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  1. NCAA basketball rules committee approves more replays for out of ...

    Andy Katz

    The NCAA men's basketball rules committee couldn't get enough support to even vote on reducing the 35-second shot clock but introduced more replay at the end of regulation and overtime for out-of-bounds and shot-clock violation calls.

    Story | Conversation | May 09, 2013
  2. Tyler Griffey's shot sends Illinois Fighting Illini past No. 1 In...

    Andy Katz

    Brandon Paul's bounce pass to a cutting Tyler Griffey stunned him so much that, for a nanosecond, he thought about dunking the ball and Indiana out of the No. 1 spot. "But I thought I wouldn't get it off in time," Griffey told by phone late...

    Blog | Conversation | February 07, 2013
  3. 3-point shot: Considering the brackets

    Andy Katz

    1. Resident Bracketologist Joe Lunardi posted his latest projections Wednesday night after Kansas' loss, and he had Arizona as the No. 1 seed in the West and Duke, Indiana and Michigan in the other No. 1 slots. I'm not sure Kansas will get back to th...

    Blog | February 07, 2013
  4. 3-point shot: Coaches Newark-bound

    Andy Katz

    1. Baylor coach Scott Drew said he is coming to Newark to witness history: three Baylor players taken in the NBA draft. All three -- Perry Jones III, Quincy Miller and Quincy Acy -- have a legitimate chance to be in the first round. Miller is on the ...

    Blog | June 28, 2012
  5. 3-point shot: Coaches group talks transfers

    Andy Katz

    1. The National Association of Basketball Coaches' board of directors is meeting in Indianapolis on Thursday, with the issue of transfers and how to handle the requests as a primary agenda item. The board has some notable names, including Wisconsin c...

    Blog | May 10, 2012
  6. Andy Katz's Daily Word: Bruce Weber details how he got to Kansas ...

    Andy Katz

    Bruce Weber had quite a week, easily the richest in his life and possibly the most hectic. How many people can say they got to keep $3.9 million from their previous job (Illinois) and then were hired for a new gig (Kansas State) for $8.5 million o...

    Blog | Conversation | April 05, 2012
  7. 3-point shot: Bryce Drew made right call

    Andy Katz

    1.Bryce Drew made the right choice to withdraw from the Mississippi State coaching search. The first-year Valparaiso coach wouldn't have been a fit in the deep South. He is perfect for the next Big Ten opening that may occur in the coming years. Dre...

    Blog | March 29, 2012
  8. John Groce of Ohio Bobcats in negotiations to take over Illinois ...

    Andy Katz

    Ohio coach John Groce continues to be the top focus for the Illinois search, but a deal has not been struck.

    Story | Conversation | March 27, 2012
  9. 3-point shot: SMU eyes Buzz Williams

    Andy Katz

    1. SMU is joining the Big East in 2013 and wants to make a slash in replacing Matt Doherty. The Mustangs, according to sources, have Marquette's Buzz Williams in their sights. But those close to him would be stunned if he were to leave Marquette, now...

    Blog | March 26, 2012
  10. Illinois Illini part ways with Bruce Weber - college basketball

    Andy Katz

    Bruce Weber might have been out at Illinois no matter how the Illini's season ended. Mike Thomas is clearly looking to get his own coach, as is often the case when a new athletic director takes over at a school. There was no shortage of mistakes m...

    Blog | Conversation | March 09, 2012
  11. 3-point shot: Howland's status at UCLA

    Andy Katz

    1. UCLA might not be a high postseason selection. So now that the Bruins are out, athletic director Dan Guerrero must either make a commitment to Ben Howland or move on after the season. He left Howland's situation too open-ended last week. He needs ...

    Blog | March 09, 2012
  12. 3-point shot: Weber could work at SIU

    Andy Katz

    1. If Bruce Weber has coached his last game at Assembly Hall in Champaign then the Illini fans should find time to give him the praise he deserves for putting everything he had into the job. Weber won't have to work after getting a $3.9 million buyo...

    Blog | March 02, 2012
  13. 3-point shot: The Illini are still fighting

    Andy Katz

    1.The Illini finally got that they have something to play for: themselves. In their win over Iowa Sunday, Illinois actually looked like a team that still cared about playing and fighting for an NCAA tournament berth. Meyers Leonard and Brandon Paul ...

    Blog | February 27, 2012
  14. Illinois Fighting Illini players still have reason to play hard--...

    Andy Katz

    The Illinois players need to forget about the coaching staff's fate and realize they can still go to the NCAA tournament. This is on the players. Coach Bruce Weber is likely out at season's end. No one has actually told Weber this yet, but accordin...

    Blog | Conversation | February 24, 2012
  15. Illinois Illini should stand by coach Bruce Weber through rest of...

    Andy Katz

    Sometimes we fault coaches for not saying enough. Sometimes we fault coaches for saying too much. Illinois coach Bruce Weber was emotional after a loss to Purdue on Wednesday. It was a game that the Illini should have won, but didn't, and the break...

    Blog | Conversation | February 17, 2012
  16. 3-point shot: Illinois' Weber a beaten man

    Andy Katz

    1. Illinois coach Bruce Weber has had multiple chances to leave. In hindsight, he should have gone. Weber will get paid millions if he's out at season's end. His comments after Wednesday's home loss to Purdue sounded like those of a defeated coach. I...

    Blog | February 16, 2012