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  1. Kevin Ollie signs five-year contract with Connecticut Huskies

    Andy Katz

    Coach Kevin Ollie of reigning national champion UConn has signed a new five-year contract worth $2.8 million a year, with incentives that can push it to $3 million per season.

    Story | Conversation | May 22, 2014
  2. 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
  3. UConn Huskies, Duke Blue Devils to play each other at Meadowlands...

    Andy Katz

    National champion UConn and Duke are finalizing an agreement to play at the Meadowlands in New Jersey on a date just prior to Christmas, both schools confirmed to ESPN.com.

    Story | Conversation | April 23, 2014
  4. Weekend homework: Life in the Valley

    Andy Katz

    Wichita State had an epic comeback at Missouri State a week ago. That may just be the beginning of the grind in the Missouri Valley for one of the national title contenders. The Shockers will get everyone's best shot. This is Gonzaga in the ...

    Blog | January 17, 2014
  5. 3-point shot: Coaches must use influence

    Andy Katz

    1. Former Oregon coach Ernie Kent was hired in an executive role with the National Association of Basketball Coaches. Kent said Monday his goal is to grow the game, about which he said has been "very passionate since he was out of coaching." He said ...

    Blog | September 24, 2013
  6. Former UTEP signee Isaac Hamilton denied release from national le...

    Andy Katz

    Former UTEP signee Isaac Hamilton was denied a waiver by the National Letter of Intent committee and cannot play in the 2013-14 season, his father, Greg, told ESPN.com on Friday.

    Story | Conversation | September 06, 2013
  7. 3-point shot: NCAA's flawed Rutgers logic

    Andy Katz

    1. The NCAA has lacked consistency on granting waivers, whether for an ill relative, in the wake of a coaching firing, following an NCAA violation or any other issue. But the national office cannot, rationally, be inconsistent on waivers when it deal...

    Blog | August 22, 2013
  8. 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
  9. UTEP coach Tim Floyd denies release for Isaac Hamilton

    Andy Katz

    UTEP coach Tim Floyd said Monday he isn't going to release Isaac Hamilton and that there has been tampering.

    Story | Conversation | July 22, 2013
  10. 3-point shot: Marcus Smart earning respect

    Andy Katz

    1. Oklahoma State's Marcus Smart is having quite a summer and being rewarded for his service. His efforts will play well with the USA men's national team and ultimately earn him unlimited respect among NBA personnel decision makers. Smart decided to ...

    Blog | July 17, 2013
  11. 3-point shot: National team fails to medal

    Andy Katz

    1. The USA's World University Games team will go down as a disappointment for failing to medal in Kazan, Russia. But the intent was to put together a team, not a collection of all-stars. That's exactly what was done in forming the squad. The staff of...

    Blog | July 15, 2013
  12. Billy Donovan breaks down the Team USA roster - college basketbal...

    Andy Katz

    The FIBA U-19 World Championships may not resonate here at home, but the goal of winning gold has never been more explicit within USA basketball. As the seriousness of the men's national team has taken on a new level in the last eight years, the juni...

    Blog | Conversation | June 20, 2013
  13. 3-point shot: Self raving about Selden

    Andy Katz

    1. Kansas coach Bill Self said every newcomer but Andrew Wiggins is on campus and in summer school. He said Wiggins' summer plans are still unresolved. Wiggins may play for the Canadian National team or may not. He is expected on campus soon. Self is...

    Blog | June 07, 2013
  14. 3-point shot: SEC aims for tourney roots

    Andy Katz

    1. The SEC is constantly looking for consistency as a league in college basketball; football has never been the issue. Kentucky and Florida are regular national players, but the rest of the league has struggled. One thing it needs is a destination fo...

    Blog | May 29, 2013
  15. National team has invigorated Krzyzewski

    Andy Katz

    Had he never accepted the head coaching job of the USA men's basketball national team in 2005, Duke's Mike Krzyzewski might have been considering retirement right about now. Farfetched? Maybe, maybe not. Being the leader of the national team ha...

    Blog | May 23, 2013
  16. 3-point shot: USA hoops on solid ground

    Andy Katz

    1. The commitment to USA basketball at the junior national team level is at an unprecedented level. Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim, who chairs the junior national team committee, said Wednesday that the consistency of coaches and players was never done i...

    Blog | May 23, 2013