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  1. Duke's analytic advantage keeps growing

    Eamonn Brennan

    In October 2013, the Duke Blue Devils became the first college basketball program to install SportVU cameras in both Cameron Indoor Stadium and team practice facilities. In the past few years, SportVU's high-speed cameras, which track player and ball...

    Blog | December 16, 2014
  2. Top 50 coaches: No. 4 Mike Krzyzewski

    Eamonn Brennan

    Editor's note: Over five weeks, we will reveal the top 50 coaches in college basketball as decided by our ESPN Forecast panel. Today we unveil No. 4: Duke's Mike Krzyzewski. On Wednesday, we will release No. 3. Sometimes, when a career is especial...

    Blog | July 01, 2014
  3. Revised top 25: Post-deadline edition

    Eamonn Brennan

    At 11:59 p.m. ET Sunday night, the NBA's early-entry draft deadline came and went. No key college hoops offseason date has so much, or so widespread, an impact on the landscape to come. And, for the fledgling offseason rankings writer, no considerati...

    Blog | April 28, 2014
  4. Arizona Wildcats, Duke Blue Devils headline early Top 25 for 2014...

    Eamonn Brennan

    Arizona headlines early Top 25 for 2014-15 men's college basketball season.

    Story | Conversation | April 07, 2014
  5. Did Duke's bid for No. 1 matter?

    Eamonn Brennan

    In its fourth season under Jeff Bzdelik, the Wake Forest Demon Deacons men's basketball team is not quite the fan-alienating train wreck of seasons past, but it isn't very good, either. Wake Forest has scored 1.0 points per possession and allowed ...

    Blog | March 06, 2014
  6. Planning for Success: Can Vermont finish?

    Eamonn Brennan

    For most of the first two months of the season, the Duke Blue Devils were a bad defensive team. Not by their own standards. Not relative to their conference or their opponents. No qualifications needed. Just plain bad. Their home game against Verm...

    Blog | March 03, 2014
  7. Freshman checkup, November edition

    Eamonn Brennan

    In a season that looks likely to be dominated by the best group of freshmen we've seen in a decade, a statistical oddity is afoot. Kansas' Andrew Wiggins, Duke's Jabari Parker, Kentucky's Julius Randle and Arizona's Aaron Gordon -- the top four recru...

    Blog | November 19, 2013
  8. The SportVU revolution is upon us

    Eamonn Brennan

    If you're an NBA fan - and especially if you're the type of person fascinated by the development and use of advanced analytics in the professional game - you already know all about SportVU. If you're not this kind of person, you might be in the da...

    Blog | October 11, 2013
  9. Figuring out what is next for Kentucky, Michigan State, Duke and ...

    Eamonn Brennan

    Kentucky, Michigan State, Duke and Kansas all learned valuable lessons at the Champions Classic. So, now, where do they go from here?

    Story | Conversation | October 07, 2013
  10. Jabari Parker just couldn't say no to the Duke Blue Devils - coll...

    Eamonn Brennan

    The visit to Duke wasn't great and the other schools on the list all had their advantages. But in the end, mega-recruit Jabari Parker just coudn't turn down the chance to play for a legend.

    Story | Conversation | December 20, 2012
  11. Previewing the top Tip-Off Marathon games and picking winners - N...

    Eamonn Brennan

    Eamonn Brennan previews some of the featured games in the Tip-Off Marathon -- including Michigan State-Kansas and Kentucky-Duke -- and picks winners.

    Story | Conversation | November 12, 2012
  12. Duke tops magazine's program rankings

    Eamonn Brennan

    Every five years since 1997, the Basketball Times' Jack Styczynski compiles and publishes an analytical ranking of the best basketball programs in the country. His formula, as he explained it in the New York Times college sports blog Wednesday (we'll...

    Blog | November 01, 2012
  13. Duke syncs hoops program with iPads

    Eamonn Brennan

    I kind of wish I had an iPad. It's a pretty neat toy. But for the most part, at least for someone like me, who spends the majority of his day typing and using keyboard commands and copy and pasting things from place to place, that's all it is -- a ve...

    Blog | September 26, 2012
  14. Lance Thomas 'scandal' remains opaque

    Eamonn Brennan

    On Tuesday morning, the Raleigh News & Observer reported an important development in the Lance Thomas jewelry fiasco: Thomas and Rafaello & Co., the jeweler who sued the former Duke player for failing to repay an alleged $67,800 credit in 201...

    Blog | September 18, 2012
  15. Coach K's legacy streaked with gold

    Eamonn Brennan

    "It's tough for me to say it [from these] lips, but I love that guy. I love him." That's Chris Paul, a former Wake Forest Demon Deacon, talking about the head coach of the Duke Blue Devils, Mike Krzyzewski, just after the United States men's baske...

    Blog | August 13, 2012
  16. 2012 NCAA tournament -- Friday's upsets come on a grand, historic...

    Eamonn Brennan

    Maybe we should have known: Thursday was mundane, but the basketball gods would repay us. We were due. But who could have predicted this?

    Story | Conversation | March 16, 2012