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  1. What if Bob Knight hadn't been fired?

    Eamonn Brennan

    In the pilot episode of "The Sopranos," Tony Soprano narrates the state of his world -- and lays out the defining theme of that landmark series -- in one crisp four-sentence cluster: "It's good to be in something from the ground floor. I came too ...

    Blog | August 14, 2014
  2. Boeheim's milestone built on consistency

    Eamonn Brennan

    Jim Boeheim's 900th win began the same way so many others had. His team blitzed an inferior opponent with reliable offense and that patented 2-3 zone, and the Orange went into halftime leading 40-21. Syracuse fans began the second half ready to celeb...

    Blog | December 17, 2012
  3. Indiana fans prepare for Knight broadcast

    Eamonn Brennan

    The other day, in the midst of the Tip-Off Marathon madness, my buddy emailed me with a screengrab from this ESPN Media Zone schedule. He pointed to Monday's Legends Classic opener, Indiana vs. Georgia, and the announcing team scheduled to call the g...

    Blog | November 16, 2012
  4. Bill Self not impressed by exhibition

    Eamonn Brennan

    Plenty of college basketball coaches are skilled at ripping their team to shreds following disappointing performances. It's part of the job description, long since handed down from the O.G. of the sardonic post-game news conferences, Bob Knight. But ...

    Blog | November 06, 2012
  5. Who wants to buy Bob Knight's rings?

    Eamonn Brennan

    I have to say, when I first saw the headline "Bob Knight auctioning rings, medal," a brief wave of terror came over me. You see these stories a lot in sports (particularly if you've been watching ESPN's latest "30 for 30"): A great sports figure sees...

    Blog | October 16, 2012
  6. Texas Tech disaster begins next phase

    Eamonn Brennan

    Remember when Billy Gillispie was hired at Texas Tech? Remember when he seemed likely to make Texas Tech a perennially solid program and Big 12 competitor? This was a place where, with the possible exception of the Bob Knight years, basketball has us...

    Blog | September 21, 2012
  7. Knight joins Hall of Fame at ... Ohio State?

    Eamonn Brennan

    Former Indiana coach Bob Knight is obviously known as, well, that: The legendary former Hoosiers coach with three national titles, a 1984 gold medal, 902 NCAA Division I basketball wins and, at the height of his powers -- before his eventual controve...

    Blog | July 24, 2012
  8. 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
  9. Indiana looks to the past with Cheaney

    Eamonn Brennan

    Are Indiana fans cautiously optimistic? Or just downright giddy? Whatever the exact classification, Indiana coach Tom Crean's impressive recruiting progress -- he'll bring his first legitimate IU big man in Cody Zeller onto campus this fall, and his ...

    Blog | June 20, 2011
  10. Kentucky improves GPA in fall of 2010

    Eamonn Brennan

    We've all moved on from the rather large Bob Knight-Kentucky flap last week. In case you missed it, and I'm doubting you did, Knight criticized the 2010 Wildcats for starting "five players in the NCAA tournament games that had not been to class that ...

    Blog | April 26, 2011
  11. Thad Matta reaches out to 'The Master'

    Eamonn Brennan

    "The Master," in Ohio State coach Thad Matta's words, is an ESPN analyst, a noted pump-fake enthusiast, the legendary former coach at Indiana and, as of today, a Basketball Hall of Fame inductee. Matta is, of course, talking about Bob Knight. Afte...

    Blog | February 28, 2011
  12. Saddle Up: KU, Pitt get tough league tests

    Eamonn Brennan

    Saddle Up is our semi-daily preview of the night's best basketball action. It would like to congratulate Sports Illustrated's Luke Winn, who won the 2010 USBWA award for column writing thanks to this excellent Bob Knight piece. No. 20 Missouri at ...

    Blog | February 07, 2011
  13. Delaware State meets the General

    Eamonn Brennan

    Delaware State didn't make many waves Tuesday night. The Hornets traveled to Texas Tech for a typical guarantee game, were handled easily by the Red Raiders in a 79-60 loss, and were back on the airplane, on to the next one. Only Tuesday night, De...

    Blog | January 05, 2011
  14. Coach K humble in reaction to milestone

    Eamonn Brennan

    In his heart of hearts, Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski is probably pretty proud of himself. How could he not be? The man just achieved -- rather quietly, at that -- one of the more impressive coaching distinctions in college hoops history. Having won his...

    Blog | December 30, 2010
  15. Knight legacy extends to China

    Eamonn Brennan

    Bob Knight's legacy looms large at Indiana. Same goes for Army, where he launched his coaching career, and at Texas Tech, where he ostensibly ended it after leaving his son Pat Knight in charge. But who knew Knight's coaching influence went all the w...

    Blog | May 03, 2010
  16. Bob Knight to Rutgers? Not going to happen

    Eamonn Brennan

    Want to hear a funny story? Bob Knight may or may not have been contacted about the Rutgers job. Weird, right? But it's true, according to a trusted source of Adam Zagoria's: Rutgers athletic director Tom Pernetti "formally" reached out to the le...

    Blog | April 14, 2010