Maine’s first eel season with new controls going swimmingly

Sports 05/08/19, 11:33

Maine's baby eel fishermen are enjoying a steady harvest and strong prices during the first season in which regulators are using new controls to stop poaching .Baby eels, called elvers, are one of the most lucrative marine resources in the U.S. on a per-pound basis, but the fishery has had ...

Baylor moving forward with plans for new basketball facility

Sports 05/07/19, 17:21

Baylor is moving forward with plans to build a new basketball facility on the banks of Brazos River after a $100 million gift to the university.Athletic director Mack Rhoades said Tuesday that a portion of the sum from an anonymous donor to a university-wide campaign will provide a significant lead ...

NYC jury begins deliberations at college hoops bribery trial

Sports 05/06/19, 16:22

A jury began deliberating on Monday at the trial of a business manager and another defendant accused of secretly bribing assistant college basketball coaches.The deliberations in federal court in Manhattan followed closing arguments by lawyers for Christian Dawkins and youth basketball coach Merl Code, who deny conspiring to pay off ...

Clemson let’s go hoops assistant coach amid corruption trial

Basketball 05/03/19, 15:30

Clemson has parted ways with men's basketball assistant coach Steve Smith after his voice was heard on a federal wiretap involving defendant Christian Dawkins on the ongoing trial into college corruption.The video from 2017 included Smith commenting about why Clemson's football team is so successful and Dawkins telling Smith he ...

Basketball figure denies bribing coaches to get clients

Basketball 05/02/19, 13:43

A former aspiring business manager for NBA players continues to insist he never bribed college basketball coaches to help him get future clients. Christian Dawkins was cross-examined Thursday as the last witness at a college hoops corruption trial. Prosecutor Robert Boone confronted Dawkins with recordings in which he brags about his close ...

Defendant in NCAA corruption case denies bribing hoops coach

Basketball 05/01/19, 12:20

A former recruiter for a professional sports agent has taken the witness stand at his New York City trial, where he's accused of bribing a college basketball coach. Christian Dawkins denied on Wednesday allegations that he paid a $2,500 bribe to then-University of South Carolina assistant Lamont Evans. He told a ...

Mississippi casinos win more as sports betting boost extends

Sports 04/30/19, 18:01

Casinos on the Mississippi Gulf Coast won the second-highest monthly amount ever in March, boosted by betting on the NCAA basketball tournament.Although casinos in other parts of Mississippi remain beset by increasing competition, they too have been showing strength since the advent of sports betting.Figures released this month show gamblers ...

Ex-UConn basketball coach Kevin Ollie sues former assistant

Basketball 04/30/19, 10:18

Former UConn basketball coach Kevin Ollie filed a lawsuit against former assistant Glenn Miller, contending Miller slandered him in comments to the NCAA. Miller told the governing body during its recent investigation of UConn that he had learned about an alleged $30,000 payment Ollie made to the mother of a recruit. Ollie ...

UNC hires Princeton’s Banghart as women’s basketball coach

Basketball 04/30/19, 09:34

North Carolina has hired Princeton's Courtney Banghart as its next women's basketball coach.The school announced Banghart's hiring Tuesday morning after UNC's board of trustees approved terms for a five-year contract for the 40-year-old coach.Banghart went 254-103 in 12 seasons at Princeton, guiding the Tigers to seven Ivy League titles and ...

source: UNC hiring Banghart as women’s basketball coach

Sports 04/29/19, 23:41

North Carolina has reached a deal with Princeton's Courtney Banghart to become the Tar Heels' next women's basketball coach, a person with knowledge of the situation said.The person spoke Monday night to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the school hasn't commented publicly on its search. Terms weren't ...

Trump hosts winning Baylor women’s basketball team

Sports 04/29/19, 16:50

President Donald Trump on Monday hosted the Baylor University women's basketball team in the Oval Office — the team's third visit to the White House as national champions. The Lady Bears, who beat Notre Dame 82-81 earlier this month, were served fast food from Wendy's, McDonald's and Burger King in the ...

Big payday for Beard after Texas Tech’s run to title game

Sports 04/29/19, 12:10

Texas Tech men's basketball coach Chris Beard has signed a new contract with an average annual salary of $4.575 million through the 2024-25 season after leading the Red Raiders to their first national championship game.The deal was announced Monday, three weeks after the Big 12 co-champions lost in overtime to ...

‘What happened to Felipe?’ Film helps Lopez tell his story

Basketball 04/29/19, 01:00

Felipe Lopez somehow forgot what all the attention was like.That would have been impossible to imagine 25 years ago, back when he practically owned magazine covers and newspaper headlines. But he has been out of the spotlight for a while, at least until it came time to promote a film ...

Likely NBA top pick Zion Williamson referenced at NCAA trial

Sports 04/25/19, 14:48

The player widely projected to be the NBA draft's top overall pick came up at a college basketball corruption trial as jurors heard a recording of a Clemson coach who seemed eager for help recruiting him.The charismatic Zion Williamson played one year at Duke before entering the draft scheduled for ...

Wade bonus forfeiture, Woodward $8M deal before LSU board

Sports 04/25/19, 10:31

LSU coach Will Wade will forfeit $250,000 in incentive bonuses and new athletic director Scott Woodward will receive a six-year, $8 million pay package under contracts recommended for approval by the university's board of supervisors.Wade is paid about $2.5 million annually and his contract includes a $50,000 bonus for winning ...

National champion Baylor women set for White House visit

Sports 04/24/19, 14:28

National champion Baylor has accepted an invitation to visit the White House next week. The school said Wednesday that coach Kim Mulkey and the Lady Bears are scheduled to be in Washington on Monday to celebrate their third national championship. They are expected to visit with President Donald Trump. Mulkey and her ...

Kansas announces extension of deal with Adidas through 2031

Sports 04/24/19, 13:19

The University of Kansas and Adidas announced Wednesday an extension of their contract through 2031, despite an FBI investigation centered on the footwear and apparel company that cast a negative light on the Jayhawks' athletic programs. The Jayhawks have worn Adidas gear since 2005. The original eight-year agreement was extended by ...

New LSU AD Woodward initially supportive of embattled Wade

Basketball 04/23/19, 18:41

New LSU athletic director Scott Woodward began his tenure at his alma mater by asserting he would throw "100 percent support" behind recently reinstated basketball coach Will Wade — unless he's presented with new information that forces him to reconsider."I have not met with Will," Woodward said during his formal ...

Writings on gender issues magnify scrutiny of Trump Fed pick

Politics 04/23/19, 18:15

Additional provocative commentaries about women written by Stephen Moore, President Donald Trump's pick for the Federal Reserve board, emerged Tuesday, April 23, a day after a second White House Fed choice withdrew from consideration. In a column for the Washington Times, Moore wrote in 2000, "Colleges are places for rabble-rousing. For ...

Prosecutor: Greed fueled college basketball coaches’ bribes

Sports 04/23/19, 10:54

A prosecutor says greed led a fledgling manager of basketball players to bribe college coaches, but defense lawyers say it was all an FBI setup.The characterizations came during opening statements Tuesday in the second trial to result from an investigation that's exposed a seedy side of college basketball recruitment.On trial ...

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