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  1. I'm excited to see: The UK platoon

    Eamonn Brennan

    At first glance, Kentucky Wildcats coach John Calipari has two problems with his 2014-15 roster: He has too much size. He has too many players. That's the closest you can come to criticizing the 2014-15 Wildcats, which should tell you everyt...

    Blog | August 19, 2014
  2. Revised top 25: Post-deadline edition

    Eamonn Brennan

    At 11:59 p.m. ET Sunday night, the NBA's early-entry draft deadline came and went. No key college hoops offseason date has so much, or so widespread, an impact on the landscape to come. And, for the fledgling offseason rankings writer, no considerati...

    Blog | April 28, 2014
  3. Kentucky is going to be massive

    Eamonn Brennan

    The size was what got you. That's what coaches said about Kentucky as the Wildcats made their redemptive run through the 2014 NCAA tournament: You could gin up a genius game plan, but they were always going to be taller than you at just about every p...

    Blog | April 23, 2014
  4. Arizona Wildcats, Duke Blue Devils headline early Top 25 for 2014...

    Eamonn Brennan

    Arizona headlines early Top 25 for 2014-15 men's college basketball season.

    Story | Conversation | April 07, 2014
  5. Five things: Aaron Harrison does it again

    Eamonn Brennan

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- A brilliant Final Four game ended with the Kentucky Wildcats -- those frustrating, late-coming, remarkable, young Wildcats -- moving on. Five things from a classic: 1. Aaron Harrison did it again. By "it" we mean a last-second 3 ...

    Blog | April 05, 2014
  6. Inside John Caliparis mind palace

    Eamonn Brennan

    On Tuesday night, Kentucky beat Ole Miss 80-64 in Rupp Arena. The Wildcats' offense carried over its form from Saturday, when it had to be hyper-efficient to win at Missouri, and it stymied Ole Miss guard Marshall Henderson to the tune of 16 points o...

    Blog | February 05, 2014
  7. Afternoon Links: Just in time for the holiday

    Eamonn Brennan

    What we're reading while we dread final-weekend shopping. Submit links via Twitter. As you've likely heard, and has been expected since Wednesday's reinstatement of Leslie McDonald, North Carolina guard P.J. Hairston will not be returning to the ...

    Blog | December 20, 2013
  8. Game Plan: Maurice Creek is still here

    Eamonn Brennan

    Game Plan is our new Monday morning primer, designed to give you everything you need to know about games that were and the games that will be in college hoops this week. Send us feedback and submissions via email and Twitter. It's been five years. ...

    Blog | December 09, 2013
  9. Freshman checkup, November edition

    Eamonn Brennan

    In a season that looks likely to be dominated by the best group of freshmen we've seen in a decade, a statistical oddity is afoot. Kansas' Andrew Wiggins, Duke's Jabari Parker, Kentucky's Julius Randle and Arizona's Aaron Gordon -- the top four recru...

    Blog | November 19, 2013
  10. Kentucky forces college basketball to again consider the undefeat...

    Eamonn Brennan

    John Calipari said the word first: undefeated. Now, armed with perhaps the best freshmen class maybe ever, can Kentucky pull it off? Other teams have tried and failed since the 1975-76 Indiana Hoosiers. So, can the Wildcats do the near-impossible?

    Story | Conversation | October 31, 2013
  11. Top 10 Tuesday: Teams with most to prove

    Eamonn Brennan

    What teams have the most to prove in the 2013-14 season? Here are 10 that immediately come to mind: 1. Kentucky: There may be a lonely faction out there in the Internet hinterlands who would assume this argument is about John Calipari. Sorry, but ...

    Blog | September 17, 2013
  12. Take Two: Rick Pitino's top 10 players

    Eamonn Brennan

    Editor's Note: Three legendary college basketball coaches -- Jerry Tarkanian, Rick Pitino and Guy Lewis -- take center stage this weekend as the trio is inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Mass. We'll be devoting a day to each a...

    Blog | September 04, 2013
  13. Super Tuesday schedule revealed

    Eamonn Brennan

    Our August of college hoops schedule reveals continues today, and the headline should give you a pretty good idea of what's on tap. Beginning Jan. 7, ESPN's Super Tuesday doubleheader will bring you the SEC and the Big Ten every week starting at 7 p....

    Blog | August 19, 2013
  14. Behold the greatest fan song of all time

    Eamonn Brennan

    Original college basketball-themed YouTube songs are not totally unusual in this crazy world of ours, but they typically involve a slideshow, a repurposed pop tune, and a winking sense of self-parody. They are usually not very good. What I offer y...

    Blog | August 08, 2013
  15. The Champions Classic worked out well

    Eamonn Brennan

    The Champions Classic, a two-game, one-night November event conjured up two years ago, was pretty much always guaranteed to be a success. Indeed, it was just what the sport needed -- a big, marquee event featuring four of the game's best programs and...

    Blog | May 15, 2013
  16. How Andrew Wiggins could help UNC, Kentucky, Kansas and FSU - col...

    Eamonn Brennan

    Eamonn Brennan examines how landing top recruit Andrew Wiggins would impact North Carolina, Kentucky, Kansas and Florida State.

    Story | Conversation | May 08, 2013