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  1. Don't forget about Alan Williams

    Eamonn Brennan

    In 2013-14, Alan Williams averaged 21.5 points, 11.5 rebounds, 2.4 blocks, 1.2 assists and 1.2 steals per game. Did you finish that sentence? In 2013-14, Williams took 37 percent of UC Santa Barbara's shots, the fourth-highest mark in the count...

    Blog | September 05, 2014
  2. Vanderbilt Commodores block Sheldon Jeter from transferring to Pi...

    Eamonn Brennan

    Vanderbilt is blocking one of its players from transferring to Pittsburgh, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported Tuesday.

    Story | Conversation | May 21, 2013
  3. NCAA shores up block-charge definition

    Eamonn Brennan

    The biggest rule-related news from the NCAA's Wednesday press release concerned the banishment of slippery sponsor stickers from college basketball courts across the country. This was entirely good news; no longer will players' ligaments be threatene...

    Blog | June 14, 2012
  4. Change the Game: Rethinking block-charge

    Eamonn Brennan

    Partially inspired by TrueHoop's excellent HoopIdea series, College Basketball Nation humbly presents Change the Game, a weekly discussion on the game we love and the ways it could be made better. And nothing is off the table. Look for CtG every ...

    Blog | May 18, 2012
  5. Swopshire takes his talents to Northwestern

    Eamonn Brennan

    The 2012-13 Louisville frontcourt is pretty much set. At center, there is ever-developing block specialist Gorgui Dieng. At power forward, there is Chane Behanan, an adept post scorer who could be the nation's likeliest big-time breakout candidate...

    Blog | April 12, 2012
  6. Kentucky's offense is really good, too

    Eamonn Brennan

    Much has been made of Kentucky's defense, specifically Anthony Davis's role within it, and for good reason: The Wildcats are an excellent defensive team, and Davis, who blocks a boatload of shots, affects countless others, and transforms the paint in...

    Blog | February 14, 2012
  7. What we learned from Saturday night

    Eamonn Brennan

    Saturday afternoon transitioned into Saturday night as smoothly as Kentucky transitions from an Anthony Davis block to the fast break. In the process, we saw Michigan State defend like crazy at Ohio State, Creighton take a beatdown by Wichita State a...

    Blog | February 12, 2012
  8. Josh Smith struggling to shed weight

    Eamonn Brennan

    Even by the relative standards of Division I basketball players, UCLA center Josh Smith is a big, big dude. In many ways, this is an advantage. Smith's girth allows him to push defenders into uncomfortable positions on the low block, which allows him...

    Blog | July 27, 2011
  9. Catching up with A.J. Moye

    Eamonn Brennan

    You may remember A.J. Moye from his block of Carlos Boozer in Indiana's upset of No. 1 seeded Duke in the 2002 NCAA tournament, the year the Hoosiers made an unlikely run to the precipice of a national title under Mike Davis, Bob Knight's embattled s...

    Blog | July 19, 2011
  10. Providence recruit latest NLI casualty

    Eamonn Brennan

    Yesterday, yours truly got all high and mighty about DePaul's decision to block recruit Walter Pitchford's appeal to be released from the national letter of intent he signed with the school last fall. Pitchford signed with the school when former coac...

    Blog | June 04, 2010
  11. Purnell lands semi-important recruit

    Eamonn Brennan

    I admit it might just be local fascination on my part -- I happen to live a few blocks from DePaul's campus in Chicago -- but I find DePaul's basketball program eminently fascinating. It's a former 1980s glory days power with a pretty campus in a nic...

    Blog | May 18, 2010
  12. McCamey's house, McCamey's night

    Eamonn Brennan

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- There are downsides to having one of the best crowds in the country. Just ask Demetri McCamey. "It gets real loud, and I try to block some of that out because I'm trying to hear [Illinois coach] Bruce [Weber] on the sidelines," ...

    Blog | February 07, 2010
  13. Sign off on the dotted line

    Eamonn Brennan

    In the offseason, in the interest of making college basketball less clustered in and around the hoop, the NCAA decided to change the way referees would call the block-charge. To earn a charge, a defender could not be under the hoop; his entire body m...

    Blog | January 25, 2010