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  • Ex-Arizona Assistant Book Richardson Sentenced to Three Months in Prison

    SI "Former Arizona assistant Emanuel "Book" Richardson has been sentenced to three months in prison and two years of supervised release for his role in the NCAA basketball federal bribery case, Adam Zagoria reported on Thursday. According to Zagoria, Richardson was..." June 06

  • Kentucky transfer Jemarl Baker can be 'impact player' for Arizona in 2020-21

    Arizona Daily Star "Already with a highly regarded recruiting class boosting expectations next season, Arizona improved its long-term future Tuesday when former Kentucky guard Jemarl (‘juh-MALL’) Baker Jr. announced he would transfer to UA. A 6-foot-4-inch combo guard from Menifee,..." May 15

  • Report: NCAA sanctions would likely cost Sean Miller his job

    Larry Brown Sports "Sean Miller has miraculously been able to survive his involvement in the college basketball corruption scandal, but he may not be able to keep his job with Arizona for too much longer. Tim Montemayor, a host at 1580 The Fanatic in Arizona, reported on Thursday about Miller’s..." May 10

  • Jalen Johnson announces final 4

    Bucky's 5th Quarter "The Kentucky Wildcats are still in the hunt for Jalen Johnson. The five-star small forward announced his final four on Saturday, and it includes Kentucky. Also making the cut were the Duke Blue Devils, Arizona Wildcats and Wisconsin Badgers. Though four schools..." May 05

  • NCAA launches investigation of Arizona program

    ESPN "The NCAA has launched an investigation into the Arizona men's basketball program, a university spokesman confirmed to the Arizona Daily Star in Tucson on Friday night. In response to an open records request, Arizona officials would not release the school's communication with..." May 04

  • Sean Miller Won't Survive Latest Revelations in College Basketball Corruption Trial

    The Big Lead "Sean Miller is in deep trouble. For the third straight day, a central figure in the college basketball corruption trial took the stand and accused Miller of paying players at Arizona. It became even more clear on Thursday that he won’t survive this scandal. On Thursday,..." May 03

  • Arizona didn’t pay Deandre Ayton enough

    SB Nation "At this point, it almost doesn’t matter whether or not Deandre Ayton received a payment from Arizona or another affiliated party during his recruitment. As the second trial in the FBI’s college basketball corruption case continues in Manhattan, Ayton’s name has become..." May 02

  • Assistant: Sean Miller paid $10K per month to DeAndre Ayton

    ESPN "Federal prosecutors on Wednesday played a recording to the jury of a phone call in which former Arizona assistant Emanuel "Book" Richardson told aspiring agent Christian Dawkins that Wildcats coach Sean Miller was paying star center Deandre Ayton $10,000 per month..." May 01

  • Did a $250K-a-year assistant hoops coach go broke paying recruits?

    Yahoo! Sports "In 2017, Emanuel “Book” Richardson was having a conversation with his friend, Christian Dawkins, where Dawkins basically called Richardson an idiot. Richardson was making nearly $250,000 a year as an assistant coach for the University of Arizona basketball team, yet he was..." April 30

  • Dawkins on wiretaps: Miller 'fronted' Ayton deal

    ESPN "Jurors in a federal criminal trial involving college basketball corruption on Monday heard a wiretap recording of a telephone call between defendant Christian Dawkins and business partner Munish Sood, in which Dawkins alleged that Arizona basketball coach Sean Miller "fronted" a deal..." April 29

  • College basketball corruption trial: Sean Miller accused of knowingly cheating in FBI video

    CBS Sports "Clandestine video played in federal court on Wednesday showed convicted felon Christian Dawkins -- in a discussion with FBI agents -- sharing his belief that Arizona coach Sean Miller cheated while recruiting players. "And the the thing with [former Arizona assistant] Book..." April 24

  • Arizona reportedly lands grad transfer guard Max Hazzard

    Arizona Sports "Arizona basketball will benefit next season from the talents of grad transfer guard Max Hazzard, who will come over from UC Irvine, Stadium’s Jeff Goodman reported Tuesday. Hazzard will be eligible to play, 247Sports reported, adding that the Los Angeles native..." April 23

  • Arizona coach Sean Miller addresses recent postgame comments: 'It certainly wasn’t a goodbye speech'

    Arizona Central "Arizona Wildcats coached Sean Miller addressed his comments to the McKale Center crowd after Saturday's loss to ASU on Monday. “It certainly wasn’t a goodbye speech. I meant everything that I said," the Arizona coach told the media. "You have to take into..." March 11

  • Sean Miller gives curious sendoff, thanking fans in Arizona home finale amid NCAA and federal probes

    Arizona Central "Barring a postseason appearance, the Arizona Wildcats played their final game of the season at McKale Center on Saturday. They lost to ASU, 72-64, but that didn't stop Sean Miller from addressing the crowd at McKale Center after the regular-season finale. After getting..." March 10

  • Sources: Arizona's Sean Miller, LSU's Will Wade notified they will be subpoenaed in federal hoops corruption trial

    Yahoo! Sports "Preliminary notifications have been sent out to representatives of both Arizona basketball coach Sean Miller and LSU basketball coach Will Wade that they will be subpoenaed for the April 22 federal basketball corruption trial, multiple sources told Yahoo Sports. These notifications are..." February 25

  • Former Arizona Wildcats basketball coach Lute Olson in good condition after suffering minor stroke

    Arizona Daily Star "Former University of Arizona basketball coach Lute Olson is in good condition after suffering a minor stroke over the weekend, his physician said. The 84-year-old Olson was admitted to Banner University Medical Center-Tucson on Saturday. David Labiner, chairman of the UA department of..." February 19

  • Arizona AD throws support behind basketball coach Sean Miller amid potential NCAA inquiry

    CBS Sports "Amid recent reports that Arizona's basketball program has become the target of an official NCAA inquiry related to the ongoing college hoops corruption case, its athletic director, Dave Heeke, put rumors to bed Saturday that coach Sean Miller's job is in jeopardy. Heeke..." February 10

  • Arizona assistant's suspension linked to Shareef O'Neal's transcripts, report says

    Sporting News "Mark Phelps is no longer with the Wildcats. Arizona released a statement Wednesday announcing it has "initiated the process" to terminate the men's basketball assistant coach after suspending him indefinitely. "The University of Arizona is..." February 07

  • Brandon Williams out indefinitely due to knee injury

    Larry Brown Sports "Arizona will be without one of its top players indefinitely due to a knee injury. Freshman guard Brandon Williams hurt his knee in the Wildcats’ loss to UCLA on Jan. 26 and missed the team’s next game. On Monday, Arizona head coach Sean Miller said on his radio show that..." February 05

  • With NCAA investigation underway, Arizona's Sean Miller faces complicated future

    Yahoo! Sports "As the University of Arizona basketball program slogs through a difficult season on the court, the school appears to soon be facing uncomfortable questions on the future of embattled coach Sean Miller. Sources told Yahoo Sports that Arizona is one of the schools tied to the federal basketball..." February 04