Athlete recruiting

Former Adidas executive James Gatto arrives to court for sentencing in New York, Tuesday, March 5, 2019. Federal prosecutors have recommended multi-year prison sentences for Gatto and two other men convicted of fraud for channeling secret payments to the families of top-tier basketball recruits to influence where the players went to school. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
March 05, 2019 - 2:41 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A former Adidas executive and two others who paid families to persuade top college basketball recruits to play for schools sponsored by the shoe brand were sentenced to prison Tuesday by a judge who said he wanted to send a "great big warning light to the basketball world." U.S...
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FILE - In this Jan. 20, 2019, file photo, Holy Spirit Prep's Anthony Edwards (5), center, plays against Long Island Lutheran during a high school basketball game at the Hoophall Classic in Springfield, Mass. Edwards, rated as the nation's No. 2 prospect, says he will sign with Georgia. Edwards, whose nickname is "Ant Man," made the announcement Monday morning, Feb. 11, 2019, at his school in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Gregory Payan, File)
February 11, 2019 - 9:36 am
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia landed a rare top national recruit on Monday when Anthony Edwards, a shooting guard from Holy Spirit Prep in Atlanta, picked the Bulldogs. Edwards, whose nickname is "Ant Man," made the announcement at his school. The No. 2 prospect by the 247 Sports composite ranking also...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018 file photo, Florida State head coach Willie Taggart confers on his headset during the first half of an NCAA college football game against North Carolina State in Raleigh, N.C. Florida State and Miami were hoping signing day could help put to the negativity of 2018 to rest and provide a push toward better times. Coming off a 5-7 record in their first season under coach Willie Taggart, the Seminoles landed a top 20 class but struck out on a much-needed quarterback Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Chris Seward, File)
February 06, 2019 - 6:28 pm
Florida State and Miami were hoping signing day could help put to the negativity of 2018 to rest and provide a push toward better times. Coming off a 5-7 record in their first season under coach Willie Taggart, the Seminoles landed a top 20 class but struck out on a much-needed quarterback...
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FILE - In this Jan. 3, 2019, file photo, Team Flash running back Jerrion Ealy, left, gets snagged by a defender during the Under Armour All America Game in Orlando, Fla. Some drama on signing day might be drummed up around the few remaining unsigned five-star prospects. Darnell Wright, an offensive lineman from West Virginia, is expected to choose between Tennessee and Alabama. Ealy, a running back from Mississippi, will pick between Clemson and Ole Miss. (Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel via AP, File)
February 06, 2019 - 3:12 pm
The Latest on national signing day (all times Eastern): 4:15 p.m. Tennessee has added a pair of top-50 recruits with offensive tackle Darnell Wright and linebacker Henry To'oto'o both choosing the Volunteers. Wright entered the day as the nation's top remaining unsigned prospect. He's rated 10th...
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FILE - In this Feb. 7, 2018, file photo, Connecticut head coach Kevin Ollie watches from the sideline during the first half an NCAA college basketball game in Storrs, Conn. A federal judge dismissed a complaint on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019, filed by Ollie connected to his allegations that his firing was in part racially motivated, deciding the complaint was filed prematurely. The judge did not rule on the merits of the request. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)
February 05, 2019 - 12:12 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Former University of Connecticut men's basketball coach Kevin Ollie has lost a bid to stop the school from unilaterally ending arbitration proceedings related to his firing if he files a racial discrimination complaint against UConn. Federal Judge Kari Dooley in Bridgeport on...
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In this Nov. 2, 2013, file photo, the Mizzou logo is seen on a scoreboard over Memorial Stadium at Faurot Field before the start of an NCAA college football game between Missouri and Tennessee in Columbia, Mo. The NCAA has sanctioned Missouri's football, baseball and softball programs on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, after an investigation revealed academic misconduct involving a tutor who completed coursework for athletes. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)
February 01, 2019 - 2:59 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Barry Odom had every reason to believe Missouri's football program was finally on the right track. The Tigers were coming off their second consecutive bowl appearance. He had just signed a contract extension to remain coach through 2024. Clemson quarterback Kelly Bryant...
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FILE - In this Feb. 7, 2018, file photo, Connecticut head coach Kevin Ollie watches from the sideline during the first half an NCAA college basketball game in Storrs, Conn. The University of Connecticut has announced it is self-imposing penalties, including the loss of a scholarship for the 2019-20 season, for violations of NCAA rules under former basketball coach Kevin Ollie, Friday, Jan. 18, 2019. The school said it also will restrict its recruiting and pay a fine of $5,000.(AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)
January 18, 2019 - 9:29 pm
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — The University of Connecticut announced Friday that it is self-imposing penalties, including the loss of a scholarship for the 2019-20 season, for violations of NCAA rules by its basketball program under former coach Kevin Ollie. UConn fired Ollie after a 14-18 season a year...
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FILE - At left, in an Oct. 7, 2017, file photo, Alabama offensive lineman Jonah Williams (73) warms up before an NCAA college football game against Texas A&M, in College Station, Texas. At right, also in an Oct. 7, 2017, file photo, Alabama defensive lineman Quinnen Williams (92) warms up before an NCAA college football game against Texas A&M, in College Station, Texas. Four Alabama players are skipping their final seasons to enter the NFL draft, including All-America left tackle Jonah Williams and Outland Trophy-winning defensive lineman Quinnen Williams. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
January 11, 2019 - 1:09 pm
Four Alabama players are skipping their final seasons to enter the NFL draft, including All-America left tackle Jonah Williams and Outland Trophy-winning defensive lineman Quinnen Williams. Those projected first-rounders announced their intentions on Friday, along with versatile tailback Josh...
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FILE - In this Sept. 15, 2018, file photo, Georgia quarterback Justin Fields (1) throws a pass in the first half of an NCAA college football game against Middle Tennessee, in Athens, Ga. Fields may be getting closer to transferring to Ohio State. Fields, the overall No. 2 national prospect in the 2018 recruiting class, was expected to visit the Ohio State campus on Friday, Jan. 4, 2019, according to a source close to the situation who spoke on the condition of anonymity because no transfer has been finalized. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)
January 04, 2019 - 8:02 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Quarterback Justin Fields confirmed Friday night he is transferring to Ohio State following one season as Georgia's backup. Fields' much-anticipated announcement gives new Ohio State coach Ryan Day a sublimely talented dual-threat passer to run his offense if Dwayne Haskins Jr...
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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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