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  1. Big East ponders conference scheduling with eye toward incoming t...

    Andy Katz

    The Big East will send out its annual straw poll to its coaches to get their preseason predictions about the strength of the league's teams to help put together next season's conference schedule. The league office said Syracuse's Jim Boeheim and Pit...

    Blog | Conversation | May 22, 2012
  2. News and notes on the ever-changing college landscape

    Andy Katz

    Here are some quick hitters during this crazy week in college sports ... • Villanova is trying to use its rising football program as a way to get in somewhere in the ACC or a Big 12/Big East hybrid. The school is hoping the Philadelphia mar...

    Blog | Conversation | September 20, 2011
  3. Notre Dame, UConn highlight Big East's early-season tournament su...

    Andy Katz

    The Big East was supposed to take a back seat to the Big Ten in the conference rankings. So far no other conference is close to the Big East -- at least in winning early season tournaments. The Big East has won six traditional tournaments (those w...

    Blog | Conversation | November 29, 2010
  4. Big East announces repeat opponents while schedule remains a work...

    Andy Katz

    While the Big East decided it won't change its tournament format for 2011, where and when its conference games will be played this season remains a long, drawn-out process. The Big East handles its 18-game conference schedule using a poll voted on b...

    Blog | Conversation | August 25, 2010
  5. UCLA men's basketball coach Ben Howland continues recruiting thro...

    Andy Katz

    Ben Howland's right side had been bothering him for about a week. But it wasn't pressing enough to keep him from traveling during a recruiting period. So, the UCLA men's basketball coach plugged on and flew to Portland and Detroit before coming back...

    Blog | Conversation | September 23, 2009
  6. Andy Katz: Which team has the toughest Big East slate?

    Andy Katz

    The Big East is in a difficult spot when it comes to scheduling. With 16 teams, the league can't ensure that its top teams will always play each other twice, as teams will play a home-and-home series with only three teams. Pitt and Connecticut did ...

    Blog | Conversation | July 02, 2009
  7. Star gazing: Looking ahead to the 2010 NBA draft crop

    Andy Katz

    Some tantalizing stars are returning to the college basketball galaxy next season. Which ones will shine the brightest and improve their stock for next year's NBA draft?

    Story | Conversation | June 26, 2009
  8. Andy Katz: Big East looking top-heavy entering league play

    Andy Katz

    As Big East play begins -- with the league looking more top-heavy than ever -- Andy Katz breaks down what each team needs to do to make the league's best case for a record 10 bids.

    Story | Conversation | December 27, 2008
  9. Andy Katz: Big East early season review

    Andy Katz

    The 2008-09 college basketball season is almost two months old. And the nonconference portion of the schedule is nearly complete. So it's time to take a look at where the Big East stands with conference play on the horizon.

    Story | Conversation | December 23, 2008
  10. Andy Katz: 10 things to watch in 2008-09

    Andy Katz

    With the new college basketball season set to tip off, Andy Katz highlights 10 things to watch, including games to keep an eye on, surprise teams and hidden gems.

    Story | Conversation | November 13, 2008
  11. Tar Heels will be overwhelming favorites to win it all

    Andy Katz

    With Tyler Hansbrough, Ty Lawson, Wayne Ellington and Danny Green, UNC is the early favorite to win it all. Here's the early 2008-09 Top 25, writes Andy Katz.

    Story | Conversation | June 17, 2008
  12. Big East bearing down for brutal 2008-09 season

    Andy Katz

    In this age of college players leaving early, the Big East didn't see many defections. And that's bad news for coaches in the mega-league, which will boast four Final Four favorites and 10 squads with realistic NCAA tournament hopes, writes Andy Katz.

    Story | Conversation | May 01, 2008
  13. Hook 'em Horns: Texas pre-preseason No. 1

    Andy Katz

    It's never too early to look ahead and try to predict the Top 25, and the Texas Longhorns are the pre-preseason No. 1, writes Andy Katz.

    Story | Conversation | April 09, 2008