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  1. Five observations: Big 12 media day

    Eamonn Brennan

    KANSAS CITY -- Here are five quick observations from Wednesday's Big 12 media day at the Sprint Center: 1. Media days can be sleepy affairs. Coaches step to the podium for early-morning interviews, answer a couple of rote questions ("Could you tal...

    Blog | October 15, 2014
  2. Afternoon Links: Kansas in context

    Eamonn Brennan

    What we're reading while we think about digging out our old copy of L.A. Noire. Submit links via Twitter. Kansas sealed at least a share of its 10th straight Big 12 conference title Monday night. This is an insane fact in a vacuum. Context is unn...

    Blog | February 25, 2014
  3. Planning for Success: KU's offense

    Eamonn Brennan

    By now, a handful of the notions advanced in November and December about the 2013-14 Kansas Jayhawks look hilariously quaint. No, this isn't the season Kansas will finally relinquish its stranglehold on the Big 12 regular-season title; the Jayhawks a...

    Blog | February 24, 2014
  4. Planning for Success: Cyclone slump?

    Eamonn Brennan

    Here are a few facts about the Iowa State Cyclones: • They rank sixth in the Big 12 in points per possession (1.075). • Through Sunday night, Texas Tech and West Virginia both ranked higher than the Cyclones in per-possession offens...

    Blog | February 17, 2014
  5. What's next for Smart, Oklahoma State?

    Eamonn Brennan

    Basketball measures seconds in tenths. Humans can't make these measurements, our brains don't work that way. But we have computers now, and thus we have measurable fractions of time, and so officials often stop basketball and review computer monitors...

    Blog | February 09, 2014
  6. Welcome to college hoops beast mode

    Eamonn Brennan

    So, here's a funny story: On Wednesday, a man didn't want to talk to the media. When this man did talk to the media, he talked about how he didn't want to talk to the media. The rest of the hour, he stood in silence. This was, by nearly any metric,...

    Blog | January 30, 2014
  7. Planning for Success: Big 12 speed

    Eamonn Brennan

    Just for kicks, let's start with a quiz: Is Oklahoma State a better offensive or defensive team? Last season, the answer was obvious: The Cowboys were defined by their defense. Nowhere was the impact of Marcus Smart's arrival felt more acutely. In...

    Blog | January 27, 2014
  8. Weekend Homework: Welcome Xavier back

    Eamonn Brennan

    The first rule of writing about Xavier basketball is that you never overlook Xavier basketball. It's a little bit like picking a non-Kansas Big 12 team to win the Big 12: After a few years of being wrong, you eventually just stop. Xavier has spent...

    Blog | January 10, 2014
  9. Weekend Homework: Don't miss Brown

    Eamonn Brennan

    Last season, as Marcus Smart revitalized Oklahoma State -- when the Cowboys defense went from one ranked outside the tempo-free top 100 to the 15th-best group in the country, and the team went from 15 wins to 24 - a fascinating little subplot emerged...

    Blog | December 19, 2013
  10. Kansas-Wichita State: Rivals without games

    Eamonn Brennan

    A few months ago, Kansas state Sen. Michael O'Donnell did something politicians are typically loath to do: He tried to legislate a rivalry into existence. O'Donnell, a Republican from Wichita, introduced a bill that would force both Kansas and Kan...

    Blog | December 18, 2013
  11. Iowa State's win is Iowa's squandered shot

    Eamonn Brennan

    Iowa State's 85-82 victory over Iowa on Friday night was many things. It was a seminal moment, a truly great game, and a line of demarcation for two basketball programs that haven't had a truly marquee rivalry game since 1987, in a state that reall...

    Blog | December 14, 2013
  12. Afternoon Links: Cy-Hawk preview edition

    Eamonn Brennan

    What we're reading as we make our list of preparations for a Friday night spent in front of ESPNU. Hy-Vee Chinese, anyone? Submit links via Twitter. This isn't a link, but if you'll allow me ... I've written about it already, and been asked about it a...

    Blog | December 13, 2013
  13. Colorado's karma good in upset of KU

    Eamonn Brennan

    A year later, Colorado finally got the reversal it deserved. The buzzer-beater it was owed finally, officially counted. The upset it earned was finally recorded as a win. OK, so it has been more like 11 months. And, OK, the officials didn't have a...

    Blog | December 07, 2013
  14. Colorado's genius attendance arbitrage

    Eamonn Brennan

    Let's face it, women's basketball games are not well-attended. That is not necessarily an indictment of women's basketball. After all, plenty of collegiate events suffer attendance issues, issues that span gender and type. No one would argue that ...

    Blog | November 19, 2013
  15. Can Kansas State get offense going?

    Eamonn Brennan

    This could be a long season for Kansas State. If that seems like too bold a proclamation for Nov. 14, well, I agree. We're just two games in where the Wildcats are concerned, and for as revealing and as important as two games can feel, it is not e...

    Blog | November 14, 2013
  16. Scouting the Champions: Duke vs. KU

    Eamonn Brennan

    Note: For the first half of this scouting report on the fascinating matchup between Kentucky and Michigan State, click here. No. 4 Duke vs. No. 5 Kansas, 9:30 p.m. ET, ESPN A whole new world. And you thought scouting Kentucky-Michigan State was ...

    Blog | November 12, 2013