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  1. Top 50 coaches: No. 9 John Beilein

    Eamonn Brennan

    Editor's note: During the next five weeks, we will reveal the top 50 coaches in college basketball as decided by our ESPN Forecast panel. Today we unveil No. 9: Michigan's John Beilein. On Wednesday, we release No. 8. In 2007, at age 54, John Beil...

    Blog | June 24, 2014
  2. Jabari Parker: NBA best place to 'grow'

    Eamonn Brennan

    As a freshman at UCLA in 2013-14, guard Zach LaVine averaged 9.4 points on 7.8 shots, 2.5 rebounds and 1.8 assists in 24.4 minutes per game. In late March, after Florida ended UCLA's season in the Sweet 16, LaVine's father, Paul LaVine, told the Los ...

    Blog | April 17, 2014
  3. Planning for Success: Iowa's deja vu

    Eamonn Brennan

    Exactly one year ago, Iowa finished its Big Ten regular season 20-11 overall and 9-9 in league play. That record earned the Hawkeyes the No. 6 seed in the Big Ten tournament, where they faced No. 11-seed Northwestern. When they won -- and they did --...

    Blog | March 10, 2014
  4. NCAA absolves schools of sked confusion

    Eamonn Brennan

    On Saturday, we brought you the strange case of Google Chrome software version NCAA bylaw 20.9.8.1, which reads as follows: "An institution may schedule and play not more than four basketball games, including any contest (e.g., scrimmage, exhibiti...

    Blog | January 16, 2014
  5. Brennan's Wooden Watch: Week 9

    Eamonn Brennan

    We are well past the two-month mark of the season, and we're really moving now -- barreling down the Gregorian highway toward March like characters in a Tom Petty song. It feels so good, like anything is possible. Hit cruise control, and rub your eye...

    Blog | January 16, 2014
  6. Scouting the Champions: Duke vs. KU

    Eamonn Brennan

    Note: For the first half of this scouting report on the fascinating matchup between Kentucky and Michigan State, click here. No. 4 Duke vs. No. 5 Kansas, 9:30 p.m. ET, ESPN A whole new world. And you thought scouting Kentucky-Michigan State was ...

    Blog | November 12, 2013
  7. Patric Young might have a future in football

    Eamonn Brennan

    Were he not 6-foot-9, Patric Young would look 100 percent at home on a football field. That's always been Young's most immediately obvious asset: physique. He is the closest thing the college game has to Dwight Howard, a guy who is not only relativel...

    Blog | August 12, 2013
  8. Path to the Draft: No. 9 Wake Forest

    Eamonn Brennan

    In the weeks leading up to the June 27 NBA draft, we'll be taking a look at the 20 schools that have produced the best pros in the modern draft era (since 1989, when the draft went from seven to two rounds). Click here to read Eamonn Brennan's explan...

    Blog | June 14, 2013
  9. Will the Demon Deacons ever wake back up? -- college basketball

    Eamonn Brennan

    The program that produced Tim Duncan, Chris Paul and an almost-yearly NCAA tournament apperance has fallen on hard times -- and Wake Forest fans haven't been quiet about it. But is anyone listening?

    Story | Conversation | June 14, 2013
  10. Saddle Up: The Big Ten opens up

    Eamonn Brennan

    Saddle Up is our semi-daily preview of the night's best basketball action. It is really selfishly glad SimCity isn't working. Less temptation this way. No. 22 Wisconsin at No. 10 Michigan State, 9 p.m. ET, ESPN On Sunday, Wisconsin lost at home...

    Blog | March 07, 2013
  11. Saddle Up: Underrated Virginia takes its shot

    Eamonn Brennan

    Saddle Up is our semi-daily preview of the night's best basketball action. It lives in fear of medical bills. No. 3 Duke at Virginia, 9 p.m. ET, ESPN Virginia might be the most underrated team in the country, at least by the one system more imp...

    Blog | February 28, 2013
  12. Hoosiers not satisfied with play despite win over No. 8 Minnesota...

    Eamonn Brennan

    Indiana built a huge first-half lead only to watch Minnesota mount a furious rally. Despite holding on for the win, the Hoosiers were far from happy with their play.

    Story | Conversation | January 12, 2013
  13. Saddle Up: Conference season commences

    Eamonn Brennan

    Saddle Up is our semi-daily preview of the night's best basketball action. It is super psyched about conference play. No. 8 Minnesota at No. 12 Illinois, 9 p.m. ET, BTN: I love this time of year. We're off and running with all-out conference play ...

    Blog | January 09, 2013
  14. Saddle Up: Trips to Kansas are no fun

    Eamonn Brennan

    Saddle Up is our semi-daily preview of the night's best basketball action. It can't wait to see its Instagram photos used on billboards. Richmond at No. 9 Kansas, 7 p.m. ET, ESPN2: Trivia time: Did you know the Richmond Spiders are 9-2? I'm gue...

    Blog | December 18, 2012
  15. Coach K now LeBron's surrogate mentor

    Eamonn Brennan

    When LeBron James was an 18-year-old NBA rookie, he averaged 20.9 points, 5.9 assists and 5.5 rebounds in 39.5 minutes per game. It was by far the worst season of his career -- by the time he was an NBA "sophomore" he was well on his way to putting u...

    Blog | October 23, 2012
  16. WVU's new look to be defined by transfers

    Eamonn Brennan

    It's no secret: 2011-12 was not West Virginia's best year on the basketball court. That's not the same as calling it a bad year: The Mountaineers still managed to eek out a 9-9 record in the Big East, and they still managed to sneak in to the NCAA to...

    Blog | May 02, 2012