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NCAA charges NC State with 4 men’s hoops violations

UPDATED: Wed., July 10, 2019, 6:21 p.m.

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 says it received its notice of allegations and now has 90 days to respond. The notice includes four serious charges, with two potential top-level charges. The NCAA alleges Orlando Early provided Smith and his associates approximately $46,700 in impermissible benefits.
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Lawyers: Ex-NBA star Chuck Person was broke in NCAA scandal

UPDATED: Tue., July 2, 2019, 2:54 p.m.

Lawyers for former Auburn University assistant basketball coach Chuck Person say the 13-year NBA veteran was broke and financially desperate when he joined a bribery conspiracy that cheated young athletes. They asked a judge in papers filed Tuesday in Manhattan federal court to spare him from prison in the scandal that touched some of the biggest schools in college basketball. Prosecutors say Person accepted $91,500 in bribes to steer top players to a financial adviser.
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Top Class: Gamecocks high-level recruits looking for titles

South Carolina’s top-ranked women’s basketball recruits are on campus and the confident group expects to make the Gamecocks championship contenders again. South Carolina coach Dawn Staley brought in four of the game’s top-11 prospects, led by third-rated Aliyah Boston of Massachusetts and fourth-rated Zia Cooke of Toledo, Ohio. Cooke says the newcomers have been teamed together often at workouts and have put on a show that Gamecock fans are going to enjoy watching.
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UConn hoops gets probation for NCAA violations under Kevin Ollie

UPDATED: Tue., July 2, 2019, 11:25 a.m.

UConn’s men’s basketball program has been placed on probation for two years and Kevin Ollie has been sanctioned individually for violations of NCAA rules during his tenure as coach. An NCAA panel outlined numerous violations, most of them occurring between 2013 and 2018. It agreed with penalties UConn self-imposed in January, including the loss of one scholarship for the 2019-20 season. Ollie’s attorney says the former coach plans to appeal the sanctions.