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  1. Butler Blue II going out like a champ

    Eamonn Brennan

    Butler's run to the Final Four in 2010 changed lives. It made the NBA take notice of Gordon Hayward, now a promising young player for the Utah Jazz. It cemented Brad Stevens' status as one of the best coaches in basketball, and later propelled him to...

    Blog | August 02, 2013
  2. Rapid Reaction: UConn 53, Butler 41

    Eamonn Brennan

    HOUSTON -- Two years. Two storybook runs to the national title game. Two brutal, demoralizing finishes. Butler's first run at glory ended with a just-this-close heave from Gordon Hayward. Instead, Duke took the title. This year, Butler's second ch...

    Blog | April 04, 2011
  3. A year later, Butler one up on Duke

    Eamonn Brennan

    On April 5, 2010, with a national title on the line, Duke and Butler sparred in Indianapolis for 40 minutes. In the end, Gordon Hayward's last-second, half-court heave missed by inches. Duke won the national title. Butler ended its storybook run with...

    Blog | March 25, 2011
  4. Latest bad loss takes Butler off bubble

    Eamonn Brennan

    There's still time. I have to remind myself that sometimes, because my brain is currently on bubble overload. Today we'll publish our second Bubble Watch of the season, and as I'm learning (this is my first year doing Bubble Watch) it's really hard t...

    Blog | February 04, 2011
  5. Summer Buzz: Butler Bulldogs

    Eamonn Brennan

    For the next month or so, 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 Insider p...

    Blog | August 02, 2010
  6. Recapping college basketball's first 50 days of the offseason

    Eamonn Brennan

    It wasn't long ago when Duke survived Butler. In the 50 days since, there's been no shortage of news.

    Story | Conversation | May 25, 2010
  7. Gordon Hayward not looking back

    Eamonn Brennan

    Given the way Gordon Hayward's season ended -- with two just-misses that gave Duke the 2009-10 NCAA title -- most would have expected him to be conflicted about his decision to enter the NBA draft. He has two more years of eligibility left, his teamm...

    Blog | May 06, 2010
  8. Hayward staying in draft?

    Eamonn Brennan

    The Butler-Duke rematch set for Dec. 4 just got a whole lot less exciting. Bulldogs star Gordon Hayward, who was testing the draft waters without an agent following his stellar junior season will, according to the Indianapolis Star, stay in the NBA d...

    Blog | May 05, 2010
  9. Babbitt, Monroe still not in draft

    Eamonn Brennan

    With Gordon Hayward gone, there are very few prospects still to declare for the NBA draft. Kyle Singler is one of them, but he says his brain is still "scrambled." There are already well over 50 underclassmen declared for this year's draft , though s...

    Blog | April 15, 2010
  10. Will Gordon Hayward be back?

    Eamonn Brennan

    Other than perhaps Kyle Singler and Greg Monroe, Gordon Hayward was the one big name in college basketball who hadn't declared, one way or the other, whether he was going to declare. Would he stay for another year and go back at the title with Butler...

    Blog | April 15, 2010
  11. NCAA wasting no time with expansion

    Eamonn Brennan

    After Gordon Hayward's last-second heave, but before I left for a quick vacation in the sandy sun-soaked oasis that is Scottsdale, Ariz.,* I wrote that the No. 1 storyline worth following this offseason was NCAA tournament expansion -- whether the to...

    Blog | April 13, 2010
  12. Instant analysis: Duke 61, Butler 59

    Eamonn Brennan

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Have you caught your breath yet? One way or the other, Butler's improbable run to the NCAA title game was going to come to an end on Monday night in Lucas Oil Stadium. But who could have thought it would end in such incredible fas...

    Blog | April 06, 2010
  13. National title game: 10 things to watch

    Eamonn Brennan

    INDIANAPOLIS -- We're less than a day away from Butler-Duke, the mother of all David-Goliath matchups, which means it's time to get ready. What should you watch for? What are the keys to the game? Here are 10 things -- stats, people, and even a membe...

    Blog | April 04, 2010
  14. Brad Stevens, Butler players are having fun

    Eamonn Brennan

    INDIANAPOLIS -- It's almost as if Butler is trying to be lovable. Their coach, Brad Stevens, beams from the podium with the enthusiasm of a proud kid who just learned how to ride his bike, cracking jokes and snapping off one-liners like a seasoned pr...

    Blog | April 04, 2010
  15. Duke-Butler: First look at the final

    Eamonn Brennan

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Our Final Four has been pared down to a final two, and as storylines go, this one couldn't be much better. Duke, the disliked powerhouse. Butler, the real-life "Hoosiers," playing in its hometown, winning one for all the little school...

    Blog | April 04, 2010
  16. MSU-Butler instant analysis

    Eamonn Brennan

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Butler is going to the NCAA tournament final. Read that sentence again. Still, 10 minutes after Gordon Hayward walked off the Lucas Oil court with a big wave and an even bigger smile to the Butler fans, it still barely seems plausible...

    Blog | April 03, 2010