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  1. Mick Cronin's UC extension well deserved

    Eamonn Brennan

    On Wednesday afternoon, the Associated Press reported that Cincinnati coach Mick Cronin's contract was, pending university trustee approval in June, set to receive a nice little boost: Coach Mick Cronin has agreed to a contract extension with Cincin...

    Blog | April 18, 2013
  2. Just how good is Memphis, anyway?

    Eamonn Brennan

    Remember Memphis? Sure you do. The Tigers entered the 2012-13 season customarily loaded with the Memphis-area talent coach Josh Pastner has become renowned for recruiting. Memphis was ranked No. 17 in the preseason Associated Press poll, and back ...

    Blog | February 14, 2013
  3. MWC coaches not pleased with polls

    Eamonn Brennan

    Every Monday, while dissonantly discussing the Associated Press poll, I always try to remind you of one overriding fact: The polls do not matter. They are fun to argue about, for sure, and we do our fair share of that, but always with the unspoken un...

    Blog | January 22, 2013
  4. Is Michigan overrated?

    Eamonn Brennan

    On Friday, the first Associated Press poll of the season was released. Michigan was ranked No. 5 overall. It is not hard to see exactly why the voters who comprise the AP hive mind are so high on the Wolverines. Michigan returns co-Big Ten Freshma...

    Blog | October 29, 2012
  5. IU fans camping out with 'Mario Kart'

    Eamonn Brennan

    Indiana fans are very excited about the start of the basketball season. This is not surprising. The Hoosiers are ranked No. 1 in the preseason coaches' poll, likely to be ranked No. 1 in the Associated Press preseason poll, and an early favorite to w...

    Blog | October 19, 2012
  6. Welcome to Division I, Incarnate Word!

    Eamonn Brennan

    OK, so it's not official yet. Becoming a member of Division I athletics is not an easy process. But I just can't help but be overexuberant about this latest blockbuster news from the annals of conference realignment. From The Associated Press: Abile...

    Blog | August 20, 2012
  7. Jim Calhoun will ride again

    Eamonn Brennan

    The good news? Jim Calhoun's hip surgery -- necessitated by a fall Calhoun suffered while riding his bike, the second such injury in three years -- went well. On Monday, a UConn spokesman told the Associated Press that Calhoun's injury did not req...

    Blog | August 07, 2012
  8. Weekend injuries to hurt two top-10 teams

    Eamonn Brennan

    Louisville and Vanderbilt are both safely ensconced in the warmth of the Associated Press poll's preseason top 25. Both teams have high expectations -- it's fair to say the Final Four is the goal for both -- in 2011-12. And both teams, by varying deg...

    Blog | October 31, 2011
  9. Oklahoma's investigation wasn't cheap

    Eamonn Brennan

    But it didn't totally break the bank, either. According to the Associated Press: Oklahoma has so far spent more than $50,000 on an investigation into major NCAA rules violations by the men's basketball program. The university on Tuesday releas...

    Blog | October 19, 2011
  10. Mark Emmert echoes need for major change

    Eamonn Brennan

    On Tuesday, SEC commissioner Mike Slive spoke with the Associated Press in advance of SEC media days. In doing so, he gave some rather vague predictions -- namely, that he believed the NCAA needed to, and was willing to, make fundamental changes movi...

    Blog | July 21, 2011
  11. Mike Slive sees NCAA change afoot

    Eamonn Brennan

    What exactly that change will be remains to be seen. But it's clear SEC commissioner Mike Slive, who spoke to the Associated Press in advance of SEC media days Wednesday, is of the opinion that the NCAA is set to undergo serious, fundamental changes ...

    Blog | July 19, 2011
  12. Oklahoma closing in on investigation's end

    Eamonn Brennan

    That was the word from Oklahoma athletic director Joe Castiglione, who told the Associated Press that the NCAA's investigation into Oklahoma hoops -- specifically, the path former forward Keith "Tiny" Gallon took to arrive at the Sooners' doorstep --...

    Blog | June 23, 2011
  13. Cincinnati steals Superman's cape

    Eamonn Brennan

    The Cincinnati Bearcats got what the Associated Press described as "the defining win of their season" Wednesday night. That might be a little bit hyperbolic -- and who's to say Cincinnati can't get another "defining win" before the Big East season fi...

    Blog | February 17, 2011
  14. Brennan: Five observations from the week

    Eamonn Brennan

    Five observations from the past week: 1. The No. 1 debate just got interesting. This is a point we'll revisit in today's Poll Thoughts, but it's worth noting before the Associated Press and ESPN/USA Today polls are released this afternoon: This is...

    Blog | February 14, 2011
  15. Florida upset by ... Jacksonville? Really?

    Eamonn Brennan

    Yes, really. Monday afternoon, just hours after the Associated Press and ESPN/USA Today Coaches' Polls rewarded the Gators for their win against Kansas State on Saturday, Florida fell to the mighty Jacksonville Dolphins 71-68 at the O'Dome in Gain...

    Blog | December 20, 2010
  16. New York basketball on the decline?

    Eamonn Brennan

    That's the thesis of this Associated Press story from a couple days back, and it's hard to argue with the numbers. To wit: Yet when the nation's best high school players gathered last summer for the Elite 24 game, no New Yorkers were on the court. W...

    Blog | November 30, 2010