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  1. Planning for Success: Iowa's deja vu

    Eamonn Brennan

    Exactly one year ago, Iowa finished its Big Ten regular season 20-11 overall and 9-9 in league play. That record earned the Hawkeyes the No. 6 seed in the Big Ten tournament, where they faced No. 11-seed Northwestern. When they won -- and they did --...

    Blog | March 10, 2014
  2. NCAA tournament 2013 -- Fair or not, Big Ten's legacy is on the l...

    Eamonn Brennan

    The Big Ten was the nation's best conference in the regular season. But that doesn't matter. Fair or not, the conference's legacy will be judged by how well -- or poorly -- its teams do in the NCAA tournament.

    Story | Conversation | March 19, 2013
  3. Rapid Reaction: Wisconsin 68, Michigan 59

    Eamonn Brennan

    CHICAGO -- Quick reaction to Wisconsin's 68-59 win against Michigan in a Big Ten tournament quarterfinal: Overview: At their best, the Wolverines are a free-flowing offensive group that pivots on the consistent brilliance of star point guard Trey ...

    Blog | March 15, 2013
  4. Rapid Reaction: Indiana 80, Illinois 64

    Eamonn Brennan

    CHICAGO -- Quick reaction to Indiana's 80-64 win over Illinois on Friday. Overview: When Indiana's offense is clicking, when it is breaking opponents down with spacing and fluid ball movement, there is no more entertaining and (for opposing defens...

    Blog | March 15, 2013
  5. Disjointed Minnesota limps to finish

    Eamonn Brennan

    CHICAGO -- Seriously: What's wrong with Minnesota? What is it, exactly, that allowed the Gophers to look like one of the best teams in the country for the first two months of the season, and utterly pedestrian for the final six weeks? Why can the ...

    Blog | March 14, 2013
  6. Indiana Hoosiers aim for conference double at Big Ten tournament ...

    Eamonn Brennan

    The Big Ten has been home to some of the best basketball we've seen all season. With several Final Four contenders and teams still on the NCAA tournament bubble, the league tournament in Chicago should provide more of the same.

    Story | Conversation | March 13, 2013
  7. Where should the Big Ten play its tourney?

    Eamonn Brennan

    The Big Ten has a decision to make. According to our Big Ten football blogger Adam Rittenberg, the conference is deciding on a spot for its newfangled football conference title game -- the product of realignment to 12 teams last summer -- and the cho...

    Blog | May 18, 2011
  8. Chris Allen transfer rumors gaining steam

    Eamonn Brennan

    Before the Big Ten tournament, Michigan State guard Chris Allen and his coach, Tom Izzo, had issues. Allen, suspended for "violating team policy," was held out of Michigan State's Big Ten tourney loss to Minnesota. But the guard soon redeemed himself...

    Blog | May 06, 2010
  9. Scheduling could hurt OSU's No. 1 chances

    Eamonn Brennan

    At this point, please believe the Buckeyes desperately want a Big Ten tournament title in their conference finale against Minnesota today. Also please believe that if Ohio State wins, they'll have to enjoy the Big Ten title on its own merits. As far ...

    Blog | March 14, 2010
  10. Don't look now, but Minnesota might get in

    Eamonn Brennan

    The Minnesota Gophers' tournament hopes died on March 2. Or so we thought. That's when Minnesota, after winning at Illinois, attempted to build on its late-season push with a win at Michigan. That, um, didn't happen. Instead, the Gophers were wall...

    Blog | March 13, 2010
  11. Evan Turner vs. John Wall, NBA-style

    Eamonn Brennan

    We've already settled the essential National Player of the Year question -- it was settled before Evan Turner hit yesterday's ridiculous 40-foot shot to beat Michigan in the second round of the Big Ten tournament. But one pro-John Wall consensus rema...

    Blog | March 13, 2010
  12. Video: Big Ten tournament preview

    Eamonn Brennan

    A lot at stake for Illinois at the Big Ten tournament in Indianapolis, which begins on Thursday....

    Blog | March 10, 2010
  13. Weber, McCamey share 'love and kisses'

    Eamonn Brennan

    Illinois is in desperate need of a strong showing in the Big Ten tournament. Sunday's home loss to Wisconsin moved the once-solid Illini bubble chances into "not-solid-at-all" territory, completing a slide in which Illinois has lost five of its last ...

    Blog | March 08, 2010
  14. An all-B1G Final Four? It could happen

    Eamonn Brennan

    Last week, amid the pre-tournament calm, we knew at least two things about the 2013 Big Ten: 1. It was the best conference in the country for the first four months of the season, and by a wide margin. 2. If it didn't live up to that billing in ...

    Blog | March 27, 2013
  15. NCAA tournament 2013 -- Don't discount the chances of an all-B1G ...

    Eamonn Brennan

    What are the odds that we'll see an all-Big Ten Final Four in Atlanta? Eamonn Brennan looks at the matchups in store this weekend for Michigan, Michigan State, Indiana and Ohio State.

    Story | Conversation | March 27, 2013
  16. Big Ten settles on rotating tourney

    Eamonn Brennan

    The new-look Big Ten's 2011 spring meetings featured a host of newsworthy bits. The biggest and most important was the conference's announced proposal investigating the prospect of cost-of-attendance scholarships, which began a conversation on studen...

    Blog | June 06, 2011