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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Nike schools commit to 16-team mega event in honor of Phil Knight...

    Andy Katz

    Michigan State athletic director Mark Hollis told ESPN.com that he has secured commitments from 16 schools to participate in a two-tournament event in honor of Nike co-founder Phil Knight's 80th birthday.

    Story | Conversation | August 16, 2012
  7. Video: Katz on MSU-UConn in Germany

    Andy Katz

    Michigan State and Connecticut have agreed to play in an unprecedented college basketball opener that will be held at an overseas military base on Friday, Nov. 9, prior to Veteran's Day. The Spartans and North Carolina played on the deck of an act...

    Blog | June 26, 2012
  8. Michigan State Spartans will face Connecticut Huskies Nov. 9 at a...

    Andy Katz

    Michigan State and Connecticut will play in a college basketball opener at an overseas military base on Nov. 9.

    Story | Conversation | June 26, 2012
  9. Men's NCAA tournament 2012 -- Selection committee did best to kee...

    Andy Katz

    The NCAA tournament selection committee stayed true to one facet of its new mantra: trying to keep teams in their region as much as possible.

    Story | Conversation | March 11, 2012
  10. 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
  11. Opposing coaches break down the 50 players on the Wooden Award wa...

    Andy Katz

    We asked rival coaches to assess each of the 50 players on the Wooden Award's preseason watch list.

    Story | Conversation | October 03, 2011
  12. Team USA U19 team doesn't medal, but benefits from experience -- ...

    Andy Katz

    All Greg McDermott needed to hear came right after the end of the FIBA U-19 World Championships in Latvia, when the gold-medal-winning coach from Lithuania explained that his team had a great four years together. "We've been together since June 20t...

    Blog | Conversation | July 11, 2011
  13. Andy Katz: Kentucky Wildcats will reload and contend again in 201...

    Andy Katz

    Andy Katz takes a (very) early look at the top 25 for 2011-12 and finds some familiar names at the top.

    Story | Conversation | April 06, 2011
  14. 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
  15. Andy Katz: Reactions vary to all-time rankings

    Andy Katz

    As the "ESPN College Basketball Encyclopedia" hits bookstores, the all-time program rankings by Jeff Sagarin are sure to generate some discussion. Some coaches have already gotten it started.

    Story | Conversation | October 05, 2009
  16. 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