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  1. Andy Katz's Daily Word: Examining five freshmen crucial to their ...

    Andy Katz

    College basketball practice officially starts in a little less than a month, but all across the country, coaches are quietly working with their teams on campus within the two-hour-a-week limit for each player. Wide-eyed freshmen are among those play...

    Blog | Conversation | September 18, 2009
  2. Illini fighting way back to Big Ten contention

    Andy Katz

    Although an ice storm made his trip from St. Louis take four hours instead of the usual three, Illinois coach Bruce Weber wanted to get home for Christmas. An inch of ice had accumulated on his car, and his driveway could have hosted a hockey game be...

    Blog | Conversation | December 24, 2008
  3. Brown ready to lead Illini

    Andy Katz

    Once Dee Brown broke his foot before the NBA draft, everyone knew he'd be the leader for Illinois.

    Story | Conversation | November 29, 2005
  4. Brown likely to return to Illinois after break

    Andy Katz

    Illinois guard Dee Brown broke his right foot during a game at the NBA pre-draft camp on Wednesday, likely forcing the junior to withdraw from the NBA draft, Brown told

    Story | Conversation | June 08, 2005
  5. Both UNC, Illinois face massive roster changes

    Andy Katz

    UNC and Illinois had great runs this season. Roster overhauls may make that impossible next year.

    Story | Conversation | April 05, 2005
  6. A national crown elevates Illinois into the elite

    Andy Katz

    Illinois already is one of college basketball's most successful programs. A title will make it one of the elite.

    Story | Conversation | April 03, 2005
  7. All four have already proven themselves

    Andy Katz

    Each of the Final Four coaches has accomplished plenty without considering this year's title.

    Story | Conversation | March 29, 2005
  8. Unblemished regular season looks likely

    Andy Katz

    Michigan State was just more roadkill in Illinois' path toward an undefeated season.

    Story | Conversation | February 01, 2005
  9. Illinois aims to conquer Super Tuesday stretch

    Andy Katz

    Illinois is pacing itself during a Super Tuesday stretch of daunting Big Ten road trips. One down, two to go.

    Story | Conversation | January 25, 2005
  10. Blowout adds to Illinois' non-conference resume

    Andy Katz

    Judging by its performance on Wednesday night, Illinois could leap to No. 1 and not relinquish it for a while.

    Story | Conversation | December 01, 2004
  11. For Brown, slower may be better

    Andy Katz

    An ankle injury could force speedy Illini guard Dee Brown to slow down and diversify his game.

    Story | Conversation | September 10, 2004
  12. Illinois cohered, while Mizzou tinkered

    Andy Katz

    Bruce Weber couldn't stop chattering, talking so fast that he was nearly tripping over his words.

    Story | Conversation | December 23, 2003
  13. Williams likely out until January

    Andy Katz

    Illinois lost its most consistent player when Deron Williams broke his jaw during Thursday night's win over Maryland-Eastern Shore.

    Story | Conversation | December 11, 2003
  14. Learning a lot from Challenges

    Andy Katz

    Eighty minutes of basketball in the heart of North Carolina taught us plenty Tuesday night.

    Story | Conversation | December 02, 2003
  15. Matchups like this one are rare

    Andy Katz

    If this matchup was left up to Illinois and Wake Forest, it might not have happened. Certainly not on Dec. 1.

    Story | Conversation | July 08, 2003