School athletics

FILE - From left, in Aug. 16, 2017, file photos, University of North Carolina Chancellor Carol Folt, Southeastern Conference Commissioner Greg Sankey, University of North Carolina athletic director Bubba Cunningham, University of North Carolina basketball coach Roy Williams, University of North Carolina football coach Larry Fedora and University of North Carolina women's basketball coach Sylvia Hatchell arrive at an NCAA hearing in Nashville, Tenn. Three people with knowledge of the investigation told The Associated Press on Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017, that the NCAA infractions panel handling North Carolina’s multi-year academic case plans to release its report Friday. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski, File)
October 13, 2017 - 4:12 pm
The Latest on the NCAA ruling on North Carolina's multi-year academic case (all times local): 5:10 p.m. North Carolina men's basketball coach Roy Williams says the school has learned "to be a better university" in the wake of a long-running academic scandal. The school released statements from...
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Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott speaks during the Pac-12's NCAA college basketball media day, Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
October 12, 2017 - 4:53 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Pac-12 Conference is launching its own task force to develop reform proposals in the wake of a federal bribery investigation that includes two assistant coaches in the conference. Commissioner Larry Scott expects the 10 to 12 members on his task force "to address issues...
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October 11, 2017 - 8:10 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — In a story Oct. 10 about three college basketball coaches charged in a bribery scheme, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Lamont Evans has been suspended by Oklahoma State. The school fired Evans after originally suspending him. A corrected version of the story is below...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017, file photo, Louisville men's basketball coach Rick Pitino leaves Grawemeyer Hall after having a meeting with the university's interim president Greg Postel in Louisville. Ky. A federal probe illuminates a shady side of college basketball recruiting filled with bribes and kickbacks. The probe also implicated Louisville for paying a player to attend the school, leading to Pitino and athletic director Tom Jurich to be placed on administrative leave. (Michael Clevenger/The Courier-Journal via AP, File)
October 09, 2017 - 1:46 am
PHOENIX (AP) — Top-level basketball recruits played in gyms across Las Vegas over the summer, their final shot to impress college coaches during a live-recruiting period. Around the same time in July, an undercover FBI agent was in a Sin City hotel room where more than $12,000 changed hands, money...
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Louisville men's basketball coach Rick Pitino leaves Grawemeyer Hall after having a meeting with the university's interim president Greg Postel, Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017, in Louisville. Ky. Louisville announced Wednesday that they have placed Pitino and athletic director Tom Jurich on administrative leave amid a federal bribery investigation. (Michael Clevenger/The Courier-Journal via AP)
October 02, 2017 - 6:54 pm
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville's interim president was authorized Monday to fire Rick Pitino because of a federal bribery investigation, a scandal that has shaken the university and brought down one of the most prominent coaches in college basketball. The school's Athletics Association, a...
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FILE - In this Oct. 29, 2007, file photo, Louisville forward David Padgett, left, gets instructions from coach Rick Pitino during an exhibition basketball game against Carleton at Freedom Hall in Louisville, Ky. Louisville on Friday, Sept. 29, 2017, has named assistant David Padgett as the interim replacement for men's basketball coach Rick Pitino, staying in-house to maintain continuity in the wake of a nationwide federal investigation of college basketball. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley, File)
September 29, 2017 - 5:33 pm
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Latest on the corruption scandal in college basketball (all times Eastern): 6:30 p.m. Louisville coach Rick Pitino says he was unaware of any payments to recruits but takes responsibility for his decisions. Pitino issued a written statement to the Cardinals' flagship...
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Louisville men's basketball coach Rick Pitino leaves Grawemeyer Hall after having a meeting with the university's interim president Greg Postel, Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017, in Louisville. Ky. Louisville announced Wednesday that they have placed Pitino and athletic director Tom Jurich on administrative leave amid a federal bribery investigation. (Michael Clevenger/The Courier-Journal via AP)
September 27, 2017 - 3:40 pm
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Rick Pitino couldn't survive another scandal, as an angry interim Louisville president Wednesday placed the head men's college basketball coach and his boss on administrative leave amid a nationwide federal bribery investigation that has rocked the sport. President Greg...
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These file photos show, assistant basketball coaches Tony Bland, left, Chuck Person, center, and Lamont Richardson. The three, along with assistant coach Lamont Evans of Oklahoma State, were identified in court papers and are among 10 people facing federal charges in Manhattan federal court, Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017, in a wide probe of fraud and corruption in the NCAA, authorities said. (AP Photo/File)
September 26, 2017 - 10:15 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — In one of the biggest crackdowns on the corrupting role of money in college basketball, 10 men — including a top Adidas executive and four assistant coaches — were charged Tuesday with using hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes to influence star athletes' choice of schools,...
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Tracy McGrady raises his fists as he takes the stage for his enshrinement into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, Friday, Sept. 8, 2017, in Springfield, Mass. McGrady is a seven-time NBA All-Star and a two-time NBA scoring champion who played for seven NBA teams in his 16-season pro career. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)
September 08, 2017 - 9:42 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Tracy McGrady says his wife, Clerenda, has been trying to get him to say that he deserves to be in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. The seven-time NBA All-Star and two-time league scoring champion couldn't bring himself to do that, until Friday night. He went...
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Inductees into the Basketball Hall of Fame Tracy McGrady, left, and Muffet McGraw, smile as they sit together during a news conference at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017, in Springfield, Mass. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)
September 08, 2017 - 1:35 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Former NBA star Tracy McGrady and Kansas coach Bill Self are part of a class of 11 basketball greats being inducted Friday into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. McGrady, a seven-time All Star, says his induction was put into perspective by the effects of...
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