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Report: FBI probe notes player payments

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New details of payments to athletes in a federal investigation that has lurked in the shadows since first rocking college basketball last fall mark the latest threat to the sport's basic foundation, showing the breadth of alleged corruption.

Bank records and other expense reports that are part of the investigation list a wide range of impermissible payments from agents to at least two dozen players or their relatives, according to documents obtained by Yahoo Sports.

The depth of the violations raises questions about the structure of college athletics, a business funded primarily through college football and basketball, including $19.6 billion in TV money for the NCAA Tournament over the past 22 years - a hoops extravaganza American sports fans know as March Madness.


Missouri's Porter to return to practice

Oklahoma's NCAA Tournament hopes waning

Oklahoma took college basketball by Sooner storm over the season's first two months, winning with a freewheeling style and Trae Young's nightly one-man show.

Once the calendar flipped to 2018, the Sooners hit a Big 12 roadblock.


King finds home with No. 24 Middle Tenn.

Middle Tennessee has become a destination for transfers during its emergence as a mid-major power.

The latest player to flourish at Middle Tennessee is Nick King, a former Memphis and Alabama forward who leads the 24th-ranked Blue Raiders in scoring and rebounding.


AAU coach out amid pornography probe

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) Police are investigating whether an elite Iowa youth basketball coach took video recordings of nude teenagers without their knowledge after a source gave them an electronic device containing child pornography, investigators said Friday.

The Iowa Barnstormers of the Amateur Athletic Union announced late Thursday on Twitter that 42-year-old Greg Stephen was no longer with the traveling organization, where several prominent players have been on the roster since its founding in 2005.


NCAA rules Arizona's Trier ineligible

Arizona's Allonzo Trier has been declared ineligible for the reappearance of a banned substance that led to a 19-game suspension last season.

The NCAA notified the school on Thursday that the preseason All-America junior guard tested positive for trace amount of the substance late last month.

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