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  1. 3-point shot: Izzo takes on draft issues

    Andy Katz

    1. Michigan State coach Tom Izzo said Thursday on our ESPNU College Basketball podcast that underclassmen should be able to work out for NBA teams before making a decision on whether to remain in the draft. That was the rule before the change by the...

    Blog | May 03, 2013
  2. 3-point shot: Coach K and retirement

    Andy Katz

    1. Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski said that he thought about retirement a little bit a year ago after winning Olympic gold in London, according to reports from the Las Vegas USA Basketball minicamp. But those thoughts of leaving Duke and not coaching the...

    Blog | July 24, 2013
  3. Sources: Val Ackerman emerges as front-runner for Big East commis...

    Andy Katz

    Former WNBA president Val Ackerman has emerged as the front-runner for the new Big East commissioner's job, multiple league and industry sources told ESPN.com.

    Story | Conversation | June 20, 2013
  4. 3-point shot: Oladipo, Porter turning heads

    Andy Katz

    1. Character does count. Of course, it matters when it is put alongside talent. But the two players in the NBA draft lottery who continue to get high marks for character, performance and readiness are Indiana's Victor Oladipo and Georgetown's Otto Po...

    Blog | June 03, 2013
  5. Big East helped Doug McDermott keep playing for Creighton Bluejay...

    Andy Katz

    Doug McDermott's decision to stay at Creighton means he is getting a rare chance to play for the same school, in the same arena, but have a completely different experience in a new league -- a Big East.

    Blog | Conversation | April 26, 2013
  6. 3-point shot: Big East eyes Zaninovich

    Andy Katz

    1. The new Big East presidents are expected to meet in the next week to interview four or five finalists for the commissioner's job. Creighton athletic director Bruce Rasmussen said Thursday the 10 athletic directors haven't been told of the finalist...

    Blog | April 26, 2013
  7. 3-point shot: NBA deadline looming

    Andy Katz

    1. A number of college stars still have major decisions to make this week on their NBA draft plans and, according to either coaches or family members, the decisions are down to 50-50 for Miami's Shane Larkin, Michigan State's Adreian Payne, Creighton...

    Blog | April 24, 2013
  8. 3-point shot: Doug McDermott's choice

    Andy Katz

    1. Creighton's Doug McDermott is nowhere near close to making a decision on whether to declare for the NBA or return to the Bluejays, his father and coach Greg McDermott said. Greg McDermott said Doug will take this call down to the NBA's April 28 de...

    Blog | April 11, 2013
  9. 3-point shot: No hurry on NBA decisions

    Andy Katz

    1. The NCAA's random date of April 16 to declare for the NBA draft isn't pressuring a number of players into making quick decisions. Coaches are now savvy to the date as being meaningless. That's why Gonzaga's Kelly Olynyk may wait to decide until th...

    Blog | April 04, 2013
  10. 3-point shot: Coaching carousel whirls

    Andy Katz

    1. Minnesota coveted VCU's Shaka Smart, but his former boss, current Golden Gophers athletic director Norwood Teague, couldn't convince Smart to come to the Twin Cities (he should know Smart is loyal to VCU) for the head-coaching job from which Tubby...

    Blog | March 28, 2013
  11. Louisville continues 'impressive' roll

    Andy Katz

    LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Something happened in that halftime locker room last Saturday night at Madison Square Garden. Sure, there were words of encouragement from Louisville coach Rick Pitino as well as demands to play the way Louisville was cap...

    Blog | March 23, 2013
  12. Butler comfortable with new role as favorite

    Andy Katz

    LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Butler's evolution is complete. The Bulldogs have gone from the Horizon to the A-10 to the new Big East starting next season. Along the way, they've played in two national title games. They are no longer the cute underdog from...

    Blog | March 21, 2013
  13. 3-point shot: UConn players' decision easy

    Andy Katz

    1. Shabazz Napier and Ryan Boatright have decisions to make in a month. The UConn season will end without a postseason on March 9 after the Providence game due to the Academic Progress Rate penalty. Napier was asked about this following UConn's win a...

    Blog | February 22, 2013
  14. 3-point shot: Big East anxious over TV deal

    Andy Katz

    1. Schools remaining in the Big East, like UConn, are getting anxious about the lack of a television deal for the 2013-14 basketball season. UConn had expected it would hear about the details of the deal by the New Year. But that was put off once the...

    Blog | December 31, 2012
  15. What a day for UConn coach Kevin Ollie

    Andy Katz

    HARTFORD, Conn. -- Kevin Ollie grabbed the microphone after Saturday night's game against Washington and thanked the Huskies faithful for their support and for believing in him. He made sure he told the Connecticut fans that he would keep their progr...

    Blog | December 30, 2012
  16. Kevin Ollie, UConn Huskies basketball coach, receives new five-ye...

    Andy Katz

    Connecticut has given men's basketball coach Kevin Ollie a five-year contract extension through the end of the 2017-18 season.

    Story | Conversation | December 29, 2012