coach who led UConn to three national championships before retiring in 2012 is working on the production of a new play. "Exposure" is about a basketball...
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Georgia NCAA college football coach Kirby Smart speaks during the Southeastern Conference's annual media gathering, Tuesday, July 11, 2017, in Hoover, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)
July 11, 2017 - 5:26 pm
HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — When LSU's Ed Orgeron matter of factly declared the SEC as "the best conference in the United States," he was mostly preaching to the choir in the league's backyard. But the Southeastern Conference's once-undisputed status as college football's top league is facing strong...
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Mississippi State NCAA college football coach Dan Mullen speaks during the Southeastern Conference's annual media gathering, Tuesday, July 11, 2017, in Hoover, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)
July 11, 2017 - 2:49 pm
HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on SEC media days (all times local): 1:45 p.m. Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen has developed a reputation as a quarterback whisperer during his coaching career. The veteran coach has helped produce several star QBs as an assistant and a head coach, including Alex...
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June 30, 2017 - 10:34 pm
MLB-SCHEDULE Reds blank sputtering Cubs UNDATED (AP) — Last year's World Series champs are a .500 ballclub right now as they approach the midway point of their schedule. Scott Feldman combined with two relievers on a three-hitter as the Reds blanked the Chicago Cubs, 5-0 in Cincinnati. Feldman...
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June 30, 2017 - 8:36 pm
NBA-PLAYER MOVES AP source: Cavs to make offer to keep Kyle Korver UNDATED (AP) — NBA general managers continue to move players and payroll in preparation for the free agent signing period, which begins in a few hours. The Bulls have gotten rid of another veteran by waiving point guard Rajon Rondo...
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