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Lawyer: Evidence shows coaches knew of NCAA family payouts

Oct. 18, 2018 7:39 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A lawyer for a longtime Adidas employee urged jurors Thursday to use common sense and evidence to conclude college basketball coaches like Bill Self at Kansas and Rick Pitino at Louisville knew shoe companies were paying money to families of elite athletes to steer them to their schools....

Barnes runs for 4 TDs as K-State routs Oklahoma State, 31-12

Oct. 13, 2018 4:49 PM EDT

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Kansas State broke huddle against Oklahoma State at one point Saturday with three running backs joining quarterback Skyler Thompson in the backfield, the quartet making a unique diamond-like formation that coach Bill Snyder said has been part of the playbook for 30 years. True or...

K-State looks toward season with Madness in Manhattan event

Oct. 12, 2018 3:44 PM EDT

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Kansas State coach Bruce Weber need only look at how difficult it was to build a schedule this season to know that his team, which returns all six guys who started every game on its Elite Eight run a year ago, is going to be a dangerous foe. Weber wanted to challenge those guys,...

Cowboys, Wildcats meet in crossroads game on Big 12 schedule

Oct. 12, 2018 3:40 PM EDT

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Good luck trying to figure out what's going to happen when Oklahoma State visits Kansas State. Both teams have been a mystery this season. The Cowboys (4-2, 1-2) picked up a good non-conference win over Boise State, rapidly rose to No. 15 in the nation and had set their sights on...

Fixer says he made cash payment in college hoops scheme

Oct. 11, 2018 10:59 PM EDT

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. Testifying in federal court in Manhattan, self-described recruitment...

Court filing: Steve Bannon urged Census citizenship question

Oct. 11, 2018 7:43 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross says he now remembers speaking with former senior White House adviser Steve Bannon in spring 2017 about adding a citizenship question to the 2020 U.S. census. Government lawyers made the revelation in a Manhattan federal court document Thursday. The new...

Tex Winter, innovative basketball coach, dead at 96

Oct. 11, 2018 1:08 AM EDT

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Tex Winter, the innovative "Triangle Offense" pioneer who assisted Phil Jackson on NBA championship teams with the Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Lakers, has died. He was 96. Winter's family said he died Wednesday in Manhattan, where he began his coaching career at Kansas State in...

Trial puts spotlight on dark side of college basketball

Oct. 2, 2018 7:05 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Big time college basketball was cast at the opening of a criminal trial Tuesday as a corrupt enterprise where major schools and their heralded coaches rely on athletic gear giants to do their dirty work, paying cash to struggling families of top-tier high school athletes to guide them to...

Texas hold off Kansas State 19-14 to snap road skid

Sep. 29, 2018 7:50 PM EDT

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Texas coach Tom Herman talked with one of his predecessors, Mack Brown, just as he does every week, and the old Longhorns coach warned him about playing Kansas State in Manhattan. They're a different team on the road, Brown said. They play with more energy, channeling the will of the...

No. 18 Texas heads to Kansas State looking for rare win

Sep. 28, 2018 2:28 PM EDT

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Collin Johnson is one of handful of players on the Texas two-deep roster that recalls playing at Kansas State two years ago, when the Longhorns suffered the latest in a long string of disappointments. They've lost five straight to the Wildcats in Manhattan. That's 16 years of...