Latest Athlete recruiting News

Georgia leads growing SEC pack chasing powerhouse Alabama

Jul. 16, 2019 5:59 PM EDT

HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — Kirby Smart talks about the Georgia taking "that next step." Quarterback Jake Fromm wants the Bulldogs "to get over the hump." In the Southeastern Conference, that step — or hump — is beating Alabama. Georgia has pushed the Crimson Tide to the brink in a Southeastern...

American Commissioner Aresco: No plans to replace UConn

Jul. 16, 2019 2:49 PM EDT

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Schools interested in joining the American Athletic Conference after Connecticut leaves can call Commissioner Mike Aresco. The AAC will not be soliciting applications for membership. Aresco said Tuesday at the American Athletic Conference media day that the league is leaning toward not...

NCAA charges NC State with 4 men's hoops violations

Jul. 10, 2019 9:19 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The NCAA has charged North Carolina State with four violations, accusing a former assistant coach of providing payments and benefits connected to the recruitment of one-and-done basketball player Dennis Smith Jr. The school said Wednesday that its notice of allegations was received...

Pruitt commits minor violation by saluting his high school

Jul. 10, 2019 3:19 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee football coach Jeremy Pruitt committed a minor NCAA violation earlier this year by tweeting out his congratulations when the high school he attended won an Alabama state basketball title. Pruitt tweeted "Congratulations Robi Coker and Plainview High School on back to back...

Clippers sign draft picks Kabengele ad Mann

Jul. 9, 2019 8:47 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Clippers have signed draft picks and former Florida State teammates Mfiondu Kabengele and Terance Mann. Kabengele was selected 27th overall in the first round of last month's draft. The 6-foot-10 forward averaged 13.2 points, 5.9 rebounds and 1.5 blocks in two seasons...

Top Class: Gamecocks high-level recruits looking for titles

Jul. 2, 2019 2:18 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Zia Cooke isn't shy about listing the expectations for herself or South Carolina's top-rated women's basketball recruiting class. "Going to the Final Four every year, winning the national championship," said Cooke, a 5-foot-9 point guard from Toledo, Ohio, ranked as the country's...

Pacers sign former Louisville, South Carolina player Bowen

Jul. 1, 2019 7:28 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Former Louisville and South Carolina player Brian Bowen II, caught up in the college basketball corruption scandal, has signed a two-way contract with the Indiana Pacers. The Pacers announced the move Monday. Bowen played professionally in Australia during the 2018-19 for the Sydney...

Hurley says recruiting getting a bump from Big East move

Jul. 1, 2019 6:06 PM EDT

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — Men's basketball coach Dan Hurley said Monday that he's already seeing benefits on the recruiting trail from UConn's decision to leave the American Athletic Conference and return to the Big East. Hurley, who is coming off a 16-17 first season with the Huskies, spoke to reporters Monday...

UConn rejoins Big East for hoops, other sports; not football

Jun. 26, 2019 4:40 PM EDT

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — UConn is heading back to the Big East. The University of Connecticut Board of Trustees on Wednesday accepted an invitation to move its basketball and most other athletic teams from the American Athletic Conference. University President Susan Herbst signed a contract with the Big East...

Correction: College Athlete Sponsorships story

Jun. 26, 2019 3:17 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — In a story June 25 about endorsement deals for college athletes, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Nancy Skinner is a state assemblywoman. Skinner is a state senator. A corrected version of the story is below: California rethinks endorsement deals for college athletes...