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  1. Several high profile teams heading to Bahamas in August

    Andy Katz

    NCAA men's basketball teams are allowed to go on a foreign trip every four years but rarely have so many high-major programs gone to the same location within a few weeks of each other like what will occur in August in the Bahamas.

    Story | Conversation | June 12, 2014
  2. 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
  3. North Carolina Tar Heels coach Roy Williams not happy with the NC...

    Andy Katz

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The NCAA is keeping an eye on the University of North Carolina over an academic scandal. The organization hasn't moved officially on the matter, and it's unclear if or when it will. Well, there is another matter involving the Tar ...

    Blog | Conversation | October 18, 2012
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. Terrence Jones, Anthony Davis a powerful combination for Kentucky...

    Andy Katz

    Editor's Note: To watch Katz's interview with Anthony Davis and Terrence Jones, visit the Nation blog. John Calipari has had brute strength in the post at Kentucky with DeMarcus Cousins and Patrick Patterson. He's also had a rugged overachiever i...

    Blog | Conversation | December 02, 2011
  10. My impressions after two weeks of covering college basketball gam...

    Andy Katz

    The past three weeks have been quite a whirlwind. I've seen 20 teams in a number of venues on both coasts. So after a thankful day to be with my family -- and a big thanks to all my tremendous colleagues who grind every day on our editorial operat...

    Blog | Conversation | November 25, 2011
  11. Must-see games for 2011-12 men's college basketball season

    Andy Katz

    The 2011-12 season is filled with great matchups. Here are 25 games you can't miss.

    Story | Conversation | November 10, 2011
  12. 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
  13. Preparation continues for Carrier Classic between the North Carol...

    Andy Katz

    Putting a basketball game on an aircraft carrier sounds like a cool event, something unique to punctuate the start of the college basketball season. But this is much more than a gimmick on 11-11-11 -- much more than merely a game to showcase top-ran...

    Blog | Conversation | September 23, 2011
  14. If ACC divides up, will a North Carolina school get squeezed out?...

    Andy Katz

    The ACC's decision to add Pitt and Syracuse will undoubtedly strengthen men's basketball more than its last round of expansion (Boston College, Virginia Tech and Miami). But it will create more controversy given how a potential 14-team league might ...

    Blog | Conversation | September 22, 2011
  15. 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
  16. King Rice finally gets his shot with the Monmouth Hawks years aft...

    Andy Katz

    King Rice sat in jail, waiting to be picked up by his boss, Kevin Stallings, wondering whether he had finally woken up from this fantasy that he didn't have a drinking problem. "I was 27 years old and, as soon as it happened, I looked at it as seri...

    Blog | Conversation | July 21, 2011