Special section in print, online

Hoopfest: Get an early peek at your bracket and court location for this weekend’s Hoopfest, the 3-on-3 basketball tournament in the streets of downtown Spokane.

Check out the special section to be inserted in Thursday’s paper. In addition to players’ names, the section includes a court locator and a two-page map of all the courts. The section also features an inspiring story of veteran Hoopfest player Joey Anderson, who was forced to sit out last year because of brain cancer. Anderson resumes his Hoopfest career this weekend.

If you prefer to find the information online, go to hoopfest and search for brackets, teams or players. The site will link to a google map of your court and can be done from your mobile device as well as your desktop.

In addition, browse through photos and stories from last year’s Hoopfest and look for new stories and photos this weekend.

UO purchased outdated info

The University of Oregon released documents related to its use of recruiting services that suggest the school paid for outdated information.

The documents include a “2010 National High School Evaluation Booklet” that actually includes prep athletes who graduated in 2009 and were a part of that year’s recruiting class. It was part of a package that purportedly was for athletes entering school in 2011. The package was prepared by Complete Scouting Services, an agency run by Will Lyles. Oregon paid Lyles $25,000 in February 2010.

The NCAA is looking into the payment but will not comment on pending investigations.

Associated Press

Nowitzki may join Germany

NBA finals MVP Dirk Nowitzki is considering joining the German national team this summer to help their chances of qualifying for the 2012 Summer Olympics.

Nowitzki told ESPN 103.3-FM of Dallas that he would decide within a few weeks.

Germany must finish among the top six of the 24 teams at the EuroBasket tournament to be eligible to qualify for the next Olympics.

Associated Press

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