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Court filing accuses Zion Willamson’s stepfather of taking $400K payment

[ad_1] Zion Williamson's stepfather solicited and accepted a $400,000 payment from a marketing agent in October 2018 prior to his only season at Duke Blue Devils, according to a court motion and sworn affidavit filed by his former marketing representative's attorneys in federal court on Thursday.Gina Ford's attorneys say the affidavit and other exhibits show that Williamson was ineligible when he played for the Blue Devils in 2018-19 because his
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Ohio State pauses voluntary on-campus workouts after positive virus tests

[ad_1] Ohio State has paused all voluntary workouts on campus following the results of its most recent COVID-19 testing of student-athletes, the school announced on Wednesday, but it didn't release the number of positive tests, citing a concern it could "lead to the identification of specific individuals and compromise their medical privacy."The scope extends beyond football, as seven teams were impacted by the pause: men's and women's basketball, field hockey,
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TBT 2020 bracket, schedule, results, tip times, TV info

[ad_1] The 2020 edition of The Basketball Tournament (TBT) tipped off on July 4 and will conclude on July 14 with the $1 million championship game at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. All eight quarterfinalists from the 2019 TBT return to the fold, including defending champ Carmen's Crew. In all, 10 teams comprising college alumni will be a part of the 2020 TBT, including groups representing alma maters Ohio State,
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5-star guard Max Christie commits to Michigan State basketball

[ad_1] Five-star guard Max Christie told ESPN on Tuesday that he has committed to Michigan State basketball.Christie took a number of visits throughout his recruitment, but the Spartans, Duke, Villanova and Ohio State made him a priority. Northwestern was also a factor, as Christie's mother played for the Wildcats. Duke appeared to be the favorite earlier in his high school career, but Michigan State made a strong push over the
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Iowa State’s Rasir Bolton — transfer from Penn State due to coach’s ‘noose’ remark

[ad_1] Iowa State guard Rasir Bolton, who left Penn State last summer, said he transferred because coach Pat Chambers told him he had a "noose" around his neck.The comment, which Chambers acknowledged and apologized for in a statement Monday, came a day after the coach served a one-game suspension for shoving Penn State's Myles Dread during a conference game against Michigan in the 2018-19 season.pic.twitter.com/u743IUXsOL— Patrick Chambers (@Coach_Chambers) July 6,
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Meet the top 10 players in The Basketball Tournament 2020

[ad_1] 8:00 AM ETCarmine CarcieriESPN It has been more than three months since we've had organized hoops in the United States, but basketball officially returns this weekend with Fourth of July fireworks. The Basketball Tournament begins its 11-day tournament -- which includes nine alumni teams and a four-time champion -- starting with the Round of 24 on Saturday on ESPN networks.After reviewing every team in the field and breaking down
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Five-star recruit Makur Maker commits to Howard over UCLA

[ad_1] Five-star senior Makur Maker announced his commitment to Howard on Friday morning, becoming the highest-ranked prospect to commit to a historically Black college or university since the ESPN recruiting database started in 2007.Maker chose the Bison over UCLA, although Kentucky and Memphis were also on his final list of four."I was the 1st to announce my visit to Howard & other started to dream 'what if,'" Maker wrote on
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The Basketball Tournament expert picks — Two teams are on everyone’s list

[ad_1] 8:00 AM ETESPN staffThis year's edition of The Basketball Tournament is unique for a multitude of reasons. Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the event is positioned to offer American fans the first televised team basketball event since the NBA suspended its season in March. But the TBT will also benefit from an abundance of talent, including multiple players from the G-League and overseas circuits, that seeks to impress
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Man City’s destruction of Liverpool suggests Guardiola’s men are primed for a Champions League run

[ad_1] MANCHESTER, England -- Applauded onto the pitch and then hunted down and chased off it -- some guard of honour that turned out to be for Liverpool at Manchester City as Pep Guardiola's players delivered a dual statement of intent with an emphatic 4-0 victory over the newly crowned champions on Thursday.Such has been Liverpool's dominance of the 2019-20 season that this result will do nothing to diminish the
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Can Congress help the NCAA find NIL consistency?

[ad_1] One year from now -- one way or another -- the rules that determine how college athletes can make money will be different.NCAA athletes are not currently allowed to accept money from any outside parties in exchange for the use of their name, image or likeness (NIL). An onslaught of political pressure has made that restriction one of the most pressing and divisive issues facing college sports in 2020.