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Filings suggest Nike paid in pursuit of players

Newly released emails and text messages in the case against attorney Michael Avenatti suggest that Nike officials were making under-the-table payments to handlers and families of top college basketball prospects.

Avenatti filing: Nike OK’d payments to Zion, more

Attorneys representing Michael Avenatti filed a motion Wednesday that alleges that a Nike employee at least approved payments to former Duke star Zion Williamson and former Indiana star Romeo Langford when they were still in high school in February 2017.

Pitino’s lawyers ask to reopen discovery in lawsuit

Lawyers for former Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino have asked a judge to reopen discovery in his lawsuit against the university's athletics association after an allegation that a former trustee was the "cash source" for payments to strippers.

Buzz Williams’ Texas A&M challenge: ‘I still think that I have an edge’

If Buzz Williams is to succeed at Texas A&M, his relationships and organizational obsessiveness will likely play key roles in the Aggies' ascent.

Does N’Faly Dante signing make Oregon a top-10 team?

Oregon's signing of N'Faly Dante completes its wholesale offseason transformation into the Pac-12's team to beat.

Oregon up, Arizona down in Way-Too-Early Top 25 for 2019-20

The shifting sands of the Pac-12's preseason pecking order are a prominent feature of the latest Way-Too-Early Top 25.

Why 15-year-old Emoni Bates is basketball’s next phenomenon

Emoni Bates just completed his freshman year of high school. He's in the conversation among the best prep prospects since LeBron James.

How Evan Mobley helps transform USC basketball

Evan Mobley has skills that evoke former No. 1 NBA pick Ralph Sampson. But how soon will we see the newest USC Trojan at the next level?

Chasing Ghosts: Adolph Rupp built Kentucky, and his legacy persists

Adolph Rupp won four NCAA titles at Kentucky. No one else has more than one ... but John Calipari is making a serious run at Rupp's legacy.

The biggest challenge for every new coach in college basketball

With the coaching carousel finally at rest (we think), here's the toughest task for each of the 59 new Division I bosses.

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