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  1. You Gotta See This: Missouri Valley

    Eamonn Brennan

    It's college basketball preview season, and you know what that means: tons of preseason info to get you primed for 2013-14. But what do you really need to know? Each day for the next month, we'll highlight the most important, interesting or just plai...

    Blog | October 07, 2013
  2. Calhoun fidgeting but happy in retirement

    Eamonn Brennan

    Retirement never seemed like it would fit Jim Calhoun. He struggled against it, or seemed to, for years. He was inducted to the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2005. In 2008, 2009 and 2010, Calhoun had variously serious health problems -- from treatment f...

    Blog | September 16, 2013
  3. Izzo: Spartans having 'best summer' ever

    Eamonn Brennan

    Tom Izzo has long since established his reputation for honesty. It's part of why he's so widely respected: With minimal diplomatic exception, he'll tell reporters, fans, staff members and players pretty much what he thinks, whether positive or negati...

    Blog | June 05, 2013
  4. Racist graffiti found at Louis Orr's house

    Eamonn Brennan

    Care to test your faith in humanity? Read on. At about 10 a.m. Sunday morning, Bowling Green coach Louis Orr contacted police to report something he found written in chalk on his sidewalk at his home in the Stone Ridge Golf Club neighborhood of Bo...

    Blog | October 16, 2012
  5. Larry Bird's college coach Bill Hodges still teaching after all t...

    Eamonn Brennan

    He once coached Larry Bird in one of the famous games of all-time. Then he all but disappeared off the national radar. But three decades later, Bill Hodges is still coaching, still teaching and still loving all the sport has given him.

    Story | Conversation | September 30, 2011
  6. Pat Chambers has PSU fans pumped

    Eamonn Brennan

    Penn State's 2011 men's basketball coaching search was an easy target for sarcasm. It offered up the perfect amount of low-hanging fruit sarcastic jerks like myself so love to pick: Ed DeChellis leaving for Navy (what?), a string of so-so candidates ...

    Blog | June 06, 2011
  7. Roy Williams: Kansas wounds have healed

    Eamonn Brennan

    All in all, things have worked out pretty well for Kansas fans since Roy Williams left the program in 2003. Williams has won two national championships at North Carolina. The Jayhawks, now consistent winners under Bill Self, won one. Both programs ar...

    Blog | May 16, 2011
  8. A round of applause for Cal Poly Pomona

    Eamonn Brennan

    Exhibition games are exhibition games for a reason. Drawing too many conclusions from an exhibition box score is a mistake. The real games are what counts, and the college hoops season is long enough that even early-season non-exhibition tests aren't...

    Blog | November 05, 2010
  9. John Wooden could do anything

    Eamonn Brennan

    That's it. I'm convinced. John Wooden probably invented cheeseburgers, too. As if the late UCLA coach -- with his 10 national championships and his almost 100 years of life and his stately grace and his awesome den full of memorabilia -- wasn't al...

    Blog | August 19, 2010
  10. Greg Paulus now a coach

    Eamonn Brennan

    Former Duke guard Greg Paulus has been quite busy since he walked off the hardwood as a senior at Duke. In 2009, sudden, unexpected interest from NFL teams got the former Parade All-American quarterback interested in football again; he parlayed th...

    Blog | August 02, 2010
  11. Draymond Green is not a golfer

    Eamonn Brennan

    Far be it from me to poke fun at anyone's golf skills. My ability to exceed 100 strokes, no matter how well I'm hitting the ball, is downright legendary. But it's always fun to giggle at someone else's awful golf swing -- again, I should know, becaus...

    Blog | July 23, 2010
  12. Coach K won't slow down

    Eamonn Brennan

    You'd think Mike Krzyzewski would want a break. After all, he just finished winning his fourth NCAA title, the culmination of five months of continuous season and several years of recruitment and preparation. Before that, Coach K's last title came as...

    Blog | June 29, 2010
  13. Three cheers for VCU, your CBI champs

    Eamonn Brennan

    Oh sure, the Final Four begins in just two days, and you're all like, "What's going to happen between Michigan State and Butler?" and "Who's going to win it all?" and "Can I check a second bag on my way to Indianapolis? Because it's going to be beaut...

    Blog | April 01, 2010
  14. Afternoon Linkage: Let the madness begin

    Eamonn Brennan

    In many ways, today is the real start of March Madness, though you could just as easily say that about last week, when the conference tournaments really began. But since we have, count 'em, eight conference championships on the line tonight, and sinc...

    Blog | March 08, 2010