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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. Kentucky Wildcats transfer Ryan Harrow can play with Georgia Stat...

    Andy Katz

    Georgia State's chances to be a contender in the Sun Belt took a huge step forward with the NCAA's decision Wednesday to grant Kentucky transfer point guard Ryan Harrow immediate eligibility.

    Story | Conversation | July 17, 2013
  3. Louisiana-Lafayette's Elfrid Payton strikes Team USA gold - colle...

    Andy Katz

    If Elfrid Payton ends up in the first round of the NBA draft at some point in the next two years, he can thank Louisiana-Lafayette coach Bob Marlin. The number of advocates for Payton was zero before Marlin pushed. The junior-to-be was known in the ...

    Blog | Conversation | June 19, 2013
  4. 3-point shot: No hurry on NBA decisions

    Andy Katz

    1. The NCAA's random date of April 16 to declare for the NBA draft isn't pressuring a number of players into making quick decisions. Coaches are now savvy to the date as being meaningless. That's why Gonzaga's Kelly Olynyk may wait to decide until th...

    Blog | April 04, 2013
  5. 3-point shot: N.Y. in play for ACC tourney

    Andy Katz

    1. Duke athletic director Kevin White said Monday the ACC will likely continue to keep the tournament in Greensboro, N.C. But White said the ACC should look to New York -- Madison Square Garden or Brooklyn -- at some point in a rotation of tournamen...

    Blog | March 12, 2013
  6. Georgia State Panthers coach Ron Hunter -- 'We're an independent'...

    Andy Katz

    Georgia State coach Ron Hunter gathered his team together Tuesday and said it's essentially on its own next season.

    Story | Conversation | June 20, 2012
  7. 3-point shot: Colonial decision on Tuesday

    Andy Katz

    1. The Colonial Athletic Association will announce Tuesday if it has reversed course and allowed departing members Old Dominion (C-USA) and Georgia State (Sun Belt) to compete in the 2013 conference tournament, according to the league office. The CAA...

    Blog | June 19, 2012
  8. 3-point shot: Interesting times for CAA

    Andy Katz

    1. The Colonial Athletic Association will meet June 1-2 in Hilton Head, S.C., and the site of the 2013 tournament is expected to be a hot topic. Drexel coach Bruiser Flint said he could see the tournament moving to Baltimore, out of Virginia Commonwe...

    Blog | May 16, 2012
  9. Big West reconsiders Boise State for all non-football sports

    Andy Katz

    The Big West may have indirectly helped keep Big East football together for the short term by reversing its December decision to consider Boise State for membership in all other sports.

    Story | Conversation | May 15, 2012
  10. UNC Charlotte 49ers decline offer from Sun Belt Conference, sourc...

    Andy Katz

    The UNC Charlotte 49ers have declined an offer to join the Sun Belt Conference, according to a source. The 49ers are eyeing a bid to Conference USA, the source said.

    Story | Conversation | May 01, 2012
  11. Dominique Ferguson is glad to move on

    Andy Katz

    Florida International forward Dominique Ferguson's plan was to transfer to a school closer to his Indianapolis home. He wanted to be near his family and said he needed smaller classes and more academic attention to succeed. He said he made his tra...

    Blog | April 26, 2012
  12. 3-point shot: Calipari keeps staff together

    Andy Katz

    1. Kentucky coach John Calipari said Tuesday afternoon that Rod Strickland, a director of basketball operations, would be staying with the Wildcats and not heading to work for Larry Brown at SMU. Calipari said his entire coaching staff will remain in...

    Blog | April 25, 2012
  13. 3-point shot: Irish wait on eligibility ruling

    Andy Katz

    1.Notre Dame coach Mike Brey said there was no decision yet on whether seniors Scott Martin and Tim Abromaitis will receive a sixth season of eligibility. Martin and Abromaitis each have had knee injuries. Martin played in three total seasons -- the...

    Blog | April 11, 2012
  14. Sun Belt adding Georgia State for fall of 2013

    Andy Katz

    The Sun Belt will add Georgia State Monday for the fall of 2013 in the first move by new commissioner Karl Benson to keep the conference in the chase for Division I relevance.

    Story | Conversation | April 08, 2012
  15. 3-point shot: BYU an extremely tough 14

    Andy Katz

    1. The selection committee said BYU and Iona were 14 seeds because of the need to have the Cougars play into a Thursday-Saturday regional if they won. But they also wanted to make sure the Cougars weren't near a WCC team or out West (too far to trave...

    Blog | March 14, 2012
  16. 3-point shot: Illinois' Weber a beaten man

    Andy Katz

    1. Illinois coach Bruce Weber has had multiple chances to leave. In hindsight, he should have gone. Weber will get paid millions if he's out at season's end. His comments after Wednesday's home loss to Purdue sounded like those of a defeated coach. I...

    Blog | February 16, 2012