CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) - The NCAA said Wednesday it has been investigating the relationship between a convicted Ponzi scheme artist and the University of Miami for five months, and the allegations - if true - show the need for "serious and fundamental change" in college sports.
August 17, 2011|
STEVEN WINE AP Sports Writer
Nevin Shapiro, a former University of Miami booster who is serving a 20-year prison sentence for masterminding a $930 million Ponzi scheme, has told Yahoo! Sports he provided impermissible benefits to 72 of the university's football players and other athletes between 2002 and 2010.
MANHATTAN (AP) - It's usually worth taking notice whenever Bill Snyder decides to single out a player the first week of fall camp. After all, the longtime Kansas State coach rarely doles out public praise.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Oklahoma State megabooster T. Boone Pickens believes the Big 12 will survive the latest conference realignment threat, and suggests that Texas A&M stay put instead of joining the Southeastern Conference.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Three-sport star Bubba Starling, perhaps the most celebrated high school athlete in Kansas history, made a last-second decision Monday night to forgo football at Nebraska and play baseball for the Kansas City Royals.
August 16, 2011|
By DOUG TUCKER AP Sports Writer
DETROIT (AP) - Jim Thome's back was aching, his toe was throbbing and his quad was cramping, turning his pursuit of 600 home runs into a painful endeavor that made him wonder if he would even reach the milestone before season's end.