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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 ESPN.com by phone late...

    Blog | Conversation | February 07, 2013
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Player of the year, coach of the year, BracketBusters and more --...

    Andy Katz

    Quick hitters for a Monday as we hit the stretch run of the season: • Kentucky freshman Anthony Davis should be the new front-runner for national player of the year. Kansas' Thomas Robinson deserves all the adulation he has received for what h...

    Blog | Conversation | February 13, 2012
  9. Oh what could've been had these underclassmen returned -- college...

    Andy Katz

    Locked out by NBA owners, Kemba Walker is spending his October working out with his former Connecticut teammates. Walker doesn't have second thoughts about declaring for the NBA draft. He was gone as soon as the Huskies won the national title, and ...

    Blog | Conversation | October 14, 2011
  10. A list of players who might end up on Wooden Award watch list - c...

    Andy Katz

    At this time last year, Ben Hansbrough's name didn't appear on the Wooden Award preseason watch list. Five months later, he edged out Connecticut's Kemba Walker for Big East Player of the Year. Using that as a backdrop, let's remember that the list...

    Blog | Conversation | October 03, 2011
  11. Andre Drummond, the top player in 2012, will not play for Connect...

    Andy Katz

    Quick hitters for Monday: • The speculation about whether 6-foot-10 Andre Drummond, the No. 1 player in 2012 (currently at St. Thomas More School in Middletown, Conn.), could end up playing in the fall at UConn is over. It's not happening. Acc...

    Blog | Conversation | June 27, 2011
  12. Virginia Cavaliers' win shows there are no guarantees in the ACC/...

    Andy Katz

    The Big Ten is seven or eight deep in potential NCAA tournament teams. The ACC has Duke and a host of teams that are hard to discern from No. 2 on down. So of course the Big Ten will capture the ACC/Big Ten Challenge, right? Not quite. Virginia rev...

    Blog | Conversation | November 30, 2010
  13. A college basketball week in review and a weekend primer

    Andy Katz

    College basketball starts with a heavy dose of weekend games, before ESPN's 24-hour Tip-Off Marathon offers up a slew of must-see affairs Tuesday. But before looking forward, there must be some housecleaning done on a few issues. So here are my first...

    Blog | Conversation | November 12, 2010
  14. Daily Word: Andy Katz's preseason top 25

    Andy Katz

    Editor's Note: Andy Katz's revised top 25 was published on Friday with Purdue at No. 2. With Saturday's news of Robbie Hummel's devastating retorn ACL, Katz has issued an updated version: 1. Duke: No reason to move the Blue Devils. Kyle Singler an...

    Blog | Conversation | October 16, 2010
  15. Daily Word: Andy Katz's preseason top 25

    Andy Katz

    With the official start of practice Friday night, it feels like a good time to revisit my preseason top 25, which hasn't been touched since the final underclassman decisions were made in mid-May. Not much has changed near the top. Duke is still No...

    Blog | Conversation | October 15, 2010
  16. Andy Katz's Daily Word: USA Select Team gives college upperclassm...

    Andy Katz

    Credit Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski for giving college upperclassmen more opportunities to not only get seen, but to improve for a quick sojourn in Las Vegas later this month. The USA Basketball experience at the national team level has become an NB...

    Blog | Conversation | July 08, 2010