Men's college basketball

FILE - This Sept. 1, 2008 file photo shows former Iowa Barnstormers coach Greg Stephen in Des Moines, Iowa. Stephen, a prominent youth basketball coach in Iowa, pleaded guilty Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018, to sexually exploiting minors and possessing and transporting child pornography. (Michael Zamora/The Des Moines Register via AP, File)
October 19, 2018 - 3:28 pm
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A prominent Iowa youth basketball coach faces potentially decades in prison after admitting to a yearslong pattern of sexually exploiting and abusing at least 400 boys, including former players, their friends and other young athletes. Greg Stephen, 42, posed as girls on...
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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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October 16, 2018 - 5:29 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Testimony at a trial about secret payments in college basketball drew to a close Tuesday after prosecutors asked the jury to focus on a flurry of texts and phone calls, some involving legendary Louisville coach Rick Pitino, about Brian Bowen Jr. in the days before the prized...
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FILE - In this Aug. 17, 2018, file photo, Duke's Zion Williamson (1) dunks against Toronto during a college basketball exhibition game in Mississauga, Ontario. Tre Jones has the flashy assists, R.J. Barrett the all-around game, Zion Williamson the highlight-reel dunks. Duke swapped out one star-studded freshman class for another, with the national title once again a realistic goal. (Christopher Katsarov/The Canadian Press via AP, File)
October 15, 2018 - 7:46 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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Stanford head coach Jerod Haase smiles at reporters during the Pac-12 NCAA college basketball media day Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
October 11, 2018 - 5:08 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Stanford coach Jerod Haase believes that in due time college basketball will get past its recruiting corruption scandal and regain its credibility. Programs everywhere are paying close attention to the federal trial on college basketball corruption in Manhattan. "Certainly the...
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Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany listens to a question at a press conference during Big Ten NCAA college basketball media day Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018, in Rosemont, Ill. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
October 11, 2018 - 12:14 pm
ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) — Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany said Thursday significant "storm clouds" are hanging over college athletics because of a basketball recruiting scandal displaying what many see as the sleazy side of the sport. Delany cited a federal trial that began in New York last week...
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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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