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  1. Afternoon Links: Reading the zone

    Eamonn Brennan

    What we're reading while we feel bad for people with birthdays in late December. Submit links via Twitter. Why on Earth would Thad Matta show football film to his college basketball players? No, it wasn't about "toughness." It was about zone defe...

    Blog | December 19, 2014
  2. Afternoon Links: Making statements

    Eamonn Brennan

    What we're reading while we overthink our two fantasy football playoff games. Submit links via Twitter. A Yale alumnus and current UConn mathematics professor decided to have some fun with his lesson on the central limit theorem, which is somethi...

    Blog | December 11, 2014
  3. Five Things: Huskies come full circle

    Eamonn Brennan

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Connecticut Huskies are your 2014 national champions. Shabazz Napier closed the loop. Four years ago, in a massive Texas football stadium, Napier danced atop a confetti-covered court. On that day in 2011, the Huskies wer...

    Blog | April 07, 2014
  4. A first look at every team in the NCAA tournament field

    Eamonn Brennan

    The field is set. Not sure about some teams? Wondering who might be lurking to shock the big boys? A little uncertain about the favorites? We give a comprehensive look at the full field and provide some answers.

    Story | Conversation | March 16, 2014
  5. Brennan's Wooden Watch: Week 8

    Eamonn Brennan

    It's hard to believe we're eight weeks in. This season feels like it's just getting good. If you feel the same, a lot of you might trace that feeling to the cessation of college football. For someone who doesn't watch much college football (especi...

    Blog | January 09, 2014
  6. 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
  7. On Holiday: Wrapping up the weekend

    Eamonn Brennan

    On Holiday is College Basketball Nation's daily rundown of the holiday tournaments, complete with previews, recaps and links to all of the early-season tournament info you'll need in the weeks to come. IN REVIEW College football was more exciting S...

    Blog | November 24, 2013
  8. Impressions: SEC media day 1

    Eamonn Brennan

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- For a conference accustomed to hosting thousands of media for its football events, and for a blueblood program obsessively tracked by one of the largest hordes in the country, the first day of the SEC's 2013 media days almost felt...

    Blog | October 16, 2013
  9. Pitino also confused about Buckles

    Eamonn Brennan

    On Wednesday of this soul-crushingly slow and college football-dominated week, your humble author officially decided to give up on untangling the NCAA's rules -- let alone its various hardship waiver guidelines and decisions -- regarding transfers. T...

    Blog | August 30, 2013
  10. Former Miami star Jones: NCAA 'a joke'

    Eamonn Brennan

    Do you have an opinion about Johnny Manziel? I'm guessing you do. I don't. I mean, I've read the canonical Wright Thompson work on Johnny Football and "Uncle" Nate Fitch. The former seems like an immature and overwhelmed college sophomore, the latter...

    Blog | August 29, 2013
  11. Patric Young might have a future in football

    Eamonn Brennan

    Were he not 6-foot-9, Patric Young would look 100 percent at home on a football field. That's always been Young's most immediately obvious asset: physique. He is the closest thing the college game has to Dwight Howard, a guy who is not only relativel...

    Blog | August 12, 2013
  12. ND-Kentucky comes amidst Irish moment

    Eamonn Brennan

    SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- I admit I am no expert on the matter, but it seems to me there are two Notre Dames. There is the Notre Dame of nationally televised football games and Rudy and overhead shots of the Dome and debates on PTI about Charlie Weis and "...

    Blog | November 29, 2012
  13. Why I no longer get worked up about realignment -- college basket...

    Eamonn Brennan

    After all the rumors and breaking news and tortured explanations, Eamonn Brennan is over realignment. And he's not even angry anymore. It's time to accept reality.

    Story | Conversation | November 20, 2012
  14. Big East recognizes naming quandary

    Eamonn Brennan

    For college basketball fans (probably more so than college football fans), the Big East is still a brand that explains itself. It is a power hoops conference largely rooted in the northeastern United States, borne of an old-school hoops culture and g...

    Blog | September 07, 2012
  15. Stan Heath's extension well-deserved

    Eamonn Brennan

    On Friday, South Florida announced some rather positive all-around athletics news: Both football coach Skip Holtz and men's hoops coach Stan Heath were awarded contract extensions last week. Holtz's deal was extended until 2017; Heath's deal was exte...

    Blog | July 09, 2012
  16. Good and bad in Utah State's move to MWC

    Eamonn Brennan

    For most of the past two years, conference realignment has been about two things: football and football money. But as we've seen in this year's major Big East, Atlantic-10, and Colonial shuffles, the trickle-down effects of football-oriented realignm...

    Blog | July 03, 2012