College Basketball

NEW YORK | Testimony ends at trial on payments in college basketball

NEW YORK — Testimony at a trial about secret payments in college basketball drew to a close Tuesday after prosecutors asked the jury to focus on a flurry of texts and phone calls, some involving legendary Louisville coach Rick Pitino, about Brian Bowen Jr. in the days before the prized prospect committed to the school. … Continue reading NEW YORK | Testimony ends at trial on payments in college basketball

NEW YORK | Trial expected to explore ‘underbelly’ of college basketball

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.” Louisville coach Rick Pitino agreed. … Continue reading NEW YORK | Trial expected to explore ‘underbelly’ of college basketball

INDIANAPOLIS | The Latest: Agents land a place in NCAA rule reforms

INDIANAPOLIS — The Latest on reforms adopted Wednesday by the NCAA aimed at cleaning up college basketball (all times local): 3 p.m. Agents will have at least a limited place within the NCAA structure when it comes to college basketball. The NCAA’s rule changes include allowing players to work with an agent while declaring for … Continue reading INDIANAPOLIS | The Latest: Agents land a place in NCAA rule reforms

NEW YORK | AP Basketball Writer Jim O’Connell dead at age 64

NEW YORK — Jim O’Connell, the longtime college basketball writer for The Associated Press and a member of the Hall of Fame, has died. He was 64. He died Monday after a series of ailments, his son Andrew said. Known to nearly everyone as Oc, O’Connell was a former president of the United States Basketball … Continue reading NEW YORK | AP Basketball Writer Jim O’Connell dead at age 64

AP source: Toronto assistant Nick Nurse to coach Raptors

Nick Nurse spent almost three decades paying his coaching dues, toiling with teams in Britain, Italy and Belgium, college basketball and the G League. The chance he’s long coveted has finally arrived. Nurse has agreed to become the next coach of the Toronto Raptors, a person with direct knowledge of the hire told The Associated … Continue reading AP source: Toronto assistant Nick Nurse to coach Raptors

RALEIGH, N.C | Commission: Independent probes needed in complex NCAA cases

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The NCAA is unfit to tackle complex, high-stakes investigations that can linger on for years, and should bring in professional outside enforcement on the biggest cases, a panel tasked with reforming corruption in college basketball concluded Wednesday after a seven-month investigation. Reform proposals put forth Wednesday by the Commission on College … Continue reading RALEIGH, N.C | Commission: Independent probes needed in complex NCAA cases

RALEIGH, N.C. | Commission to unveil ideas to fix college basketball’s woes

RALEIGH, N.C. | April 24, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — College basketball played an entire season amid a federal corruption investigation that magnified long-simmering troubles within the sport, from shady agent dealings to concerns over athletes who’d rather go straight to the pros. Now it’s time to hear new ideas on how to fix the complex, wide-ranging … Continue reading RALEIGH, N.C. | Commission to unveil ideas to fix college basketball’s woes

RALEIGH, N.C. | NC State outlines steps taken in federal hoops investigation

RALEIGH, N.C. | April 17, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — North Carolina State has released a timeline of steps the university has taken to cooperate with investigators since the federal probe into college basketball became public last fall. The university had essentially responded to inquiries before becoming further entangled in the investigation in recent weeks. Chancellor Randy Woodson … Continue reading RALEIGH, N.C. | NC State outlines steps taken in federal hoops investigation