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  1. Talent evaluation has come a long way but remains an inexact scie...

    Eamonn Brennan

    Talent evaluation has come a long, long way, but even with more info and higher stakes, it remains an inexact science.

    Story | Conversation | August 27, 2014
  2. Top 50 coaches: No. 17 Mark Few

    Eamonn Brennan

    Editor's note: Over the next five weeks, we will reveal the top 50 coaches in college basketball as decided by our ESPN Forecast panel. Today we unveil No. 17: Gonzaga's Mark Few. On Thursday, we release No. 16. The 2009-10 season, when Butler was...

    Blog | June 12, 2014
  3. What would it take: Gregg Marshall

    Eamonn Brennan

    Editor's note: Some coaches' names always seem to come up for other jobs. But what would it take for them to actually leave? This week, we'll look at the names most often mentioned. Today, we look at Wichita State's Gregg Marshall. There was a tim...

    Blog | May 22, 2014
  4. You Gotta See This: Big East

    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 09, 2013
  5. You Gotta See This: Missouri Valley

    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 07, 2013
  6. Take Two: Rick Pitino's top 10 players

    Eamonn Brennan

    Editor's Note: Three legendary college basketball coaches -- Jerry Tarkanian, Rick Pitino and Guy Lewis -- take center stage this weekend as the trio is inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Mass. We'll be devoting a day to each a...

    Blog | September 04, 2013
  7. Bill Self not closing any NBA doors

    Eamonn Brennan

    For college coaches, the National Basketball Association is an irresistible siren. It's not hard to figure out why: Coaches are insanely competitive people with a burning desire to take on and conquer new and ever larger challenges. The old analogy a...

    Blog | August 06, 2013
  8. Bracket reveal: Old Spice Classic

    Eamonn Brennan

    Editor's Note: Over two days, we're releasing the brackets/matchups for 11 of the top early-season events. Starting Wednesday at 10 a.m. ET, we'll unveil the final six: Charleston, 2K Sports, Diamond Head, CBE, Wooden and Maui. A thread of previews a...

    Blog | July 16, 2013
  9. Stevens-to-Celtics a win for all but Butler

    Eamonn Brennan

    Is your jaw still affixed to the floor? Are you still processing the news? That's OK. We all are. As overused as the term "shock" may be, it is the only acceptable, human reaction to Wednesday evening's news -- released on the eve of a national ho...

    Blog | July 03, 2013
  10. Who wants to buy Bob Knight's rings?

    Eamonn Brennan

    I have to say, when I first saw the headline "Bob Knight auctioning rings, medal," a brief wave of terror came over me. You see these stories a lot in sports (particularly if you've been watching ESPN's latest "30 for 30"): A great sports figure sees...

    Blog | October 16, 2012
  11. Get well soon, Butler Blue II

    Eamonn Brennan

    So I get home from Tuesday night's pickup basketball just in time to see the final few possessions of a thoroughly satisfying Boston Celtics win -- I'm a Bulls fan, but I can't help but root for this team (and it doesn't hurt that they're playing Mia...

    Blog | June 06, 2012
  12. Duke's Austin Rivers lives up to the moment against the North Car...

    Eamonn Brennan

    As the seconds ticked away at UNC, a much-criticized freshman whose confidence never wavered lifted up a shot that will forever live in Duke lore.

    Story | Conversation | February 08, 2012
  13. Duke's Austin Rivers and North Carolina's Harrison Barnes connect...

    Eamonn Brennan

    For the second straight year, the nation's most-hyped recruit is headed to Tobacco Road. What can Duke's Austin Rivers learn from the freshman season of UNC's Harrison Barnes?

    Story | Conversation | July 13, 2011
  14. Lists of Fury: Feel-good stories

    Eamonn Brennan

    It's the day after the draft. For me, that means sitting at my desk, staring at my computer screen, and wondering if what I saw last night unfold last night is really how things went down. In other words, I'm still processing all this. You know w...

    Blog | June 24, 2011
  15. What happened to Josh Selby's stock?

    Eamonn Brennan

    Back when Josh Selby announced his decision to enter the NBA draft after a disappointing freshman season at Kansas -- Selby's NBA leap was motivated more by his ability to create a better life for his mother, so it's tough to criticize -- I, strangel...

    Blog | June 22, 2011
  16. Maybe Leonardo DiCaprio just likes hats

    Eamonn Brennan

    You recognize the sight: Leonardo DiCaprio, the finest actor of his generation, sitting courtside at the Lakers game. He's sporting two immediate pieces of facial flair. One is that semi-wispy goatee he's worn consistently since "Blood Diamond." The ...

    Blog | June 21, 2010