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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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, ESPN.com's Andy Katz reported: The Ducks staff was informed Thursday afternoon and relayed the news i...

    Blog | November 15, 2012
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. Dana O'Neil on Billy Gillispie before the fall

    Eamonn Brennan

    ESPN.com'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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. Saddle Up: More auto bids on the line

    Eamonn Brennan

    Saddle Up is our semi-daily preview of the night's best basketball action. Conspiracy Keanu just totally blew its mind. The Big East tournament is officially underway, so keep your eyes peeled for updates from Kieran Darcy and Dana O'Neil througho...

    Blog | March 06, 2012
  16. Conference Power Rankings: Pac-12

    Eamonn Brennan

    For all the ways you can diss the Pac-12 this season -- and you can start with the 1-29 record against the RPI top 50 in nonconference play, or look at the paucity of teams ranked inside Ken Pomeroy's adjusted efficiency top 50 (there are two), and s...

    Blog | February 27, 2012