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  1. Afternoon Links: Coach K, aspiring wrestler

    Eamonn Brennan

    What we're reading while we finally get to the bottom of Deflategate. Submit links via Twitter. How well do you know Coach K? As the winningest coach in college basketball history approaches 1,000 wins, ESPN's Dana O'Neil dives deep on Mike Krzyz...

    Blog | January 22, 2015
  2. What's the matter with Michigan?

    Eamonn Brennan

    On Saturday, after the New Jersey Institute of Technology, a conference-less program with just eight seasons of membership in Division I, staged a historic upset over Michigan 72-70 in Ann Arbor Dana O'Neil asked the pertinent question: How on Earth ...

    Blog | December 10, 2014
  3. As Ducks struggle, Pac-12 takes shape

    Eamonn Brennan

    January is always tough, but this January was brutal - the coldest month of the century they say, an unrelenting onslaught of polar vortices and transport disasters and Los Angeles news anchors shivering in the 60-degree chill. Let's all come to...

    Blog | January 31, 2014
  4. Ducks make suspensions forgettable

    Eamonn Brennan

    For most, it was just another drive-by example of quintessential NCAA silliness: two players selling their own school-provided Nike basketball shoes for the exact same reason (ahem: money) that Oregon can provide such nice new Nike basketball shoes i...

    Blog | December 16, 2013
  5. You Gotta See This: Pac-12

    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 21, 2013
  6. Oregon transfer Mike Moser goes home

    Eamonn Brennan

    On Tuesday afternoon, UNLV forward Mike Moser made Oregon coach Dana Altman so happy the coach couldn't contain his beverage: "He said he spilled his coffee all over himself," Moser told the Oregonian. "He was really excited." Why all the excitemen...

    Blog | May 08, 2013
  7. Way-too-early All-Americans for 2013-14- college basketball

    Eamonn Brennan

    College basketball's incoming freshmen class promises to be one of the best in years. Add that talent to some rising sophomores and upperclassmen, and it's easy to understand why the 2013-14 pre-preseason All-American teams are loaded.

    Story | Conversation | April 30, 2013
  8. Five observations from Saturday afternoon

    Eamonn Brennan

    1. Florida is that good. Yes, Missouri was missing leading scorer Laurence Bowers, and yes, the game was in Gainesville. Even so, what Florida did to Missouri on Saturday -- an 83-52 stomping that began in the first minute and never relented -- wa...

    Blog | January 19, 2013
  9. Arsalan Kazemi waiver huge for Oregon

    Eamonn Brennan

    Big time news for Oregon Ducks and coach Dana Altman this afternoon, as the NCAA has granted Rice transfer Arsalan Kazemi's hardship waiver request,'s Andy Katz reported: The Ducks staff was informed Thursday afternoon and relayed the news i...

    Blog | November 15, 2012
  10. NCAA transfer waivers needed clarification

    Eamonn Brennan

    Among the many changes the NCAA is currently undertaking, the codification of simplified transfer rules is probably not among its top two or three priorities. But it is a priority all the same. As Dana O'Neil reported this summer, the NCAA has recogn...

    Blog | November 05, 2012
  11. Pitino, Boeheim trade realignment thoughts

    Eamonn Brennan

    And by "thoughts," I mean barbs, and by "barbs," I mean expletives. Fun! So, the story: During Wednesday's Big East media day festivities, amid the hustle and bustle of actual talk about basketball (see Dana O'Neil's notebook from the event for a ...

    Blog | October 18, 2012
  12. Marra's sudden injury a devastating turn

    Eamonn Brennan

    On Friday, after the day had essentially ended and I had packed up for a weekend spent celebrating my friend's wedding, bad news emerged from Louisville. As Dana O'Neil reported, and Cardinals coach Rick Pitino announced, senior guard Mike Marra once...

    Blog | October 01, 2012
  13. Dana O'Neil on Billy Gillispie before the fall

    Eamonn Brennan's Dana O'Neil has a unique perspective on Billy Gillispie. In 2009, during Gillipsie's second year at Kentucky -- the year the Wildcats (gasp) failed to make the NCAA tournament, a failure that cost Gillispie his job -- Dana was granted an a...

    Blog | September 06, 2012
  14. Fudging coaching resumes a bad idea

    Eamonn Brennan

    Dana O'Neil broke the story on Friday night. By Saturday, it was all over. Newly hired Villanova assistant coach Doug Martin was just-as-newly fired after a school investigation -- and Dana's background work -- revealed Martin had included massive in...

    Blog | August 13, 2012
  15. NCAA approves half of all hardship waivers

    Eamonn Brennan

    One of the more confusing aspects of the NCAA's transfer policy -- a policy the organization is seeking to streamline, as our Dana O'Neil reported today -- is the hardship waiver. Simply put (by John Infante at the old Bylaw Blog), a hardship waiver ...

    Blog | July 13, 2012
  16. Where does Virginia Tech go from here?

    Eamonn Brennan

    First things first. I thought my colleague (slash-friend-slash-life coach) Dana O'Neil nailed it in her reaction to the Seth Greenberg Virginia Tech story Monday evening. Her read on Greenberg's firing makes perfect sense to me. It wasn't pretty, but...

    Blog | April 24, 2012