University of Arizona

Arizona decides to keep Sean Miller as coach

When Arizona hastily called a news conference on Thursday afternoon, it appeared coach Sean Miller's tenure in Tucson could be coming to an end.

Instead, the coach vehemently denied a report claiming he discussed a six-figure payment to a recruit. Less than three hours later, the school president announced Miller will remain as the 19th-ranked Wildcats' coach.

"We have no reason to believe Miller violated NCAA rules or the law," university President Robert C. Robbins said after an Arizona Board of Regents meeting Thursday afternoon. "We will continue to pursue every avenue of inquiry available to us during this active and federal investigation to fully...