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  1. Florida Gators, Duke Blue Devils to headline future Tip-Off Class...

    Andy Katz

    The Hall of Fame Tip-Off Classic is making an attempt at securing its place as a destination for elite teams in late November by securing Duke as a headline team in 2016, according to multiple sources.

    Story | Conversation | November 24, 2013
  2. Charter flight carrying UMass men's basketball team makes emergen...

    Andy Katz

    The UMass men's basketball team had to make an emergency landing in Albany after its chartered airplane from Westover Air Force Base in Chicopee, Mass., to Olean, N.Y., had smoke in the cockpit Tuesday afternoon.

    Story | Conversation | January 25, 2011
  3. Andy Katz's Daily Word: If a Final Four is taken away, did it eve...

    Andy Katz

    The 1985 Final Four banner that Memphis earned is down for the summer. The plan, as is the case every year, is to put it back up at FedExForum in the fall. Memphis officials say the NCAA's ruling against the Tigers in 1985, in which then-Me...

    Blog | Conversation | August 24, 2009
  4. Despite a few defeats, Miami isn't dead

    Andy Katz

    Quick hitters for Tuesday: Over the weekend, I went to UMass-Dayton in Springfield, Mass., and then watched Miami beat BC in Newton, Mass. • Miami isn't dead at all. The Hurricanes got a raw deal on Dec. 2 when Jack McClinton was tossed...

    Blog | Conversation | January 13, 2009
  5. Kellogg soaks up first signature win of career

    Andy Katz

    What was Derek Kellogg's day like after his UMass team pulled off the school's biggest upset in years by beating Kansas? Let's just say he lost his anonymity for a day, and loved it. Kellogg said he had 77 text messages and 17 voice mails after the...

    Blog | Conversation | December 15, 2008
  6. Ford Field becoming fan-friendly for Final Four

    Andy Katz

    DETROIT -- The NCAA is banking on the Final Four being one of the most fan-friendly environments in sports. Greg Shaheen, the NCAA's senior vice president for basketball and business strategies, was at Ford Field this week prepping for the Final F...

    Blog | Conversation | December 04, 2008
  7. Derek Kellogg returns home to coach UMass Minutemen, former team ...

    Andy Katz

    Derek Kellogg is a UMass guy. He's from the area, played basketball there and spent the past eight years assisting his former UMass coach John Calipari at Memphis. Now Kellogg wants to bring the Minutemen back into national prominence, writes Andy Katz.

    Story | Conversation | November 17, 2008
  8. Source: Former UMass player Kellogg to coach Minutemen

    Andy Katz

    Memphis assistant Derek Kellogg will be named the next coach at Massachusetts on Wednesday, a UMass source told

    Story | Conversation | April 22, 2008
  9. Ford interviewing for open coaching job at Providence

    Andy Katz

    UMass coach Travis Ford, one day removed from issuing a statement that he wasn't interested in LSU, was on campus at Providence interviewing for the open job Wednesday, UMass confirmed.

    Story | Conversation | April 09, 2008
  10. Seniors dreaming of first (and last) Dance

    Andy Katz

    Every college player puts in all those hours of practice. But only a select few get to make the Big Dance. This season, several seniors -- including UMass' Gary Forbes -- are in position to dance for the first time, writes Andy Katz.

    Story | Conversation | January 08, 2008
  11. Kentucky will pay $50K to get out of UMass game

    Andy Katz

    UMass is angry because Kentucky won't travel to Boston this year for a scheduled game.

    Story | Conversation | May 20, 2007
  12. Preseason practice takes on many meanings

    Andy Katz

    Four coaches are taking four different approaches in dealing with the new preseason access rules.

    Story | Conversation | September 26, 2005
  13. Decision should be announced Wednesday

    Andy Katz

    Indiana is expected to make an announcement on the future of coach Mike Davis by Wednesday.

    Story | Conversation | March 21, 2005
  14. Ford took Colonels to NCAA tourney

    Andy Katz

    Massachusetts is expected to name Eastern Kentucky coach Travis Ford as the new Minutemen basketball coach Thursday.

    Story | Conversation | March 06, 2005