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  1. Michael Bradley's eligibility is complicated

    Eamonn Brennan

    This week, Vincennes University, a two-year junior college on the southwest Indiana side of the Illinois-Indiana border, announced a (relatively) momentous bit of transfer news: Michael Bradley, formerly of the Connecticut Huskies, would be joining t...

    Blog | July 06, 2012
  2. Connecticut defections piling up

    Eamonn Brennan

    A few weeks ago, Connecticut coach Jim Calhoun reacted to news of his team's 2012-13 Academic Progress Rate-inflicted postseason ban with positive vibes. "There's no question [the regular season] would become a heck of a lot more important to us,"...

    Blog | April 23, 2012
  3. UConn scholarships take positive turn

    Eamonn Brennan

    Quick: When was the last time the NBA's potential No. 1 overall pick was also a walk-on? Has it ever happened before? Until this season, probably not. But that's the case at Connecticut, where Andre Drummond and the Huskies revealed that the No. 2...

    Blog | December 21, 2011
  4. UConn's Alex Oriakhi miffed over new role

    Eamonn Brennan

    On Saturday, after a brilliant UCF performance handed them their first loss of the season in the Battle 4 Atlantis, the Connecticut Huskies held off Florida State for a tough and much-needed overtime win. There was some encouragement to take away ...

    Blog | November 28, 2011
  5. The Hoopsbag makes its glorious return

    Eamonn Brennan

    Welcome back, welcome back, welcome back. (If that Mase song didn't start ringing in your ears, I don't think we can be friends.) On each Wednesday of last season, your humble college basketball hoops blogger (er, me) responded to your questions, co...

    Blog | September 29, 2011
  6. Summer Buzz: Connecticut Huskies

    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 | July 25, 2011
  7. SDSU lands Dwayne Polee, keeps reloading

    Eamonn Brennan

    San Diego State put itself on the basketball map in 2011. The Aztecs had a brilliant 34-3 season, losing to only two teams: The Jimmer Fredette-led BYU Cougars and the Kemba Walker-led Connecticut Huskies. The latter loss came in the Elite Eight of t...

    Blog | June 14, 2011
  8. The latest APR figures are here

    Eamonn Brennan

    So let's dive right in. The NCAA released its Academic Progress Rates Tuesday afternoon, and while the overall verdict was rosy -- the average APR for all athletes in all sports jumped three points to 970, well above the penalty cutline of 925 -- ...

    Blog | May 24, 2011
  9. Rapid Reaction: UConn 56, Kentucky 55

    Eamonn Brennan

    HOUSTON -- From the moment Kemba Walker took the floor at the Maui Invitational in November, we've spent this season in awe of Walker's ability, of Jim Calhoun's fire, of the Connecticut Huskies, who took the prospect of a down year, stomped it into ...

    Blog | April 02, 2011
  10. Four underrated storylines at the Final Four

    Eamonn Brennan

    HOUSTON -- It's hard to get lonely in Reliant Stadium. Not only are there fans, players and support staff milling around the catwalks and catacombs of this out-sized monument to football and money. (Texas is awesome, by the way.) At any given mome...

    Blog | April 01, 2011
  11. Jim Calhoun's case isn't just about Calhoun

    Eamonn Brennan

    In 2011, where media is bigger and more diverse and noisier and more awesome than ever, it's hard to reach a bonafide consensus on any given news development. So, as expected, yesterday's Jim Calhoun news was eventually greeted with a variety of reac...

    Blog | February 23, 2011
  12. Big East Power Rankings: From 1 to 16

    Eamonn Brennan

    With college football officially behind us and conference play just beginning to heat up, what better time to catch you up on the power-six conference picture? This week, your humble ESPN.com writers are doing just that. ESPN Insider's Doug Gottlieb ...

    Blog | January 12, 2011
  13. The Morning After: Kansas gets muddy

    Eamonn Brennan

    The Morning After is our semi-daily recap of last night's best hoops action. Try not to make it awkward. No. 1 Kansas 59, No. 23 Texas A&M 54: There's a common belief that if teams want to win NCAA titles, they have to learn how to win ugly i...

    Blog | February 16, 2010