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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. 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
  4. 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
  5. TCU drops Kansas in upset of the season

    Eamonn Brennan

    It left Kansas fans disgusted, TCU fans dumbstruck, and Horned Frogs coach Trent Johnson wandering among court-storming students, offering high-fives and twirling around and looking like a man who had no idea what to do next. It was the biggest up...

    Blog | February 07, 2013
  6. Three Big Things: Kansas

    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 | October 03, 2012
  7. UK title about so much more than talent

    Eamonn Brennan

    NEW ORLEANS -- How did the Kentucky Wildcats just win the 2012 national title? "We were the best team this season," coach John Calipari said. "They were playing with pros," Kansas coach Bill Self said. "That didn't hurt, either." Simple enou...

    Blog | April 03, 2012
  8. Rapid Reaction: Kansas 64, Ohio State 62

    Eamonn Brennan

    NEW ORLEANS -- Take a deep breath, if you can, then dig in to this immediate reaction to Kansas' 64-62 win over Ohio State: Overview: The Buckeyes opened with what might have been their best half of basketball in the 2012 season. Jared Sullinger w...

    Blog | March 31, 2012
  9. Game plan: Kansas vs. Ohio State

    Eamonn Brennan

    By Saturday, John Calipari, Rick Pitino, Thad Matta and Bill Self will have had nearly a week to scout their opponents. As we type, they're breaking down film, analyzing their opponents' strengths and weaknesses and searching for ways to impart this ...

    Blog | March 29, 2012
  10. On Kansas' ridiculous Big 12 title streak

    Eamonn Brennan

    When you think about it, we Americans have a rather strange way of deciding our champions. We have tournaments, playoffs, best-of-seven series (unless, of course, we're talking about college football, which, let's not), all of which operate under one...

    Blog | February 27, 2012
  11. Summer Buzz: Kansas Jayhawks

    Eamonn Brennan

    Our friends at The Mag are previewing one high-profile school per day for their Summer Buzz series. For the sake of all that is synergistic, yours truly will be attempting the same, complementing each comprehensive preview with some analytic fun. Tod...

    Blog | August 17, 2011
  12. KU's bad behavior beginning to add up

    Eamonn Brennan

    The Kansas Jayhawks are making unfortunate offseasons a habit. In 2009, players on the school's football and basketball teams got into a brawl, resulting in an on-campus investigation and an injury to hoopster Tyshawn Taylor. In 2010, Jayhawks brass ...

    Blog | April 19, 2011
  13. Marquette guard leaves over playing time

    Eamonn Brennan

    All the way back at Big 12 media day, the assembled masses asked Kansas Jayhawks coach Bill Self what he thought of the apparently increasing number of players who transfer early in their college careers because of dissatisfaction with playing time. ...

    Blog | December 28, 2010
  14. Summer Buzz: Kansas Jayhawks

    Eamonn Brennan

    For the next month or so, our friends at The Mag are previewing one high-profile school per day for their Summer Buzz series. For the sake of all that is synergistic, yours truly will be attempting the same, complementing each comprehensive Insider p...

    Blog | August 13, 2010
  15. Afternoon Linkage: The bells of St. Mary's

    Eamonn Brennan

    Phew. Yesterday and today feel a little bit like off days after the madness of the first two rounds of the tournament. In that vein, what better time to take a link-bound look around the college hoopsosphere? We'll be in the midst of too much good ba...

    Blog | March 23, 2010
  16. Bracket babble: Five things to love

    Eamonn Brennan

    There have been plenty of gripes about this year's bracket, and with good reason. I'll get to those in a little bit. For now, here's a quick list of things to love about this NCAA tournament field -- besides, of course, the fact that it's an NCAA tou...

    Blog | March 15, 2010