College Basketball

May 08, 2019 - 12:12 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — An aspiring sports business manager and an amateur basketball coach have been convicted of bribery conspiracy at a trial that showed top college coaches were paid off to steer NBA-bound athletes to favored handlers. The verdict Wednesday capped a two-week trial of Christian Dawkins...
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This Monday, May 6, 2019 photo shows the exterior of the Shore Hotel in Santa Monica, Calif. The California Coastal Commission is fining the hotel's developer $15 million for building the high-priced hotel near the Santa Monica Pier after obtaining a permit for a property with moderately priced rooms. Officials say Sunshine Enterprises perpetrated a "bait and switch" while violating the state's landmark Coastal Act, which enshrines public access to beach areas. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
May 08, 2019 - 7:19 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A developer could be hit Wednesday with a record $25 million in fines and fees for constructing a high-priced hotel on the Southern California coast after initially obtaining a permit for a property with moderately priced rooms, in what state officials called a "bait-and-switch"...
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May 03, 2019 - 8:40 am
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Clemson has fired men's basketball assistant coach Steve Smith. His voice is heard on a federal wiretap at the ongoing trial into college corruption. University officials said Friday that the school would not renew Smith's contract that expired last month. Tigers coach Brad...
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May 03, 2019 - 8:18 am
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The NCAA has rescinded its policy prohibiting championship events from being held in states that have legalized sports gambling. The expected move was announced Friday. After last year's Supreme Court decision that opened the door for states to sponsor legalize sports betting,...
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FILE - In this March 5, 2019, file photo, Christian Dawkins arrives at federal court in New York. Dawkins denied on Wednesday allegations that he paid a $2,500 bribe to then-University of South Carolina assistant Lamont Evans. He told a federal jury that the money was meant to pay expenses for the family of South Carolina basketball player P.J. Dozier, a top NBA prospect at the time. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
May 01, 2019 - 10:38 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A former recruiter for a professional sports agent has taken the witness stand at his New York City trial, where he's accused of bribing a college basketball coach. Christian Dawkins denied on Wednesday allegations that he paid a $2,500 bribe to then-University of South Carolina...
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FILE - In this Dec. 6, 2013, file photo, then-Connecticut head coach Kevin Ollie signals to his team as associate head coach Glenn Miller looks on during the first half of Connecticut's 95-68 victory over Maine in an NCAA college basketball game, in Hartford, Conn. Former UConn basketball coach Kevin Ollie has filed a lawsuit against former assistant Glenn Miller, contending Miller slandered him in comments to the NCAA. Miller told the governing body he had learned about an alleged $30,000 payment Ollie made to the mother of a recruit while at UConn. Ollie's lawsuit, filed Monday, April 29, 2019, in Connecticut Superior Court, says that accusation was false and damaged his reputation. (AP Photo/Fred Beckham, File)
April 30, 2019 - 11:01 am
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Former UConn basketball coach Kevin Ollie filed a lawsuit against his one-time top assistant, contending Glenn Miller slandered him in comments to the NCAA about an alleged payment to a player's mother. Miller told the governing body during its recent investigation of UConn...
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April 29, 2019 - 8:59 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina has reached a deal with Princeton's Courtney Banghart to become the Tar Heels' next women's basketball coach, a person with knowledge of the situation said. The person spoke Monday night to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the school hasn't...
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President Donald Trump holds up a jersey that was presented to him as he welcomed members of the Baylor women's basketball team, who are the 2019 NCAA Division I Women's Basketball National Champions, to the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Monday, April 29, 2019. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
April 29, 2019 - 2:50 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Monday hosted the Baylor University women's basketball team in the Oval Office — the team's third visit to the White House as national champions. The Lady Bears, who beat Notre Dame 82-81 earlier this month, were served fast food from Wendy's, McDonald's...
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Texas Tech coach Chris Beard, left, talks about Jarrett Culver, right, who declared to enter the NBA basketball draft during a news conference, Thursday, April 18, 2019, in Lubbock, Texas. (Brad Tollefson/Lubbock Avalanche-Journal via AP)
April 29, 2019 - 11:04 am
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Texas Tech has made Chris Beard one of the nation's top-paid coaches in college basketball after he led the Red Raiders to their first national championship game. Beard, the AP national coach of the year, got a new contract Monday that will pay him an average of $4.575 million...
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Virginia head coach Tony Bennett speaks during a celebration honoring the Virginia Cavaliers for winning the NCAA men's college basketball championship, Saturday, April 13, 2019, at Scott Stadium in Charlottesville, Va. (Zack Wajsgras/The Daily Progress via AP)
April 26, 2019 - 4:53 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Virginia Cavaliers, winners of this year's NCAA men's basketball tournament, won't be going to the White House to celebrate with President Donald Trump. Head coach Tony Bennett tweeted Friday that the team has "received inquiries about a visit to the White House" but "would...
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