•   
  •   
  •   

Sport UConn holds 1st practice day after NCAA violations announced

22:27  29 september  2018
22:27  29 september  2018 Source:   ap.org

Top 10 college basketball mascot battles we’d like to see

  Top 10 college basketball mascot battles we’d like to see Top 10 college basketball mascot battles we’d like to see

(AP) — UConn held its first practice under new basketball coach Dan Hurley on Saturday, a day after receiving NCAA notification of alleged recruiting and other violations during Kevin Ollie's tenure at the school. Hurley said everyone is aware of the off-the-court issues. The school said the players won't comment on Ollie was fired by UConn in March with cause, allowing the school to forgo paying him the million left on his contract. The school later released 1,300 pages documents outlining alleged NCAA violations under Ollie. Ollie is challenging the school's decision to withhold the money and has

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — UConn has opened basketball practice under new coach Dan Hurley a day after being notified by the NCAA of alleged recruiting and other violations during Kevin Ollie's tenure at the school. Hurley says he's aware of the allegations and trusts the judgment of the administration. The notice of allegations, released Friday night by UConn with the names of recruits redacted, include numerous charges. They include improper workouts and unethical conduct by Ollie for allegedly provided false or misleading information about video calls to a recruit from two former UConn stars

STORRS, Conn. (AP) -- UConn held its first practice under new basketball coach Dan Hurley on Saturday, a day after receiving NCAA notification of alleged recruiting and other violations during Kevin Ollie's tenure at the school.

Former UConn coach Ollie notified of violations by NCAA

  Former UConn coach Ollie notified of violations by NCAA STORRS, Conn. — The University of Connecticut and former basketball coach Kevin Ollie have been notified by the NCAA of alleged recruiting and other violations during his tenure at the school. The notice of allegations, released Friday night, Sept. 28, by UConn with the names of recruits redacted, includes numerous charges, including unethical conduct by Ollie for allegedly provided false or misleading information about video calls to a recruit from two former UConn stars, Hall of Famer Ray Allen and San Antonio Spurs guard Rudy Gay. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File) STORRS, Conn.

When UConn fired Kevin Ollie for ‘just cause’ most UConn fans started getting excited because it meant Danny Hurley was on the way. But, now it’s turned into a fight for about million that UConn isn’t paying Kevin Ollie. Now it can lead to some violations . Granted, this isn’t a huge thing like paying players, etc., but The major one there is the allegation involving Derek Hamilton. That’s a somewhat serious NCAA violation as you can’t set up free training sessions and travel for players. If that’s the case, UConn could face something somewhat small like loss of practices or vacated games – which

Calls for new protests in Washington, DC, and states across the country have law enforcement bracing for more possible violence in the coming days after rioters stormed the US Capitol last week leaving five people dead, including a Capitol Police officer.

Hurley said everyone is aware of the off-the-court issues. The school said the players won't comment on the allegations.

"I haven't heard a whisper from these guys," Hurley said. "Obviously, they care for Kevin and the staff that they played for, so it's not like they don't care, but they are focused on the season."

Hurley said the allegations are likely to have a greater impact on recruiting. He was on the phone Friday night as soon as the news came out, "just to make sure you talk to the appropriate people."

The notice of allegations, released Friday night by UConn with the names of recruits redacted, include numerous charges, such as unethical conduct by Ollie for allegedly providing false or misleading information about video calls to a recruit from two former UConn stars, Hall of Famer Ray Allen and Rudy Gay.

Indiana unveils new locker room, training room

  Indiana unveils new locker room, training room IU basketball unveiled its new facilities SaturdayThe Team Center, which is more than 4,000-square feet, includes the Andy Mohr Locker Room, the Oladipo Zeller Legacy Lounge, the Tim Garl Athletic Training Room and the Basketball Coaches annex.

The NCAA announced findings from its investigation last September. Ollie was hit with multiple violations , including an unethical conduct charge. Per ESPN.com's Myron Medcalf, Ollie's unethical conduct charge stemmed from allegedly providing false or misleading information regarding phone calls between Since the school wasn't found guilty of any violations during the investigation, it could avoid any sanctions from the NCAA after self-imposing its own Friday. UConn fired Ollie for cause in March, meaning it didn't have to pay the million remaining on his contract. He filed a lawsuit against the

(AP) — The University of Connecticut will find out what penalties it faces for violations of NCAA rules in its basketball program under former coach Kevin Ollie. The NCAA Division I Committee on Infractions plan to release its report Tuesday at noon. The NCAA sent the school a notice in September detailing allegations that included unethical conduct by Ollie, who it said provided false or misleading information about video calls to a recruit from two former UConn stars — Hall of Famer UConn announced in January that it was self-imposing penalties, including the loss of a scholarship for the 2019-20 season.

The NCAA recommends the case be reviewed by a hearing panel of its Committee on Infractions "pursuant to procedures applicable to a severe breach of conduct."

Ollie was fired by UConn in March with cause, allowing the school to forgo paying him the $10 million left on his contract. The school later released 1,300 pages documents outlining alleged NCAA violations under Ollie.

Ollie is challenging the school's decision to withhold the money and has asserted that any violations were minimal and isolated.

His attorney, Jim Parenteau, issued a statement Friday night disputing the NCAA findings and said he "is disappointed that the NCAA has chosen to align itself with the University of Connecticut in the pending arbitration."

"Coach Ollie denies engaging in any conduct that would constitute non-compliance with NCAA rules and regulations and looks forward to defending himself and restoring his reputation," he wrote.

Texas: No evidence found to back up corruption trial claims

  Texas: No evidence found to back up corruption trial claims Texas athletics director Chris Del Conte said a university review found nothing to substantiate claims made in testimony at a college basketball corruption trial. 1/5 SLIDES © (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File FILE - In this March 9, 2017, file photo, Texas head coach Shaka Smart encourages his team during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against West Virginia in the quarterfinal round of the Big 12 tournament in Kansas City, Mo. The Longhorns were embarrassed by a last-place finish in the Big 12 last season.

The University of Connecticut asked a judge Friday to dismiss a complaint filed by former basketball coach Kevin Ollie, who contends his firing was in part racially motivated. The school argues that the federal court doesn't have jurisdiction and Ollie doesn't make a specific claim under federal law in his complaint, which was filed this month. UConn also says the former coach's lawyer never notified the school that he planned to bring the complaint despite a conference call between the sides minutes before the motion was filed.

The NCAA and the school have been investigating the program since shortly after a report by Yahoo! Sports in March 2009 that Josh Nochimson helped guide Miles to UConn , giving him lodging, transportation, meals and representation. As a former team manager, Nochimson is considered a They were declared ineligible when the school discovered the calls, and were reinstated by the NCAA last November. Karcher said that doesn't mean UConn will avoid sanctions. "If you had ineligible players that played in games, then if the NCAA is going to be consistent with past practices , it could

UConn officials said in a statement that the findings are consistent with the results of the school's investigation and they had been expecting the news.

"While the allegations are a disappointment for the university, our student-athletes and coaches, and certainly all of UConn Nation, we believe strongly that we have made difficult yet appropriate decisions intended to protect the accountability, integrity, and success of our athletic program now and well into the future," the statement read.

The allegations against Ollie and his staff also include: having improper contact with recruits, providing impermissible meals to recruits, shooting baskets with a recruit, holding improper workouts and providing free tickets to an athletic trainer who hosted improper training sessions both on campus and in Georgia, which amounted to gifts.

Ollie was fired after a 14-18 season amid the NCAA investigation. He led UConn to a 127-79 record over six seasons, including the 2014 national title.

Guard Jalen Adams, who sat out Saturday's practice with an injured finger, said the team is concentrating on breaking some bad habits from the past and matching the intensity of their new coach on the court.

No. 3 Ohio State pulls away to beat pesky Indiana 49-26

  No. 3 Ohio State pulls away to beat pesky Indiana 49-26 Dwayne Haskins Jr. passed for a career-best 455 yards and six touchdowns and No. 3 Ohio State pulled away in the fourth quarter to beat Indiana 49-26 on Saturday. A week after a gritty victory at Penn State, the Buckeyes (6-0, 3-0 Big Ten) were forced to work hard by quarterback Peyton Ramsey and an Indiana offense that took advantage of plenty of early defensive mistakes.

"I think we're in a good place," he said. "I think everyone is jelling together perfectly. We're just worried about what we can control and that's whatever is in between those lines."

UConn opens its season on Nov. 8 against Morehead State.

Hurley said the goal is to make the postseason, but his players will need to improve.

"We have some talented players, but we have a long way to go, mostly because we just don't have winning habits."

Related slideshow: NCAA tournaments (provided by photo services)


Patterson-led No. 12 Michigan routs No. 15 Wisconsin 38-13 .
Shea Patterson accounted for 214 yards of offense and a touchdown, leading No. 12 Michigan to a 38-13 victory over No. 15 Wisconsin on Saturday night. The Wolverines (6-1, 4-0 Big Ten) beat a ranked conference team for the first time since topping the Badgers two years ago. They have won six straight games since opening this season with a seven-point loss to then-No. 12 Notre Dame.BOX SCORE:  MICHIGAN 38, WISCONSIN 13The Badgers (4-2, 2-1) had won a record 17 straight regular season Big Ten games, and 10 consecutive road games in and out of conference play.

Topical videos:

usr: 1
This is interesting!