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  1. FIU pulls Raymond Taylor from game over NBA draft rule

    Andy Katz

    Florida International guard Raymond Taylor was pulled from the team's game against Bethune-Cookman Thursday to allow the school to investigate further whether he's eligible after withdrawing from the 2012 NBA draft after the NCAA deadline of April 10.

    Story | Conversation | November 21, 2013
  2. 3-point shot: Memphis' coaching situation

    Andy Katz

    1. Conference USA will take 15 of its 16 teams to El Paso now that Florida International has been banned for the 2014 postseason because of a poor APR score. New FIU coach Anthony Evans knew this could occur. CUSA coaches and athletic directors had j...

    Blog | June 18, 2013
  3. Anthony Evans ready for his chance as Florida International Golde...

    Andy Katz

    Florida International's new coach Anthony Evans was hired after working wonders at Norfolk State. It wasn't easy to get that opportunity to move up in the coaching ranks.

    Blog | Conversation | May 30, 2013
  4. 3-point shot: No hurry on NBA decisions

    Andy Katz

    1. The NCAA's random date of April 16 to declare for the NBA draft isn't pressuring a number of players into making quick decisions. Coaches are now savvy to the date as being meaningless. That's why Gonzaga's Kelly Olynyk may wait to decide until th...

    Blog | April 04, 2013
  5. Minnesota Golden Gophers reach agreement with Richard Pitino

    Andy Katz

    Minnesota is close to finalizing a deal with Florida International coach Richard Pitino, multiple sources told

    Story | Conversation | April 03, 2013
  6. Andy Katz's Daily Word: Florida International's Dominique Ferguso...

    Andy Katz

    Florida International forward Dominique Ferguson's plan was to transfer to a school closer to his Indianapolis home. He wanted to be near his family and said he needed smaller classes and more academic attention to succeed. He said he made his trans...

    Blog | Conversation | April 26, 2012
  7. Sun Belt Conference to levy scheduling mandates to raise conferen...

    Andy Katz

    After years of feeling disrespected by the NCAA tournament selection and seeding process, the Sun Belt Conference is trying a drastic scheduling maneuver to enhance its chances to be more palatable to the committee in March.

    Story | Conversation | October 24, 2010
  8. Isiah Thomas to serve as New York Knicks consultant

    Andy Katz

    Isiah Thomas is back in the New York Knicks organization as a consultant, two years after he was fired as coach and team president.

    Story | Conversation | August 06, 2010
  9. Andy Katz: Returning talent still the key for North Carolina Tar ...

    Andy Katz

    Defending national champ North Carolina lost four key players and picked up plenty of highly acclaimed freshmen. But as Monday's win over FIU demonstrated, the returning talent is still the key for UNC.

    Story | Conversation | November 09, 2009
  10. Andy Katz's Daily Word: Nebraska allowed to have 14th scholarship...

    Andy Katz

    In a league with heavyweights like Kansas and Texas, Nebraska can't compete by going about the traditional way of recruiting. The Cornhuskers have to mix and match their roster to be highly competitive. That means sprinkling in high school senior...

    Blog | Conversation | September 02, 2009
  11. Andy Katz's Daily Word: Isiah Thomas battles with Gazelle, while ...

    Andy Katz

    Quick hitters for Wednesday: • The contract the sports marketing firm Gazelle Group has with Florida International doesn't have much wiggle room. It simply states that "the participant [FIU] will play one away game, on one of the above date...

    Blog | Conversation | August 26, 2009
  12. Andy Katz's Daily Word: Pittsburgh gets another commitment for it...

    Andy Katz

    The dog days of August can produce some moments of unexpected recruiting joy on a random weekend night. Florida International got the news when Dominique Ferguson of Indianapolis shocked the industry by selecting new coach Isiah Thomas over more ...

    Blog | Conversation | August 10, 2009
  13. Andy Katz's quick hitters for Friday, Aug. 7, 2009

    Andy Katz

    Quick hitters on a Friday: • When Isiah Thomas got the Florida International job, the easy comparison was to throw up the failed Clyde Drexler experience at Houston. But it's not even close. Drexler hadn't coached. Thomas has. Drexler wasn't...

    Blog | Conversation | August 07, 2009
  14. Andy Katz: Florida International isn't interested in Lance Stephe...

    Andy Katz

    Quick hitters as we close in on Thursday's NBA draft: • At least one source close to Florida International said the Panthers aren't pursuing uncommitted prep player Lance Stephenson. FIU and head coach Isiah Thomas would seem to be a natura...

    Blog | Conversation | June 22, 2009
  15. Arizona and SEC are big winners so far

    Andy Katz

    So far, the SEC has been the biggest winner in early-entry withdrawal decisions after Patrick Patterson (Kentucky), Michael Washington (Arkansas), Tasmin Mitchell (LSU) and Jarvis Varnado (Mississippi State) all announced they would come back to scho...

    Blog | Conversation | June 08, 2009
  16. Andy Katz: With spotlight gone, Isiah Thomas tries to build FIU ...

    Andy Katz

    Quick hitters on Monday: • The paparazzi-like news conference is in the past, the cameras have turned away, the interest has shifted and now FIU coach Isiah Thomas is trying to build the program. Thomas has made a few moves so far, which inc...

    Blog | Conversation | April 27, 2009