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  1. Top draft choices in 2014

    Andy Katz

    If the 2014 NBA draft lives up to its hype, the upcoming college basketball season could rival or supersede any since the turn of the century. That's a big if. But the buzz isn't going away and won't unless the returning and incoming talent takes a d...

    Blog | Conversation | October 30, 2013
  2. Mike Krzyzewski, Jim Boeheim, others react to Brad Stevens' move ...

    Andy Katz

    Brad Stevens' move to the Boston Celtics is hailed by Coach K, other peers, Andy Katz writes.

    Blog | Conversation | July 03, 2013
  3. Billy Donovan breaks down the Team USA roster - college basketbal...

    Andy Katz

    The FIBA U-19 World Championships may not resonate here at home, but the goal of winning gold has never been more explicit within USA basketball. As the seriousness of the men's national team has taken on a new level in the last eight years, the juni...

    Blog | Conversation | June 20, 2013
  4. Rodney Hood ready to boost the Duke Blue Devils - college basketb...

    Andy Katz

    Catching up with transfer Rodney Hood and his transition to Duke.

    Blog | Conversation | April 30, 2013
  5. Northwestern coach Chris Collins begins new era with Wildcats -- ...

    Andy Katz

    New Northwestern coach Chris Collins left his comfort zone as an assistant at Duke. But he didn't venture outside his area of expertise when he returned to where he grew up. He is now at a school where the pool of talent is small and is limited by ...

    Blog | Conversation | April 11, 2013
  6. Sizing up the remaining unbeatens -- college basketball

    Andy Katz

    The beauty of the college basketball regular season is that a team can lose a few games and still be in fine position for a national championship run. But there is always an allure about those who enter their conference season unblemished to see ho...

    Blog | Conversation | December 27, 2012
  7. Calipari sees the work ahead for Kentucky Wildcats -- college bas...

    Andy Katz

    Kentucky coach John Calipari isn't upset at all over losing to Duke Tuesday night. He needed to figure out his team and the loss has allowed him to zero in on some issues. He said the issues are: Alex Poythress has to be a strong man inside. Ky...

    Blog | Conversation | November 15, 2012
  8. ACC gets it right with new scheduling format -- men's college bas...

    Andy Katz

    If anyone was wondering whether 15 schools could agree and get along in the new ACC, all they had to do was check the reaction to the new primary partners released Wednesday. There was an unusual consensus. Every school was pleased. The ACC had to...

    Blog | Conversation | October 04, 2012
  9. What's next for Duke, NCAA in Lance Thomas case? -- men's college...

    Andy Katz

    Duke and the NCAA each told ESPN.com this week that they are working together to get as much information as possible on the Lance Thomas situation. Thomas, a starter on the Blue Devils' 2010 national championship team, is being sued by a New York jew...

    Blog | Conversation | September 12, 2012
  10. Andy Katz: Notre Dame will be in ACC hoops title mix

    Andy Katz

    ACC men's basketball coaches wanted the league to expand to an even 16 teams, but adding Notre Dame as the conference's 15th member significantly strengthens the ACC's basketball brand, says Andy Katz.

    Story | Conversation | September 12, 2012
  11. Nike schools commit to 16-team mega event in honor of Phil Knight...

    Andy Katz

    Michigan State athletic director Mark Hollis told ESPN.com that he has secured commitments from 16 schools to participate in a two-tournament event in honor of Nike co-founder Phil Knight's 80th birthday.

    Story | Conversation | August 16, 2012
  12. The Olympic effect continues for Mike Krzyzewski and Duke Blue De...

    Andy Katz

    As Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski begins his final Olympic campaign with Team USA, it's still hard to find any negative effect on the Duke program. Remember when it was popular to assume the Blue Devils would take a hit with Coach K so involved in inter...

    Blog | Conversation | July 05, 2012
  13. Billy Donovan breaks down the gold-winning U18 roster -- men's co...

    Andy Katz

    The gold medal won by the USA men's under-18 team in Brazil last week will reverberate across a number of college campuses in the fall. The players who won gold -- the majority of whom are set to begin their freshman seasons -- will benefit from the...

    Blog | Conversation | June 29, 2012
  14. 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
  15. 3-point shot: Bearcats get their bigs back

    Andy Katz

    1.Cincinnati Bearcats coach Mick Cronin said Monday suspended players Yancy Gates, Cheikh Mbodj and Octavius Ellis are all in good standing and ready to play Wednesday night against Notre Dame. The three were suspended six games for their role in th...

    Blog | January 03, 2012
  16. Week In Review -- college basketball

    Andy Katz

    It was a week that began with a loaded field at the Maui Invitational and ended with two of the top four teams in the country being upset by unranked foes. Let's take a look back at the week that was in college basketball.

    Story | Conversation | November 28, 2011