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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. 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
  3. DePaul works volleyball into workouts

    Eamonn Brennan

    Never is the relative quiet of college basketball's offseason more apparent than in August. Summer recruiting is over. The draft is well behind us, as are most (if not all) coaching changes and transfers. Barring scandal or surprise, this is the part...

    Blog | August 08, 2013
  4. DePaul's arena saga will be fascinating

    Eamonn Brennan

    The minute the plan was announced, you could already see the furor coming. Here was Chicago -- a city with longstanding budget woes, an even longer-standing reputation for corrupting taxpayer money in the face of urban decay, comprising a provincial ...

    Blog | May 31, 2013
  5. Chicago announces plans for new DePaul Blue Demons arena

    Eamonn Brennan

    After more than three decades spent playing in the suburbs, DePaul basketball is finally getting its own place in the city.

    Story | Conversation | May 16, 2013
  6. Chicago has $300 million plan for new DePaul Blue Demons arena, r...

    Eamonn Brennan

    Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel is expected to announced a plan that could give the Blue Demons -- who have played at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Ill., since 1980 -- a new 12,000-seat arena in the city, the Chicago Sun-Times reported Monday.

    Story | Conversation | May 13, 2013
  7. The 10 worst nonconference schedules

    Eamonn Brennan

    Editor's Note: This week, ESPN.com broke down the nonconference schedules of each and every team in a dozen of the nation's top leagues. On Monday, we began in the South with the ACC, SEC and C-USA. On Tuesday, we focused on the East with the A-10, B...

    Blog | October 11, 2012
  8. SEC/Big East slate whets the appetite

    Eamonn Brennan

    The SEC/Big East Challenge may not quite have the longstanding cachet of its ACC/Big Ten brethren, nor should it. The ACC/Big Ten Challenge is 13 going on 14, and as the years piled up and the Atlantic Coasters just kept winning -- the ACC won the fi...

    Blog | June 01, 2012
  9. What we learned from Saturday afternoon

    Eamonn Brennan

    It's OK to admit it: This is hardly the best Saturday we've seen this season. But here's the good news: It's Feb. 18. We're well within sniffing distance of Selection Sunday, and so every game is meaningful -- including, but certainly not limited to,...

    Blog | February 18, 2012
  10. 'Bag: On Memphis, mid-majors and Mizzou

    Eamonn Brennan

    Every week, your humble college basketball hoops blogger (er, me) will respond to your questions, comments and nonsensical rants in this here Hoopsbag. To submit a query, visit this page by clicking the link under my name in the upper right-hand corn...

    Blog | November 09, 2011
  11. Nation's elite coaches gather for star recruit

    Eamonn Brennan

    Jabari Parker is the real deal. This spring, some buddies and I made a trip to DePaul's campus gym to see him play in a city tournament game for his storied high school program here in Chicago, Simeon High School, which also produced NBA MVP Derri...

    Blog | September 14, 2011
  12. What conference fared best in APR?

    Eamonn Brennan

    Tuesday marked the release of this year's NCAA Academic Progress Rates, the NCAA's five-year-old ratings system that grades programs based on, among other things, their players' academic standings during and after they leave school. No one loves the ...

    Blog | May 25, 2011
  13. TMA: Baffling upsets for everyone!

    Eamonn Brennan

    The Morning After is our semi-daily recap of last night's best hoops action. It recommends not waiting too late to catch up on Boardwalk Empire. Montana 66, UCLA 57: Care for a quick look under the hood? If you scroll down a bit, you'll see obser...

    Blog | December 06, 2010
  14. Chicago coaches like local tourney idea

    Eamonn Brennan

    Chicago-area college basketball is not, shall we say, experiencing its finest era. Sure, Northwestern is going through perhaps its best two-year stretch of all-time; the Wildcats have a second-straight legitimate chance to make the NCAA tournament th...

    Blog | November 04, 2010
  15. DePaul lands top 100 recruit

    Eamonn Brennan

    It's hard to manage a rebuilding project in the Big East. It's even harder when your counterparts -- fellow new coaches Steve Lavin and Mike Rice -- begin their tenures by signing elite recruiting classes (No. 5 overall for Lavin at St. John's; No. 1...

    Blog | October 20, 2010
  16. Eamonn Brennan: Oliver Purnell faces the ultimate challenge at De...

    Eamonn Brennan

    Why would Oliver Purnell leave the comforts of Clemson for the Big East cellar-dwellers? In short: He loves the challenge of rebuilding. At a DePaul program that's gone 1-35 in league play over the past two seasons, he has the challenge of a lifetime.

    Story | Conversation | September 28, 2010