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FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2020, file photo, Hillcrest Prep's Makur Maker (20) controls the ball against Sunrise Christian Academy during a high school basketball game at the Hoophall Classic in Springfield, Mass. Highly touted prospect Maker picked Howard University over UCLA, Kentucky and Memphis. The five-star recruit is the highest-ranked player to commit to a Historically Black College or University since ESPN began tracking such things in 2007. Maker is a 6-foot-11 center who declared for the NBA draft in April before opting to consider college basketball. (AP Photo/Gregory Payan, File)

Top prospect Maker picks Howard over UCLA, Kentucky, Memphis

Jul. 3, 2020 5:18 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Highly touted prospect Makur Maker verbally committed to Howard University on Friday, picking the Bison over college basketball powerhouses UCLA, Kentucky and Memphis. The five-star recruit is the highest-ranked player to commit to a Historically Black College or University since ESPN...

FILE - In this Sept. 28, 2019, file photo, Texas A&M head coach Jimbo Fisher talks with his team as wide receiver Ainias Smith (17) looks on as they play Arkansas during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Arlington, Texas. Texas A&M's football program was placed on probation and Fisher given a six-month show cause order by the NCAA on Thursday, July 2, 2020, after the Aggies were found to have violated recruiting and other rules beginning in January 2018. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins, File)

Texas A&M, Jimbo Fisher handed recruiting penalties by NCAA

Jul. 2, 2020 8:47 PM EDT

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Texas A&M's football program was placed on probation and coach Jimbo Fisher given a six-month show cause order by the NCAA on Thursday after the Aggies were found to have violated recruiting and other rules beginning in January 2018. Fisher, who had just been hired by...

University of Mississippi Vice Chancellor for Intercollegiate Athletics Keith Carter, left, talks with Southeastern Conference Commissioner Greg Sankey, right, before they testify at a Senate Commerce Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, July 1, 2020. The hearing is looking at the National Collegiate Athletic Association Board of Governors' recent report on student-athlete compensation and the modernization of rules related to name, image, and likeness (NIL) commercialization. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

SEC's Sankey: Federal NIL law needed for fair competition

Jul. 1, 2020 4:45 PM EDT

Southeastern Conference Commissioner Greg Sankey told a U.S. Senate committee Wednesday there needs to be a uniform federal law to regulate the compensation of college athletes instead of a series of state versions with differing requirements. Sankey was part of a panel discussing the potential impact of...

Texas Tech again taps SEC for grad transfer in LSU's Monroe

Jun. 29, 2020 5:21 PM EDT

Texas Tech added another graduate transfer from an SEC power Monday by signing former LSU safety Eric Monroe. Monroe joined the Red Raiders about a week after running back Chadarius Townsend came over from Alabama. Monroe played in LSU's 42-25 victory over Clemson for the national championship last season and...

FILE - In this March 9, 2020, file photo, then-East Tennessee State head coach Steve Forbes applauds his team during an NCAA men's college basketball championship game against Wofford in the Southern Conference tournament, in Asheville, N.C. Forbes is now the head coach at Wake Forest. Forbes has five Division I transfers joining the program, with three added since he took over in April. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek, File)

Some new college hoop coaches turn to experienced transfers

Jun. 29, 2020 1:26 PM EDT

Mark Byington has spent more than three months as the men’s basketball coach at James Madison without being able to take a recruiting trip or meet personally with the eight players joining his program during the coronavirus pandemic. But he takes some comfort in that five of the newcomers have Division I...

Brown U. students claim fraud, want cut sports restored

Jun. 24, 2020 5:32 PM EDT

Lawyers for a group of Brown University athletes whose sports have been targeted for elimination are accusing the Ivy League school of fraud for working secretly on a plan to cut the programs without telling the players their varsity careers were in jeopardy. In a letter to Brown President Christina Paxson,...

Cardinals sign 1st round pick 3B Jordan Walker for $2.9M

Jun. 23, 2020 5:33 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals signed first-round pick Jordan Walker for $2.9 million, which comes just under the slot value for the 21st overall pick, as they continued Tuesday to bring their draft selections under contract. Walker is a power-hitting high school third baseman who was committed...

Oklahoma State head coach Mike Boynton directs his team during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Iowa State in the first round of the Big 12 men's basketball tournament in Kansas City, Kan., Wednesday, March 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

Oklahoma State's Cunningham staying despite postseason ban

Jun. 22, 2020 5:07 PM EDT

Cade Cunningham, one of the nation's top basketball recruits, has chosen to remain at Oklahoma State despite the program being banned from the 2021 postseason. Cunningham won the Naismith High School Trophy given to the nation’s best player. He is No. 1 in the Rivals and 247Sports recruiting rankings for...

FILE - In this Nov. 30, 2019, file photo, Ohio State's Baron Browning (5), Chase Young (2), linebackers coach Al Washington and head coach Ryan Day celebrate after a victory over Michigan in an NCAA college football game in Ann Arbor, Mich. Across the country universities have begun the process of playing through a pandemic. As athletes return to campus, what are they signing up for? Ohio State and Missouri have pledges they are requiring athletes or their parents sign before the players can take part in voluntary workouts at team facilities. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

As athletes return to campus, what are they signing up for?

Jun. 21, 2020 10:19 AM EDT

Ohio State calls it the Buckeye Acknowledgment and Pledge, a two-page document the school asked its athletes to sign before they could begin using team facilities during the pandemic. The document SMU is requiring its athletes to sign is much more direct: Acknowledgment of Risk for COVID-19 Summer 2020. Across...

Football players seek changes before returning to UCLA

Jun. 20, 2020 5:38 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — UCLA officials say they feel good regarding answering the concerns raised by football players about returning to campus this week. It will be the first time in three months that players will be allowed back after the coronavirus pandemic halted all athletic activities. Athletic director...