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  1. Top 50 coaches: No. 4 Mike Krzyzewski

    Eamonn Brennan

    Editor's note: Over five weeks, we will reveal the top 50 coaches in college basketball as decided by our ESPN Forecast panel. Today we unveil No. 4: Duke's Mike Krzyzewski. On Wednesday, we will release No. 3. Sometimes, when a career is especial...

    Blog | July 01, 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. 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
  4. Did Duke's bid for No. 1 matter?

    Eamonn Brennan

    In its fourth season under Jeff Bzdelik, the Wake Forest Demon Deacons men's basketball team is not quite the fan-alienating train wreck of seasons past, but it isn't very good, either. Wake Forest has scored 1.0 points per possession and allowed ...

    Blog | March 06, 2014
  5. Planning for Success: Can Vermont finish?

    Eamonn Brennan

    For most of the first two months of the season, the Duke Blue Devils were a bad defensive team. Not by their own standards. Not relative to their conference or their opponents. No qualifications needed. Just plain bad. Their home game against Verm...

    Blog | March 03, 2014
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 68 things to get you ready for college basketball season

    Eamonn Brennan

    The journey toward the field of 68 begins Friday. So here's 68 things to get you set as we begin the march to March.

    Story | Conversation | November 01, 2013
  9. The SportVU revolution is upon us

    Eamonn Brennan

    If you're an NBA fan - and especially if you're the type of person fascinated by the development and use of advanced analytics in the professional game - you already know all about SportVU. If you're not this kind of person, you might be in the da...

    Blog | October 11, 2013
  10. 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
  11. Jabari Parker just couldn't say no to the Duke Blue Devils - coll...

    Eamonn Brennan

    The visit to Duke wasn't great and the other schools on the list all had their advantages. But in the end, mega-recruit Jabari Parker just coudn't turn down the chance to play for a legend.

    Story | Conversation | December 20, 2012
  12. Conference Power Rankings: Big Ten

    Eamonn Brennan

    We've seen plenty of the Big Ten lately, coming off its annual 12-game battle with the ACC. What have we picked up on? Here is my initial ranking of the conference... 1. Indiana. The Big Ten is good this season. On this we can all agree. There are...

    Blog | November 30, 2012
  13. Previewing the top Tip-Off Marathon games and picking winners - N...

    Eamonn Brennan

    Eamonn Brennan previews some of the featured games in the Tip-Off Marathon -- including Michigan State-Kansas and Kentucky-Duke -- and picks winners.

    Story | Conversation | November 12, 2012
  14. Duke tops magazine's program rankings

    Eamonn Brennan

    Every five years since 1997, the Basketball Times' Jack Styczynski compiles and publishes an analytical ranking of the best basketball programs in the country. His formula, as he explained it in the New York Times college sports blog Wednesday (we'll...

    Blog | November 01, 2012
  15. Three Big Things: Creighton

    Eamonn Brennan

    In the buildup to Midnight Madness, ESPN Insider and our college hoops team are collaborating on a preview of one high-profile college hoops team per day -- based on Joe Lunardi's top 20 teams in his offseason Bracketology. We're calling it "Countdow...

    Blog | September 28, 2012
  16. Duke syncs hoops program with iPads

    Eamonn Brennan

    I kind of wish I had an iPad. It's a pretty neat toy. But for the most part, at least for someone like me, who spends the majority of his day typing and using keyboard commands and copy and pasting things from place to place, that's all it is -- a ve...

    Blog | September 26, 2012