Andy Katz

Andrew D. Katz (born April 7, 1968) is a college basketball analyst for the Big Ten Network and a college basketball correspondent for the NCAA. He formerly worked as a senior college basketball journalist for,[2] and was a regular sports analyst on College GameNight on ESPN. Katz earned a B.A. at the University of Wisconsin–Madison (1990), and began working for ESPN in 2000.[3]

Andy Katz
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Katz in November 2013
Born (1968-04-07) April 7, 1968 (age 53)
Alma materUniversity of Wisconsin, Madison
B.A., History & Political Science (1990)
Occupationsports reporter (basketball)
Years active1989-present
EmployerESPN (2000-2017) Big Ten Network (2017-present)
TitleSenior Writer
Board member offormer board member, United States Basketball Writers Association
President Obama fills out his picks for the NCAA Men's Div I Tournament with ESPN's Andy Katz. President Barack Obama picked North Carolina to win the National Championship when he shared his "Barack-etology" with Katz on March 18, 2009. Other teams in his Final Four were Pittsburgh, Louisville, and Memphis.[1]


Before Katz joined ESPN, he was a sports reporter for The Fresno Bee (1995–1999); the Albuquerque Journal (1990–1995); and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (1989–1990).

On April 26, 2017, Katz was among over 100 employees laid off by ESPN.[4] After leaving ESPN, Katz did color commentary for the Paradise Jam Tournament held in Lynchburg, VA.[5] Katz is currently a college basketball studio analyst for the Big Ten Network (BTN).


  1. ^ "Presidential pick 'em at the White House".
  2. ^ "Booking Andy Katz Speaker Appearances- Contact Andy Katz Agent for Speaking Fees and Costs". Athlete Promotions. Retrieved 15 March 2013.
  3. ^ "[2] College Basketball Authority Andy Katz Named Senior Writer". Business Wire. Business Wire. Jan 5, 2000. Archived from the original on May 7, 2005. Retrieved 2009-05-10. Find Articles at
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