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  1. 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
  2. Early-entry draft deadline benefits a few schools during spring--...

    Andy Katz

    Oregon State put the full-court press on Victor Robbins as soon as Jared Cunningham declared for the NBA draft by the NCAA's April 10 deadline. The Beavers nabbed the 6-foot-6 forward from Compton, Calif., to give them a much-needed body up front wh...

    Blog | Conversation | May 17, 2012
  3. Opposing coaches break down the 50 players on the Wooden Award wa...

    Andy Katz

    We asked rival coaches to assess each of the 50 players on the Wooden Award's preseason watch list.

    Story | Conversation | October 03, 2011
  4. News and notes from around the country -- college basketball

    Andy Katz

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Quick hitters after talking to several coaches here at the AAU nationals: • The U.S. World University Games team -- led by Purdue coach Matt Painter (U.S. team head coach) along with Butler coach Brad Stevens and Tenn...

    Blog | Conversation | July 28, 2011
  5. Notre Dame, UConn highlight Big East's early-season tournament su...

    Andy Katz

    The Big East was supposed to take a back seat to the Big Ten in the conference rankings. So far no other conference is close to the Big East -- at least in winning early season tournaments. The Big East has won six traditional tournaments (those w...

    Blog | Conversation | November 29, 2010
  6. Big East announces repeat opponents while schedule remains a work...

    Andy Katz

    While the Big East decided it won't change its tournament format for 2011, where and when its conference games will be played this season remains a long, drawn-out process. The Big East handles its 18-game conference schedule using a poll voted on b...

    Blog | Conversation | August 25, 2010
  7. UCLA men's basketball coach Ben Howland continues recruiting thro...

    Andy Katz

    Ben Howland's right side had been bothering him for about a week. But it wasn't pressing enough to keep him from traveling during a recruiting period. So, the UCLA men's basketball coach plugged on and flew to Portland and Detroit before coming back...

    Blog | Conversation | September 23, 2009
  8. Andy Katz: Which team has the toughest Big East slate?

    Andy Katz

    The Big East is in a difficult spot when it comes to scheduling. With 16 teams, the league can't ensure that its top teams will always play each other twice, as teams will play a home-and-home series with only three teams. Pitt and Connecticut did ...

    Blog | Conversation | July 02, 2009
  9. Andy Katz: Kentucky ready to make roster cuts

    Andy Katz

    Kentucky coach John Calipari said late Thursday that he has already talked to three players who will not be returning in order to get the Wildcats down to the NCAA maximum of 13 scholarships. UK went over the maximum with the high-profile signings...

    Blog | Conversation | May 22, 2009
  10. NCAA tournament: Andy Katz's Final Four breakdown

    Andy Katz

    Four teams. One goal. The Final Four and its teams offer plenty of intrigue and story lines.

    Story | Conversation | March 30, 2009
  11. NCAA tournament: Previewing the Sweet 16 matchups

    Andy Katz

    Last season made history, with four No. 1 seeds making the Final Four. This year has already made history, with all the 1-, 2- and 3-seeds making the Sweet 16. Andy Katz previews the upcoming games.

    Story | Conversation | March 22, 2009
  12. Andy Katz: Teams still in search of first conference win

    Andy Katz

    Quick hitters for Friday, beginning with the remaining teams looking for a win in conference play: • DePaul (8-17, 0-12 Big East): According to one opposing coach, the Blue Demons have had "no fight" in them of late. There is some talent, like...

    Blog | Conversation | February 13, 2009
  13. Andy Katz: What we learned Saturday

    Andy Katz

    Hasheem Thabeet's presence down low is giving opposing teams nightmares, as UConn continued to defend its No. 1 ranking. Meanwhile, Duke snapped out of its funk against Miami -- though it took the Blue Devils one half to do it.

    Story | Conversation | February 07, 2009
  14. Andy Katz: Big East looking top-heavy entering league play

    Andy Katz

    As Big East play begins -- with the league looking more top-heavy than ever -- Andy Katz breaks down what each team needs to do to make the league's best case for a record 10 bids.

    Story | Conversation | December 27, 2008
  15. Andy Katz: Big East early season review

    Andy Katz

    The 2008-09 college basketball season is almost two months old. And the nonconference portion of the schedule is nearly complete. So it's time to take a look at where the Big East stands with conference play on the horizon.

    Story | Conversation | December 23, 2008
  16. Big East bearing down for brutal 2008-09 season

    Andy Katz

    In this age of college players leaving early, the Big East didn't see many defections. And that's bad news for coaches in the mega-league, which will boast four Final Four favorites and 10 squads with realistic NCAA tournament hopes, writes Andy Katz.

    Story | Conversation | May 01, 2008