Posts Tagged Men’s college basketball

Probe reveals scope of academic fraud at UNC

Kenneth Wainstein, lead investigator into academic irregularities at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, holds a copy of his findings following a special joint meeting of the University of North Carolina Board of Governors and the UNC-Chapel Hill Board of Trustees in Chapel Hill, N.C., Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. The findings revealed academic fraud involving more than 3,100 students. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — A scandal involving bogus classes and inflated grades at the University of North Carolina was bigger than previously reported, encompassing about 1,500 athletes who got easy A’s and B’s over a span of nearly two decades, according to an investigation released Wednesday.

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Marshall sports ran 2013 deficit, WVU netted $4.2M

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A state legislative audit says Marshall University athletics ran a $749,800 deficit in 2013 and used $7.9 million subsidized by sources like state money and tuition.

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Court allows ex-ball boys’ Boeheim slander suit

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York’s highest court on Tuesday reinstated the slander lawsuit filed by two former Syracuse University ball boys against basketball head coach Jim Boeheim.

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Kentucky’s deep squad delights at Big Blue Madness

CORRECTS TO FRIDAY NOT THURSDAY - The Kentucky men's team scrimmages during their NCAA college basketball Big Blue Madness, Friday, Oct. 17, 2014, in Lexington, Ky. (AP Photo/James Crisp)

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Just as Drake appeared to draw the biggest cheers at Big Blue Madness, the rapper introduced Kentucky coach John Calipari and the noise then became a roar.

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UConn unveils 2 more championship banners

Connecticut women's basketball coach Geno Auriemma, left, and men's basketball coach Kevin Ollie stand with national championship trophies won by the two teams over the years during the NCAA college basketball teams' First Night event, Friday, Oct. 17, 2014, in Storrs, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — UConn celebrated a bit more than usual during its annual First Night event Friday, which traditionally marks the start of the new college basketball season.

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