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  1. Position battles: Centers

    Andy Katz

    CHICAGO -- Julius Randle is gone, but he wouldn't mind watching the Kentucky big men battle in the fall. "Yes, there's going to be some competition," Randle said at the NBA draft combine in Chicago. "But Coach [John Calipari] will figure it out." ...

    Blog | May 16, 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. Andrew Wiggins, freshmen are special

    Andy Katz

    CHICAGO -- This isn't a normal class of freshmen. Julius Randle nearly single-handedly lifted No. 2 Michigan State past No. 1 Kentucky before eventually succumbing to the experience of a Spartans team that knew how to handle late-game situations i...

    Blog | November 13, 2013
  4. Kansas' Andrew Wiggins gives one big reason why this class of fre...

    Andy Katz

    CHICAGO -- This isn't a normal class of freshmen. Julius Randle nearly single-handedly lifted No. 1 Kentucky past No. 2 Michigan State before eventually succumbing to the experience of a Spartans team that knew how to handle late-game situations in e...

    Blog | Conversation | November 12, 2013
  5. Victor Oladipo and Cody Zeller can be to Indiana what Dwyane Wade...

    Andy Katz

    Dwyane Wade's impact on Marquette lasted far longer than his playing career. Victor Oladipo and Cody Zeller have the same opportunity at Indiana, writes Andy Katz.

    Blog | Conversation | May 23, 2013
  6. 3-point shot: Preparing Carson for the NBA

    Andy Katz

    1. Arizona State's Jahii Carson would have been one of the top point guards at the NBA pre-draft combine in Chicago last week. Instead, Carson, who is a second-year freshman after being ineligible in his first season, is returning to school and will ...

    Blog | May 20, 2013
  7. 3-point shot: Coaches under tighter scrutiny

    Andy Katz

    1. Jaren Sina, a top recruit out of New Jersey for Northwestern, was granted a release by NU AD Jim Phillips Monday, according to the Chicago Tribune. Sina may still go to Northwestern, his father was quoted by the Trib. But the actions of Phillips s...

    Blog | March 19, 2013
  8. 3-point shot: Brown has SMU at 8-1

    Andy Katz

    1. Larry Brown has been one of the stories of the first month of the season. The Mustangs are 8-1 with the only loss against Arkansas-Little Rock. SMU's most significant win so far was over a Utah team which just beat Boise State. Still, this start i...

    Blog | December 06, 2012
  9. 3-point shot: DePaul should play in Chicago

    Andy Katz

    1. Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel chimed in Monday saying that he was hoping DePaul would play in Chicago. I'm sure everyone associated with the Blue Demons would like to see that occur. DePaul plays at Allstate Arena and it's essentially at O'Hare. Big ...

    Blog | October 02, 2012
  10. Quick hitters from Chicago's NBA draft combine - college basketba...

    Andy Katz

    Tuesday's quick hitters: • The U-18 U.S. national team that departs for Brazil on Tuesday to compete in the FIBA Americas championship has one current college player on the roster in Tennessee rising sophomore Jarnell Stokes. Stokes had a majo...

    Blog | Conversation | June 12, 2012
  11. Perry Jones, Jeremy Lamb, Royce White have point to prove at NBA ...

    Andy Katz

    CHICAGO -- The constraints of the college season are over. The pressure to make or advance in the NCAA tournament is no more. Three of the more enigmatic players in college basketball shared their insights on their seasons and the draft process ...

    Blog | Conversation | June 08, 2012
  12. 3-point shot: Vols' Stokes set for star turn

    Andy Katz

    1.The USA men's U18 national team that will play in the FIBA Americas championship in Brazil later this month cut its roster down from 23 to 14 Thursday and there are a few names that fans will come to know next season. The incoming freshmen who wil...

    Blog | June 08, 2012
  13. Weber State Wildcats' Damian Lillard leaves his mark on the progr...

    Andy Katz

    Weber State coach Randy Rahe will be at the Chicago pre-draft camp this week to support Damian Lillard in a public forum, and to also show his gratitude for what Lillard has done for the Wildcats. Lillard ensured that Weber State was a Big Sky con...

    Blog | Conversation | June 05, 2012
  14. Andy Katz's Daily Word: There's no close second after drafting Ke...

    Andy Katz

    New Jersey is hosting a draft combine Saturday and Sunday for mostly second-round and some possible first-round picks. Minnesota will host a similar event May 30-31 before the NBA takes over for the annual draft camp in Chicago June 6-8. Here are s...

    Blog | Conversation | May 18, 2012
  15. Valparaiso's Homer and Janet Drew stick together during cancer fi...

    Andy Katz

    It was almost unimaginable. A couple married 44 years, each diagnosed with cancer within three days. Through faith and each other, former Valpo coach Homer Drew and his wife Janet are battling their toughest opponent yet.

    Story | Conversation | November 07, 2011
  16. Detroit Titans primed to unseat Butler Bulldogs in Horizon League...

    Andy Katz

    Butler lost its exhibition opener Wednesday night 53-50 to Northern State. But that won't change the opinion of Detroit's Ray McCallum or most of the coaches in the Horizon League. The Titans may have the most talent, but the Bulldogs are still t...

    Blog | Conversation | November 03, 2011