• Louisville head basketball coach Rick Pitino looks on at the action during the second half of this NCAA college basketball team's intrasquad scrimmage, Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

    Louisville investigating if escorts were hired for recruits

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville coach Rick Pitino has apparently said all he plans to say for now about the troubling allegations outlined in a book by an escort that has led to a sex scandal looming over his men’s basketball program.

  • File-This March 14, 2009, file photo shows Louisville's Andre McGee cutting down the net after the championship game of the Big East men's NCAA college basketball tournament. Louisville said Friday, Oct. 2, 2015, it has launched an investigation into allegations that former Cardinals staffer McGee paid an escort service to provide sex for recruits. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)

    Louisville probing claim staffer hired escorts for recruits

    Louisville is investigating allegations that former Cardinals men’s basketball staffer Andre McGee brought escorts into dorm parties, and paid for the women to strip and have sex with recruits, their fathers and players.

  • UMKC puts assistant at center of escort case on leave

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri-Kansas City has placed men’s basketball assistant coach Andre McGee on paid administrative leave as it investigates allegations that he hired an escort to provide sex for recruits while at Louisville.

  • Michigan guard Spike Albrecht, front, stretches with teammates before a practice session at Crisler Center in Ann Arbor, Mich., Friday, Oct. 2, 2015. Today is the first day the NCAA college basketball team practiced together as a team for the season. (AP Photo/Tony Ding)

    Beilein: Irvin should be able to practice by start of season

    ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The optimism surrounding the Michigan basketball team this season is predicated on one main thing — better health for the team’s top players.

  • Missouri gives Pingeton 5-year contract through 2019-20

    COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri women’s basketball coach Robin Pingeton has agreed to a new five-year contract through the 2019-2020 season that includes a base salary of $300,000.

  • South Carolina head coach Steve Spurrier reacts to a play during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Central Florida, Saturday,  Sept. 26, 2015,  in Columbia, S.C. South Carolina won 31-14. (AP Photo/Richard Shiro)

    Inexperienced quarterbacks at center of SEC matchup

    COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — South Carolina visits Missouri on Saturday in an SEC game that matches two of the nation’s most experienced coaches and two of the nation’s most inexperienced quarterbacks.

  • Lady Vols’ Warlick receives contract extension, raise

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee women’s basketball coach Holly Warlick has received a one-year contract extension and $100,000 raise. She now will earn $665,000 per year and has four years remaining on her contract.

  • Young Washington roster ready for challenges ahead

    SEATTLE (AP) — Midway through Lorenzo Romar’s news conference on Thursday the Washington coach was asked if he could assess each of his new players.

  • In this March 19, 2015, file photo, Kansas head coach Bill Self looks on during practice for an NCAA college basketball tournament second round game in Omaha, Neb. The perfect tonic has come for Kansas fans weary of the Jayhawks' 0-3 start in football: basketball.  (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)

    Kansas still awaiting clearance for touted freshman Diallo

    LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Touted freshman Cheick Diallo has been cleared to begin practicing with Kansas this week.

  • In this March 20, 2015, file photo, Indiana head coach Tom Crean reacts on the bench during the second half of an NCAA tournament college basketball game against Wichita State in the Round of 64 in Omaha, Neb.Crean is ready to get back on the court. He hopes his players are, too. After a tough spring and a miserable summer, the Hoosiers can finally leave their off-the-court problems in the past and focus on basketball.  (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)

    Indiana eager to get to work with tough schedule ahead

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — The new rule in college basketball allowing teams to begin practice two weeks earlier is one that is being embraced by Indiana coach Tom Crean.