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  1. Michigan State, North Carolina, Florida, Texas in new 4-team even...

    Andy Katz

    Michigan State AD Mark Hollis has helped create a four-team barnstorming event with Michigan State, North Carolina, Florida and Texas all agreeing to play three games, one each in New York City, Chicago and Los Angeles over an eight-day period.

    Story | Conversation | February 12, 2014
  2. Michigan State's Tom Izzo on the Spartans' 2013-14 outlook - coll...

    Andy Katz

    Tom Izzo joins Andy Katz to discuss the pending lawsuit against the NCAA, the differences between college hoops and college football and more.

    Blog | Conversation | July 26, 2013
  3. Durand Scott's return boosts Miami Hurricanes - college basketbal...

    Andy Katz

    As part of the NCAA's six-game suspension that started in March, Durand Scott was forced to sit out Miami's first three games of this season. Among those games: a stunning 63-51 loss at Florida Gulf Coast. Need any more evidence as to how valuable ...

    Blog | Conversation | November 28, 2012
  4. Game at Ramstein Air Base was a huge success for Connecticut Husk...

    Andy Katz

    Michigan State lost a tight game in its season opener to Connecticut on Friday. It was one that the Spartans were convinced they were going to win. So, what happened after the game? Did Tom Izzo and the players sit in the locker room and sulk? Har...

    Blog | Conversation | November 12, 2012
  5. Ollie makes quite an impression in UConn Huskies' upset of Michig...

    Andy Katz

    RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany -- The Connecticut players circled around Kevin Ollie and hugged him. Then, one by one, they ran over to congratulate their former coach, Jim Calhoun, who had watched his successor's debut, as a fill-in radio analyst. The...

    Blog | Conversation | November 09, 2012
  6. Kevin Ollie's audition to keep UConn job starts with game in Germ...

    Andy Katz

    RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany -- Kevin Ollie's voice was hoarse. But his energy was unchanged. Sitting in the stands was UConn athletic director Warde Manuel, getting a strong look at his new "head" coach, in whom he was so confident that he gave Oll...

    Blog | Conversation | November 09, 2012
  7. Day 1 in Germany has sobering effect for Michigan State Spartans ...

    Andy Katz

    LANDSTUHL, Germany -- 1st Sgt. Davidson Christmas sat up in his bed as Michigan State coach Tom Izzo and captains Derrick Nix and Russell Byrd walked into his hospital room, ecstatic that he had visitors, even for just a few minutes. Christmas was i...

    Blog | Conversation | November 08, 2012
  8. Tom Izzo, Michigan State Spartans look forward to another opportu...

    Andy Katz

    Ramstein Air Base, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany -- From the moment he stepped onto the USS Carl Vinson last season to the second he stepped off, Michigan State coach Tom Izzo was in awe. He wanted to experience that feeling again. So when the call cam...

    Blog | Conversation | November 07, 2012
  9. In a loaded Big Ten, Michigan State Spartans shouldn't be forgott...

    Andy Katz

    EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Tom Izzo didn't let up one bit in practice -- encouraging, yelling, constructively criticizing and pushing his players to be fundamentally sound and efficient on every possession. He can't let up. Not with this team. Not with ...

    Blog | Conversation | October 25, 2012
  10. 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
  11. Michigan State Spartans will face Connecticut Huskies Nov. 9 at a...

    Andy Katz

    Michigan State and Connecticut will play in a college basketball opener at an overseas military base on Nov. 9.

    Story | Conversation | June 26, 2012
  12. Michigan State Spartans coach Tom Izzo as real as they come -- co...

    Andy Katz

    Scandals don't discriminate. They can catch anybody in the sport, regardless of age, ethnicity or level of play. No one is immune. But for the sake of the coaching profession, and maybe for faith that there are real and genuine coaches in the sport...

    Blog | Conversation | January 26, 2012
  13. John Wooden player of the year nominees - Men's College Basketbal...

    Andy Katz

    College basketball could use a Heisman-like award, one main honor instead of the five mainstream national awards. The problem is that finding a consensus for the Wooden, Naismith, AP, Rupp and Oscar Robertson honors is no easy task. The awards vo...

    Blog | Conversation | January 17, 2012
  14. 20 questions for the Tip-Off Marathon -- college basketball

    Andy Katz

    Andy Katz has 20 questions to ponder as the fourth annual Tip-Off Marathon gets underway on ESPN.

    Blog | Conversation | November 14, 2011
  15. Taking a closer look at Big Ten league schedules -- college baske...

    Andy Katz

    Ohio State was tabbed as the consensus Big Ten favorite on media day Thursday in Chicago -- and the conference certainly plans to reward the Buckeyes early on in league play. Examine the conference schedules of the contenders and it's clear that, ba...

    Blog | Conversation | October 28, 2011
  16. With Carrier Classic and Champions Classic, college basketball wi...

    Andy Katz

    Tickets go on sale this week for the Champions Classic and it likely won't take long to sell out November's mega-event at Madison Square Garden. The Carrier Classic on 11-11-11, with top-ranked North Carolina playing Michigan State on the USS Carl V...

    Blog | Conversation | October 04, 2011