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Richard Pitino to Appear on Katz Korner College Basketball Coaches Special on ESPNU
          Release: 07/26/2012
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MIAMI (July 26, 2012) --  FIU Head Coach Richard Pitino will sit down with senior college basketball writer Andy Katz as part of the sixth annual edition of Katz Korner to discuss the biggest topics in college basketball on Friday, July 27.

ESPNU will air the roundtable discussions from the ESPN Wide World of Sports at Walt Disney World on Thursday and Friday, July 26 and 27. 

Three of the 2012 Final Four coaches will be profiled, including National Championship coach John Calipari of Kentucky along with Louisville's Rick Pitino and Kansas' Bill Self. Viewers can also expect to hear from head coaches at Villanova, South Florida, Marquette, Old Dominion, BYU, Illinois State, Maryland, Baylor and many more on the state of the game. See the entire list of coaches below.



Coaches (School)

Thu, July 26

11 p.m.

John Calipari (Kentucky), Mark Gottfried (NC State), Kevin Stallings (Vanderbilt), Johnny Dawkins (Stanford) and Tom Izzo (Michigan State)


11:30 p.m.

Rick Pitino (Louisville), Dan Muller (Illinois State), Donnie Tyndall (Southern Miss), Stan Heath (South Florida), Buzz Williams (Marquette) and Mark Turgeon (Maryland)

Fri, July 27

11 p.m.

Bill Self (Kansas), Rick Barnes (Texas), Dave Rose (BYU), Rick Ray (Mississippi State), Richard Pitino (FIU), Scott Drew (Baylor) and Jay Wright (Villanova)


11:30 p.m.

Billy Donovan (Florida), Johnny Jones (LSU), Brad Brownell (Clemson), Frank Martin (South Carolina) and Cuonzo Martin (Tennessee)


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About FIU Athletics: FIU Athletics is home to more than 400 student-athletes in 18 different sports, and is a proud member of the Sun Belt Conference and an affiliate member of Conference USA (men's soccer). Athletic events are played in seven different venues on FIU's campuses (Modesto A. Maidique and Biscayne Bay), including U.S. Century Bank Arena and Alfonso Field at FIU Stadium.

About FIU: Florida International University is recognized as a Carnegie engaged university. Its colleges and schools offer more than 180 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs in fields such as engineering, international relations, architecture, law and medicine. As one of South Florida’s anchor institutions, FIU is Worlds Ahead in its local and global engagement, finding solutions to the most challenging problems of our time. FIU emphasizes research as a major component of its mission. It has 160,000 alumni and enrolls 48,000 students in two campuses and three centers including FIU Downtown on Brickell and the Miami Beach Urban Studios. FIU is a member of the Sun Belt Conference and has 400 student-athletes participating in 18 sports. For more information about FIU, visit


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