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  1. Duke's next two years already looking up

    Eamonn Brennan

    Last Thursday night was, all things considered, a pretty huge night for Duke. One-and-done guard Austin Rivers, the subject of much draft consternation and discussion, was chosen No. 10 overall by the New Orleans Hornets, where he will team with N...

    Blog | July 02, 2012
  2. Top 10 Thursday: Biggest draft questions

    Eamonn Brennan

    That headline ought to be fairly self-explanatory. Here are the 10 things I'm most intrigued to see in Thursday night's NBA draft: 1. Who goes No. 1 overall? (Kidding. I hope I have your attention now.) 2. OK, seriously, who goes No. 2? ...

    Blog | June 28, 2012
  3. Brennan: Austin Rivers lives up to moment

    Eamonn Brennan

    CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- Six ... Five ... The seconds melted away. Austin Rivers kept dribbling. Mason Plumlee was under the rim, another among the nearly 22,000 people crammed inside the Dean E. Smith Center, as helpless as each and every one. Later, ...

    Blog | February 09, 2012
  4. Rapid Reaction: Duke 85, North Carolina 84

    Eamonn Brennan

    CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- Well, well, well. Some quick, pertinent details from Duke's buzzer-beating 85-84 win over hated rival North Carolina after a 10-point rally in the final two minutes ... Overview: Getting into a run-and-gun game with North Caro...

    Blog | February 08, 2012
  5. Duke's Austin Rivers lives up to the moment against the North Car...

    Eamonn Brennan

    As the seconds ticked away at UNC, a much-criticized freshman whose confidence never wavered lifted up a shot that will forever live in Duke lore.

    Story | Conversation | February 08, 2012
  6. 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
  7. Austin Rivers enjoys father-son time

    Eamonn Brennan

    During the past week, the reality has hit: The NBA is back. I don't know about you, but I'm thrilled. Longtime readers will know this, but I love the NBA. I don't get into the whole college hoops vs. NBA thing; they're different entities entirely,...

    Blog | December 22, 2011
  8. Austin Rivers and shades of gray

    Eamonn Brennan

    It's not exactly easy to feel sympathy for a hyper-talented 19-year-old college basketball star. Really, it's the life. Not only do you get to be in college -- an enviable existence no matter what -- but you get to be young and famous and soon-to-be-...

    Blog | November 29, 2011
  9. Summer Buzz: Duke Blue Devils

    Eamonn Brennan

    For the next month or so, our friends at The Mag are previewing one high-profile school per day for their Summer Buzz series. For the sake of all that is synergistic, yours truly will be attempting the same, complementing each comprehensive Insider p...

    Blog | August 02, 2011
  10. Duke's Austin Rivers and North Carolina's Harrison Barnes connect...

    Eamonn Brennan

    For the second straight year, the nation's most-hyped recruit is headed to Tobacco Road. What can Duke's Austin Rivers learn from the freshman season of UNC's Harrison Barnes?

    Story | Conversation | July 13, 2011
  11. Austin Rivers dons new number, nickname

    Eamonn Brennan

    If Duke is indeed a 2012 national title contender, freshman point guard Austin Rivers will be a major reason why. The Blue Devils are young. They're without national champs Kyle Singler and Nolan Smith for the first time in four years. Kyrie Irvin...

    Blog | June 07, 2011
  12. Rivers wastes no time telling Duke yes

    Eamonn Brennan

    Austin Rivers likes to make his decisions early. In 2008, the then-sophomore committed to Florida. In a recruiting landscape that seems to feature younger and younger players each year -- click here to check out the top 50 preschool ballers in the...

    Blog | September 30, 2010
  13. Austin Rivers discards Florida from choices

    Eamonn Brennan

    Maybe recruiting a player when he's still unable to earn a learner's permit isn't the most prudent strategy ever devised. Of course, it sort of makes you look like a scumbag. There is that. But there would be plenty of coaches willing to take o...

    Blog | September 17, 2010
  14. Austin Rivers leaps to top of 2011 class

    Eamonn Brennan

    Recruiting rankings are a pretty fluid business, and at the top of top-whatever recruiting boards, the difference between the No. 1 overall player and the No. 5 overall player can be pretty minimal. Plus, it's never easy to project just how well a to...

    Blog | September 07, 2010
  15. Austin Rivers is going to be good

    Eamonn Brennan

    You knew that already. But it only helps Rivers' case to see him do things like this. Of what do I speak? Via The Dagger comes this video of Rivers taking on John Wallat the Boost Mobile Elite 24 camp in Venice, Calif., Wall squares up to defend R...

    Blog | August 27, 2010
  16. Austin Rivers slows recruitment

    Eamonn Brennan

    Tuesday, one Mr. Andy Katz spoke with Doc Rivers for ESPNBoston.com. That discussion focused largely on Doc's career -- his decision to come back to the Celtics this year, and so on -- but there is one nugget of college hoops relevance hidden in ther...

    Blog | July 28, 2010