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  1. Kansas winning ugly, but it's a start

    Eamonn Brennan

    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- One might be inclined to think that after five straight wins -- including three in a row over Michigan State, Florida and Georgetown -- the Kansas Jayhawks are a pretty good basketball team. Not great, necessarily. Not vintage. Bu...

    Blog | December 11, 2014
  2. Cliff Alexander steps into the void left by Andrew Wiggins and Jo...

    Eamonn Brennan

    Cliff Alexander went from unknown to high-end prospect. Now he arrives at Kansas with much to learn and yet expectations -- of the Jayhawks and of him -- at elevated levels.

    Story | Conversation | November 03, 2014
  3. Bill Self has friends in high places

    Eamonn Brennan

    Here are a few new pieces of information I've learned on this fine Monday morning: Country music star Garth Brooks has launched a new world tour. His first show was at the AllState Arena in Rosemont, Illinois, on Friday night. Brooks is not, in...

    Blog | September 08, 2014
  4. Top 50 coaches: No. 6 Bill Self

    Eamonn Brennan

    Editor's note: During the next five weeks, we will reveal the top 50 coaches in college basketball as decided by our ESPN Forecast panel. Today we unveil No. 6: Kansas' Bill Self. On Monday, we release No. 5. Have you ever actually read the "Rules...

    Blog | June 27, 2014
  5. Planning for Success: KU's offense

    Eamonn Brennan

    By now, a handful of the notions advanced in November and December about the 2013-14 Kansas Jayhawks look hilariously quaint. No, this isn't the season Kansas will finally relinquish its stranglehold on the Big 12 regular-season title; the Jayhawks a...

    Blog | February 24, 2014
  6. Game Plan: Think happy thoughts

    Eamonn Brennan

    Game Plan is our Monday morning primer designed to give you everything you need to know about games that were and the games that will be in college hoops this week. Send us feedback and submissions via email and Twitter. There's a great detail in t...

    Blog | January 06, 2014
  7. Kansas-Wichita State: Rivals without games

    Eamonn Brennan

    A few months ago, Kansas state Sen. Michael O'Donnell did something politicians are typically loath to do: He tried to legislate a rivalry into existence. O'Donnell, a Republican from Wichita, introduced a bill that would force both Kansas and Kan...

    Blog | December 18, 2013
  8. Colorado's karma good in upset of KU

    Eamonn Brennan

    A year later, Colorado finally got the reversal it deserved. The buzzer-beater it was owed finally, officially counted. The upset it earned was finally recorded as a win. OK, so it has been more like 11 months. And, OK, the officials didn't have a...

    Blog | December 07, 2013
  9. Scouting the Champions: Duke vs. KU

    Eamonn Brennan

    Note: For the first half of this scouting report on the fascinating matchup between Kentucky and Michigan State, click here. No. 4 Duke vs. No. 5 Kansas, 9:30 p.m. ET, ESPN A whole new world. And you thought scouting Kentucky-Michigan State was ...

    Blog | November 12, 2013
  10. Season of Change: Instant Jayhawks

    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: Bill S...

    Blog | November 06, 2013
  11. Bill Self not closing any NBA doors

    Eamonn Brennan

    For college coaches, the National Basketball Association is an irresistible siren. It's not hard to figure out why: Coaches are insanely competitive people with a burning desire to take on and conquer new and ever larger challenges. The old analogy a...

    Blog | August 06, 2013
  12. Fear the wrath of delayed NCAA justice

    Eamonn Brennan

    One time, when my brother and I were little kids putzing around on summer break, we got, as little kids often are, bored. To entertain ourselves, we decided to push our Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles toy chest down the stairs. I don't exactly recall...

    Blog | June 27, 2013
  13. Kansas's top returnee: Naadir Tharpe

    Eamonn Brennan

    It's an exciting time to be a Kansas fan. That sounds a little silly, doesn't it? Really, when isn't it a good time to be a Kansas fan? In 10 seasons under Bill Self, the Jayhawks have won or shared the last nine Big 12 regular-season titles, a ri...

    Blog | May 24, 2013
  14. So much for that Kansas talent deficit

    Eamonn Brennan

    Remember when the 2013-14 Kansas Jayhawks were going to be a shaky proposition? I do! Just two weeks ago, Kansas was the team losing all five of last season's starters, among them four seniors and one freshman top-five draft pick. Left in their wa...

    Blog | May 21, 2013
  15. Andrew Wiggins: What does it all mean?

    Eamonn Brennan

    There was some very big news on the recruiting front Monday: Andrew Wiggins, the top prep player in a loaded 2014 class and by many accounts the best since Kevin Durant, announced the cancellation of his remaining home visits with North Carolina, Kan...

    Blog | April 22, 2013
  16. Saddle Up: Can Kansas figure it out?

    Eamonn Brennan

    Saddle Up is our semi-daily preview of the night's best basketball action. It was really weirded out by Taylor Swift. No. 24 Marquette at No. 20 Georgetown, 7 p.m. ET, ESPN This wasn't supposed to be a vintage year in the Big East. Vintage, in ...

    Blog | February 11, 2013