Plenty of on-court, off-court intrigue in Midwest Region
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The last four teams standing in the Midwest Region are a celebration of everything that is good about college basketball: star players, over-achievers, tradition-rich...
ATLANTA (AP) — The NCAA has informed Georgia Tech it has found major recruiting violations committed by former assistant coach Darryl LaBarrie and a former friend of coach Josh Pastner.
Recruiting violations lead to sanctions for Arizona swimming
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The University of Arizona swimming and diving program has been placed on two years' probation by the NCAA after an investigation found multiple recruiting violations by former diving coach Omar Ojeda.
Ojeda was also given a one-year "show-cause" order. During that time, any NCAA school that employs him must restrict him from any athletic duties.
The NCAA said then-head swimming and diving coach Rick DeMont knew of Ojeda's activities and failed to act.
The Latest: Judge hears arguments in Ollie-UConn dispute
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Latest on former UConn basketball coast Kevin Ollie's $10 million dispute with the school over his firing (all times local):
A federal judge in Connecticut has heard arguments in former UConn men's basketball coach Kevin Ollie's $10 million dispute with the school over his firing.
Ex-UConn coach Ollie says firing was racially motivated
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Former UConn men's basketball coach Kevin Ollie is alleging that his firing was racially motivated.
Ollie says in court documents filed Tuesday in federal court that he was treated differently from former coach Jim Calhoun, who wasn't fired despite incurring recruiting violations. Ollie says that the university has illegally tried to deter him from filing a racial discrimination complaint.
UConn greats expect program to climb back to elite status
UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Don't tell Jim Calhoun or his former players that UConn is no longer an elite basketball program.
Yes, the Huskies have missed the NCAA Tournament three times in four years and are 30-35 the past two seasons while playing outside a power conference. UConn is under investigation by the NCAA, and has accused former coach Kevin Ollie of recruiting violations, prompting his firing in March and sparking at $10 million contract dispute.
The University of Oregon has admitted to seven rules violations in four athletic programs, but the athletic department said it will contest the severity of those infractions with the NCAA. The governing body of college athletics has informed the school that it considers the violations at the second-highest of four levels of infractions.
Oregon self-reported three violations in men’s basketball, two in women’s basketball and one apiece in track and field and football.
Northern Colorado basketball placed on probation by NCAA
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The NCAA placed the University of Northern Colorado men's basketball program on three years' probation among other sanctions Friday after finding academic fraud and recruiting violations by ex-coach B.J. Hill and some of his assistants.
UAlbany suspends coaches 1 game for recruiting violation
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — University at Albany men's basketball coach Will Brown and associate head coach John Iati have been suspended for one game for an NCAA recruiting violation.
The school said Iati would serve his suspension Friday night against Yale, and Brown will miss Monday's game against Oneonta.
NCAA punishes Pacific men’s basketball for violations
STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) — The men's basketball team at Pacific has been punished by the NCAA for academic and recruiting violations under former coach Ron Verlin.
The NCAA said Wednesday that Verlin failed to promote an atmosphere of compliance when he violated academic misconduct and recruiting rules to get prospects eligible. He also failed to monitor his coaches and violated NCAA ethics rules when he encouraged others to give false information during the investigation.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — The NCAA has imposed a two-year show cause penalty against former Alabama assistant coach Bo Davis for recruiting violations but didn't impose further penalties against the university.
Davis knowingly violated rules in a meeting with four prospects that was arranged by a booster and "acted unethically" in providing false or misleading information about the impermissible contact, a Division I Committee on Infractions panel said in a ruling released Friday.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville now can turn its attention to addressing alleged NCAA recruiting violations and possible roster decisions after its earlier-than-expected tournament exit.
Both issues could determine how the Cardinals begin next season — and who might be around to lead the way.
Baylor University may be finally getting past the scandals in its football program that ravaged the school's reputation - progress that's sometimes happening because of school officials and occasionally in spite of them.
NCAA: Baylor penalized for football recruiting violations
WACO, Texas (AP) — Baylor has been fined $5,000 for NCAA football recruiting violations, the latest blow for a program trying to pick up the pieces from a sexual assault scandal and struggles on the field.
NCAA: Baylor penalized for football recruiting violations
WACO, Texas (AP) — Baylor has been fined and penalized after an investigation determined assistant football coaches committed recruiting and other NCAA violations.
The NCAA said Wednesday that a $5,000 fine will be imposed and that penalties against the football program include banning two assistants from off-campus recruiting for a 12-week period.
Missouri has youth movement in place for rebuilding
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — For Kim Anderson and the Missouri Tigers, this season is all about building for the future.
Last season, the Tigers self-imposed a two-year postseason ban in light of recruiting violations that occurred under former coach Frank Haith.
Report: Bama paid ex-assistant $317,000 to resolve dispute
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — The Tuscaloosa News reports that Alabama paid former defensive line coach Bo Davis nearly $317,000 months after his resignation amid an investigation into NCAA recruiting violations.
The newspaper reported Tuesday that Davis was paid $316,666.66 on Aug. 19. He resigned on April 28.