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  1. Rick Pitino to coach against son Richard Pitino in 2014 Armed For...

    Andy Katz

    Louisville coach Rick Pitino and Minnesota coach Richard Pitino will play a unique father-son game in next season's Armed Forces Classic at the Coast Guard Academy's United States Air Station Borinquen in Puerto Rico.

    Story | Conversation | December 18, 2013
  2. 3-point shot: Dynamic recruiting duo?

    Andy Katz

    1. Tyus Jones was consistent in his plan of going to school with friend and fellow top-3 ESPN 100 player Jahlil Okafor when I talked to him after our ESPNU coverage of an AAU event Wednesday night at the HP Fieldhouse at the ESPN Wide World of Sports...

    Blog | July 25, 2013
  3. 3-point shot: Read your contracts

    Andy Katz

    1. The fallout from Kent State winning a $1.2 million settlement from former coach Geno Ford for leaving for Bradley may make coaches re-read their contracts very carefully. According to one prominent coaching agent, "coaches will be forced to struct...

    Blog | July 18, 2013
  4. NCAA basketball rules committee approves more replays for out of ...

    Andy Katz

    The NCAA men's basketball rules committee couldn't get enough support to even vote on reducing the 35-second shot clock but introduced more replay at the end of regulation and overtime for out-of-bounds and shot-clock violation calls.

    Story | Conversation | May 09, 2013
  5. 3-point shot: New league's shining moment

    Andy Katz

    1. New American Athletic Conference commissioner Mike Aresco relished the moment Monday night as one of his teams -- for this season and, yes, for next -- won a national title. He was guaranteed of another heading into the women's final Tuesday night...

    Blog | April 10, 2013
  6. 3-point shot: No hurry on NBA decisions

    Andy Katz

    1. The NCAA's random date of April 16 to declare for the NBA draft isn't pressuring a number of players into making quick decisions. Coaches are now savvy to the date as being meaningless. That's why Gonzaga's Kelly Olynyk may wait to decide until th...

    Blog | April 04, 2013
  7. Minnesota Golden Gophers reach agreement with Richard Pitino

    Andy Katz

    Minnesota is close to finalizing a deal with Florida International coach Richard Pitino, multiple sources told ESPN.com.

    Story | Conversation | April 03, 2013
  8. 3-point shot: Good coaches hard to land

    Andy Katz

    1. UCLA, USC and Minnesota are finding out what Oregon and others have discovered in how difficult it is to extract coaches from good situations. On the surface the jobs are perceived as better jobs than what some of these coaches currently have, but...

    Blog | March 29, 2013
  9. Fred Hoiberg agrees to new deal to stay with Iowa State Cyclones

    Andy Katz

    Iowa State Cyclones coach Fred Hoiberg turned down Minnesota and elected to stay with his alma mater Thursday night, agreeing to a new contract.

    Story | Conversation | March 28, 2013
  10. 3-point shot: Coaching carousel whirls

    Andy Katz

    1. Minnesota coveted VCU's Shaka Smart, but his former boss, current Golden Gophers athletic director Norwood Teague, couldn't convince Smart to come to the Twin Cities (he should know Smart is loyal to VCU) for the head-coaching job from which Tubby...

    Blog | March 28, 2013
  11. Shaka Smart to remain coach of VCU Rams

    Andy Katz

    Shaka Smart is staying at VCU, spurning overtures from UCLA and Minnesota as the top target for both schools.

    Story | Conversation | March 27, 2013
  12. 3-point shot: Let staff know before public

    Andy Katz

    1. Tubby Smith and his staff had no idea they were about to be fired Monday morning as they sat in a staff meeting at 10 a.m. going over recruiting, offseason workout plans and evaluations of the Gophers' loss to Florida the previous day. Members of ...

    Blog | March 27, 2013
  13. 3-point shot: Place for Aaron Craft in NBA?

    Andy Katz

    1. Michigan sophomore guard Trey Burke has nothing but respect for Ohio State guard Aaron Craft. Craft defended Burke as well as any player has in his brief career. Burke said Craft wouldn't let him use any screens. Michigan coach John Beilein contin...

    Blog | January 18, 2013
  14. Loss leaves Gophers grasping for answers

    Andy Katz

    MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesota can no longer blame injuries and defections for the Golden Gophers' sudden issues. Blaming the competition doesn't fly, either. Minnesota probably shouldn't win at Indiana (Wisconsin did) or beat Michigan at home (Ohio ...

    Blog | January 18, 2013
  15. 3-point shot: Boyle's convo with top ref

    Andy Katz

    1. Colorado coach Tad Boyle did follow up with Ed Rush, the Pac-12 coordinator of basketball officials, after last Thursday's controversial overtime victory for Arizona. Rush publicly defended the officials' call on overturning Sabatino Chen's 3-poin...

    Blog | January 08, 2013
  16. 3-point shot: Coaches should be on watch

    Andy Katz

    1. Coaches are under more scrutiny from the NCAA, conferences and their administration than at any other time in the sport's history. The NCAA is pushing to suspend and penalize coaches if there are violations by them or their staff and conferences h...

    Blog | December 14, 2012