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Memphis coach Penny Hardaway, left, talks to center James Wiseman during the second half of the team's NCAA college basketball game against Oregon in Portland, Ore., Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019. Oregon won 82-74. (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer)
November 13, 2019 - 10:53 am
James Wiseman has one more game before heading back to court with his attorneys as they take on the NCAA in a high-stakes battle to keep the 7-foot-1 freshman playing in what could be his only year with the Memphis Tigers, one that could prove costly for the university. The nation’s top-rated...
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Memphis' James Wiseman (32) is congratulated by teammates as he takes a break during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Illinois-Chicago, Friday, Nov. 8, 2019, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Karen Pulfer Focht)
November 08, 2019 - 11:14 pm
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The feel-good season for No. 14 Memphis plunged into uncertainty Friday after the school said second-year coach and former NBA star Penny Hardaway gave more than $11,000 to the family of top prospect James Wiseman, who got a court order allowing him to play while the...
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FILE - In this Oct. 13, 2019, file photo, Boston Celtics' Tacko Fall, left, looks to move against Cleveland Cavaliers' Dean Wade during the second half of an NBA preseason basketball game in Boston. Tacko Fall _ a two-way signee for the Celtics, at 7-foot-5 unquestionably the biggest man and most probably the biggest name in the G League to open this season _ might be the next in a rapidly growing line of G League success stories. The two-way contract has been a valuable tool for NBA clubs and players. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)
November 07, 2019 - 2:45 pm
The NBA has the one-name stars: LeBron, Kawhi, Giannis. When talking about them, adding the surnames James, Leonard and Antetokounmpo to the sentence is rarely necessary. The G League now has one as well: Tacko. A two-way contract has never been as hyped. Boston rookie Tacko Fall, at 7-foot-5, is...
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FILE - This is an April 25, 2018, file photo, showing NCAA headquarters in Indianapolis. The NCAA Board of Governors took the first step Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019, toward allowing athletes to cash in on their fame, voting unanimously to clear the way for the amateur athletes to "benefit from the use of their name, image and likeness." The United States' largest governing body for college athletics realized that it "must embrace change to provide the best possible experience for college athletes," the board said in a news release issued after the vote at Emory University in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)
October 30, 2019 - 6:34 pm
How much are a college athlete's name, image and likeness worth? And who would want to pay for them? The questions are front and center now that the NCAA, pressured by individual states that have started acting on their own, has taken a major step toward allowing athletes to make money off their...
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FILE - In this April 19, 2019, file photo, an athlete stands near a NCAA logo during a softball game in Beaumont, Texas. The NCAA is poised to take a significant step toward allowing college athletes to earn money without violating amateurism rules. The Board of Governors will be briefed Tuesday, Oct. 29 by administrators who have been examining whether it would be feasible to allow college athletes to profit of their names, images and likenesses. A California law set to take effect in 2023 would make it illegal for NCAA schools in the state to prevent athletes from signing personal endorsement deals. (AP Photo/Aaron M. Sprecher, File)
October 28, 2019 - 11:59 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The NCAA is poised to take a significant step toward allowing college athletes to earn money off the fame they have gained by playing sports. The Board of Governors will be briefed Tuesday by administrators who have been examining whether it would be feasible to allow athletes to...
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FILE - In this April 4, 2016, file photo, Villanova head coach Jay Wright celebrates after defeating North Carolina for the national championship of the NCAA Final Four college tournament college basketball tournament in Houston. Wright is starting his 19th season at Villanova, where he is already the winningest coach in program history.(AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
October 25, 2019 - 11:33 am
VILLANOVA, Pa. (AP) — The idea that Jay Wright could potentially replace Gregg Popovich momentarily stumped the Villanova coach as he considered potential job openings. "Wait, are you talking about San Antonio or USA?" Wright asked. Let's start with Team USA. The 57-year-old Wright certainly has...
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FILE - In this Nov. 23, 2018, file photo, Kansas head coach Bill Self reacts against Tennessee during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in the NIT Season Tip-Off tournament in New York. There has been more attention on Kansas basketball over the past six months in court rooms than on basketball courts, and Self and the rest of the No. 3 Jayhawks are ready for that to change. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger, File)
October 25, 2019 - 11:11 am
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — There has been more attention on Kansas basketball over the past six months in court rooms than on basketball courts, and coach Bill Self and the rest of the No. 3 Jayhawks are ready for that to change. The season is on the horizon. The focus can get back on the game. "My...
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LSU quarterback Joe Burrow (9) passes for a first down against Mississippi State during the first half of their NCAA college football game in Starkville, Miss., Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019. In addition to LSU winning 36-13, Burrow threw four touchdowns to break the LSU season record with 29. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
October 23, 2019 - 1:20 pm
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Southeastern Conference produces more NFL talent than any other league. It's not even close. The football powerhouse had a record 64 players drafted in 2019, and dozens more made rosters and practice squads as undrafted rookies. The SEC currently has about 350 players...
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This combo of file photos show, from left, Marquette guard Markus Howard, Louisville junior forward Jordan Nwora, Seton Hall senior guard Myles Powell, Michigan State senior guard Cassius Winston, and Memphis freshman James Wiseman. The five NCAA college basketball players headline The Associated Press 2019-20 preseason All-America team announced Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019. (AP Photo/File)
October 22, 2019 - 12:05 pm
Cassius Winston had a long list of accomplishments at Michigan State. He led the Spartans to Big Ten regular-season and tournament titles and into the Final Four. He was the Big Ten player of the year, an Associated Press All-American, one of the nation's best players. No one would have blamed the...
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FILE - In this April 2, 2019, file photo Temple NCAA college basketball coach Aaron McKie listens to his introduction during a news conference in Philadelphia. McKie is just the third head coach for Temple since Hall of Famer John Chaney was hired in 1982. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
October 22, 2019 - 2:49 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Aaron McKie stayed up all night before he was set to address Temple for the first time as head coach. McKie thought hard for the right words as they raced through his mind, trying to craft the perfect pep talk to assert points of emphasis for the Owls as they headed into summer...
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