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  1. Source -- New Big East to announce additional members in 7-10 day...

    Andy Katz

    The presidents of the Big East's seven Catholic schools met with their athletic directors in New York on Wednesday and will announce new membership for the new Big East within 7-10 days, according to a source.

    Story | Conversation | March 13, 2013
  2. Big East, seven Catholic schools hope to split in summer 2014, so...

    Andy Katz

    The Big East is hoping to resolve its divorce with the seven departing Catholic-based basketball schools within the next few weeks in time for a summer 2014 departure, according to a source.

    Story | Conversation | February 08, 2013
  3. Atlantic 10 open to adding Big East basketball schools, creating ...

    Andy Katz

    The Atlantic 10 has discussed the possibility of a 21-team basketball league in the event that the changing conference landscape makes high-profile Big East schools available, a source with direct knowledge of the situation told ESPN.com Tuesday.

    Story | Conversation | December 11, 2012
  4. Villanova Wildcats coach Jay Wright preaches patience -- men's co...

    Andy Katz

    There's no sugarcoating the rebuilding job Jay Wright has ahead of him at Villanova. "It's definitely a challenging time for us," said Wright, whose Wildcats finished with a stunningly pedestrian 13-19 overall record, 5-13 in the Big East. "We've ...

    Blog | Conversation | July 23, 2012
  5. 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
  6. News and notes on the ever-changing college landscape

    Andy Katz

    Here are some quick hitters during this crazy week in college sports ... • Villanova is trying to use its rising football program as a way to get in somewhere in the ACC or a Big 12/Big East hybrid. The school is hoping the Philadelphia mar...

    Blog | Conversation | September 20, 2011
  7. Notre Dame, UConn highlight Big East's early-season tournament su...

    Andy Katz

    The Big East was supposed to take a back seat to the Big Ten in the conference rankings. So far no other conference is close to the Big East -- at least in winning early season tournaments. The Big East has won six traditional tournaments (those w...

    Blog | Conversation | November 29, 2010
  8. A primer for the NIT semifinals -- college basketball

    Andy Katz

    The NIT semifinals has a little bit of everything, but there is no doubt that one storyline rises above all of them: the Bruce Pearl circus arriving in the Big Apple.

    Story | Conversation | November 24, 2010
  9. Andy Katz's Daily Word: Will Big East hoops soon reach 17? 18?

    Andy Katz

    If the Big East is serious about adding TCU as part of its effort to get to 10 teams in football, then it can expect its basketball league to bloat to at least 17 members, according to multiple sources. According to a Mountain West official, league ...

    Blog | Conversation | November 04, 2010
  10. 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
  11. NCAA tournament: What happened to the Big East on Day 1?

    Andy Katz

    On a day when the mighty Big East went 1-3, a pair of league powers were humbled in Providence by teams from the NEC and the MAC. One squeaked by and another was run out of the gym. How did it happen?

    Story | Conversation | March 18, 2010
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. NCAA tournament: Jamie Dixon, Jay Wright could be new Big East ro...

    Andy Katz

    If Jamie Dixon and Jay Wright stay put -- if they decide to continue their run of excellence at Pitt and Villanova -- then you are about to witness the beginning of the new hierarchy of the Big East.

    Story | Conversation | March 28, 2009
  15. Andy Katz: Teams still in search of first conference win

    Andy Katz

    Quick hitters for Friday, beginning with the remaining teams looking for a win in conference play: • DePaul (8-17, 0-12 Big East): According to one opposing coach, the Blue Demons have had "no fight" in them of late. There is some talent, like...

    Blog | Conversation | February 13, 2009
  16. 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