Athlete recruiting

THIS CORRECTS THE IDENTIFICATION TO BRIAN BOWEN SR., AND NOT MERL CODE, AS ORIGINALLY SENT - Brian Bowen Sr. arrives at federal court, Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018, in New York. When Brian Bowen Jr., one of America's brightest high school basketball stars, announced in June 2017 that he would attend the University of Louisville, a school that had not been on anyone's radar as his possible destination, sportswriters called it a coup that "came out of nowhere." In a trial that began Monday, federal prosecutors will argue that the signing wasn't luck at all but the result of a payoff to Bowen's father. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
October 09, 2018 - 1:12 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The father of a blue-chip college basketball recruit testified Tuesday that an assistant coach at the University of Louisville gave him a secret payment of $1,300 as part of a deal to get the son to sign with the school. At a criminal trial about corruption in big-time basketball,...
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October 02, 2018 - 6:05 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Big time college basketball was cast at the opening of a criminal trial Tuesday as a corrupt enterprise where major schools and their heralded coaches rely on athletic gear giants to do their dirty work, paying cash to struggling families of top-tier high school athletes to guide...
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FILE - In this Jan. 16, 2018, file photo, standout college basketball recruit Brian Bowen is photographed before an NCAA college basketball game in Columbia, S.C. A recruiter, a coach and a former Adidas executive are scheduled to go on trial in New York in a criminal case that exposed corruption in several top U.S. college basketball programs. It also led to the firing of Hall of Fame coach Rick Pitino of Lousiville and sidelined the playing career of Bowen. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford, File)
October 01, 2018 - 5:29 am
NEW YORK (AP) — What some call the sleezy side of college basketball recruiting will be on display at a criminal trial starting Monday in New York. The trial features an aspiring sports agent, an Amateur Athletic Union coach and an Adidas executive. They've pleaded not guilty and their lawyers say...
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Penn State quarterback Trace McSorley (9) avoids the Illinois defense during the first half of an NCAA college football game Friday, Sept. 21, 2018, in Champaign, Ill. (AP Photo/Holly Hart)
September 22, 2018 - 9:00 am
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Miles Sanders burst through the hole, bounced off a defender trying to grab his ankles and sped up the right side for the go-ahead touchdown. That's when No. 10 Penn State started to hit its stride, too. Sanders set career highs by rushing for 200 yards and three touchdowns,...
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FILE - In this Sept. 8, 2018, file photo, Alabama head coach Nick Saban leads the team onto the field before the start of the first half of an NCAA college football game against Arkansas State, in Tuscaloosa, Ala. For the second straight year, Nick Saban and Jimbo Fisher will meet in a mentor-mentee matchup. All signs point toward Saban teaching him another lesson when top-ranked Alabama hosts 22nd-ranked Texas A&M on Saturday. (AP Photo/Butch Dill, File)
September 21, 2018 - 1:42 am
For the second straight year, Nick Saban and Jimbo Fisher will meet in a mentor-mentee matchup. All signs point toward Saban teaching him another lesson when top-ranked Alabama hosts 22nd-ranked Texas A&M on Saturday in one of two games between Top 25 teams. The other has No. 7 Stanford at No...
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Ohio State NCAA college football head coach Urban Meyer gestures while speaking at a press conference in Columbus, Ohio, Monday, Sept. 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Mitch Stacy)
September 17, 2018 - 2:54 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State coach Urban Meyer said he has sent letters and had conversations families of players as a key step toward containing and repairing the scandal that led to his three-game suspension, a saga he describes as "a window in time I made an error." He acknowledged Monday...
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FILE - In this Jan. 24, 2018, file photo, Larry Nassar, a former doctor for USA Gymnastics and member of Michigan State's sports medicine staff, sits in court during his sentencing hearing in Lansing, Mich. Michigan State University said Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018, that the NCAA has cleared it of any rules violations in the Nassar sexual-assault scandal. Nassar pleaded guilty to assaulting girls and women while working as a campus sports doctor for Michigan State athletes and gymnasts in the region. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
August 30, 2018 - 10:56 pm
The NCAA cleared Michigan State University of any rules infractions in the Larry Nassar sexual-assault scandal, the school announced Thursday. The school released a letter from Jonathan Duncan, the NCAA's vice president for enforcement, that addressed the Nassar case, as well as an investigation...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017 file photo, Clemson's Hunter Johnson (15) looks to pass against Miami during the second half of the Atlantic Coast Conference championship NCAA college football game in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone, File)
August 28, 2018 - 5:18 pm
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — The day after Adrian Martinez was pronounced the winner of Nebraska's quarterback competition, the runner-up left school. At Clemson, the arrival of celebrated freshman quarterback Trevor Lawrence sent three other quarterbacks — one a former five-star recruit who signed just...
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FileThis March 22, 2018, file photo shows Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski speaking during a news conference at the NCAA men's college basketball tournament in Omaha, Neb. Krzyzewski doesn’t believe the NCAA coordinated its reforms well enough. Speaking two days after the governing body announced numerous changes following a high-profile corruption scandal in college basketball, Krzyzewski on Friday, Aug. 10, 2018, said he approves the intent behind the changes but added that “they don’t have a plan of execution.” Among the notable changes, the NCAA included provisions allowing agent relationships.(AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)
August 10, 2018 - 3:29 pm
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski doesn't believe the NCAA went far enough with its reforms when it comes to how the changes were coordinated. Speaking two days after the governing body announced numerous changes following a high-profile corruption scandal in college basketball,...
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FILE - In this March 21, 2013, file photo, taken with a fisheye lens, the NCAA logo is displayed on the court during the NCAA college basketball tournament in Philadelphia. College basketball players who go undrafted by the NBA will be allowed to return to school and play as part of sweeping NCAA reforms in the wake of a corruption scandal, the NCAA announced Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)
August 08, 2018 - 6:03 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The NCAA is carving out a limited role for agents to work with college basketball players and is changing key parts of its rules-enforcement system as part of numerous reforms in the wake of a corruption scandal. The Indianapolis-based governing body for college sports...
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