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  1. Backlash against Assembly Hall name silly

    Eamonn Brennan

    When announcing a $40 million private gift to a college athletics department - the largest in its history and one of the largest in school history, too - an athletic director probably shouldn't need to gird for backlash. Not in Indiana. On Thursda...

    Blog | December 20, 2013
  2. Illinois renames arena for sponsor cash

    Eamonn Brennan

    There are plenty of "sponsored" arenas in college basketball; it's not like college basketball is immune to the crass commercialization that once gave us Enron Field. Still, the Illinois' athletic department's Monday release -- that the school had s...

    Blog | April 30, 2013
  3. Illinois brought its women's ball, too

    Eamonn Brennan

    Tuesday night, amid all the Missouri-Vanderbilt fun, the Chicago Tribune's Chris Hine informed the world of an unbelievably strange occurrence at Assembly Hall in Champaign, Ill., the type of thing that makes you stop right in your Twitter tracks. Hi...

    Blog | December 09, 2010
  4. Place your naming bids at Rutgers now

    Eamonn Brennan

    Typically, college arenas have traditional, dignified names. Names that inspire nostalgia, that harken back to an age before sports became the bloated, commercialized and thoroughly awesome enterprise we now know and love. The Palestra. Assembly Hall...

    Blog | June 30, 2010
  5. Bob Knight's chair toss 25 years young

    Eamonn Brennan

    Thanks to ESPN researcher Jon Kramer -- seriously, those ESPN research guys are the best -- we are reminded that today, Feb. 23, 2010, indeed marks the 25th anniversary of Bob Knight's legendary chair toss at Assembly Hall. Happy anniversary, Coach K...

    Blog | February 23, 2010
  6. Live from the Assembly Hall

    Eamonn Brennan

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- True story: Putting the word "the" in front of "Assembly Hall" makes the place sound at least 40 percent cooler, whether it's in Champaign, Bloomington, or your average high school campus. "The Assembly Hall." It sounds old school,...

    Blog | February 06, 2010
  7. Welcome to Assembly Hall north

    Eamonn Brennan

    CHICAGO -- Illinois fans are not hard to find. This isn't surprising or revelatory, but it's always fun: The orange-clad fans of Illinois basketball don't take much to get worked up. After all, the Illini have been slightly disappointing thus far ...

    Blog | January 02, 2010