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Oct 18

Louisville formally fires athletic director Tom Jurich amid recruiting scandal (Yahoo Sports)

Louisville formally fires athletic director Tom Jurich amid recruiting scandal

Jurich was once hailed as one of the nation’s great athletic directors for elevating Louisville’s marquee sports and securing a place for the school in the ACC.

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Oct 17

Rick Pitino sues Adidas for damaging his reputation with payment to Louisville recruit (Yahoo Sports)

Rick Pitino sues Adidas for damaging his reputation with payment to Louisville recruit

The scandal-tainted coach is insisting that he had no knowledge of the payment that helped Louisville land McDonald’s All-American Brian Bowen.

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Oct 13

NCAA hands down no punishment for North Carolina in academic fraud scandal (Yahoo Sports)

The NCAA accused North Carolina of providing extra benefits to athletes by steering them to sham courses where passing grades required little to no work.

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Oct 13

Why Sean Miller still has a tough road ahead despite Arizona's support (Yahoo Sports)

Miller faced a barrage of tough questions at Pac-12 Media Day on Thursday, but things may get worse for him as the FBI investigation unfolds.

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Oct 11

New NCAA committee to clean up college hoops is unfit to tackle that challenge (Yahoo Sports)

Mark Emmert chose 14 committee members. Astonishingly, hardly any of them have any intimate knowledge of how cheating in college basketball occurs.

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Oct 11

While feds get tough on recruiting scandal, NCAA forms a committee (Yahoo Sports)

While feds get tough on recruiting scandal, NCAA forms a committee

Considering the NCAA’s limited impact over the years, why would there be confidence in a committee to clean up college athletics?

Permanent link to this article: https://sports.yahoo.com/news/feds-buckle-get-tough-recruiting-scandal-ncaa-forms-committee-205629649.html

Oct 09

Top recruits react to massive scandal: 'There's a dark side to everything' (Yahoo Sports)

Top recruits react to massive scandal: 'There's a dark side to everything'

How much will the business of basketball change moving forward? As one AAU coach put it, “That’s just the way that the culture is right now.”

Permanent link to this article: https://sports.yahoo.com/news/wake-massive-scandal-much-will-college-basketball-recruiting-change-202138169.html

Oct 08

Iowa State beats the odds, Paul Bunyan returns to East Lansing (Yahoo Sports)

Yahoo Sports’ Tank Williams discusses the major week 6 upsets, and how the shakeups effect the college football landscape moving forward.

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Oct 07

Top recruits address college basketball scandal: 'It's unfortunate. It's crazy.' (Yahoo Sports)

Two top high school basketball stars publicly identified in the federal investigation addressed the scandal on Saturday.

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Oct 04

Roy Williams has 'amnesia' when it comes to college basketball's seedy underworld (Yahoo Sports)

As college basketball tries to move forward after another bombshell scandal, many coaches are having a hard time facing reality.

Permanent link to this article: https://sports.yahoo.com/news/roy-williams-amnesia-comes-college-basketballs-seedy-underworld-190415866.html

Oct 04

How college basketball's massive scandal will completely change coaching market (Yahoo Sports)

How college basketball's massive scandal will completely change coaching market

If the FBI fully uncovers college basketball’s shady underbelly, the firings will come in bulk. And the criteria for filling those jobs could change radically.

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Oct 04

Arizona president backs Sean Miller amid federal investigation into bribery, corruption (Yahoo Sports)

One week after the arrest of his longest-tenured assistant, Miller also broke his silence on the federal probe that has entangled his program.

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Oct 03

Chris Holtmann isn't afraid to schedule the in-state foes Ohio State has long avoided (Yahoo Sports)

Chris Holtmann isn't afraid to schedule the in-state foes Ohio State has long avoided

The Buckeyes’ upcoming home-and-home series with Cincinnati is a departure from their previous scheduling philosophy and good for college basketball.

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Oct 03

LaVar Ball's power struggle at Chino Hills High may hint at what's ahead for UCLA (Yahoo Sports)

LaVar Ball's power struggle at Chino Hills High may hint at what's ahead for UCLA

As he watches LaVar Ball wage a public power struggle with Chino Hills High School over control of its basketball program, UCLA coach Steve Alford should be pondering one pressing question. Chino Hills has cycled through three basketball coaches in three years because of LaVar’s meddling despite producing a 65-3 record the past two seasons. LaVar grew so frustrated with new coach Dennis Latimore the past few months that on Monday he announced he will home school youngest son LaMelo rather than subject him to two more years playing for a coach he doesn’t trust.

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Oct 02

A contentious legal battle seems inevitable between Louisville and Rick Pitino (Yahoo Sports)

Yahoo Sports’ Pete Thamel reports on the university’s decision to place the head coach and athletic director Tom Jurich on administrative leave following the latest college basketball scandal.

Louisville began the termination process on Monday after Pitino’s lawyers accused the school of breach of contract.

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Sep 29

Louisville passes on fresh start in replacing Rick Pitino (Yahoo Sports)

Louisville passes on fresh start in replacing Rick Pitino

The extent of Louisville’s no-win basketball situation was laid bare Friday when the school introduced its interim head coach for the 2017-18 season. Padgett is a likable man, was a laudable player and has been regarded as a rising star in the profession – and he showed great poise navigating a news conference fraught with peril here Friday. Under even remotely normal circumstances, Padgett would not be a candidate for the job he just got.

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