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  1. Top 50 coaches: No. 17 Mark Few

    Eamonn Brennan

    Editor's note: Over 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. 17: Gonzaga's Mark Few. On Thursday, we release No. 16. The 2009-10 season, when Butler was...

    Blog | June 12, 2014
  2. Look back, look ahead: WCC

    Eamonn Brennan

    In 2008, Jamie Zaninovich became the commissioner of the West Coast Conference. At the time it would have been just as easy, and only slightly less accurate, to call Zaninovich the boss of "whatever league Gonzaga plays in." By 2008, the Zags had w...

    Blog | April 30, 2014
  3. Revised top 25: Post-deadline edition

    Eamonn Brennan

    At 11:59 p.m. ET Sunday night, the NBA's early-entry draft deadline came and went. No key college hoops offseason date has so much, or so widespread, an impact on the landscape to come. And, for the fledgling offseason rankings writer, no considerati...

    Blog | April 28, 2014
  4. Look back, look ahead: Big East

    Eamonn Brennan

    Conference realignment played tricks with time. We saw dozens of changes to collegiate basketball's conference structure in the past five years. As they happened, it felt too fast to catalog -- too cluttered among the theories and contingencies an...

    Blog | April 18, 2014
  5. Arizona Wildcats, Duke Blue Devils headline early Top 25 for 2014...

    Eamonn Brennan

    Arizona headlines early Top 25 for 2014-15 men's college basketball season.

    Story | Conversation | April 07, 2014
  6. Bubble Watch: Updating the 'others'

    Eamonn Brennan

    Things are bubbling here on Selection Sunday Eve. What's going on? Here's what's happening in "others" world ... The Watch was always a little more bullish on Louisiana Tech than most. The Bulldogs' Dec. 30 road win at Oklahoma kept looking better a...

    Blog | March 15, 2014
  7. Bubble Watch update: The waiting game

    Eamonn Brennan

    The Big Ten's bubble teams are officially in wait-and-see mode after Friday's quarterfinals while one Conference USA bubbler moved past another: Big Ten Illinois: The Illini needed at the very least a win over Michigan on Friday (and then probab...

    Blog | March 15, 2014
  8. Planning for Success: A deeper WCC

    Eamonn Brennan

    The West Coast Conference is that rarest of birds: The mid-major league that realignment made better. For a host of institutional and geographic reasons, Gonzaga was never tempted to realign upward these past few years. It's been a sturdy member t...

    Blog | March 03, 2014
  9. Weekend Homework: Zags' shaky finish

    Eamonn Brennan

    Has any Gonzaga team in the past decade ever been more relieved to win a late-season game against a .500 team? Whatever was going through the Bulldogs' heads after Thursday night -- good win, let's go have a sandwich, what kind of sandwiches are avai...

    Blog | February 28, 2014
  10. Weekend Homework: Saturday in Memphis

    Eamonn Brennan

    There is no shortage of stakes attached to Saturday night's game at the FedEx Forum. We can sort them out if you'd like. Let's start with the obvious one: tournament selection. Gonzaga at Memphis is on both teams' schedules for reasons that date to...

    Blog | February 07, 2014
  11. Georgia's emotional night stings Missouri

    Eamonn Brennan

    There are two ways to look at Georgia's 70-64 overtime win at No. 21 Missouri Wednesday, and in this order: with your heart, and with your head. As the overtime seconds wound down, after Georgia corralled the final rebound and sank the perfunctory...

    Blog | January 09, 2014
  12. Weekend Homework: Zags' thin margin

    Eamonn Brennan

    There are lots of ways to play offense in the game of basketball, countless characteristics on which to hang one's proverbial hat. Few are as pure and pleasurable as Gonzaga's. The Bulldogs play fast, decisive, intelligent offensive basketball. Th...

    Blog | December 27, 2013
  13. You Gotta See This: Big East

    Eamonn Brennan

    It's college basketball preview season, and you know what that means: tons of preseason info to get you primed for 2013-14. But what do you really need to know? Each day for the next month, we'll highlight the most important, interesting or just plai...

    Blog | October 09, 2013
  14. You Gotta See This: Horizon League

    Eamonn Brennan

    It's college basketball preview season, and you know what that means: tons of preseason info to get you primed for 2013-14. But what do you really need to know? Each day for the next month, we'll highlight the most important, interesting or just plai...

    Blog | October 03, 2013
  15. Can Robert Upshaw pop at Washington?

    Eamonn Brennan

    In 2011, Rodney Terry took over at Fresno State with a simple mandate: Make the dormant Bulldogs competitive again. Former coach Steve Cleveland had done much of the post-sanctions cleanup work already, and when he stepped into the school's athletics...

    Blog | September 10, 2013
  16. R.I.P., Butler Blue II (2004-2013)

    Eamonn Brennan

    Dogs go away. There is no changing this fact. It is always there, and every pet owner must eventually come to terms with it. Long before you pass, your once-tireless puppy will slow down. It happens slowly, like a montage from a bad movie, and then a...

    Blog | September 03, 2013