A prospective agent and a former shoe company consultant were found not guilty on multiple charges, but were convicted of conspiring to funnel money to college coaches.
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In mob trials, prosecutors flipped the underlings to nail the bosses. In college basketball’s corruption trial, the small players are taking big hits.
Still in its first week, the trial has already lifted the veil over the shadowy world of recruiting — offering detail that is rare and, because of video surveillance by the F.B.I., remarkably vivid.
The measure, which would have applied only to football and men’s and women’s basketball, could have severely restricted graduate transfers.
The University of North Carolina’s investigation found the 67-year-old women’s basketball coach had made racially insensitive remarks and pressed injured players to compete.
The head basketball coach, Will Wade, “answered all questions and denied any wrongdoing,” the university said.
A woman who accused three basketball players and sued the university speaks publicly about her case for the first time.
Braxton Key, a transfer, played a vital role in erasing bad memories.
After the Red Raiders lost to Virginia, many who had shared the ride were looking ahead. “We’re going to get it done by the time I graduate,” one freshman said.
The Cavaliers completed a yearlong march to redemption after ending the 2018 season as the first No. 1 seed to lose to a No. 16 in the men’s tournament.
Coach Chris Beard, a veteran of junior college and semipro basketball teams, knew he needed to work fast if he was going to build a winner.
Virginia (34-3) and Texas Tech (31-6) will tip off in the N.C.A.A. final about 9:20 p.m. Eastern on Monday. Here’s what you need to know.
College athletes, who have had to settle for hollow victories in court, have the leverage to overhaul a system of sham amateurism and reap their share of the riches they bring.
The Lady Bears, despite losing a top player and then having the Irish’s best player at the line in the final seconds, beat Notre Dame with the title at stake for the second time in eight years.
The Cavaliers have pulled off two consecutive narrow victories. Who is to say they don’t have one more in them?
Texas Tech’s visit to its first Final Four will continue after a victory over Michigan State sent it to the final against Virginia.
A late foul call, and the resulting three free throws by Kyle Guy in the final second, saved the Cavaliers against Auburn and sent them to the N.C.A.A. championship game.
DiDi Richards, Baylor’s 6-foot-1 defensive specialist, has been called a gnat and a fly in the postseason. But she really wants to be called a champion.
Players and their families have accused the longtime coach of racially insensitive remarks.
A top seed, a past champion and two first-time visitors will play for the national title this weekend.