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  1. Michigan State's Tom Izzo on the Spartans' 2013-14 outlook - coll...

    Andy Katz

    Tom Izzo joins Andy Katz to discuss the pending lawsuit against the NCAA, the differences between college hoops and college football and more.

    Blog | Conversation | July 26, 2013
  2. Durand Scott's return boosts Miami Hurricanes - college basketbal...

    Andy Katz

    As part of the NCAA's six-game suspension that started in March, Durand Scott was forced to sit out Miami's first three games of this season. Among those games: a stunning 63-51 loss at Florida Gulf Coast. Need any more evidence as to how valuable ...

    Blog | Conversation | November 28, 2012
  3. Game at Ramstein Air Base was a huge success for Connecticut Husk...

    Andy Katz

    Michigan State lost a tight game in its season opener to Connecticut on Friday. It was one that the Spartans were convinced they were going to win. So, what happened after the game? Did Tom Izzo and the players sit in the locker room and sulk? Har...

    Blog | Conversation | November 12, 2012
  4. Ollie makes quite an impression in UConn Huskies' upset of Michig...

    Andy Katz

    RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany -- The Connecticut players circled around Kevin Ollie and hugged him. Then, one by one, they ran over to congratulate their former coach, Jim Calhoun, who had watched his successor's debut, as a fill-in radio analyst. The...

    Blog | Conversation | November 09, 2012
  5. Kevin Ollie's audition to keep UConn job starts with game in Germ...

    Andy Katz

    RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany -- Kevin Ollie's voice was hoarse. But his energy was unchanged. Sitting in the stands was UConn athletic director Warde Manuel, getting a strong look at his new "head" coach, in whom he was so confident that he gave Oll...

    Blog | Conversation | November 09, 2012
  6. Day 1 in Germany has sobering effect for Michigan State Spartans ...

    Andy Katz

    LANDSTUHL, Germany -- 1st Sgt. Davidson Christmas sat up in his bed as Michigan State coach Tom Izzo and captains Derrick Nix and Russell Byrd walked into his hospital room, ecstatic that he had visitors, even for just a few minutes. Christmas was i...

    Blog | Conversation | November 08, 2012
  7. Tom Izzo, Michigan State Spartans look forward to another opportu...

    Andy Katz

    Ramstein Air Base, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany -- From the moment he stepped onto the USS Carl Vinson last season to the second he stepped off, Michigan State coach Tom Izzo was in awe. He wanted to experience that feeling again. So when the call cam...

    Blog | Conversation | November 07, 2012
  8. In a loaded Big Ten, Michigan State Spartans shouldn't be forgott...

    Andy Katz

    EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Tom Izzo didn't let up one bit in practice -- encouraging, yelling, constructively criticizing and pushing his players to be fundamentally sound and efficient on every possession. He can't let up. Not with this team. Not with ...

    Blog | Conversation | October 25, 2012
  9. Andy Katz's Daily Word: Which Sweet 16 teams face the most pressu...

    Andy Katz

    A Sweet 16 appearance elevates a program to the next level. A Final Four moves it up another notch. The matchups usually make the difference in getting this far. Talent -- and star power -- also play big roles. There is a certain level of pressur...

    Blog | Conversation | March 20, 2012
  10. Michigan State Spartans coach Tom Izzo as real as they come -- co...

    Andy Katz

    Scandals don't discriminate. They can catch anybody in the sport, regardless of age, ethnicity or level of play. No one is immune. But for the sake of the coaching profession, and maybe for faith that there are real and genuine coaches in the sport...

    Blog | Conversation | January 26, 2012
  11. John Wooden player of the year nominees - Men's College Basketbal...

    Andy Katz

    College basketball could use a Heisman-like award, one main honor instead of the five mainstream national awards. The problem is that finding a consensus for the Wooden, Naismith, AP, Rupp and Oscar Robertson honors is no easy task. The awards vo...

    Blog | Conversation | January 17, 2012
  12. 20 questions for the Tip-Off Marathon -- college basketball

    Andy Katz

    Andy Katz has 20 questions to ponder as the fourth annual Tip-Off Marathon gets underway on ESPN.

    Blog | Conversation | November 14, 2011
  13. Taking a closer look at Big Ten league schedules -- college baske...

    Andy Katz

    Ohio State was tabbed as the consensus Big Ten favorite on media day Thursday in Chicago -- and the conference certainly plans to reward the Buckeyes early on in league play. Examine the conference schedules of the contenders and it's clear that, ba...

    Blog | Conversation | October 28, 2011
  14. With Carrier Classic and Champions Classic, college basketball wi...

    Andy Katz

    Tickets go on sale this week for the Champions Classic and it likely won't take long to sell out November's mega-event at Madison Square Garden. The Carrier Classic on 11-11-11, with top-ranked North Carolina playing Michigan State on the USS Carl V...

    Blog | Conversation | October 04, 2011
  15. Preparation continues for Carrier Classic between the North Carol...

    Andy Katz

    Putting a basketball game on an aircraft carrier sounds like a cool event, something unique to punctuate the start of the college basketball season. But this is much more than a gimmick on 11-11-11 -- much more than merely a game to showcase top-ran...

    Blog | Conversation | September 23, 2011
  16. News and notes on the ever-changing college landscape

    Andy Katz

    Here are some quick hitters during this crazy week in college sports ... • Villanova is trying to use its rising football program as a way to get in somewhere in the ACC or a Big 12/Big East hybrid. The school is hoping the Philadelphia mar...

    Blog | Conversation | September 20, 2011