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  1. UConn Huskies and Kevin Ollie in talks to double coach's pay

    Andy Katz

    UConn coach Kevin Ollie and the university are in negotiations to double his salary after Ollie led the Huskies to the national championship in April, a source with direct knowledge told ESPN on Friday.

    Story | Conversation | May 02, 2014
  2. Louisville Cardinals prepare to defend national championship -- c...

    Andy Katz

    Louisville is losing key players from its championship team, but the talent the Cardinals bring back makes them capable of a repeat, writes Andy Katz.

    Blog | Conversation | July 24, 2013
  3. College hoops must build off title game

    Andy Katz

    ATLANTA -- That's what we all want. That's what the sport needs and craves. What Louisville and Michigan did Monday night in the national championship game must be duplicated for college basketball to thrive. Officials need to find ways to incr...

    Blog | April 09, 2013
  4. For Luke Hancock, a blaze of glory

    Andy Katz

    ATLANTA -- Luke Hancock wouldn't let go of the national championship trophy. He had it in his arms at the podium. He carried it with him down to do more interviews. He walked back to the locker room, clutching it close to him. The national titl...

    Blog | April 09, 2013
  5. 2013 Final Four - Michigan and Louisville showed us how good coll...

    Andy Katz

    With good pace and freedom of movement, Michigan-Louisville set the style of play that the rest of college basketball needs to adopt, writes Andy Katz.

    Blog | Conversation | April 09, 2013
  6. Sizing up the remaining unbeatens -- college basketball

    Andy Katz

    The beauty of the college basketball regular season is that a team can lose a few games and still be in fine position for a national championship run. But there is always an allure about those who enter their conference season unblemished to see ho...

    Blog | Conversation | December 27, 2012
  7. Butler has plenty of options to replace Hopkins -- men's college ...

    Andy Katz

    Butler's Brad Stevens has coached within minutes of winning two national championship games, but he hasn't had to dismiss one player during his five-year career as a head coach. Until now. The decision to dump starting guard Chrishawn Hopkins t...

    Blog | Conversation | September 13, 2012
  8. What's next for Duke, NCAA in Lance Thomas case? -- men's college...

    Andy Katz

    Duke and the NCAA each told ESPN.com this week that they are working together to get as much information as possible on the Lance Thomas situation. Thomas, a starter on the Blue Devils' 2010 national championship team, is being sued by a New York jew...

    Blog | Conversation | September 12, 2012
  9. What's next? Calipari seeks perfection

    Andy Katz

    NEW ORLEANS -- The questions will stop now about whether John Calipari can win the final game, the national championship. So what's next for him? "Before I leave coaching, I would like to coach an undefeated team," Calipari told ESPN after Mon...

    Blog | April 03, 2012
  10. Lamb finishes season with lion-like effort

    Andy Katz

    NEW ORLEANS -- Doron Lamb made quite an impression on John Calipari -- in August. "He's our best basketball player," Calipari said on Aug. 8 to ESPN.com. "[Doron] can take the pressure off those freshmen so they don't have to be anyone else b...

    Blog | April 03, 2012
  11. Andy Katz's Daily Word: Calipari has his title, now he wants unde...

    Andy Katz

    NEW ORLEANS -- The questions will stop now about whether John Calipari can win the final game, the national championship. So what's next for him? "Before I leave coaching, I would like to coach an undefeated team," Calipari told ESPN after Monday n...

    Blog | Conversation | April 02, 2012
  12. Gleaning some insight from KU-UK Part I

    Andy Katz

    NEW ORLEANS -- Kansas versus Kentucky was the undercard on Nov. 15, the junior varsity game at the Champions Classic. Now, they are playing for the title. That night in New York at Madison Square Garden was all about Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski an...

    Blog | April 01, 2012
  13. Title game a contest of similar rivals

    Andy Katz

    NEW ORLEANS -- Kentucky and Kansas are the two winningest programs in college basketball. They are also two of the most similar, at least since John Calipari and Bill Self took over at the respective schools. They have competed against each oth...

    Blog | April 01, 2012
  14. Andy Katz's Daily Word: Syracuse Orange persevere through off-cou...

    Andy Katz

    Syracuse is going to take the No. 1 ranking into the New Year. The Orange may not hold it throughout the Big East season, but they will not be going away. This team will be in the thick of the chase for a No. 1 seed and a national championship in ...

    Blog | Conversation | December 23, 2011
  15. Coaches react to conference shake-up

    Andy Katz

    Jim Boeheim and Roy Williams squared off in the 2003 national championship game. Now the Hall of Famers will face each other as ... conference opponents? Get used to the sound, college basketball fans. As confusing as it might be, there's a new...

    Blog | September 18, 2011
  16. Ronald Nored prepared to lead rebuilding Butler Bulldogs -- colle...

    Andy Katz

    Fellow backcourt mate Shelvin Mack left a year early for the NBA. Matt Howard, Shawn Vanzant and Zach Hahn all finished their eligibility after helping Butler to consecutive national championship games. That means Butler is Ronald Nored's team to l...

    Blog | Conversation | August 22, 2011