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  1. Brian Griese

    Brian Griese



    • College football analyst for ESPN
    • 11-year NFL QB and had a 17-5 record as a starter at University of Michigan

    Career NFL Stats
  2. Wisconsin Badgers coach Bo Ryan and Pittsburgh Panthers coach Jam...

    Andy Katz

    A memo to the Big Ten and the Big East from this point forward: Do not pick a Bo Ryan or Jamie Dixon-coached team ninth again. Resist the temptation. Forget about what has occurred on the roster. Finishing in the lower level of a conference for thes...

    Blog | Conversation | January 15, 2010
  3. William & Mary proving itself as a team to beat

    Andy Katz

    How were we all so wrong about William & Mary? Wait. Did I just say that out loud? Was there a reason to be even thinking about this historical institution founded in 1693 in the colonial hamlet of Williamsburg, Va.? This is a school that has neve...

    Blog | Conversation | January 01, 2010
  4. Talks on expanding the NCAA men's basketball tournament spark up ...

    Andy Katz

    NEW YORK -- The NCAA tournament selection committee exhausted the idea of expansion four years ago, coming to the conclusion that the NCAA tournament was fine as is and should only be improved. "It was serious and very engaged," said former committ...

    Blog | Conversation | December 09, 2009
  5. Duke Blue Devils coach Mike Krzyzewski: Indiana University should...

    Andy Katz

    DURHAM, N.C. -- Bob Knight hasn't said publicly whether he'll show up at Indiana for his induction into the university's athletics Hall of Fame on Nov. 6. Knight's good friend, Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski -- a former player and fellow Naismith Hall o...

    Blog | Conversation | October 20, 2009
  6. Midnight Madness brought about some notable events across the cou...

    Andy Katz

    Some quick hitters after nearly five hours of our coverage of Midnight Madness on Friday night on ESPNU: • The Kentucky event was unprecedented. I'm not sure I've ever seen an entrance like John Calipari's at Kentucky. It was part Bono at a U2...

    Blog | Conversation | October 19, 2009
  7. Andy Katz: Kansas beats out Kentucky for Henry brothers

    Andy Katz

    Kansas continued to cement its status as the top team for the 2009-10 season with the addition of Xavier Henry, which will reportedly become official at a Thursday news conference. The Jayhawks had the spot once the entire starting five returned,...

    Blog | Conversation | April 22, 2009
  8. Final Four: UNC future in good hands with Davis

    Andy Katz

    DETROIT -- Ed Davis just scored and got fouled by Goran Suton to put the Tar Heels up 20. Tyler Hansbrough said earlier this week that he wasn't sure how good Davis was when he first got to campus. But once he started to play, it was clear Davis w...

    Blog | Conversation | April 06, 2009
  9. Final Four: Records set in the first half

    Andy Katz

    DETROIT -- It was a historic first half for the Tar Heels ... North Carolina scored the most points ever in the first half of a title game (55). The previous record was Syracuse's 53 versus Kansas in 2003. North Carolina's 21-point halftime le...

    Blog | Conversation | April 06, 2009
  10. Final Four: Pregame thoughts from press row

    Andy Katz

    DETROIT -- A few thoughts while sitting courtside as Ford Field quickly fills up ... • Michigan State coach Tom Izzo walked outside early Monday morning to get a sense of the cold weather. He wanted to see how much snow was falling, how bit...

    Blog | Conversation | April 06, 2009
  11. Final Four: Tom Izzo, Roy Williams sense magnitude of Monday's mo...

    Andy Katz

    DETROIT -- North Carolina was projected to be here, to win a national title. It seems the Tar Heels face that pressure to perform at the highest level every season. Roy Williams has dealt with that weight since he began coaching. Kansas and No...

    Blog | Conversation | April 05, 2009
  12. Andy Katz: Saturday thoughts from ACC tourney

    Andy Katz

    ATLANTA -- The only thing wrong with North Carolina is that Ty Lawson didn't play in the ACC tournament. There's nothing to see here. Keep moving. Carolina is hardly falling apart, even though it needed a final-possession basket to beat Virginia Tec...

    Blog | Conversation | March 13, 2009
  13. Andy Katz: Winning ugly suits PSU just fine

    Andy Katz

    Ed DeChellis could watch the game tape from Penn State's win over Illinois for only 40 real-time minutes. His Penn State staff was subjected to the entire 40 minutes of game time. "I don't know if I'll be in that frame of mind again," DeChellis s...

    Blog | Conversation | February 19, 2009
  14. Andy Katz: Clemson still eyeing ACC title

    Andy Katz

    CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. -- The ACC standings were on a board after practice this week, and Clemson saw what everyone else might not: The Tigers can still win the league. "We see how everyone is bunched up and how easily we could win the ACC," senior f...

    Blog | Conversation | February 11, 2009
  15. Andy Katz: Baylor not alone on the bubble

    Andy Katz

    Don't single out Baylor. Coach Scott Drew surveyed the landscape and sees losing skids for Texas, Georgetown, Notre Dame, previously Wisconsin; all teams that were once ranked. So if they can hit slides, it must not be something specific to Baylor, ...

    Blog | Conversation | February 10, 2009
  16. Notre Dame's Harangody back to old self

    Andy Katz

    Notre Dame opens the Big East season at DePaul on Wednesday. That was supposed to be the game Mike Brey was circling for Luke Harangody's return from pneumonia. Well, he is back for that game -- as in back to himself, after catching up the past f...

    Blog | Conversation | December 29, 2008
  17. Ford Field becoming fan-friendly for Final Four

    Andy Katz

    DETROIT -- The NCAA is banking on the Final Four being one of the most fan-friendly environments in sports. Greg Shaheen, the NCAA's senior vice president for basketball and business strategies, was at Ford Field this week prepping for the Final F...

    Blog | Conversation | December 04, 2008