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  1. Jim Larranaga really loves butterflies

    Eamonn Brennan

    Butterflies pervade the symbolism of many Native American cultures. According to, the Blackfeet tribe believed that butterflies delivered dreams during sleep; the Tohono O'odham explained their existence as a gift of color from the Creato...

    Blog | January 16, 2015
  2. Previewing the Paradise Jam finale

    Eamonn Brennan

    Lest we forget, this game was about as close as possible to being George Mason versus Quinnipiac, for all the Paradise Jam marbles, without actually achieving that outcome. Seriously: Connecticut trailed by 10 with less than five minutes remaining in...

    Blog | November 19, 2012
  3. Paradise Jam Primer

    Eamonn Brennan

    Until Connecticut's opening day victory over Michigan State in Germany, there wasn't much reason to get excited about the 2012 Paradise Jam. And even after a gutty, fired-up UConn team showed us it's not ready to wither just yet, the P-Jam (which is ...

    Blog | November 16, 2012
  4. Games that should continue in the noncon

    Eamonn Brennan

    Realignment ruins everything. That is the typical and typically warranted and, yes, somewhat childish response to the past two years of TV-rights-induced conference realignment, a phrase I can no longer even type without wincing. I just winced. See? ...

    Blog | May 29, 2012
  5. Old Dominion latest CAA school to bolt

    Eamonn Brennan

    The most important week in recent Colonial Athletic Association history started out all right: Five days ago, George Mason announced it would turn down offers from other conferences and remain in its home league. That was good news for the CAA and co...

    Blog | May 17, 2012
  6. George Mason decides to stay in CAA

    Eamonn Brennan

    The Colonial Athletic Association, like so many other mid-major college hoops conferences, suddenly finds itself at a crossroads. Conference realignment on both coasts has moved on from the football-driven musical chairs game played by BCS big boys a...

    Blog | May 11, 2012
  7. What we learned from Saturday evening

    Eamonn Brennan

    Click here to read our afternoon recap. Now back to the lecture at hand, which comes in three parts: The Rivalry No. 2 Syracuse 71, Connecticut 69: One of the many things to love about this Syracuse team -- besides its great zone defense and in...

    Blog | February 26, 2012
  8. Saddle Up: Showdown in the Colonial

    Eamonn Brennan

    Saddle Up is our semi-daily preview of the night's best basketball action. Its browser keeps crashing, which, as it has discovered today, can be quite counterproductive. And also quite infuriating. Virginia Commonwealth at George Mason, 9 p.m. ET...

    Blog | February 14, 2012
  9. What we learned from Saturday evening

    Eamonn Brennan

    Now that's a Saturday of basketball. Take a deep breath, count to 10 and check out yours truly's observations from the evening's games, including the insane Kansas-Missouri finale. For a recap of this afternoon's games, click here. No. 4 Missou...

    Blog | February 05, 2012
  10. CAA's ugly start continues with Drexel

    Eamonn Brennan

    The Colonial Athletic Association had a banner year in 2011. It sent a team -- in miraculous fashion -- to the Final Four (VCU). It had two more qualify for the NCAA tournament (Old Dominion and George Mason). When you set aside quasi-mid-major confe...

    Blog | November 18, 2011
  11. Game-by-game preview of the College Hoops Tip-Off Marathon

    Eamonn Brennan

    Eamonn Brennan takes a game-by-game look at ESPN's College Hoops Tip-Off Marathon.

    Story | Conversation | November 14, 2011
  12. Weekend's non-Carrier action good, too

    Eamonn Brennan

    Today is the big day: The Carrier Classic. It's exciting. It's fun. It's going to be one of the better spectacles in college hoops history. But for various reasons I discussed on the podcast yesterday, it not be the best-played basketball game of all...

    Blog | November 11, 2011
  13. Nonconference schedule analysis: CAA

    Eamonn Brennan

    For the rest of the week, will be breaking down the nonconference schedules of each and every team in a dozen different leagues. On Tuesday, we began with the ACC, SEC and C-USA. On Wednesday, we continued with the Big East and the Atlantic ...

    Blog | October 05, 2011
  14. George Mason's backcourt takes another hit

    Eamonn Brennan

    This was going to be a big year for George Mason. The Patriots have a new head coach in Paul Hewitt. They have a coterie of returning talent from a team that won a tough Colonial Athletic Association and made it to the second round of the NCAA tourna...

    Blog | September 20, 2011
  15. Summer Buzz: George Mason Patriots

    Eamonn Brennan

    Our friends at The Mag are previewing one high-profile school per day for their Summer Buzz series. For the sake of all that is synergistic, yours truly will be attempting the same, complementing each comprehensive preview with some analytic fun. Tod...

    Blog | August 25, 2011
  16. Luke Hancock's transfer could be big

    Eamonn Brennan

    The news of George Mason guard Luke Hancock's decision to transfer from the school isn't the biggest news story of the week, nor is it the most surprising. Transfers from mid-majors to high-majors aren't all that uncommon; transfers in the wake of a ...

    Blog | May 23, 2011