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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: 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Butler Blue II going out like a champ

    Eamonn Brennan

    Butler's run to the Final Four in 2010 changed lives. It made the NBA take notice of Gordon Hayward, now a promising young player for the Utah Jazz. It cemented Brad Stevens' status as one of the best coaches in basketball, and later propelled him to...

    Blog | August 02, 2013
  7. Crossroads Classic scheduled through 2016

    Eamonn Brennan

    In May of 2012, fresh off his first national title and facing no small amount of anger over the dissolution of the Indiana-Kentucky series, John Calipari took to his personal website to announce not only his scheduling plans but the realpolitik under...

    Blog | July 22, 2013
  8. Bracket reveal: Old Spice Classic

    Eamonn Brennan

    Editor's Note: Over two days, we're releasing the brackets/matchups for 11 of the top early-season events. Starting Wednesday at 10 a.m. ET, we'll unveil the final six: Charleston, 2K Sports, Diamond Head, CBE, Wooden and Maui. A thread of previews a...

    Blog | July 16, 2013
  9. On the hunt for post-realignment rivalries

    Eamonn Brennan

    In 1985, Philadelphia Inquirer photographer Tom Gralish won a Pulitzer Prize for his photo essay on the Philadelphia homeless. Gralish's work, composed in black and white, was stark and haunting, but for different reasons than you might expect. Not o...

    Blog | July 11, 2013
  10. Expect the expected from ACC newcomers

    Eamonn Brennan

    How do new leagues affect the teams that join them? Are we even sure they do? Take Butler. Last summer, when the Bulldogs left the Horizon League to join the limited-offer-one-time-only 16-team Atlantic-10, the immediate reaction -- that it would ...

    Blog | July 10, 2013
  11. Stevens-to-Celtics a win for all but Butler

    Eamonn Brennan

    Is your jaw still affixed to the floor? Are you still processing the news? That's OK. We all are. As overused as the term "shock" may be, it is the only acceptable, human reaction to Wednesday evening's news -- released on the eve of a national ho...

    Blog | July 03, 2013
  12. Even Butler Blue III has a montage

    Eamonn Brennan

    This was a big week for change for the Butler Bulldogs, who officially became members of the new Big East -- their third conference in as many years -- on the first of the month. But I would argue the biggest changes in recent program history came ba...

    Blog | July 02, 2013
  13. La Salle's goals bigger than bid

    Eamonn Brennan

    DAYTON, Ohio -- True story: The La Salle Explorers used to be a basketball power. You probably weren't born yet, and even if you were you might not be able to remember it, but in 1954 -- the same year Edward Murrow began investigating Joe McCarthy...

    Blog | March 21, 2013
  14. Ten tantalizing potential bracket matchups

    Eamonn Brennan

    It is officially the time of year when my friends and family ask me for bracket advice. And why not? They know someone who follows this stuff year-round, and could possibly give them an advantage in the office pool, and I am happy to provide whatever...

    Blog | March 18, 2013
  15. Conference Power Rankings: Atlantic 10

    Eamonn Brennan

    Well, Atlantic 10 fans, it's that time: The final conference power rankings of the season. I know, I know. You're sad. I'm sad, too. It's hard to say goodbye. It's hard to let go. All we can do is remember all of the times we shared, all of the laugh...

    Blog | March 08, 2013
  16. Conference Power Rankings: A-10

    Eamonn Brennan

    Another week of confusing Atlantic 10 action, another attempt to put these teams in some meaningful order by your humble power ranker. And with a big game on deck -- Saint Louis visits Butler at 7 p.m. ET tonight -- things are obviously subject to ch...

    Blog | February 22, 2013