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  1. Afternoon links: A major in sports?

    Eamonn Brennan

    What we're reading while we spread the gospel of King Curtis. Submit links via Twitter. The Sporting News' Mike DeCourcy wrote Tuesday about his excellent, common-sense idea that would help relieve the tension between big-budget athletics and the...

    Blog | January 15, 2014
  2. Cal's new court is pretty great

    Eamonn Brennan

    Were you to ask a random sample of college basketball fans which courts are in worst need of a redesign, Cal wouldn't be a common answer. The Bears' court at Haas Pavilion was hardly revolutionary, but that's kind of why it worked. It was simple. In ...

    Blog | June 04, 2013
  3. Andy Kennedy needs to thank Badgers

    Eamonn Brennan

    If there was a common meme underlying Ole Miss guard Marshall Henderson's various antics his regular-season Auburn-bro-taunting jersey-popping, his Internet photos with alcoholic beverages, his brief postseason flirtation with something like mainstr...

    Blog | April 15, 2013
  4. Bill Self: SEC? Thanks but no thanks

    Eamonn Brennan

    Bill Self continues to be a force for common sense in conference realignment. Self has been vocal and candid about his feelings on the realignment fracas, willing to discuss Kansas's precarious position in the national landscape, his hopes of the Big...

    Blog | October 10, 2011
  5. Could BYU excel in the Big 12?

    Eamonn Brennan

    Most of the criticism of Texas A&M's eventual move to the SEC has dealt with contextual concerns. The Aggies have been criticized for undermining common sense with greed. It has been pilloried for allowing a Texas-related inferiority complex boil...

    Blog | September 01, 2011
  6. Bearded Bill Self talks realignment

    Eamonn Brennan

    Bill Self and I share at least one thing in common: We are both big fans of the offseason beard. Of course, I tend to find excuses to let the "offseason" beard flourish year-round. One of them is the NCAA tournament; when I rocked the beard last y...

    Blog | August 22, 2011
  7. Don't blame Duke loss on Irving's return

    Eamonn Brennan

    Before we turn to tonight's helping of Sweet 16 madness, it seems important -- well, not important, but at least worthwhile -- to debunk an altogether too-common theme emerging from Arizona's 93-77 thrashing of Duke Thursday night. The Blue Devils...

    Blog | March 25, 2011
  8. Kevin O'Neill cares not for the coaches' poll

    Eamonn Brennan

    At the risk of using a borderline meaningless cliche, the ESPN/USA Today Coaches' poll is what it is. It's fun to talk about, it provides a handy if questionably accurate reference point for non-college hoops fans, and it does provide some common per...

    Blog | January 05, 2011
  9. Fab Melo's Achilles heel no longer heel

    Eamonn Brennan

    Almost two weeks ago, we learned that Syracuse freshman forward Fab Melo wasn't struggling in his first action at Syracuse solely because he was having trouble adapting to the college game, which was the common consensus given his disappointing play ...

    Blog | December 17, 2010
  10. Bruce Pearl hoping 'termination' doesn't come

    Eamonn Brennan

    In the aftermath of Bruce Pearl's admission that he provided false and misleading information to the NCAA, many have repeated a common refrain: "He's lucky to have his job." This is not exactly true. As Andy Katz reported last week, Pearl's contra...

    Blog | September 20, 2010
  11. Recap of common-sense tourney expansion

    Eamonn Brennan

    The dust, as they say, has settled. With Thursday's announcement that the First Four would remain in Dayton, Ohio, the site of the opening round for the past 10 seasons, the NCAA officially completed its NCAA tournament expansion. The number of te...

    Blog | September 10, 2010
  12. Top recruit could reclassify (again)

    Eamonn Brennan

    It's not too often a recruit changes his class designation. It's even less common for the same recruit to do so twice. But that's exactly what DeAndre Daniels, a top recruit in the class of 2010 -- and, for a while, in the class of 2011 -- might d...

    Blog | August 20, 2010
  13. Let's not get too down on hoops

    Eamonn Brennan

    There's been one common refrain for hoops fans and scribes during the ongoing conference realignment mess: Basketball doesn't matter. That's because it doesn't. In deciding which teams align themselves with conferences, the main factor is money. T...

    Blog | June 14, 2010
  14. Marquis Teague picks Kentucky

    Eamonn Brennan

    Rick Pitino desperately needed to win the battle for Marquis Teague's commitment. He didn't. Instead, after years of Louisville recruiting, close ties to Pitino through his father Shawn, and a common assumption that Louisville would be his choice ...

    Blog | April 22, 2010
  15. No point guard? No problem

    Eamonn Brennan

    Looking up and down the Sweet 16, there is one thing at least 13 of the teams still have in common: a "true" point-guard. The three teams that don't? Purdue, West Virginia and Ohio State. Why am I pointing this out? Because it doesn't matter one bit....

    Blog | March 23, 2010
  16. Calipari not worried about facing zone

    Eamonn Brennan

    But maybe he should be. After the Tennessee Volunteers upset No. 2 Kentucky Saturday, the common consensus was that Bruce Pearl had hit on an effective way to slow the Wildcats down. The game plan is simple: Walk the ball up the floor, take good s...

    Blog | March 02, 2010