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  1. Minnesota Golden Gophers reach agreement with Richard Pitino

    Andy Katz

    Minnesota is close to finalizing a deal with Florida International coach Richard Pitino, multiple sources told

    Story | Conversation | April 03, 2013
  2. 3-point shot: Misinformed draft decisions

    Andy Katz

    1. Anthony Bennett's decision to leave for the NBA was expected. The UNLV freshman forward will contend for a top five position in the draft. But Bennett is not the norm in this season's class of possible draft picks. A number of players are making d...

    Blog | April 02, 2013
  3. 3-point shot: Let staff know before public

    Andy Katz

    1. Tubby Smith and his staff had no idea they were about to be fired Monday morning as they sat in a staff meeting at 10 a.m. going over recruiting, offseason workout plans and evaluations of the Gophers' loss to Florida the previous day. Members of ...

    Blog | March 27, 2013
  4. 3-point shot: Place for Aaron Craft in NBA?

    Andy Katz

    1. Michigan sophomore guard Trey Burke has nothing but respect for Ohio State guard Aaron Craft. Craft defended Burke as well as any player has in his brief career. Burke said Craft wouldn't let him use any screens. Michigan coach John Beilein contin...

    Blog | January 18, 2013
  5. Loss leaves Gophers grasping for answers

    Andy Katz

    MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesota can no longer blame injuries and defections for the Golden Gophers' sudden issues. Blaming the competition doesn't fly, either. Minnesota probably shouldn't win at Indiana (Wisconsin did) or beat Michigan at home (Ohio ...

    Blog | January 18, 2013
  6. 3-point shot: Boyle's convo with top ref

    Andy Katz

    1. Colorado coach Tad Boyle did follow up with Ed Rush, the Pac-12 coordinator of basketball officials, after last Thursday's controversial overtime victory for Arizona. Rush publicly defended the officials' call on overturning Sabatino Chen's 3-poin...

    Blog | January 08, 2013
  7. Kentucky coach John Calipari has relished his time in Lexington -...

    Andy Katz

    In ESPN The Magazine, Andy Katz interviews Kentucky coach John Calipari about how much longer he'll be the Wildcats' coach.

    Story | Conversation | November 29, 2012
  8. 3-point shot: Frank Kaminsky turning heads

    Andy Katz

    1. Highly-touted freshman forward Sam Dekker will be a major factor for Wisconsin. But he's not the player who has wowed coach Bo Ryan during the first 10 days of official practice. Sophomore center Frank Kaminsky is the player who has caught Ryan's ...

    Blog | October 23, 2012
  9. Kentucky bounces to brink of Final Four

    Andy Katz

    ATLANTA -- What we saw Friday night was highly entertaining theater. Kentucky and Indiana, two members of an elite collection of iconic college basketball programs, gave us all an enjoyable watch in the Sweet 16. There was a pro mentality to th...

    Blog | March 24, 2012
  10. 3-point shot: Pac-12 suspensions on way?

    Andy Katz

    1. Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott told late Thursday night that the league will review the overtime scuffle between Oregon State and Arizona. Don't be surprised if there are some suspensions since the Pac-12 tends to be aggressive. Arizona'...

    Blog | January 13, 2012
  11. 3-point shot: Pitt's befuddling offense

    Andy Katz

    1.Pitt's inability to score more than 60 points in the past two games is befuddling. The Panthers were playing a possible NEC contender, note possible, in Wagner and then played one of the Big East's bottom third teams in Notre Dame. Yet the Panther...

    Blog | December 28, 2011
  12. Puerto Rico preview: WVU-Minnesota

    Andy Katz

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- Bob Huggins and Tubby Smith won't get too caught up in the hype of a tournament championship in mid-November. Neither needs the Puerto Rico Tip-Off trophy to establish momentum heading into December. By reaching Sunday nig...

    Blog | November 20, 2010
  13. Upstart Gophers make a statement vs. UNC

    Andy Katz

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- When Tubby Smith made the abrupt decision to leave Kentucky on his own terms and go to Minnesota in 2007, the question at hand was whether he could lead the Gophers to a championship. Last season, he directed a depleted ro...

    Blog | November 20, 2010
  14. Andy Katz's Daily Word: Finally settled, Minnesota Golden Gophers...

    Andy Katz

    Minnesota coach Tubby Smith is in a good place, best he's been in since his surprising move from Kentucky 3.5 years ago. He just finished 10 practices prepping for this week's three-game trip to Vancouver and two of his stars are rid of their pr...

    Blog | Conversation | August 31, 2010
  15. Coaching carousel chatter

    Andy Katz

    Coaching carousel chatter for a Saturday, culled from a variety of sources close to all the situations: Texas A&M coach Mark Turgeon was approached by Oregon but has decided to stay at Texas A&M after the Aggies were able to work out some...

    Blog | March 27, 2010
  16. Tubby planning on life without Nolen

    Andy Katz

    Minnesota coach Tubby Smith told Friday he doesn't anticipate junior guard Al Nolen winning his appeal to play this season. Nolen was recently ruled academically ineligible for failing to meet the minimum requirement of passing six credit...

    Blog | January 22, 2010