Youth basketball

May 07, 2018 - 8:29 pm
JACKSON, Mich. (AP) — A judge has acquitted a Michigan State University trustee of a misdemeanor assault charge that came after a dispute over a referee's calls during a girls' basketball tournament. The Lansing State Journal reports that a Jackson County judge on Monday cleared trustee Mitch Lyons...
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May 02, 2018 - 3:01 am
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Dan Gavitt, the NCAA's vice president of men's basketball, will be making the rounds this month, bouncing from conference meeting to conference meeting, talking with coaches and athletic directors about reforming college hoops. On Tuesday at a posh hotel with a poolside...
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Former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice speaks during a news conference at the NCAA headquarters, Wednesday, April 25, 2018, in Indianapolis. The Commission on College Basketball led by Rice, released a detailed 60-page report Wednesday, seven months after the NCAA formed the group to respond to a federal corruption investigation that rocked college basketball. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
April 25, 2018 - 5:46 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The most difficult part of the NCAA's attempt to clean up college basketball begins now. Hours after former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice presented the Commission on College Basketball's sweeping recommendations for reforming a sport weighed down by corruption, NCAA...
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FILE - In this June 12, 2011, file photo, a player lies on the court as others huddle up at the Nike Elite 100 basketball camp in St. Louis. The Commission on College Basketball sharply directed the NCAA to take control of the sport, calling for sweeping reforms to separate pro and college tracks, permit players to return to school after going undrafted by the NBA and ban cheating coaches for life. The commission offered harsh assessments of toothless NCAA enforcement, as well as the shady summer basketball circuit that includes AAU leagues and brings together agents, apparel companies and coaches looking to profit on teenage prodigies. (AP Photo/Tom Gannam, File)
April 25, 2018 - 3:33 pm
Every July, Las Vegas becomes the epicenter of elite youth basketball. Hundreds of top-level AAU teams descend upon Sin City during the summer evaluation windows for college coaches, playing games at dozens of sites across the city. The Commission on College Basketball would like the NCAA to...
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FILE - In this March 22, 2010, file photo, basketballs are seen before Northern Iowa's NCAA college basketball practice, in Cedar Falls, Iowa. College basketball spent an entire season operating amid a federal corruption investigation that magnified long-simmering problems within the sport, from unethical agent conduct to concerns over the "one-and-done" model. Now it’s time to hear new ideas on how to fix them. On Wednesday morning, April 25, 2018, the commission headed by former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will present its proposed reforms to university presidents of the NCAA Board of Governors and the Division I Board of Directors at the NCAA headquarters in Indianapolis. And that starts what could be a complicated process in getting changes adopted and implemented in time for next season. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)
April 25, 2018 - 2:57 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — With agent conduct a major part of the federal corruption investigation into college basketball, the commission charged with finding reforms wants the NCAA to actively monitor agents and provide regulated ways for them to advise athletes on their professional prospects. The...
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March 20, 2018 - 12:50 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The NBA and USA Basketball are dipping their toe into youth sports, recommending guidelines they hope will help with development and enhanced experiences at a young age. The recommendations include lowering the basket and prohibiting zone defense and 3-point shots at the youngest...
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March 13, 2018 - 6:02 pm
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A prominent Iowa basketball coach was jailed Tuesday on a child pornography charge after telling investigators he secretly recorded his adolescent players undressing in an attempt to monitor their development. The FBI took Greg Stephen, until recently the co-director of the...
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FILE - This Sept. 1, 2008 file photo shows former Iowa Barnstormers coach Greg Stephen in Des Moines, Iow. Stephen, a prominent youth basketball coach in Iowa has been arrested and charged in federal court with knowingly transporting child pornography. Stephen, the co-founder of the Iowa Barnstormers of the Amateur Athletic Union, is expected to make his initial appearance on Tuesday, March 13, 2018, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. A complaint unsealed Tuesday alleges that Stephen confessed to secretly recording three adolescent boys naked in a hotel room during a trip to Illinois. ( /The Des Moines Register via AP, File)
March 13, 2018 - 5:25 pm
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — The Latest on the arrest of a Iowa boys basketball coach on a federal pornography charge (all times local): 4:10 p.m. A judge has ordered an Iowa youth basketball coach jailed on a federal child pornography charge until a detention hearing Thursday. Greg Stephen, until...
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FILE - In this March 30, 2017, file photo, NCAA President Mark Emmert answers a question at a news conference in Glendale, Ariz. Emmert is hopeful the scandal roiling college basketball will lead to major rule changes, but schools paying players is likely a nonstarter. In a 45-minute phone interview with The Associated Press, Emmert said he expects a commission to reform college basketball to put forth proposals that could modernize NCAA rules on player-agent relationships, address the NBAs one-and-done rule and devise new ways to handle contentious and high-profile enforcement cases. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
March 02, 2018 - 8:19 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — NCAA President Mark Emmert is hopeful the scandal roiling college basketball will lead to major rule changes, but schools paying players is likely a nonstarter. In a 45-minute phone interview Friday with The Associated Press, Emmert said he expects a commission to reform college...
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February 26, 2018 - 4:19 pm
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Investigators seized phones, hard drives and other devices during a search of a cabin owned by a prominent Iowa youth basketball coach under investigation for allegedly making videos of boys showering, court records show. An investigator also said Monday that Iowa officials...
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