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College Basketball Coaches Charged with Fraud Make Initial Appearances in Court

Three coaches charged in a college basketball bribery scheme each have been freed on $100,000 bail after initial appearances in a New York federal court. Chuck Person, a suspended assistant coach at Auburn, declined comment as he left a Manhattan courtroom Tuesday. David Axelrod, a lawyer for Arizona assistant coach Emanuel Richardson, said the impact of the case on his…

Trump Says U.S. Should Change Tax Law to Punish NFL

President Donald Trump is suggesting the U.S. change its tax laws to punish organizations like the NFL if members are “disrespecting” the national anthem or flag. The NFL gave up its federal tax-exempt status a couple years ago and now files tax returns as a taxable entity. So it’s unlikely that Trump’s proposal, tweeted in the early hours Tuesday, would…

ESPN’s Jemele Hill Suspended 2 Weeks Following Tweet About NFL Protests

ESPN anchor Jemele Hill has been suspended by the network for two weeks for making political statements on social media. Hill, who is African-American, received criticism from the network last month after referring to President Donald Trump as a “white supremacist.” Hill targeted Jerry Jones after the Dallas Cowboys owner stated that players who disrespect the flag would not play…

Alabama Remains Atop AP Poll, Auburn Cracks the Top Ten

Penn State moved up to No. 3 in The Associated Press college football poll, and Washington State and Auburn jumped into the top 10 for the first time this season after six ranked teams lost this past weekend. Alabama and Clemson still hold the top spots. The top-ranked Crimson Tide received 43 first-place votes in the poll released Sunday and…

ASU Fires Head Football Coach Brian Jenkins, Names Hill-Eley Interim-Head Coach

Alabama State University President, Dr. Quinton T. Ross, Jr., has announced that Donald Hill-Eley will move into the role of Interim Head Football Coach after Brian Jenkins was relieved of his duties Friday afternoon. “I am extremely impressed with the wealth of experience Coach Eley has brought to our athletics program as Associate Head Coach,” Dr. Ross said. “His knowledge of Hornets…

Number Ranked Quarterback Chooses Georgia Over Alabama, Other Schools

Highly touted high school quarterback Justin Fields plans to attend Georgia next year. Fields is from Harrison High School in Kennesaw, Georgia. He announced at a pep rally at the school Friday his nonbinding verbal commitment to the Bulldogs. According to 247Sports’ composite rankings of the major recruiting analysts, Fields is the No. 1 overall player in the country. Fields…

Dannon Cuts Ties with Cam Newton

Dannon, the maker of Oikos yogurt, is cutting ties with spokesman Cam Newton following what the company perceives as “sexist” comments the Carolina quarterback made to a female reporter. Dannon, the maker of Oikos yogurt, is cutting ties with spokesman Cam Newton following what the company perceives as “sexist” comments the Carolina quarterback made to a female reporter. Company spokesperson…

Adidas Says They Were Unaware of Misconduct from Its Company

1/3AP_145568296337 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/3AP_472307835253 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/3AP_22787931837 Show Caption Hide Caption Adidas says it’s unaware of any misconduct at its company in a college basketball bribe-paying scheme but will “fully cooperate with authorities.” The company issued a statement Tuesday after federal prosecutors announced that its director of global sports marketing is charged along with four college…

Auburn Coach Among Ten Charged with Fraud and Corruption

Federal prosecutors have announced charges of fraud and corruption in college basketball, including against four coaches. The coaches work at Oklahoma State, Auburn University, Arizona and the University of Southern California. Auburn University says it has suspended an assistant coach accused of taking a $50,000 bribe in exchange for steering a player into doing business with a certain financial adviser….

Alabama to Play Miami in 2021 Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game

There will be a second Chick-fil-A Kickoff game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in 2021 – the first-ever meeting between Louisville and Mississippi. Officials made the announcement Tuesday. The game is normally held over the Labor Day weekend, though an exact date is still to be determined. Atlanta’s other kickoff game in 2021 will pit Alabama vs. Miami. Two games were held…