Happy Tuesday Nova Nation. Quick and simple today as it’s a bit slow on the Nova News front. Still, there was plenty going on around college basketball. In other “news”, Chris Beard gets paid, Nova still on the recruiting trail to close out the live period, and the FBI Trials continue to make college basketball look awful. Enjoy!
Elite high school players shine at the NCAA’s first live period | USA Today HSS
Sharife Cooper and R.J. Hampton were two of the players that stood out this past weekend during the NCAA's first live period.
Texas Tech locks up Chris Beard to long-term contract | NBC Sports
Chris Beard is now one of the highest-paid coaches in college basketball.
FBI College Basketball Trials
Dawkins on wiretaps -- Miller 'fronted' Ayton deal | ESPN
Christian Dawkins, who is on trial for having allegedly bribed college coaches, is heard on wiretap recording alleging Arizona coach Sean Miller "fronted" a deal to get Deandre Ayton to commit to the Wildcats.
Federal corruption trial continues to shine light on college basketball’s underground economy | Yahoo! Sports
The federal trial of middleman Christian Dawkins and former shoe company executive Merl Code rolled along Monday, and it continued to be problematic for the sport of college basketball.