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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

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  2. Florida Gators must get back to winning ways before it's too late...

    Andy Katz

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- If Florida is to be an NCAA tournament team again -- if it's to snap a two-year hiatus after consecutive NCAA titles -- the Gators must start a roll Saturday against LSU. They came close to upsetting Kentucky on Tuesday night, c...

    Blog | Conversation | January 13, 2010
  3. Andy Katz's Daily Word: Michigan State Spartans look forward to s...

    Andy Katz

    EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Kalin Lucas threw lobs up to Delvon Roe with the assumption that he could grab and slam. And why shouldn't he be able to? That was Roe's game at St. Edward High in Lakewood, Ohio. But that was before he suffered a season-end...

    Blog | Conversation | November 05, 2009
  4. 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
  5. Andy Katz's Daily Word: DePaul's Jerry Wainwright knows the heat ...

    Andy Katz

    In the brand-new ESPN College Basketball Encyclopedia, Jeff Sagarin's all-time program rankings place DePaul at 26, reinforcing how the Blue Demons were once a mighty regional and, at times, national name. But the DePaul of decades past was never...

    Blog | Conversation | October 05, 2009
  6. 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
  7. 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
  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: 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
  10. 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
  11. Andy Katz: Oklahoma waits on Blake Griffin's draft decision

    Andy Katz

    DETROIT -- Blake Griffin's parents got back to Oklahoma from the Elite Eight loss in Memphis to find their answering machine was full. Tommy and Gail Griffin said agents had flooded the phone line, ready to pounce. There were also calls for Taylor G...

    Blog | Conversation | April 03, 2009
  12. Izzo still has high hopes for Spartans

    Andy Katz

    Quick hitters for Thursday: • Michigan State coach Tom Izzo said second-leading scorer Raymar Morgan started to feel ill against Illinois on Jan. 17. Since then, Morgan has been diagnosed with a case of mono/walking pneumonia, according to I...

    Blog | Conversation | February 05, 2009
  13. Breaking down BracketBusters

    Andy Katz

    BracketBusters was created to give teams from lower-profile conferences a chance at a full day of exposure and possibly another quality nonconference game before the selection process. Butler at Davidson, the highlight game Feb. 21, is a blockbuster...

    Blog | Conversation | February 03, 2009
  14. Big Ten sends reminder after flagrant fouls abound

    Andy Katz

    Last week, Wisconsin's Joe Krabbenhoft set a pick Purdue's Lewis Jackson didn't see, and the result was a concussion for Jackson. The play, which wasn't called a foul, prompted the Big Ten to ensure that its officials understand the need to look for...

    Blog | Conversation | February 02, 2009
  15. 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
  16. Spartans preparing for UNC's best

    Andy Katz

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Michigan State isn't ready for North Carolina. But, as Spartans head coach Tom Izzo said Sunday afternoon, who is? Still, the next game for the Spartans is against the top-ranked Tar Heels on Wednesday night in Detro...

    Blog | Conversation | December 01, 2008
  17. Maryland vs. Georgetown a big deal

    Andy Katz

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Maryland and Georgetown are going to downplay the significance of playing each other. But I won't. And neither will the Washington media here to cover the Old Spice Classic. Maryland and Georgetown should have a noncon...

    Blog | Conversation | November 28, 2008