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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. The Texas Longhorns need Javan Felix to develop this summer - col...

    Andy Katz

    Javan Felix is one Longhorn who decided to accept the challenge of turning around Texas. When he returns to Austin in the fall, writes Andy Katz, he needs to take over.

    Blog | Conversation | May 28, 2013
  3. New practice rules change the feel of Midnight Madness -- men's c...

    Andy Katz

    NEW YORK -- Midnight Madness has become anticlimactic. But if that's the casualty of coaches getting more access to players, then no one will complain. By the time practice officially begins for Division I men's teams Friday night, the majority alr...

    Blog | Conversation | October 12, 2012
  4. 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
  5. Andy Katz's Daily Word: Don't expect much to change with Big 12 b...

    Andy Katz

    If the most pressing issue for the Big 12 in its new configuration is how to schedule West Virginia road trips, there isn't much to be concerned about going forward. The Big 12 men's basketball coaches wrapped up their meetings Tuesday in Phoenix wi...

    Blog | Conversation | May 02, 2012
  6. 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
  7. Big 12 college basketball coaches sound off on expansion, round-r...

    Andy Katz

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- In 2011-12, the Big 12 will be the only power-six conference playing a true round-robin schedule to determine a regular-season champ. And if the decision were up to the men's basketball coaches (although it never is), they would ...

    Blog | Conversation | October 21, 2011
  8. Oh what could've been had these underclassmen returned -- college...

    Andy Katz

    Locked out by NBA owners, Kemba Walker is spending his October working out with his former Connecticut teammates. Walker doesn't have second thoughts about declaring for the NBA draft. He was gone as soon as the Huskies won the national title, and ...

    Blog | Conversation | October 14, 2011
  9. 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
  10. What could've been for Big 12 college basketball

    Andy Katz

    The current 10-team Big 12 has only one season as it's currently configured. What a shame. When Nebraska (Big Ten) and Colorado (Pac-12) bolted, the league was left with 10 schools that are all on the upward trend. There are no bad teams. None. All...

    Blog | Conversation | September 19, 2011
  11. Rodney Terry's arrival comes at a perfect time for Fresno State -...

    Andy Katz

    For years, the Fresno State athletic department has desperately wanted to be a national player. That's why the Bulldogs hired their most famous alumnus, Jerry Tarkanian, in 1995. That's why the football team has consistently been willing to play ...

    Blog | Conversation | August 15, 2011
  12. 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
  13. Sources: Fresno State Bulldogs to name Texas Longhorns assistant ...

    Andy Katz

    Fresno State will name Texas assistant coach Rodney Terry as its next men's basketball coach, multiple sources told ESPN.com Thursday.

    Story | Conversation | April 07, 2011
  14. Rivalries are not what they used to be -- college basketball

    Andy Katz

    The villains are missing. The hatred, the jealousy and the nastiness are no more. Rivalries have tamed in college basketball. My two favorites from covering the sport for the past 20 years -- outside of the obvious North Carolina-Duke -- were obs...

    Blog | Conversation | February 09, 2011
  15. Jordan Hamilton and mature freshmen duo lead Texas Longhorns surg...

    Andy Katz

    Jordan Hamilton took shots when he wanted to, went one-on-one if the opening was there and didn't really differentiate between what was a quality shot, a poor shot, a rushed shot or a shot at the appropriate time. Hamilton's inability to adjust t...

    Blog | Conversation | January 05, 2011
  16. A college basketball week in review and a weekend primer

    Andy Katz

    College basketball starts with a heavy dose of weekend games, before ESPN's 24-hour Tip-Off Marathon offers up a slew of must-see affairs Tuesday. But before looking forward, there must be some housecleaning done on a few issues. So here are my first...

    Blog | Conversation | November 12, 2010