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  1. Michigan State Spartans, Kansas Jayhawks among participants in ne...

    Andy Katz

    The final two Armed Forces Classic series for the current five-year cycle could prove to be the most dynamic since the initial idea was hatched after the game on the USS Carl Vinson on 11-11-11.

    Story | Conversation | November 13, 2014
  2. Several high profile teams heading to Bahamas in August

    Andy Katz

    NCAA men's basketball teams are allowed to go on a foreign trip every four years but rarely have so many high-major programs gone to the same location within a few weeks of each other like what will occur in August in the Bahamas.

    Story | Conversation | June 12, 2014
  3. Teams moving from Big East to ACC know what to expect -- college ...

    Andy Katz

    Although they haven't played one game in the ACC yet, Pitt, Syracuse and Notre Dame know what to expect. Their new league has the potential to be just as rugged as the one they left.

    Story | Conversation | July 10, 2013
  4. Cincinnati Bearcats, Pittsburgh Panthers to face off in Jimmy V C...

    Andy Katz

    Cincinnati and Pitt will meet on Dec. 17 in the Jimmy V Classic at Madison Square Garden as one of two high-profile games in the a

    Story | Conversation | June 05, 2013
  5. ACC gets it right with new scheduling format -- men's college bas...

    Andy Katz

    If anyone was wondering whether 15 schools could agree and get along in the new ACC, all they had to do was check the reaction to the new primary partners released Wednesday. There was an unusual consensus. Every school was pleased. The ACC had to...

    Blog | Conversation | October 04, 2012
  6. Andy Katz: Notre Dame will be in ACC hoops title mix

    Andy Katz

    ACC men's basketball coaches wanted the league to expand to an even 16 teams, but adding Notre Dame as the conference's 15th member significantly strengthens the ACC's basketball brand, says Andy Katz.

    Story | Conversation | September 12, 2012
  7. Pittsburgh Panthers traveled far for their new 7-foot giant Steve...

    Andy Katz

    A few years ago, Pittsburgh coach Jamie Dixon sent his assistant Tom Herrion to New Zealand to see if Rob Loe was worth a scholarship offer. Loe, who eventually landed at Saint Louis, had interest from others, "but Jamie heard about this young kid d...

    Blog | Conversation | September 05, 2012
  8. Conferences have differing views on how to handle departing schoo...

    Andy Katz

    When it came to bylaws about departing teams, the Horizon, Colonial and America East didn't buckle. There are consequences that come along with a departure. Being ineligible for the conference tournament is one of them for these leagues. Butler (Hor...

    Blog | Conversation | July 06, 2012
  9. Billy Donovan breaks down the gold-winning U18 roster -- men's co...

    Andy Katz

    The gold medal won by the USA men's under-18 team in Brazil last week will reverberate across a number of college campuses in the fall. The players who won gold -- the majority of whom are set to begin their freshman seasons -- will benefit from the...

    Blog | Conversation | June 29, 2012
  10. Syracuse Orange unhappy to play in SEC-Big East Challenge

    Andy Katz

    The divorce between Syracuse, Pittsburgh and the Big East continues to be messy as the league and the two departing schools are now embroiled in another controversy: the SEC-Big East Challenge.

    Story | Conversation | June 01, 2012
  11. 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
  12. Central Michigan Chippewas transfer Trey Zeigler chooses Pittsbur...

    Andy Katz

    Pittsburgh pulled off a huge recruiting coup to start the ACC in the fall of 2013 when Central Michigan guard Trey Zeigler chose the Panthers over Duke and UCLA on Saturday.

    Story | Conversation | April 07, 2012
  13. Andy Katz's Daily Word: Pitt and Syracuse's ACC moves, NBA draft ...

    Andy Katz

    Quick hitters post-Final Four: • Pitt and Syracuse representatives won't be at the Big East meetings, but they will be at the ACC meetings in May. The respective coaches will be at the ACC meetings, too. When will the two schools join the AC...

    Blog | Conversation | April 04, 2012
  14. Jim Calhoun of Connecticut Huskies plans to return next Saturday,...

    Andy Katz

    Coach Jim Calhoun's plan is to return to coaching Connecticut for next Saturday's home finale against Pittsburgh, assuming Monday's back surgery goes without a hitch, according to a source with knowledge of his situation.

    Story | Conversation | February 25, 2012
  15. Healthy Pitt has opportunities to impress NCAA selection committe...

    Andy Katz

    Pitt coach Jamie Dixon didn't dismiss the Panthers' NCAA tournament chances even after his team lost eight straight games. And neither did the selection committee. They never do when it comes to ruling a team dead on arrival for the selection proces...

    Blog | Conversation | January 31, 2012
  16. Winners and losers from conference movements -- college basketbal...

    Andy Katz

    The fallout from the Big East's shakeup in football and basketball this week will continue for weeks, if not months or years. So after another week of changes, the basketball winners and losers can be summed up this way: Winner The Big West: G...

    Blog | Conversation | December 09, 2011