Mark Schlabach reports the latest on Kansas coaches involved with Adidas in Silvio De Sousa's recruitment.
Text messages presented by defense attorneys on Monday indicated the Kansas coaches were at least aware of former Adidas consultant T.J. Gassnola's involvement in the Jayhawks' recruitment of current player Silvio De Sousa, a native of Angola.
Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski said the trial in New York City surrounding an FBI investigation of corruption in college basketball is a "blip" that doesn't devalue the sport.
In March, Memphis hired Penny Hardaway, a former All-American at the school, to bring its hoops program back to prominence. Here's a look at other Hall of Fame-level players who returned to coach their former teams.
Dick Vitale expects Bill Self to have another strong Kansas team, especially with the return of Udoka Azubuike. How strong? The Jayhawks top Vitale's preseason top 40.
Former SEC Player of the Year Chris Lofton was honored during halftime at Jordan-Hare Stadium for his triumph over cancer, alongside his former coach Bruce Pearl.
NCAAM RPI Leader
|RK||TEAM||CONF||W-L||BPI RK||SOS RK||SOR RK||RPI RK|
|6||Michigan StMSU||Big Ten||30-5||6||60||7||13|
|9||West VirginiaWVU||Big 12||26-11||9||12||14||28|
|11||Texas TechTTU||Big 12||27-10||11||7||10||31|
|17||Ohio StateOSU||Big Ten||25-9||17||35||16||19|
|20||Penn StatePSU||Big Ten||26-13||20||56||34||71|
- BPI RK: Rank in the Basketball Power Index (BPI) among all Division I teams.
- SOS RK: Strength of Schedule (SOS) rank among all Division I teams based on how a typical 25th ranked team would do against each team's schedule to date. SOS accounts for the game location, day's rest, travel distance, and high altitude in addition to opponent strength.
- SOR RK: Rank of Strength of Record (SOR) among all Division I teams. SOR reflects the chance a typical 25th ranked team would have team's record or better, given the schedule on a 0 to 100 scale, where 100 is best.
- RPI RK: Team's rank in official NCAA Ratings Percentage Index (RPI).