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  1. Andy Katz: BracketBusters is crucial for these six

    Andy Katz

    Recent struggles and key injuries have suddenly put a few mid-majors on the bubble. For those teams -- along with a few looking for one more committee-impressing win -- BracketBusters couldn't come at a more perfect time.

    Story | Conversation | February 20, 2009
  2. Mason's Final Four run no help to elite mid-majors

    Andy Katz

    Despite George Mason's Final Four run, or perhaps because of it, elite mid-majors still can't get anyone to play them on their courts, Andy Katz writes.

    Story | Conversation | September 26, 2006
  3. History is not on George Mason's side

    Andy Katz

    No mid-major team has advanced to the Final Four since 1979. History won't be on George Mason's side when the No. 11 seed Patriots take on Big East powerhouse UConn on Sunday, writes Andy Katz.

    Story | Conversation | March 25, 2006
  4. More non-I-A football schools have Final Four chance

    Andy Katz

    The mid-majors have an unusually good shot to land a team in Indy. Can they work through the distractions and pressure to get there?

    Story | Conversation | March 20, 2006
  5. Tournament perfect stage for mid-majors to shine

    Andy Katz

    Again and again, the mid-majors are proving they belong. Just look at Thursday's results.

    Story | Conversation | March 17, 2005
  6. Top mid-majors face schedule quandaries

    Andy Katz

    RPI? Old news. It's the non-league scheduling that the committee is focusing on now more than ever.

    Story | Conversation | November 12, 2004
  7. Not invited? Blame conferences

    Andy Katz

    Declare the final Saturday in February a non-conference day for all mid-majors and Bracket Buster Saturday would be flawless.

    Story | Conversation | September 09, 2003
  8. Look back, look ahead: Mountain West

    Andy Katz

    There is nothing mid-major about San Diego State, New Mexico, UNLV and at times a few others in the Mountain West Conference. The capacity of their arenas, the coaching salaries, the money put into the programs and the ability to buy nonconference ga...

    Blog | April 28, 2014
  9. Siena coach Jimmy Patsos a MAAC guy -- college basketball

    Andy Katz

    Editor's Note: All week ESPN.com is taking a look at new faces in new places. As part of our coverage, Andy Katz will be diving into the mid-major ranks to profile a first-year coach each day. If Loyola (Md.) had stayed in the MAAC, Jimmy Patsos woul...

    Blog | Conversation | August 30, 2013
  10. No regret for Matthew Graves at South Alabama -- college basketba...

    Andy Katz

    Editor's Note: All week ESPN.com is taking a look at new faces in new places. As part of our coverage, Andy Katz will be diving into the mid-major ranks to profile a first-year coach each day. Matthew Graves had no idea Brad Stevens would leave for...

    Blog | Conversation | August 29, 2013
  11. Hofstra coach Joe Mihalich back in his comfort zone -- college ba...

    Andy Katz

    Editor's Note: All week ESPN.com is taking a look at new faces in new places. As part of our coverage, Andy Katz will be diving into the mid-major ranks to profile a first-year coach each day. Joe Mihalich had a flight out of Atlanta back to Western ...

    Blog | Conversation | August 28, 2013
  12. Ray Giacoletti wants to make Drake Bulldogs the Gonzaga of the Mi...

    Andy Katz

    Editor's Note: All week ESPN.com is taking a look at new faces in new places. As part of our coverage, Andy Katz will be diving into the mid-major ranks to profile a first-year coach each day. Wichita State is coming off a Final Four appearance and...

    Blog | Conversation | August 27, 2013
  13. After an interesting journey, Reggie Theus back in the college ra...

    Andy Katz

    Editor's Note: All week ESPN.com is taking a look at new faces in new places. As part of our coverage, Andy Katz will be diving into the mid-major ranks to profile a different first-year coach each day. Finally, Reggie Theus can talk about a team aga...

    Blog | Conversation | August 26, 2013
  14. 3-point shot: Cracking down on 'mid-major'

    Andy Katz

    1. The NCAA selection committee met in Grapevine, Texas, at the NCAA convention Wednesday and had to come up with some quirky new rules for the selection-committee chair after Xavier athletic director Mike Bobinski announced he is leaving for the sam...

    Blog | January 17, 2013
  15. Atlantic 10 race will run through Philadelphia - men's college ba...

    Andy Katz

    BROOKLYN, N.Y. -- There are storylines aplenty in the Atlantic 10 this season, led by Saint Louis trying to recover from Rick Majerus' absence and the arrival of mid-major darlings Butler and VCU to create the greatest depth in the league's history. ...

    Blog | Conversation | October 15, 2012
  16. World University Games roster displays some mid-major love

    Andy Katz

    The final two cuts were made in Colorado Springs for the World University Games team, and the unlucky pair was Connecticut's Shabazz Napier and West Virginia transfer Aaric Murray. Among those cut earlier in the week were Yancy Gates (Cincinnati), Jo...

    Blog | Conversation | August 04, 2011