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  1. Look back, look ahead: Big East

    Eamonn Brennan

    Conference realignment played tricks with time. We saw dozens of changes to collegiate basketball's conference structure in the past five years. As they happened, it felt too fast to catalog -- too cluttered among the theories and contingencies an...

    Blog | April 18, 2014
  2. Villanova bounces back yet again

    Eamonn Brennan

    The Villanova Wildcats have lost exactly three games this season. One of those games was at Syracuse. The other two losses came to Creighton. The latter two, as you know, weren't just losses; they were thrashings. The first, a 96-68 Bluejays win ...

    Blog | February 19, 2014
  3. Villanova back to the way it was

    Eamonn Brennan

    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- There was a time, and it wasn't all that long ago, when the Villanova Wildcats were one of the best defensive teams in the country. Through Jan. 18, two opponents scored more than a point per trip in any game against the Wildcat...

    Blog | January 28, 2014
  4. Afternoon links: Izzo has Dawson's back

    Eamonn Brennan

    What we're reading while we better understand global poverty. Submit links via Twitter. Michigan's stunning 6-0 Big Ten start sets up arguably the biggest game of the Big Ten season to date in East Lansing on Saturday ... just in time for Michigan ...

    Blog | January 24, 2014
  5. Seton Hall guard leaves for Israeli army

    Eamonn Brennan

    This summer, Georgia made one of the stranger and more random offseason personnel announcements in recent college hoops memory. In late July, incoming freshman and Switzerland native Dusan Langura, was injured in an explosion during a military train...

    Blog | December 11, 2013
  6. Dunn's injury could set Friars back

    Eamonn Brennan

    Ed Cooley has engineered a turnaround at Providence, albeit a moderate one: The Friars aren't going to be competing for a Final Four anytime soon, but they aren't nearly as bad as the Keno Davis days (and beyond). But given the circumstances, the man...

    Blog | December 11, 2013
  7. Memphis gets revenge and a top 25 win

    Eamonn Brennan

    The wrong statistic can hang around your neck. Josh Pastner knows better than most. As the head men's basketball coach at Memphis, Pastner has, by any rational standard, been about as successful as anyone could or should have hoped when he was hire...

    Blog | December 01, 2013
  8. 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
  9. Season of Change: Can Creighton guard?

    Eamonn Brennan

    Now that you know what you need to watch in every conference in the country in 2013-14, we've turned our attention to the theme of change -- from coaching swaps to player development to good old-fashioned rules, and anywhere in between. Today: Is Cr...

    Blog | October 29, 2013
  10. Can Josh Smith finally make good?

    Eamonn Brennan

    It was a boon to Georgetown fans, a surprise to pretty much everyone else, and a frustratingly timed breaking news alert for a college hoops writer who had just huddled inside a small rock venue in search of chill vibes: On Wednesday night, Georgetow...

    Blog | October 24, 2013
  11. 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
  12. You Gotta See This: Big East

    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 09, 2013
  13. Syracuse, Georgetown working on 10-year proposal to extend colleg...

    Eamonn Brennan

    One of college basketball's most famous rivalries -- Syracuse and Georgetown -- may not be finished just yet.

    Story | Conversation | September 12, 2013
  14. R.I.P., Butler Blue II (2004-2013)

    Eamonn Brennan

    Dogs go away. There is no changing this fact. It is always there, and every pet owner must eventually come to terms with it. Long before you pass, your once-tireless puppy will slow down. It happens slowly, like a montage from a bad movie, and then a...

    Blog | September 03, 2013
  15. DePaul works volleyball into workouts

    Eamonn Brennan

    Never is the relative quiet of college basketball's offseason more apparent than in August. Summer recruiting is over. The draft is well behind us, as are most (if not all) coaching changes and transfers. Barring scandal or surprise, this is the part...

    Blog | August 08, 2013
  16. Georgetown mascot fracas rages on

    Eamonn Brennan

    Last week, Georgetown's athletics department released a statement informing its weary-eyed public that Jack, Jr.("J.J."), the bulldog mascot in training, would not in fact take the Hoyas mascot throne. Instead, according to a statement, considering t...

    Blog | August 05, 2013