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Chicago trio bolsters Cyclones for ''18-19 and beyond
AMES, Iowa (AP) Chicago dealt Iowa State a major blow a few years ago when the Bulls hired coach Fred Hoiberg, then known as ''''The Mayor'''' in Ames.
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Kentucky''s PJ Washington confident, poised to lead Wildcats
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) PJ Washington flashed a wide, sly grin when asked about plans to make his second season at Kentucky better than the first.
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Izzo says he never tried to cover up sex assault allegations
ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) Michigan State coach Tom Izzo insisted Thursday he was never part of an effort to cover up allegations of sexual misconduct within the school''s athletic department.
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Pac-12 coaches paying close attention to corruption trial
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Stanford coach Jerod Haase believes that in due time college basketball will get past its recruiting corruption scandal and regain its credibility.
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Fixer says he made cash payment in college hoops scheme
NEW YORK (AP) A government witness at a college basketball corruption trial testified Thursday that he made a secret $40,000 payment to the inner circle of a North Carolina State recruit through an assistant coach at the school.
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Big Ten''s Delany: ''Storm clouds'' hang over college sports
ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany said Thursday significant ''''storm clouds'''' are hanging over college athletics because of a basketball recruiting scandal displaying what many see as the sleazy side of the sport.
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Purdue''s Edwards picked as Big Ten preseason player of year
ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) Purdue guard Carsen Edwards is the Big Ten preseason player of the year and a unanimous selection to the all-conference team.
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College basketball fixer describes ''black op'' payments
NEW YORK (AP) A cadre of fixers in the world of college basketball conducted covert ''''black ops'''' to funnel tens of thousands of dollars in secret cash payments to the families of top prospects like DeAndre Ayton to lure them to major programs, a former Adidas consultant testified Wednesday at a corruption trial.
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Jayhawks begin as questions swirl around sophomore De Sousa
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) Silvio De Sousa mugged for a couple cameras, then did a couple dance moves for video, before finally settling into a chair on the floor of Allen Fieldhouse.
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Danny Manning hopes for another turnaround at Wake Forest
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) Danny Manning probably could use another miracle.