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  1. Andy Katz's Daily Word: Wins help Oklahoma Sooners gain confidenc...

    Andy Katz

    Oklahoma pulled off a solid coaching hire when it brought Lon Kruger back to the Big 12 to replace Jeff Capel. How so? Kruger can be labeled as a bit bland, but he has been remarkably consistent wherever he has been, which includes stops at Kansas ...

    Blog | Conversation | December 20, 2011
  2. 10 observations from Big 12 Media Day

    Andy Katz

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Here are some observations after spending Thursday at Big 12 media day: 1. Texas freshman Myck Kabongo is going to be successful. How do I know without seeing him play a single college game? Just call it a hunch. Kabongo was in...

    Blog | October 21, 2011
  3. College-to-NBA coaching pipeline dries up -- college basketball

    Andy Katz

    The Cleveland Cavaliers made a highly publicized play for Michigan State coach Tom Izzo in June 2010, but Izzo turned down a lucrative financial offer to stay with the Spartans. A year later, Minnesota Timberwolves general manager David Kahn asked a...

    Blog | Conversation | July 06, 2011
  4. Andy Katz's Daily Word: Assessing the underclassmen decisions wit...

    Andy Katz

    NEW YORK -- You can blame it on poor advice, workouts, injuries, the NCAA's very early early-entry withdrawal date or whatever else you might choose. But it's hard not to think about the players who came out early and went undrafted Thursday night....

    Blog | Conversation | June 25, 2010
  5. Andy Katz's Daily Word: Texas' Rick Barnes and Oklahoma's Jeff Ca...

    Andy Katz

    The calls from NBA teams have come into Texas coach Rick Barnes and Oklahoma coach Jeff Capel asking for answers. And the response has been clear. There was nothing secret about why Avery Bradley didn't play the point for the Longhorns. And no, ac...

    Blog | Conversation | June 22, 2010
  6. Purdue beats West Virginia Mountaineers, adding to Boilermakers' ...

    Andy Katz

    With a group of sturdy upperclassmen leading the way, Purdue dominated West Virginia in a battle of unbeatens.

    Story | Conversation | January 01, 2010
  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. Blake Griffin calls going to Los Angeles Clippers 'a great opport...

    Andy Katz

    Oklahoma's Blake Griffin calls Los Angeles "a great opportunity" if the Clippers take him with the first pick.

    Story | Conversation | May 19, 2009
  9. Andy Katz: Kansas Jayhawks top the initial 2009-10 Top 25

    Andy Katz

    There will be plenty of movement between now and November, but Kansas tops next season's initial Top 25.

    Story | Conversation | April 10, 2009
  10. Andy Katz: Oklahoma waits on Blake Griffin's draft decision

    Andy Katz

    DETROIT -- Blake Griffin's parents got back to Oklahoma from the Elite Eight loss in Memphis to find their answering machine was full. Tommy and Gail Griffin said agents had flooded the phone line, ready to pounce. There were also calls for Taylor G...

    Blog | Conversation | April 03, 2009
  11. NCAA tournament: Close-knit family keeps Blake Griffin grounded

    Andy Katz

    National player of the year? Future No. 1 overall draft pick? An agent's dream, right? Maybe so. But good luck penetrating the wall Blake Griffin's family has set up to avoid such distractions.

    Story | Conversation | March 24, 2009
  12. NCAA tournament: Andy Katz breaks down the South

    Andy Katz

    From the best player to the hottest team, Andy Katz breaks down the South Regional.

    Story | Conversation | March 16, 2009
  13. Andy Katz: Injury won't affect Blake Griffin, NCAA seed

    Andy Katz

    Oklahoma coach Jeff Capel said Tuesday that he hopes to have sophomore forward Blake Griffin available for Saturday's game at Texas Tech. Capel said if it were up to Griffin he would have played against Kansas on Monday night. "He's getting b...

    Blog | Conversation | February 24, 2009
  14. Where does Alabama go from here?

    Andy Katz

    Sometime over the weekend, after Alabama had lost to Kentucky on Saturday, Mark Gottfried met with his family and at least one close friend to discuss his next move. The best move it turned out was to resign, leave on his own terms and hope to land ...

    Blog | Conversation | January 27, 2009
  15. Early entrants leave teams playing the waiting game

    Andy Katz

    With the deadline for college underclassmen to declare for the NBA now past, teams can take stock of what their rosters will look like in 2008-09. But it's not easy, since many players are just testing the waters and could return to school, writes Andy Katz.

    Story | Conversation | April 28, 2008
  16. 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