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  1. 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
  2. A first look at every team in the NCAA tournament field

    Eamonn Brennan

    The field is set. Not sure about some teams? Wondering who might be lurking to shock the big boys? A little uncertain about the favorites? We give a comprehensive look at the full field and provide some answers.

    Story | Conversation | March 16, 2014
  3. The Atlantic 10 could be insane

    Eamonn Brennan

    No entity has been more imperiled by conference realignment than the medium-profile, football-agnostic college hoops conference. A decade ago, Conference USA was home to Louisville, Memphis, Cincinnati, Saint Louis, Marquette, DePaul, Charlotte and m...

    Blog | January 07, 2014
  4. Some rivalries can survive realignment

    Eamonn Brennan

    Just how powerful is conference realignment? In a sports world full of clumsy, inane analogies to armed conflict, the Border War -- the centurylong rivalry between Kansas and Missouri -- legitimately deserved its designation. The Jayhawks and Tige...

    Blog | September 12, 2013
  5. Count 'Em Down: Coaches at a crossroads

    Eamonn Brennan

    Our week-long Count 'Em Down series -- in which we've attempted to impose some order on the basketball landscape following the annual wave of coaching changes, recruiting and freshman summer entry, and (this year) conference realignment -- comes to i...

    Blog | July 26, 2013
  6. Week in Review: Realignment Reality

    Eamonn Brennan

    Last week, on July 1, when a score of schools officially became members of their new leagues, a three-year wave of conference realignment stopped being prospective and started getting real. This week, we explored every nook and cranny of these change...

    Blog | July 12, 2013
  7. College realignment's frequently asked questions -- college baske...

    Eamonn Brennan

    How did we get here? Eamonn Brennan put together a handy list of frequently asked questions to help guide you through conference realignment.

    Story | Conversation | July 09, 2013
  8. UConn AD stares down future in American

    Eamonn Brennan

    There is plenty of time to assess conference realignment's various winners and losers, and plenty of criteria by which we'll make those assessments in the weeks, months, and even years to come. It's a fluid situation, as the saying goes. But if th...

    Blog | July 08, 2013
  9. Previewing the 2013 Atlantic 10 tournament in Brooklyn - college ...

    Eamonn Brennan

    Eamonn Brennan previews the 2013 Atlantic 10 tournament, highlighting what and whom to watch in Brooklyn.

    Story | Conversation | March 12, 2013
  10. Atlantic 10 season primer - college basketball

    Eamonn Brennan

    The Atlantic 10 should be an interesting race to watch. Eamonn Brennan takes a look at what to expect.

    Story | Conversation | January 09, 2013
  11. Marquette AD Larry Williams' best point

    Eamonn Brennan

    The biggest story in college sports over the past three days has been, unfortunately, yet more conference realignment -- in this case the impending death of the Big East, and the very understandable desire of that league's basketball-only schools to ...

    Blog | December 12, 2012
  12. Why I no longer get worked up about realignment -- college basket...

    Eamonn Brennan

    After all the rumors and breaking news and tortured explanations, Eamonn Brennan is over realignment. And he's not even angry anymore. It's time to accept reality.

    Story | Conversation | November 20, 2012
  13. Welcome to Division I, Incarnate Word!

    Eamonn Brennan

    OK, so it's not official yet. Becoming a member of Division I athletics is not an easy process. But I just can't help but be overexuberant about this latest blockbuster news from the annals of conference realignment. From The Associated Press: Abile...

    Blog | August 20, 2012
  14. Broncos' portrait of conference realignment

    Eamonn Brennan

    It wasn't major news and it's not quite finalized yet, but this week, the Boise State Broncos' men's basketball program found a home. The Broncos will be playing their men's hoops in the Big West, Boise State President Bob Kustra told the Idaho St...

    Blog | August 17, 2012
  15. Good and bad in Utah State's move to MWC

    Eamonn Brennan

    For most of the past two years, conference realignment has been about two things: football and football money. But as we've seen in this year's major Big East, Atlantic-10, and Colonial shuffles, the trickle-down effects of football-oriented realignm...

    Blog | July 03, 2012
  16. C-USA tourney waves farewell to Memphis

    Eamonn Brennan

    In the annals of conference realignment history, Conference USA's decision to move its 2013 end-of-season tournament to Tulsa will not rank with the most acrimonious post-partum decisions of all time. The Horizon League's call to disqualify Butle...

    Blog | June 12, 2012