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  1. Don't worry about Marcus Smart

    Eamonn Brennan

    The reaction has been mostly predictable. When news broke last Tuesday that Oklahoma State point guard Marcus Smart, a likely top-five pick in the 2013 draft, would instead return for his sophomore season of college hoops, the usual gamut was run: su...

    Blog | April 17, 2013
  2. Jack Taylor's second act falls short

    Eamonn Brennan

    Thankfully, mercifully, Jack Taylor-mania is officially over. It swept the nation briefly last week, when the Grinnell guard broke the NCAA-record for most points in a game with 138. The numbers were incomprehensible -- 138 points in 40 minutes, 1...

    Blog | November 26, 2012
  3. How on Earth do you score 138 points?

    Eamonn Brennan

    Maybe we should have seen it coming. After all, when Grinnell guard Jack Taylor broke the NCAA all-time single-game scoring record -- a record that has stood since 1954 -- with 138 points Tuesday night, he didn't do it for just any random basketba...

    Blog | November 20, 2012
  4. The 10 worst nonconference schedules

    Eamonn Brennan

    Editor's Note: This week, ESPN.com broke down the nonconference schedules of each and every team in a dozen of the nation's top leagues. On Monday, we began in the South with the ACC, SEC and C-USA. On Tuesday, we focused on the East with the A-10, B...

    Blog | October 11, 2012
  5. The 10 best nonconference schedules

    Eamonn Brennan

    Editor's Note: This week, ESPN.com broke down the nonconference schedules of each and every team in a dozen of the nation's top leagues. On Monday, we began in the South with the ACC, SEC and C-USA. On Tuesday, we focused on the East with the A-10, B...

    Blog | October 11, 2012
  6. Lance Thomas speaks, doesn't say much

    Eamonn Brennan

    Since the Lance Thomas Jesus Piece story first broke, and appeared -- again: I said appeared -- to have all the makings of a surefire NCAA violations scandal, it very quickly appeared that the NCAA was going to end up stuck. The jeweler that sued ...

    Blog | October 01, 2012
  7. Notre Dame latest to leap to ACC

    Eamonn Brennan

    I have to admit it. I did not see this one coming. But lo and behold, here it is: On Wednesday morning, ESPN.com's Brett McMurphy broke the news: Notre Dame is joining the ACC. Notre Dame will join the Atlantic Coast Conference as a full member w...

    Blog | September 12, 2012
  8. Gillispie supporters impossible to dismiss

    Eamonn Brennan

    The allegations leveled against Texas Tech coach Billy Gillispie last week -- that he frequently broke rules governing practice length, forced players to practice for eight hours at a time, forced players to play and practice when injured, that he do...

    Blog | September 10, 2012
  9. Fudging coaching resumes a bad idea

    Eamonn Brennan

    Dana O'Neil broke the story on Friday night. By Saturday, it was all over. Newly hired Villanova assistant coach Doug Martin was just-as-newly fired after a school investigation -- and Dana's background work -- revealed Martin had included massive in...

    Blog | August 13, 2012
  10. UCF's penalties include postseason bans

    Eamonn Brennan

    ESPN's Andy Katz broke the story bright and early this morning. A few hours later, the NCAA released its version of the story: "The University of Central Florida exhibited a lack of institutional control and was responsible for impermissible recruiti...

    Blog | July 31, 2012
  11. 10 potential breakout players for 2012-13

    Eamonn Brennan

    This morning, my colleague Fran Fraschilla listed his five under-the-radar teams ready to break out in 2012-13. So today's Top 10 Thursday feature is a quick look at a batch of players who could enjoy a similar trajectory -- players who haven't broke...

    Blog | June 21, 2012
  12. Mbakwe injury latest Gophers setback?

    Eamonn Brennan

    If Trevor Mbakwe's tweets Sunday were any indication, the Minnesota Golden Gophers forward may be out for the season. Mbakwe was still in the locker room Sunday night when this heartbreaking tweet -- "Lord please get me through this." -- broke throug...

    Blog | November 28, 2011
  13. Missed Turkey Day's games? Catch up here

    Eamonn Brennan

    As much as I'd like to think that you spent all day furiously auto-refreshing the college hoops scoreboard, I know the deal. You were spending Thanksgiving like a normal person. You caught up with friends and family. You broke bread and got tired of ...

    Blog | November 25, 2011
  14. Kentucky bows to NCAA on Calipari's wins

    Eamonn Brennan

    The NCAA takes its statistical milestones seriously. That was the lesson we learned earlier this week, when news broke of a letter the NCAA sent to Kentucky chastising the program for honoring John Calipari for his 500th career win in February. Th...

    Blog | June 16, 2011
  15. Classic Calhoun cements his legend

    Eamonn Brennan

    The night of Jim Calhoun's third national championship ended the same way every game ends. Calhoun sat a podium. He leaned into his microphone. He talked about college basketball. He enthusiastically broke down X's and O's like a 25-year-old assis...

    Blog | April 05, 2011
  16. 2011 NCAA national championship game: Jim Calhoun cements his leg...

    Eamonn Brennan

    Brash and defiant, loyal and loving, funny and combative. Jim Calhoun has seen his share of controversy lately, but some things never change -- his personality and his knack for winning. A third national title merely cemented his legend.

    Story | Conversation | April 05, 2011