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  1. Look back, look ahead: Mountain West

    Andy Katz

    There is nothing mid-major about San Diego State, New Mexico, UNLV and at times a few others in the Mountain West Conference. The capacity of their arenas, the coaching salaries, the money put into the programs and the ability to buy nonconference ga...

    Blog | April 28, 2014
  2. Weekend Homework: Show and tell

    Andy Katz

    The game of the day isn't in Durham, N.C. It's not in Gainesville, Fla. Saturday's showdown is in front of the Show, San Diego State's self-dubbed student section at Viejas Arena. San Diego State hosts New Mexico with the Mountain West Confe...

    Blog | March 07, 2014
  3. Top draft choices in 2014

    Andy Katz

    If the 2014 NBA draft lives up to its hype, the upcoming college basketball season could rival or supersede any since the turn of the century. That's a big if. But the buzz isn't going away and won't unless the returning and incoming talent takes a d...

    Blog | Conversation | October 30, 2013
  4. Some notable schools are trying to capture lost magic

    Andy Katz

    With alignment on hold until after next season, the lines have been drawn, the places set. Now, it's time for programs that have lost their way to lock in and start the climb out of mediocrity. Such as: Wake Forest The Demon Deacons stuck with Jeff ...

    Blog | Conversation | October 29, 2013
  5. 3-point shot: WVU hits the road

    Andy Katz

    1. West Virginia is only the third Big 12 team to open up with two straight road games in the history of the conference. But the Mountaineers wanted to do it -- by choice. West Virginia wanted to play early road games to avoid more missed class time ...

    Blog | September 12, 2013
  6. Nonconference schedule analysis: MWC

    Andy Katz

    This week, ESPN.com is breaking down the nonconference schedules of each team in nine of the nation's top leagues. Next up: the Mountain West. AIR FORCE Toughest: Colorado (Nov. 30) Next toughest: Richmond (Nov. 27) The rest: vs. Army (Nov. 8...

    Blog | September 11, 2013
  7. 3-point shot: Henderson expected in class

    Andy Katz

    1. Ole Miss' Marshall Henderson is expected to be in class when fall semester starts next week in Oxford, coach Andy Kennedy confirmed. Henderson was suspended earlier in the summer for reportedly failing a drug test. Henderson hasn't been cleared ye...

    Blog | August 20, 2013
  8. Bracket reveal: Charleston Classic

    Andy Katz

    Editor's Note: Over two days, we're releasing the brackets/matchups for 11 of the top early-season events. A thread of previews and info for all 11 tourneys can be found here. Tournament bracket for the Charleston Classic When and where: Nov. 2...

    Blog | July 17, 2013
  9. Bracket reveal: Las Vegas Invitational

    Andy Katz

    Editor's Note: Over two days, we're releasing the brackets/matchups for 11 of the top early-season events. Starting Wednesday at 10 a.m. ET, we'll unveil the final six: Charleston, 2K Sports, Diamond Head, CBE, Wooden and Maui. A thread of previews a...

    Blog | July 16, 2013
  10. 3-point shot: Valley's nonconference need

    Andy Katz

    1. Missouri Valley commissioner Doug Elgin said there is no commitment from the Mountain West conference to renew the MWC-MVC challenge. The Valley needs a conference-wide challenge to lock in a quality nonconference game for every team (at least alm...

    Blog | July 12, 2013
  11. 3-point shot: Good news for Butler's Miller

    Andy Katz

    1. New Butler coach Brandon Miller couldn't have had the summer lay out better for him with the decision by assistants Michael Lewis and Terry Johnson to stay on the Bulldogs staff. It's unclear if either had a shot to go with former coach Brad Steve...

    Blog | July 11, 2013
  12. Kentucky Wildcats, Kyle Wiltjer handle situation correctly -- col...

    Andy Katz

    Kentucky forward Kyle Wiltjer is likely headed to the West Coast to redshirt next season. But he could be back at Kentucky playing on a loaded team. And there's always a chance he could redshirt next season -- in Lexington. He has options, and Kent...

    Blog | Conversation | June 26, 2013
  13. 3-point shot: Wiltjer to the West Coast?

    Andy Katz

    1. If Kyle Wiltjer does leave Kentucky and sit out next season at another school he has a real shot to be a major player in the sport in 2014-15. The schools that are going to pursue him in seeking a release are Gonzaga, Portland, Oregon, Oregon Stat...

    Blog | June 25, 2013
  14. Success, NBA picks prove San Diego State Aztecs have arrived - co...

    Andy Katz

    San Diego State has finally become a major West Coast player thanks to its great home court at Viejas Arena. The organically formed student-crazed fan base dubbed "the Show" has made it a happening place to go for games. By reaching the Sweet 16 and...

    Blog | Conversation | June 10, 2013
  15. 3-point shot: Focus on officiating

    Andy Katz

    1. The Pac-12's decision to partner with the Mountain West and hire Bobby Dibler to lead the officiating crew is a smart idea. Both leagues need uniformity out West. The WCC, Big West and WAC will also participate in an officiating training program a...

    Blog | June 10, 2013
  16. 3-point shot: Fullerton to host tournament

    Andy Katz

    1. The Anaheim Classic is going through some changes that should make it a more intimate event, building up toward a more unique championship day. The tournament, played over Thanksgiving weekend, has been at the Anaheim Convention Center, but has ha...

    Blog | June 04, 2013