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  1. 3-point shot: Obama honors UNC's Smith

    Andy Katz

    1. The Presidential Medal of Freedom award for former North Carolina coach Dean Smith was an honor well deserved. The recognition by President Barack Obama, like those before him since President John F. Kennedy created the award, is meant to be for i...

    Blog | August 09, 2013
  2. Ernie Banks, Dean Smith to get Presidential Medal of Freedom awar...

    Andy Katz

    President Barack Obama announced Thursday that Hall of Famers Ernie Banks and Dean Smith are among those who will receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

    Story | Conversation | August 08, 2013
  3. Oregon State's Craig Robinson balances basketball, politics -- me...

    Andy Katz

    Oregon State coach Craig Robinson is used to balancing politics and basketball. The Beavers just returned from Spain, and Robinson headed to the Democratic National Convention to speak about his sister, first lady Michelle Obama.

    Blog | Conversation | September 07, 2012
  4. Florida Gators to play Georgetown Hoyas on U.S. naval ship

    Andy Katz

    Florida will play Georgetown on a ship off the coast of Jacksonville, Fla. on Nov. 9.

    Story | Conversation | June 15, 2012
  5. President Obama picks UNC-UK rematch

    Andy Katz

    WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama wanted to show British Prime Minister David Cameron something that America has come to love. March Madness. So he took him aboard Air Force One to Dayton, Ohio, for the first of Tuesday's First Four games: a...

    Blog | March 14, 2012
  6. Rain won't force Carrier Classic below deck

    Andy Katz

    Editor's Note: For Dana O'Neil's game preview, click here. Also, check out a historic photo gallery of basketball being played on aircraft carriers for decades, including a WWII-era shot of a future President. SAN DIEGO -- A number of sailors, som...

    Blog | November 11, 2011
  7. President Barack Obama fills out NCAA tournament bracket at White...

    Andy Katz

    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- In 2010, President Barack Obama went chalk when he picked pre-tournament favorite Kansas to win the national championship. But the Jayhawks bowed out in the second round in a stunning loss to Northern Iowa. Nevertheless, the p...

    Blog | Conversation | March 16, 2011
  8. Mr. Katz goes to Washington

    Andy Katz

    President Barack Obama went chalk, as in Rock Chalk, in his annual presidential picks. Obama stressed the importance of experience and guard play in selecting Kansas over Kentucky, whom he challenged to play in the championship game when he called...

    Blog | March 17, 2010
  9. Andy Katz: Returning talent still the key for North Carolina Tar ...

    Andy Katz

    Defending national champ North Carolina lost four key players and picked up plenty of highly acclaimed freshmen. But as Monday's win over FIU demonstrated, the returning talent is still the key for UNC.

    Story | Conversation | November 09, 2009
  10. Andy Katz: Inspired drawings turn into art show for University of...

    Andy Katz

    California's Jamal Boykin was sitting idle in the Spokane airport, on the way to Seattle in between the Bears' two Washington road games, when he saw a magazine photo of then President-elect Barack Obama. He tore out half the picture and started dr...

    Blog | Conversation | May 06, 2009
  11. NCAA Tournament: Barack Obama shares his bracket picks - Baracket...

    Andy Katz

    In an ESPN.com exclusive, Andy Katz was granted access to President Obama as he filled out his bracket at the White House.

    Story | Conversation | March 18, 2009
  12. Craig Robinson's exposure expands through Barack Obama

    Andy Katz

    Craig Robinson is grateful for the exposure his Oregon State basketball team is getting through the success of his brother-in-law, Barack Obama, but the coach is hoping his own success comes from bringing the Beavers out of the Pac-10's basement, writes Andy Katz.

    Story | Conversation | October 27, 2008
  13. Brown coach Robinson coaching brother-in-law Obama, too

    Andy Katz

    Craig Robinson has plenty to worry about with his own Brown team, but this offseason he's immersed himself in his brother-in-law's politics as well, writes Andy Katz.

    Story | Conversation | September 13, 2007