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  1. 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
  2. 3-point stance: Clearing up dome issue

    Andy Katz

    1. I want to make sure there is clarity in the NCAA tournament regional dome issue from Wednesday's 3-point shot. The NCAA is no longer mandating that a regional be played in a dome a year in advance of a Final Four at that site. The committee and th...

    Blog | June 13, 2013
  3. 3-point shot: Tourney sites for American

    Andy Katz

    1. For months, the favorites to host the American Athletic Conference basketball tournaments have been Memphis, Tenn., for the men and a Connecticut site (Hartford or the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville) for the women. Announcements are expected in t...

    Blog | June 06, 2013
  4. Ball State Cardinals hire Arizona Wildcats assistant James Whitfo...

    Andy Katz

    Arizona associate head coach James Whitford was hired by Ball State on Saturday.

    Story | Conversation | April 06, 2013
  5. 3-point shot: Xavier's NIT snub

    Andy Katz

    1.The NIT selection committee snubbed Xavier despite quality the Musketeers' wins over Temple, Butler, La Salle, Memphis and Saint Louis. Xavier coach Chris Mack and outgoing athletic director Mike Bobinski were expecting to get an NIT bid. When one ...

    Blog | March 18, 2013
  6. 3-point shot: Howland over Altman

    Andy Katz

    1. Oregon's Dana Altman got the Pac-12 coach-of-the-year award, but the honor should have gone to UCLA's Ben Howland. Howland has done his best coaching job since he has been at UCLA -- and that includes the three consecutive Final Four runs. Conside...

    Blog | March 15, 2013
  7. 3-point shot: 16 games for new Big East?

    Andy Katz

    1. At least one coach in the new Big East, filled with the Catholic 7 schools and likely Butler and Xavier, has been told to anticipate a 16-game schedule next season, according to one source with knowledge of the situation. That would force the seve...

    Blog | March 07, 2013
  8. Conference Power Rankings: MWC

    Andy Katz

    The Mountain West Conference has been the most consistent and reliable league the past two seasons for predicting NCAA tournament bids. Four. That could change if Boise State makes a late run, but the lock seems to be that the MWC will have fou...

    Blog | March 01, 2013
  9. 3-point shot: Realignment nuts and bolts

    Andy Katz

    1. The Catholic 7 plus two or three to form the old/new Big East (you following?) needs to apply for new-conference status by June 1 and the NCAA board of directors has to vote the new league in by Sept. 1 so it could get an automatic qualifying spot...

    Blog | March 01, 2013
  10. 3-point shot: Jim Calhoun in a good place

    Andy Katz

    1. The seven non-FBS Big East schools have always wanted to exit for the 2013-14 season if they could get out in time and the TV deal -- with Fox -- was done. The problem is they can't and don't want to leave, according to a high-level source within ...

    Blog | February 28, 2013
  11. 3-point shot: Xavier and the Big East 7

    Andy Katz

    1. Outgoing Xavier athletic director Mike Bobinski, who will become the Georgia Tech AD next month and is the current NCAA tournament selection committee chair, made some interesting comments about the Musketeers' future on our ESPNU college basketba...

    Blog | February 12, 2013
  12. Big East, seven Catholic schools hope to split in summer 2014, so...

    Andy Katz

    The Big East is hoping to resolve its divorce with the seven departing Catholic-based basketball schools within the next few weeks in time for a summer 2014 departure, according to a source.

    Story | Conversation | February 08, 2013
  13. 3-point shot: Big East 7 possible candidates

    Andy Katz

    1. The departing Big East 7 are still negotiating their exit from the Big East and are far from finalizing a date to withdraw (although the exit is likely for the fall of 2014). The league still needs to lock in on a television partner (Fox, accordin...

    Blog | February 08, 2013
  14. 3-point shot: Cracking down on 'mid-major'

    Andy Katz

    1. The NCAA selection committee met in Grapevine, Texas, at the NCAA convention Wednesday and had to come up with some quirky new rules for the selection-committee chair after Xavier athletic director Mike Bobinski announced he is leaving for the sam...

    Blog | January 17, 2013
  15. Conference Power Rankings: MWC

    Andy Katz

    The start of Mountain West play on Wednesday night was indicative of the nonconference for this league. There was plenty to shout about if you were promoting the conference. The league had quality games, tremendous atmospheres and highlight plays wor...

    Blog | January 11, 2013
  16. With Catholic 7 looming, Atlantic 10 braces for impact -- college...

    Andy Katz

    CINCINNATI -- Xavier's president, the Rev. Michael Graham, led the Atlantic 10's effort to add Butler and VCU. And if it was up to him, he would seek to add the seven Catholic schools leaving the Big East. "It's always been important for us to be a...

    Blog | Conversation | December 21, 2012