Men's college basketball

Former amateur basketball league director Merl Code leaves federal court after sentencing, Friday, Oct. 4, 2019, in New York. Code was sentenced to three months in prison for his role in a college basketball bribery scheme that focused on NBA-bound athletes. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
October 04, 2019 - 10:57 am
NEW YORK (AP) — An amateur coach was sentenced to three months in prison Friday for his role in a college basketball bribery scheme that sought to steer impressionable NBA-bound athletes toward fledgling money managers and handlers. Merl Code, 45, was sentenced in Manhattan federal court by Judge...
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October 03, 2019 - 1:39 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities bringing a racketeering indictment against purported members of a New York City organized crime family say their tactics are reminiscent of playground bullies. Federal prosecutors say 11 Colombo members or associates are among 20 people charged Thursday with extortion,...
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North Carolina coach Roy Williams poses for a photo with graduate transfers Justin Pierce (32) and Christian Keeling during the team's NCAA college basketball media day in Chapel Hill, N.C., Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
October 02, 2019 - 2:40 pm
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Christian Keeling and Justin Pierce know they can’t take long to adapt to new roles as graduate transfers at North Carolina. That’s because the Tar Heels need immediate help after losing their top five scorers. And while touted freshman Cole Anthony figures to take a...
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FILE - In this March 23, 2019, file photo, Michigan State's Cassius Winston (5) drives past Minnesota's Dupree McBrayer (1) during the second half of a second round men's college basketball game in the NCAA Tournament, in Des Moines, Iowa. Cassius Winston is the unanimous pick for Big Ten Preseason Player of the Year. The vote by media announced Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019, was hardly a surprise considering Winston was selected Big Ten Player of the Year last season. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)
October 02, 2019 - 2:32 pm
ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) — Michigan State coach Tom Izzo had little doubt All-America guard Cassius Winston would return for his senior season rather than jump to the NBA. And it wasn’t just because he needed another year of college ball. “No. 1, I know enough people in the NBA that kind of know where...
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CORRECTS YEAR TO 2019, NOT 2018 AS ORIGINALLY SENT - Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany speaks at a press conference during the Big Ten conference NCAA college basketball media day Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019, in Rosemont, Ill. (AP Photo/David Banks)
October 02, 2019 - 1:13 pm
ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) — Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany would just as soon leave the paychecks to the pros. The conference’s coaches and players have different takes. The amateur model of college athletics could be shaken to its core after once California’s Fair Pay to Play Act takes effect in a few...
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FILE - In this March 12, 2019, file photo, Georgia Tech head coach Josh Pastner, left, directs his team against Notre Dame during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament, in Charlotte, N.C. Georgia Tech's basketball team was banned from postseason play for the upcoming season and slapped with four years of probation for major recruiting violations committed by a former assistant coach and an ex-friend of head coach Josh Pastner. The sanctions handed down Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019, by the NCAA also included a reduction in scholarships, limits on recruiting and a fine of $5,000 plus 2% of the program's budget. (AP Photo/Nell Redmond, File)
September 26, 2019 - 3:18 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Tech coach Josh Pastner still has the support of his athletic director even after the Yellow Jackets basketball team was slapped with NCAA sanctions Thursday, including a ban on postseason play for upcoming season. Dealing a major blow to Pastner's efforts to rebuild the...
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FILE - In this March 21, 2019, file photo, Kansas head coach Bill Self reacts in the first half during a first round men's college basketball game against Northeastern in the NCAA Tournament in Salt Lake City. A person familiar with the situation says the University of Kansas received a notice of allegations from the NCAA on Monday, Sept. 23, 2019, that alleges significant violations within its storied men's basketball program. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because neither the NCAA nor the school had announced the notice, which was first reported by Yahoo Sports. That initial report, citing unnamed sources, said the notice included three Level 1 violations tied primarily to recruiting, lack of institutional control and a responsibility charge leveled against Hall of Fame coach Self. (AP Photo/Jeff Swinger, File)
September 24, 2019 - 3:04 pm
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The University of Kansas wasted little time issuing a forceful response to the NCAA after it received a notice of allegations that leveled serious accusations against its storied men's basketball program and its Hall of Fame coach. Not only did the school deny many of the...
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FILE - In this March 21, 2019, file photo, Kansas head coach Bill Self reacts in the first half during a first round men's college basketball game against Northeastern in the NCAA Tournament in Salt Lake City. A person familiar with the situation says the University of Kansas received a notice of allegations from the NCAA on Monday, Sept. 23, 2019, that alleges significant violations within its storied men's basketball program. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because neither the NCAA nor the school had announced the notice, which was first reported by Yahoo Sports. That initial report, citing unnamed sources, said the notice included three Level 1 violations tied primarily to recruiting, lack of institutional control and a responsibility charge leveled against Hall of Fame coach Self. (AP Photo/Jeff Swinger, File)
September 23, 2019 - 5:54 pm
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The University of Kansas received a notice of allegations from the NCAA on Monday that alleges significant violations within its storied men's basketball program, including a responsibility charge leveled against Hall of Fame coach Bill Self. The notice includes three Level 1...
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FILE - In this March 3, 2004, file photo, Texas Tech's Andre Emmett (14) reaches out to bring the basketball to himself as he backs into the lane against Missouri's Rickey Paulding (23) during an NCAA basketball game in Lubbock, Texas. Authorities say Emmett has been shot to death near his home in Dallas. Dallas police say 37-year-old Emmett was shot early Monday, Sept. 23, 2019. (Joe Don Buckner/Lubbock Avalanche-Journal via AP File)
September 23, 2019 - 4:25 pm
DALLAS (AP) — Former Texas Tech basketball standout Andre Emmett, the team's all-time leading scorer, was shot to death early Monday near his home in Dallas. Emmett, 37, was sitting in his vehicle outside his home at about 2:30 a.m. when he was approached by two people who displayed a handgun,...
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Duke's Mike Krzyzewski laughs while speaking during an NCAA college basketball media day at Cameron Indoor Stadium in Durham, N.C., Monday, Sept. 23, 2019. (Ethan Hyman/The News & Observer via AP)
September 23, 2019 - 3:09 pm
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — With one giant leap, Cassius Stanley knocked Zion Williamson out of the Duke record book. His familiar No. 1 jersey now belongs to Vernon Carey Jr. The Blue Devils' latest crop of freshmen is embracing what seems like a tough job — following Williamson and his star-studded class...
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