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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. Notre Dame Fighting Irish want to maintain several Big East rival...

    Andy Katz

    Notre Dame is expecting to play in the Big East the next two seasons, but whenever the Fighting Irish do join the ACC, coach Mike Brey is ready to completely change his nonconference schedule. Brey said Notre Dame athletic director Jack Swarbrick to...

    Blog | Conversation | September 18, 2012
  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. 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
  5. Notre Dame Fighting Irish in contention for Big East regular-seas...

    Andy Katz

    Mike Brey put up the Big East standings last Monday in the Notre Dame locker room and added his own slogan for the Irish: chase it down. The "it" here is the Big East regular-season title that suddenly is a realistic achievement after the Irish bea...

    Blog | Conversation | February 07, 2011
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Andy Katz's Daily Word: Notre Dame Fighting Irish forward Luke Ha...

    Andy Katz

    Luke Harangody is giddy about his decision to return to school after playing pickup with his future teammates showed him Notre Dame is ready to make a run at the Big East title. Harangody, who went down to the final hours on the draft-withdrawal ...

    Blog | Conversation | July 10, 2009
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. Notre Dame's Harangody back to old self

    Andy Katz

    Notre Dame opens the Big East season at DePaul on Wednesday. That was supposed to be the game Mike Brey was circling for Luke Harangody's return from pneumonia. Well, he is back for that game -- as in back to himself, after catching up the past f...

    Blog | Conversation | December 29, 2008
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. Notre Dame won't rush Harangody back into lineup

    Andy Katz

    Notre Dame coach Mike Brey said Thursday he doesn't want reigning Big East player of the year forward Luke Harangody to rush back from a bout with pneumonia.

    Story | Conversation | December 04, 2008
  15. Impressive week for the Big East

    Andy Katz

    Quick hitters for Wednesday: • The Big East is on quite a roll this week. Connecticut was dominant in dispatching Miami and Wisconsin to win the Paradise Jam in Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas. Tuesday, Notre Dame outlasted Texas, 81-80, in t...

    Blog | Conversation | November 26, 2008
  16. Big East bearing down for brutal 2008-09 season

    Andy Katz

    In this age of college players leaving early, the Big East didn't see many defections. And that's bad news for coaches in the mega-league, which will boast four Final Four favorites and 10 squads with realistic NCAA tournament hopes, writes Andy Katz.

    Story | Conversation | May 01, 2008