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  1. Kevin Ollie signs five-year contract with Connecticut Huskies

    Andy Katz

    Coach Kevin Ollie of reigning national champion UConn has signed a new five-year contract worth $2.8 million a year, with incentives that can push it to $3 million per season.

    Story | Conversation | May 22, 2014
  2. Wichita State Shockers won't medically clear D.J. Bowles

    Andy Katz

    Wichita State's medical staff denied medical clearance to freshman D.J. Bowles after he had a defibrillator implanted but will honor his four-year scholarship, the school announced Friday night.

    Story | Conversation | September 20, 2013
  3. Warts and all, Rick Majerus was a treasure - NCB

    Andy Katz

    Where to begin. I had known that Rick Majerus was very ill since the summer. I knew his heart was failing and that he was in a tough fight to get his body well enough to deal with the heart issue. So I wanted to talk to him. I left messages. I tr...

    Blog | Conversation | December 01, 2012
  4. Marshall 's DeAndre Kane copes with his father's death -- men's c...

    Andy Katz

    DeAndre Kane was done with basketball. His mind was mush. His heart crushed. He just wanted to go home. At least once every other day Kane would talk to his father, Calvin, about basketball, his shot, his game and how he had to lead Marshall. And t...

    Blog | Conversation | October 24, 2012
  5. 3-point shot: Another blow for Billikens

    Andy Katz

    1. Saint Louis is already dealing with a fragile state of affairs as Jim Crews takes over for Rick Majerus while he deals with a major heart issue. Now, the potential Atlantic 10 favorite Billikens will start the season without their top guard in Kwa...

    Blog | October 16, 2012
  6. Saint Louis Billikens must continue on without Rick Majerus -- me...

    Andy Katz

    What we know as of Monday morning is that Rick Majerus is facing a serious heart issue. He will not coach Saint Louis this season. Those close to him aren't even talking about when -- or if -- he will coach again. Just last month, Majerus told me a...

    Blog | Conversation | August 27, 2012
  7. Basketball should be Aresco's top concern in Big East-- men's col...

    Andy Katz

    John Marinatto was genuinely a decent man, with his heart in the right place to bleed for the Big East. But he was better served to be an in-the-trenches No. 2, especially at a time when conference commissioners have consolidated power to an all-ti...

    Blog | Conversation | August 15, 2012
  8. Bruce Pearl on Vols: 'We unraveled'

    Andy Katz

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The postgame chatter from the players was about playing without heart and quitting in the second half. If that's the last impression of the Bruce Pearl era at Tennessee, then it would symbolize a sad and pathetic fall. Pearl ...

    Blog | March 18, 2011
  9. Despite heavy heart, Marcus Denmon carries Missouri Tigers to ove...

    Andy Katz

    Missouri coach Mike Anderson didn't expect Marcus Denmon to play against Vanderbilt on Wednesday after hearing the news that his cousin, Marion, had died a day earlier from gunshot wounds in a Kansas City crossfire. "I was surprised that he came b...

    Blog | Conversation | December 09, 2010
  10. Virginia Cavaliers suffer setback with Will Sherrill's injury

    Andy Katz

    Virginia landed its signature victory under Tony Bennett, but it lost one of its glue players and the heart of the team in the process. Bennett said Wednesday that senior Will Sherrill, who hit a key 3-pointer to polish off a 12-1 run that gave Virg...

    Blog | Conversation | December 01, 2010
  11. Andy Katz's Daily Word: Will the NCAA buy Dee Bost's post-deadlin...

    Andy Katz

    The NBA draft's early-entry withdrawal deadline is June 14, which gives Mississippi State guard Dee Bost one week to ensure his name won't be on the league's official early-entry list before the draft. Bost already missed one cutoff date, the NCA...

    Blog | Conversation | June 08, 2010
  12. Andy Katz's Daily Word: This time, MVC coaches stay put

    Andy Katz

    Creighton's Dana Altman understood his situation. In 2007, he accepted the Arkansas job but had a change of heart and backed out of the deal, staying in Omaha, Neb., where he was more comfortable. Southern Illinois' Chris Lowery has sniffed at o...

    Blog | Conversation | March 26, 2010
  13. UCLA's Aboya has aspirations beyond basketball

    Andy Katz

    UCLA's Alfred Aboya is thinking big both on and off the court. On the court, he wants to win a national championship. But his biggest aspiration is to use his UCLA education for the good of his native country, Cameroon, writes Andy Katz.

    Story | Conversation | November 05, 2008
  14. Kruger rises above unexpected health scare

    Andy Katz

    Lon Kruger didn't expect a visit to the doctor's office to turn into a six-bypass surgery, and he didn't expect to enjoy the kind of success he's having at UNLV, writes Andy Katz.

    Story | Conversation | September 15, 2008
  15. Vitale spoke from heart at Hall of Fame induction

    Andy Katz

    Dick Vitale joined basketball's most exclusive club Friday night, delivering a speech that conveyed his appreciation of the prestigious honor, writes Andy Katz.

    Story | Conversation | September 05, 2008
  16. Seniors dreaming of first (and last) Dance

    Andy Katz

    Every college player puts in all those hours of practice. But only a select few get to make the Big Dance. This season, several seniors -- including UMass' Gary Forbes -- are in position to dance for the first time, writes Andy Katz.

    Story | Conversation | January 08, 2008