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  1. Bracket reveal: Champions Classic

    Eamonn Brennan

    Editor's note: It's time to reveal the fields for some of college basketball's biggest early season tournaments. Follow along as we break down the tournaments. All previews can be found here. Tournament: State Farm Champions Classic When and w...

    Blog | August 06, 2014
  2. What now for Duke, KU, UK and MSU?

    Eamonn Brennan

    Now that you've had a morning to absorb and digest every narrative and storyline from the 2013 Champions Classic -- to say nothing of the Tip-Off Marathon, which contained multitudes -- one thing should be clear: You're going to be hearing a lot abou...

    Blog | November 13, 2013
  3. No losers in Michigan State-Kentucky game

    Eamonn Brennan

    CHICAGO -- Andrew Harrison's face said it all. It was just seven minutes into the first half, seven minutes into this impossibly hyped Kentucky team's impossibly early test against No. 2 Michigan State, and the Wildcats were clearly trying to get ...

    Blog | November 13, 2013
  4. No losers in Michigan State's narrow win over Kentucky at the Cha...

    Eamonn Brennan

    Michigan State left Chicago with a narrow win, but Kentucky learned a lot about its young team

    Story | Conversation | November 13, 2013
  5. Scouting the Champions: Duke vs. KU

    Eamonn Brennan

    Note: For the first half of this scouting report on the fascinating matchup between Kentucky and Michigan State, click here. No. 4 Duke vs. No. 5 Kansas, 9:30 p.m. ET, ESPN A whole new world. And you thought scouting Kentucky-Michigan State was ...

    Blog | November 12, 2013
  6. Scouting the Champions: UK vs. MSU

    Eamonn Brennan

    Much has been made of the impact of the Champions Classic, of the "importance" -- for lack of a better term -- of four teams this good, this talented, and this high-profile meeting so early in the college hoops calendar. And rightfully so: Tuesday ni...

    Blog | November 12, 2013
  7. Even John Calipari's smack is on message

    Eamonn Brennan

    It's a pretty obvious thing to say, isn't it? That a Champions Classic game between two of the best four teams in the country -- a burly, veteran Michigan State team on the one hand, and a so-talented-I'm-already-running-out-of-adjectives Kentucky on...

    Blog | October 09, 2013
  8. Figuring out what is next for Kentucky, Michigan State, Duke and ...

    Eamonn Brennan

    Kentucky, Michigan State, Duke and Kansas all learned valuable lessons at the Champions Classic. So, now, where do they go from here?

    Story | Conversation | October 07, 2013
  9. The Champions Classic worked out well

    Eamonn Brennan

    The Champions Classic, a two-game, one-night November event conjured up two years ago, was pretty much always guaranteed to be a success. Indeed, it was just what the sport needed -- a big, marquee event featuring four of the game's best programs and...

    Blog | May 15, 2013
  10. B1G/ACC Challenge matchups announced

    Eamonn Brennan

    These days, college basketball has a flurry of early season events; it's not just Maui anymore. There are aircraft carriers and U.S. Army bases and the Champions Classic and the ESPN Tip-Off Marathon and the Battle 4 Atlantis and whatever else Michig...

    Blog | May 08, 2013
  11. MSU, UConn organize another major event

    Eamonn Brennan

    The dead-November era in college basketball is officially over. Last year gave us the Champions Classic (a four-team rotating tournament featuring Duke, Kansas, Kentucky and Michigan State) and the season-opening Carrier Classic (the aircraft carrier...

    Blog | June 26, 2012
  12. Kansas schedule difficult, awesome

    Eamonn Brennan

    We've already established that the new Champions Classic -- which pairs four national powers (Duke, Kansas, Kentucky and Michigan State) in a two-game showcase at Madison Square Garden in the first week of the college hoops season -- is good for coll...

    Blog | April 25, 2011
  13. Champions Classic to be awesome

    Eamonn Brennan

    Given Tuesday night's orange-hued shellacking, Michigan State fans might not be totally enthused for this development, but pretty much everyone else should be: In 2011, college hoops is starting the season off right. On Nov. 15, 2011, Duke, Michig...

    Blog | December 08, 2010