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  1. Welcome to Big Ten Country

    Eamonn Brennan

    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The National Portrait Gallery and the Smithsonian American Art Museum share one of the oldest buildings in the nation's capital, a historic landmark built in 1836 to house the U.S. Patent Office. The paintings and photographs on t...

    Blog | May 06, 2014
  2. Bubble Watch update: The waiting game

    Eamonn Brennan

    The Big Ten's bubble teams are officially in wait-and-see mode after Friday's quarterfinals while one Conference USA bubbler moved past another: Big Ten Illinois: The Illini needed at the very least a win over Michigan on Friday (and then probab...

    Blog | March 15, 2014
  3. Bubble Watch Friday afternoon update

    Eamonn Brennan

    Here's what's bubbling now. First the ACC, where Pitt is now a lock. At this point, any team with a cat-related mascot and a couple of close games in their rearview gets slapped with the "Cardiac Cats" nickname. Pittsburgh actually earned it. All ...

    Blog | March 14, 2014
  4. 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
  5. Weekend Homework: Nebraska's big shot

    Eamonn Brennan

    On Feb. 13, 2013, a few hours before eventual outright Big Ten champion Indiana destroyed Nebraska 76-47 in Bloomington, Ind., Cody Zeller parody account @TheBigHandsome warmed up for the game with a clever piece of trash talk: "Duke & UNC are pl...

    Blog | March 07, 2014
  6. Michigan will be just fine, thanks

    Eamonn Brennan

    The Michigan Wolverines spent their January being more or less unstoppable. From Dec. 21 on, including two nonconference wins against Stanford and Holy Cross and the first eight games of its Big Ten schedule, Michigan went 10-0 in high style. Nik Sta...

    Blog | February 12, 2014
  7. Planning for Success: Stopping Stauskas

    Eamonn Brennan

    Does the Big Ten owe Tom Crean lunch? On Saturday afternoon, during Iowa's ruthless home rout of Michigan, ESPN analyst Dan Dakich hit on a key insight. Convention would dictate that a coach should check Michigan guard Nik Stauskas with as tall a...

    Blog | February 10, 2014
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. The Big Ten is good and crazy

    Eamonn Brennan

    On Wednesday morning, the Wooden Award midseason watch list was revealed. At 25 players strong, the list is not particularly exclusionary; it name-checked plenty of players whose chances of winning the award are basically nonexistent (and not just be...

    Blog | January 23, 2014
  11. Where does Michigan go from here?

    Eamonn Brennan

    On Friday afternoon, Michigan announced that star forward Mitch McGary had finally had enough. McGary had been nagged by back problems since the summer. He missed practices, he missed games. When he returned, he was mostly effective, but he was re...

    Blog | December 27, 2013
  12. Backlash against Assembly Hall name silly

    Eamonn Brennan

    When announcing a $40 million private gift to a college athletics department - the largest in its history and one of the largest in school history, too - an athletic director probably shouldn't need to gird for backlash. Not in Indiana. On Thursda...

    Blog | December 20, 2013
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. Hawkeyes, Gophers Big Ten's lone bulwarks

    Eamonn Brennan

    The Big Ten should thank Iowa. Minnesota, too. And home court advantage. Actually, play it safe, Big Ten: Point your gratitude at all of the above. On the first night of the Big Ten-ACC Challenge -- the 15th meeting between these two conferences, a...

    Blog | December 04, 2013
  16. Afternoon Links: The 15th Challenge begins

    Eamonn Brennan

    What we're reading a few hours ahead of the 15th Big Ten-ACC Challenge. (Not the ACC-Big Ten Challenge. Now get it right or pay the price!) ESPN Insider John Gasaway checks in with his semi-annual preview/historical review of the Big Ten-ACC Chal...

    Blog | December 03, 2013