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  1. Teams moving from Big East to ACC know what to expect -- college ...

    Andy Katz

    Although they haven't played one game in the ACC yet, Pitt, Syracuse and Notre Dame know what to expect. Their new league has the potential to be just as rugged as the one they left.

    Story | Conversation | July 10, 2013
  2. 3-point shot: New league's shining moment

    Andy Katz

    1. New American Athletic Conference commissioner Mike Aresco relished the moment Monday night as one of his teams -- for this season and, yes, for next -- won a national title. He was guaranteed of another heading into the women's final Tuesday night...

    Blog | April 10, 2013
  3. Big East ponders conference scheduling with eye toward incoming t...

    Andy Katz

    The Big East will send out its annual straw poll to its coaches to get their preseason predictions about the strength of the league's teams to help put together next season's conference schedule. The league office said Syracuse's Jim Boeheim and Pit...

    Blog | Conversation | May 22, 2012
  4. Andy Katz's Daily Word: Comparing Louisville Cardinals' postseaso...

    Andy Katz

    Peyton Siva is not Kemba Walker. Never has been. Never will be. But Louisville is mirroring Connecticut, circa 2011, with its NCAA tournament run. The similarities aren't lost on UConn coach Jim Calhoun or this season's Big East tournament run...

    Blog | Conversation | March 27, 2012
  5. Rick Pitino of Louisville Cardinals -- Big East should add Memphi...

    Andy Katz

    Louisville coach Rick Pitino is actively lobbying the Big East Conference and its member schools to add Memphis and Temple to the conference, regardless of whether or not the Big East adds Central Florida, Houston or SMU.

    Story | Conversation | October 26, 2011
  6. 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
  7. Rick Pitino reacts to Big East defections

    Andy Katz

    Despite the losses of Syracuse and Pitt, Louisville coach Rick Pitino is confident the Big East brand of basketball will not only survive but thrive. He said the Cardinals have no desire to go to another conference and are committed to making the Bi...

    Blog | Conversation | September 21, 2011
  8. Rick Pitino wants to see Big East divisions

    Andy Katz

    The Big East hasn't broached a two-divisional setup for when it increases to 17 teams with the addition of TCU in 2012-13, let alone if it ever bumps its membership to 18. "We haven't spent any time studying divisions," Big East associate commission...

    Blog | Conversation | July 15, 2011
  9. Big East announces repeat opponents while schedule remains a work...

    Andy Katz

    While the Big East decided it won't change its tournament format for 2011, where and when its conference games will be played this season remains a long, drawn-out process. The Big East handles its 18-game conference schedule using a poll voted on b...

    Blog | Conversation | August 25, 2010
  10. Wisconsin Badgers coach Bo Ryan and Pittsburgh Panthers coach Jam...

    Andy Katz

    A memo to the Big Ten and the Big East from this point forward: Do not pick a Bo Ryan or Jamie Dixon-coached team ninth again. Resist the temptation. Forget about what has occurred on the roster. Finishing in the lower level of a conference for thes...

    Blog | Conversation | January 15, 2010
  11. Andy Katz: Which team has the toughest Big East slate?

    Andy Katz

    The Big East is in a difficult spot when it comes to scheduling. With 16 teams, the league can't ensure that its top teams will always play each other twice, as teams will play a home-and-home series with only three teams. Pitt and Connecticut did ...

    Blog | Conversation | July 02, 2009
  12. Head coach to assistant? Holy Cross' Ralph Willard considers Loui...

    Andy Katz

    The buzz in the Big East early Monday was that Holy Cross head coach Ralph Willard was moving to Louisville to become Rick Pitino's trusted top assistant. Throughout the day, names were already popping up as potential successors to Willard -- nam...

    Blog | Conversation | June 09, 2009
  13. Andy Katz: South Carolina making its case in the SEC

    Andy Katz

    With a win over Kentucky, South Carolina emerged as an unlikely contender in the SEC East, while UConn and Louisville's matchup on Monday is looking more like a deciding factor in the Big East race. Those are only two of the things we learned after Saturday's action.

    Story | Conversation | January 31, 2009
  14. Bench effort pushes Pitt past Rutgers

    Andy Katz

    PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- Pitt's bench could end up being the decisive factor for the Panthers if they're going to win the Big East. The Panthers needed every ounce of effort from their reserves to beat Rutgers 78-72 on Wednesday. And it could prove to ...

    Blog | Conversation | January 01, 2009
  15. Andy Katz: Big East looking top-heavy entering league play

    Andy Katz

    As Big East play begins -- with the league looking more top-heavy than ever -- Andy Katz breaks down what each team needs to do to make the league's best case for a record 10 bids.

    Story | Conversation | December 27, 2008
  16. Andy Katz: Big East early season review

    Andy Katz

    The 2008-09 college basketball season is almost two months old. And the nonconference portion of the schedule is nearly complete. So it's time to take a look at where the Big East stands with conference play on the horizon.

    Story | Conversation | December 23, 2008