Athlete recruiting

Former Southern California assistant basketball coach Tony Bland, left, arrives at federal court in New York, Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019. Bland is expected to plead guilty in a criminal case in which prosecutors said bribes were paid to steer top athletes to certain schools. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
January 02, 2019 - 5:58 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A former assistant basketball coach for the University of Southern California pleaded guilty Wednesday to conspiracy to commit bribery, admitting he accepted $4,100 in cash to steer players at the school to certain financial advisers and business managers. Tony Bland's plea in...
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FILE - In this Dec. 30, 2017, file photo, Miami head coach Mark Richt enters the field during the second half of the Orange Bowl NCAA college football game against Wisconsin, in Miami Gardens, Fla. Some traditional recruiting heavyweights have plenty of work to do in the next several weeks to sign the level of talent they usually attract each year. As college football’s early signing period concluded Friday, Southern California was outside the top 20 and Miami wasn’t in the top 30 of the team standings in composite rankings of recruiting sites compiled by 247Sports. (AP Photo/Joe Skipper, File)
December 21, 2018 - 7:11 pm
Some traditional recruiting heavyweights have plenty of work to do in the next several weeks to sign the level of talent they usually attract. As college football's early signing period concluded Friday, Southern California was outside the top 20 and Miami wasn't in the top 30 in composite rankings...
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Olentangy Orange's Zach Harrison announces that he will sign with Ohio State over Michigan and Penn State in front of family, friends and students at Olentangy Orange High School, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018 in Lewis Center, Ohio. (Kyle Robertson/The Columbus Dispatch via AP)
December 19, 2018 - 8:40 pm
Zach Harrison is one of the most highly touted recruits in the country, and he goes to high school 15 miles from Ohio State. Yet not until Wednesday, the first day of the early signing period, did the 6-foot-6, 245-pound defensive end commit to the Buckeyes, giving incoming coach Ryan Day his first...
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FILE - In this Dec. 1, 2018, file photo, Alabama head coach Nick Saban leaves the field after the Southeastern Conference championship NCAA college football game against Georgia in Atlanta. UCF’s Josh Heupel, Notre Dame’s Brian Kelly and Saban are the finalists for The Associated Press national college football coach of the year after leading their teams to unbeaten regular seasons. The winner will be announced Monday, Dec. 17. (AP Photo/John Amis, File)
December 19, 2018 - 2:12 pm
The Latest on the first day of the early college football signing period (all times Eastern): 3:10 p.m. New North Carolina coach Mack Brown landed a big pickup by flipping in-state quarterback Sam Howell from Florida State. Howell committed to the Seminoles in the spring, but announced he will...
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Fresno State players celebrate with the trophy after defeating Arizona State in the Las Vegas Bowl NCAA college football game, Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018, in Las Vegas. Fresno State won 31-20. (AP Photo/John Locher)
December 15, 2018 - 6:59 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Ronnie Rivers rushed for 212 yards and two touchdowns, Anthoula "Tank" Kelly had a 70-yard interception return for a touchdown and No. 19 Fresno State beat Arizona State 31-20 in the Las Vegas Bowl on Saturday. Marcus McMaryion rushed for a touchdown and was 15-of-29 passing for...
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Louisville forward Dwayne Sutton (24) attempts a layup around the defense of Michigan State forward Kyle Ahrens (0) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, in Louisville, Ky., Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018. Louisville won 82-78. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)
November 27, 2018 - 11:00 pm
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — No matter what line he shot from behind against No. 9 Michigan State, Louisville junior guard Ryan McMahon was feeling it. The Cardinals fed off his energy to not only give first-year coach Chris Mack a significant win, but a gutsy one at that. McMahon made two free throws...
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FILE - In this March 10, 2018, file photo, Kansas forward Silvio De Sousa (22) tips the ball away from West Virginia guard James Bolden (3) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in the finals of the Big 12 men's tournament, in Kansas City, Mo. Kansas forward Silvio De Sousa, whose name surfaced as part of the FBI’s investigation into corruption in college basketball, will be withheld from competition pending a review of his eligibility. Jayhawks coach Bill Self said in a statement before appearing at the Big 12’s annual media day Wednesday, Oct. 24,2018, that the sophomore forward would be held out beginning with Thursday’s exhibition game. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner, File)
October 24, 2018 - 8:00 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas basketball coach Bill Self emphatically denied Wednesday night that members of his staff ever offered impermissible benefits to prospective players, hours after Jayhawks forward Silvio De Sousa was indefinitely benched amid questions about his relationship with an...
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FILE - In this Oct. 1, 2018, file photo, former sports agent Christian Dawkins arrives at federal court in New York. Dawkins was found guilty along with Adidas executive Jim Gatto and former Adidas consultant Merl Code of funneling secret payments to families in federal corruption case, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
October 24, 2018 - 4:09 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — An Adidas executive and two other insiders from the high-stakes world of college basketball recruiting were convicted Wednesday in a corruption case that prosecutors said exposed the underbelly of the sport. A federal jury in Manhattan found former Adidas executive James Gatto,...
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October 23, 2018 - 11:08 am
Carsen Edwards went through the NBA draft combine and multiple workouts before deciding to return for his junior season at Purdue. The Boilermakers are sure happy he did after losing four seniors and most of their scoring. The prolific guard was the leading vote getter in The Associated Press...
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October 11, 2018 - 9:59 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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