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  1. South Alabama's Augustine Rubit found family and basketball when ...

    Eamonn Brennan

    South Alabama forward Augustine Rubit has established himself as one of the best rebounders in the nation, but his path to the basket wasn't easy and his success impossible without overcoming some obstacles with some necessary help.

    Story | Conversation | October 07, 2013
  2. Path to the Draft: No. 17 Alabama

    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 04, 2013
  3. NCAA tournament: Case for, against 'snubs'

    Eamonn Brennan

    Say this for the NCAA: When it expanded the tournament to 68 teams, it accomplished at least one thing. It made your argument invalid. Once the province of outrage and disgust, the post-tournament bracket digestion process has become downright ...

    Blog | March 17, 2013
  4. Bubble Watch: Day's winners, losers, more

    Eamonn Brennan

    Well, well, well. Apparently, a few teams want to go to the tournament after all. OK, so of course everyone wants to play in the NCAA tournament. But watching the past week or so of college hoops, you could have been convinced otherwise. Why, it w...

    Blog | March 10, 2013
  5. Bubble Watch: Saturday winners and losers

    Eamonn Brennan

    In addition to plenty of just-plain-great games -- Louisville's win at Syracuse, Marquette's big home win over Notre Dame, that amazing Duke-Miami thriller at Cameron Indoor Stadium -- Saturday was also filled with bubble action, from the start of th...

    Blog | March 03, 2013
  6. Saturday's bubble winners, losers and more

    Eamonn Brennan

    As is customary this time of year, there was no shortage of bubbly college hoops action on this late-February Saturday. Let's tease out some winners and losers along the NCAA tournament cut line, shall we? WINNERS Kentucky: No question about it...

    Blog | February 24, 2013
  7. Saddle Up: Hoops season in Alabama

    Eamonn Brennan

    Saddle Up is our semi-daily preview of the night's best basketball action. It is the greatest caller in the history of this show, PAWWWLLLL. Alabama at No. 10 Missouri, 7 p.m. ET, ESPN: I'm not sure whether Alabama fans are totally aware that they...

    Blog | January 08, 2013
  8. Recapping Saturday afternoon's games

    Eamonn Brennan

    Some assorted thoughts on the bulk of Saturday's afternoon action: Baylor 64, No. 8 Kentucky 55: With the benefit of a couple months' distance, it's entirely likely we will look back at this game as nothing more than a good win for Baylor. We will...

    Blog | December 01, 2012
  9. SEC most important players (by team)

    Eamonn Brennan

    Editor's note: ESPN.com's Summer Shootaround series catches up on the offseason storylines for each conference. For more on SEC, click here. Alabama: Trevor Releford The Crimson Tide lost a host of important pieces and will be relying mainly on f...

    Blog | July 26, 2012
  10. Best-case/Worst-case scenarios for SEC

    Eamonn Brennan

    Editor's note: ESPN.com's Summer Shootaround series catches up on the offseason storylines for each conference. For more on SEC, click here. Alabama Best-case scenario: The most impressive thing about Alabama's season was not just that Anthony ...

    Blog | July 26, 2012
  11. SEC/Big East slate whets the appetite

    Eamonn Brennan

    The SEC/Big East Challenge may not quite have the longstanding cachet of its ACC/Big Ten brethren, nor should it. The ACC/Big Ten Challenge is 13 going on 14, and as the years piled up and the Atlantic Coasters just kept winning -- the ACC won the fi...

    Blog | June 01, 2012
  12. What to watch for in Friday's games

    Eamonn Brennan

    After a relatively mild third day of NCAA tournament action Thursday, does Friday promise more excitement? Close games? A buzzer-beater? Something? Beggars can't be choosers, but we can be hopers. As we pray to the basketball gods for all the tour...

    Blog | March 16, 2012
  13. What we learned from Saturday evening

    Eamonn Brennan

    Click here to read our afternoon recap. Now back to the lecture at hand, which comes in three parts: The Rivalry No. 2 Syracuse 71, Connecticut 69: One of the many things to love about this Syracuse team -- besides its great zone defense and in...

    Blog | February 26, 2012
  14. Alabama fan has incredibly distracting face

    Eamonn Brennan

    It's one thing to make a blown-out head of a player you cheer for, or your team's head coach, or even your favorite cultural figure from the past 20 years. (Mine would probably be Kanye West. Or maybe President Bartlett from "West Wing." Tough call.)...

    Blog | February 16, 2012
  15. Saddle Up: Showdown in the Colonial

    Eamonn Brennan

    Saddle Up is our semi-daily preview of the night's best basketball action. Its browser keeps crashing, which, as it has discovered today, can be quite counterproductive. And also quite infuriating. Virginia Commonwealth at George Mason, 9 p.m. ET...

    Blog | February 14, 2012
  16. What we learned on wild Saturday afternoon

    Eamonn Brennan

    This Saturday promised one of the best wall-to-wall slates of college hoops fixtures thus far this season, and the afternoon action didn't disappoint. In fact, it just about blew my mind. Let's take a comprehensive look at what we learned from said a...

    Blog | January 21, 2012