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  1. Kevin Ollie is on the verge of signing a contract extension worth...

    Andy Katz

    UConn coach Kevin Ollie and the university are on the verge of finalizing a new five-year contract that will pay Ollie close to $3 million a year, a source with direct knowledge of the talks told ESPN Monday.

    Story | Conversation | May 19, 2014
  2. Five things on UConn's last-second win over Florida

    Andy Katz

    STORRS, Conn. -- Shabazz Napier hit a game-winning, buzzer-beating jumper to beat Florida 65-64 in a thriller Monday at Gampel Pavilion. Here are five observations for the Huskies and Gators. 1. UConn and Napier came through late, agai...

    Blog | Conversation | December 02, 2013
  3. 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
  4. Kevin Ollie takes over UConn Huskies with Jim Calhoun's encourage...

    Andy Katz

    STORRS, Conn. -- Kevin Ollie's voice is hoarse. He hasn't stopped talking throughout the entire Connecticut practice. It is his voice that reverberates over the clapping, the cheering and the enthusiastic responses from the players. The energy at ...

    Blog | Conversation | October 19, 2012
  5. Kevin Ollie happy for the chance to lead UConn  college basketba...

    Andy Katz

    Kevin Ollie has one season to prove he's the right guy to follow Jim Calhoun as UConn basketball coach. Ollie is sure he'll be there for the long haul.

    Story | Conversation | September 13, 2012
  6. Connecticut Huskies' Jim Calhoun announces retirement

    Andy Katz

    Connecticut coach Jim Calhoun announced his retirement Thursday.

    Story | Conversation | September 12, 2012
  7. Connecticut Huskies' backcourt will have to lead the way -- colle...

    Andy Katz

    STORRS, Conn. -- While Connecticut isn't eligible to compete in the Big East tournament, NCAA or NIT, Jim Calhoun is confident the Huskies have a shot to be major factors in the Big East regular-season race. Whether that happens, there's no doubt w...

    Blog | Conversation | June 20, 2012
  8. Jim Calhoun and the Connecticut Huskies' future -- men's college ...

    Andy Katz

    Now in his 70s -- with 40 seasons and 873 wins in his rearview mirror -- Connecticut's Jim Calhoun sat down with ESPN.com to discuss his career, his health, his team and his succession plan for the program he built into a national power.

    Story | Conversation | June 20, 2012
  9. Early-entry draft deadline benefits a few schools during spring--...

    Andy Katz

    Oregon State put the full-court press on Victor Robbins as soon as Jared Cunningham declared for the NBA draft by the NCAA's April 10 deadline. The Beavers nabbed the 6-foot-6 forward from Compton, Calif., to give them a much-needed body up front wh...

    Blog | Conversation | May 17, 2012
  10. Uncertainty looms over UConn Huskies program -- college basketbal...

    Andy Katz

    UConn's near future got cloudier with the NCAA's decision on Friday to deny a waiver that would have allowed the Huskies to play in the 2013 NCAA tournament. The university will appeal the decision to the Academic Performance Subcommittee on Appeals...

    Blog | Conversation | February 10, 2012
  11. Connecticut Huskies reload for another national title run

    Andy Katz

    STORRS, Conn. -- If you walked into Gampel Pavilion on Wednesday and watched Connecticut play multiple pickup games, you might have revised your top 25 and put the Huskies at No. 1 instead of No. 3 or 4. The Final Four's Most Outstanding Player was...

    Blog | Conversation | October 06, 2011
  12. A list of players who might end up on Wooden Award watch list - c...

    Andy Katz

    At this time last year, Ben Hansbrough's name didn't appear on the Wooden Award preseason watch list. Five months later, he edged out Connecticut's Kemba Walker for Big East Player of the Year. Using that as a backdrop, let's remember that the list...

    Blog | Conversation | October 03, 2011
  13. Opposing coaches break down the 50 players on the Wooden Award wa...

    Andy Katz

    We asked rival coaches to assess each of the 50 players on the Wooden Award's preseason watch list.

    Story | Conversation | October 03, 2011
  14. News and notes from around the country -- college basketball

    Andy Katz

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Quick hitters after talking to several coaches here at the AAU nationals: • The U.S. World University Games team -- led by Purdue coach Matt Painter (U.S. team head coach) along with Butler coach Brad Stevens and Tenn...

    Blog | Conversation | July 28, 2011
  15. Katz's Daily Word: News and notes from around the country -- coll...

    Andy Katz

    Some news and notes on this Wednesday afternoon: • Team USA's two exhibition losses to Lithuania have caused some concern stateside, but the Lithuanians are considered the favorites heading into the U-19 World Championship tournament in Latvi...

    Blog | Conversation | June 29, 2011
  16. Connecticut coach Jim Calhoun winning on the recruiting trail

    Andy Katz

    Quick hitters for the weekend: • I've been convinced since the Final Four in Houston that UConn coach Jim Calhoun wasn't going to retire. I've been around him a few times -- including at the White House, when the Huskies were honored for their...

    Blog | Conversation | June 10, 2011