Really happy to bring you my 30-minute chat with Andy Katz today. I hassled the writer in the field who's probably considered the most synonymous with college basketball (an impressive feat, as he's just 40 years old) for about a year. Hey, he's very busy and it's not easy to track him down.
But now that I did, I think you'll like what he has to share. His start in journalism began after he was cut from the varsity basketball team, mid-season, during his senior year. And he did not graduate college with a degree in journalism; he had intentions on going into the Navy if his news-writing career didn't pan out.
What's more, he only got on his path to ESPN.com because of the way he covered boxing, a sport he knew very little about.
It's a pretty enlightening interview, start to finish, in terms of Katz's background, but also how ESPN.com and ESPN's television people have evolved in the past decade. He takes you a little bit behind how the machine works in Bristol. Enjoy!
CBSSports.com College Basketball Podcast: Andy Katz interview