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  1. Ball State Cardinals hire Arizona Wildcats assistant James Whitfo...

    Andy Katz

    Arizona associate head coach James Whitford was hired by Ball State on Saturday.

    Story | Conversation | April 06, 2013
  2. 3-point shot: Butler, Big East not talking yet

    Andy Katz

    1. Butler coach Brad Stevens said Thursday night he has heard nothing (as in nada, zilch) about the Bulldogs moving to the new Big East for next season. Of course, that's because multiple sources within the seven schools departing to the new Big East...

    Blog | March 08, 2013
  3. 3-point shot: Jim Calhoun in a good place

    Andy Katz

    1. The seven non-FBS Big East schools have always wanted to exit for the 2013-14 season if they could get out in time and the TV deal -- with Fox -- was done. The problem is they can't and don't want to leave, according to a high-level source within ...

    Blog | February 28, 2013
  4. 3-point shot: More health woes for Duke

    Andy Katz

    1. Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski said Tuesday night that forward Josh Hairston is doubtful to play against NC State on Thursday in Durham after he suffered an infection as a result of stitches put into his arm from a cut suffered in last week's victory ...

    Blog | February 06, 2013
  5. 3-point shot: Life without Dominic Artis

    Andy Katz

    1. Akron coach Keith Dambrot said Saturday he was willing to switch and play on the road instead of being a home team in BracketBusters Feb. 22 or 23 in order to get a better game. Dambrot was turned down Sunday by the MAC office and the Zips will be...

    Blog | February 04, 2013
  6. Hall of Fame Tip-Off Primer

    Andy Katz

    The Hall of Fame Tip-Off is a tournament set up for one marquee team. That's what it did last season for Kentucky. That's what it's doing this season for Ohio State. The Buckeyes are set to play in a "title" game, regardless of what occurs Satu...

    Blog | November 16, 2012
  7. 3-point shot: Scoping out BracketBusters

    Andy Katz

    1. Participants for 2013's BracketBusters and the home/road breakdown were released Wednesday, and already it's easy to pick out what should be the best matchups for the Feb. 22-23 event. The home-road split works out for a Creighton-at-Murray State ...

    Blog | November 15, 2012
  8. 3-point shot: Rob Murphy's right choice

    Andy Katz

    1. Eastern Michigan athletic director Derrick Gragg had all the leverage with his head coach, Rob Murphy. If Murphy truly wanted to leave for an Orlando Magic scouting job he could but his contract stated he had to pay $210,000 to leave, according to...

    Blog | August 17, 2012
  9. 3-point shot: Strange situation at EMU

    Andy Katz

    1. The Eastern Michigan staff said it is in the dark as of Wednesday morning as to what head coach Rob Murphy was going to do after a report that he was leaving for a scouting job with the Orlando Magic. Murphy was the MAC Coach of the Year in his fi...

    Blog | August 15, 2012
  10. Bracket reveal: Puerto Rico Tip-Off

    Andy Katz

    Tournament bracket for the Puerto Rico Tip-Off When and where: Nov. 15-16, 18 at Coliseo de Puerto Rico in San Juan, Puerto Rico Initial thoughts: NC State is hardly a lock to win this event. The Wolfpack will be getting all the preseason prais...

    Blog | July 26, 2012
  11. 3-point shot: Jim Baron's fight with URI

    Andy Katz

    1.New Canisius coach Jim Baron says he's in a bitter fight to get all his compensation due for his final two years after he was fired in March from Rhode Island. He said he has three lawyers working on the matter. A URI spokesperson said he had not ...

    Blog | July 23, 2012
  12. 3-point shot: BracketBusters tonight

    Andy Katz

    1. The BracketBusters pairings will be unveiled at 6:30 p.m. ET on ESPNU Monday night. I have no idea what they will be but I'm on the show to discuss the Feb. 17-19 event. I've bounced around plenty of pairings and here are my top four: Saint Mary's...

    Blog | January 30, 2012
  13. Rick Pitino of Louisville Cardinals -- Big East should add Memphi...

    Andy Katz

    Louisville coach Rick Pitino is actively lobbying the Big East Conference and its member schools to add Memphis and Temple to the conference, regardless of whether or not the Big East adds Central Florida, Houston or SMU.

    Story | Conversation | October 26, 2011
  14. Undefeated Cincinnati Bearcats defend nonconference schedule

    Andy Katz

    Cincinnati coach Mick Cronin has heard the criticism about his "soft" schedule. But he wants to make this point clear: He did go on the road. The Bearcats played two true road games -- at MAC schools Toledo and Miami (Ohio). That's two more than fou...

    Blog | Conversation | January 03, 2011
  15. Previewing Saturday in Providence

    Andy Katz

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- What I'm looking forward to seeing Saturday: Saint Mary's (10) vs. Villanova (2), 1:05 p.m. How much trouble will Omar Samhan be for Villanova up front? I'm interested to see if Mouphtaou Yarou and Maurice Sutton can handle...

    Blog | March 20, 2010
  16. NCAA tournament: What happened to the Big East on Day 1?

    Andy Katz

    On a day when the mighty Big East went 1-3, a pair of league powers were humbled in Providence by teams from the NEC and the MAC. One squeaked by and another was run out of the gym. How did it happen?

    Story | Conversation | March 18, 2010