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  1. Providence has plenty to prove in Paradise

    Eamonn Brennan

    There is always danger in the sentimental hire. Just ask NC State. In spring of 2006, after the conspicously unloved Herb Sendek fled Raleigh, N.C., for Arizona State, Wolfpack fans got one of their own: Sidney Lowe, point guard for Jim Valvano's l...

    Blog | November 21, 2013
  2. 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
  3. Bracket reveal: Old Spice Classic

    Eamonn Brennan

    Editor's Note: Over two days, we're releasing the brackets/matchups for 11 of the top early-season events. Starting Wednesday at 10 a.m. ET, we'll unveil the final six: Charleston, 2K Sports, Diamond Head, CBE, Wooden and Maui. A thread of previews a...

    Blog | July 16, 2013
  4. Expect the expected from ACC newcomers

    Eamonn Brennan

    How do new leagues affect the teams that join them? Are we even sure they do? Take Butler. Last summer, when the Bulldogs left the Horizon League to join the limited-offer-one-time-only 16-team Atlantic-10, the immediate reaction -- that it would ...

    Blog | July 10, 2013
  5. Stevens-to-Celtics a win for all but Butler

    Eamonn Brennan

    Is your jaw still affixed to the floor? Are you still processing the news? That's OK. We all are. As overused as the term "shock" may be, it is the only acceptable, human reaction to Wednesday evening's news -- released on the eve of a national ho...

    Blog | July 03, 2013
  6. Path to the Draft: No. 3 Connecticut

    Eamonn Brennan

    In the weeks leading up to the June 27 NBA draft, we'll be taking a look at the 20 schools that have produced the best pros in the modern draft era (since 1989, when the draft went from seven to two rounds). Click here to read Eamonn Brennan's explan...

    Blog | June 24, 2013
  7. McDermott's return a marquee attraction

    Eamonn Brennan

    1. The preseason Big East Player of the Year has never played a minute of basketball in the Big East. 2. His dad can breathe a sigh of relief. 3. Dude. Awesome. Those were the first reactions, precisely ordered, that fired through my synapses Th...

    Blog | April 25, 2013
  8. C.J. Fair returns to Syracuse

    Eamonn Brennan

    On Wednesday morning, in a column detailing his and a score of other decisions still in flux before Sunday's final NBA draft decision deadline, I wrote the following about Syracuse forward C.J. Fair: The good news for those Syracuse fans afflicted i...

    Blog | April 24, 2013
  9. 10 observations from the Saturday that was

    Eamonn Brennan

    Here are yours truly's 10 big thoughts from the first January hoops Saturday of the year: 1. C.J. McCollum's injury looks like a real bummer. Before we eulogize McCollum's season, it's important to note that we don't know exactly what injury cause...

    Blog | January 05, 2013
  10. Russ Smith wants to change his ways

    Eamonn Brennan

    Last season, Russ Smith earned a reputation, and a nickname from his coach, that isn't likely to go away. That nickname was "Russdiculous," and it described the reputation pretty well. Smith, in short, was a goofball. He bit his nails so much Rick...

    Blog | November 15, 2012
  11. Three Big Things: Syracuse

    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 26, 2012
  12. Calhoun 'can't, won't' get away from game

    Eamonn Brennan

    Legendary Connecticut coach Jim Calhoun bid a fond farewell to the basketball program he's built from the ground up in the past 26 years, but he -- as well as UConn athletic director Warde Manuel and new coach Kevin Ollie -- made it clear that farewe...

    Blog | September 13, 2012
  13. Melo tries to explain academic suspension

    Eamonn Brennan

    Fab Melo, the Syracuse center and current NBA draft prospect, famously missed the 2012 NCAA tournament thanks to academic suspension. Given the amount of resources and effort devoted to making sure Syracuse basketball players like Melo are able to be...

    Blog | June 20, 2012
  14. Advice from Edgar Sosa guides Peyton Siva

    Eamonn Brennan

    And that advice might not have been what you think. After March's run to the Final Four, point guard Peyton Siva, who struggled for much of the season but was suddenly riding a high of postseason success, sat down and considered his basketball fut...

    Blog | June 13, 2012
  15. Dion Waiters will miss the college lifestyle

    Eamonn Brennan

    For as much as we talk about college basketball players getting the short end of the amateurism stick -- and of course they do -- let's not forget just how awesome being a big-time college basketball player could be. For one, it's college, which is a...

    Blog | May 01, 2012
  16. Larry Brown: Gamble worth taking at SMU?

    Eamonn Brennan

    It is not at all difficult to figure out why the Southern Methodist University men's basketball program wants to hire Larry Brown, and they most likely will, as reported Tuesday afternoon by ESPN.com's Jason King. The Mustangs -- a program with on...

    Blog | April 17, 2012