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  1. Top 50 coaches: No. 23 Greg McDermott

    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. 23: Creighton's Greg McDermott. On Thursday, we release No. 22. Where does Greg McDermott g...

    Blog | June 04, 2014
  2. 'Incredible' Creighton puts it all together

    Eamonn Brennan

    "That was incredible." That was the first thing Creighton coach Greg McDermott said after the best win in Bluejays history, the first part of his first answer to the first TV question he was asked. McDermott quickly moved to pass around the praise ...

    Blog | January 21, 2014
  3. Afternoon Links: Above the law

    Eamonn Brennan

    What we're reading amid what might be the first truly dead night of the season. Creighton's Grant Gibbs is living the dream. How do I know? Gibbs is a college basketball player, for starters, which is pretty great in and of itself. But he is also i...

    Blog | December 09, 2013
  4. NCAA says Grant Gibbs not done yet

    Eamonn Brennan

    The NCAA giveth and the NCAA taketh away, and good luck trying to figure out the difference. Trying to divine the reasons the NCAA's eligibility appeals arbiters do anything can be maddening; for every needlessly harsh adjudication, there's one t...

    Blog | July 02, 2013
  5. McDermott's return a marquee attraction

    Eamonn Brennan

    1. The preseason Big East Player of the Year has never played a minute of basketball in the Big East. 2. His dad can breathe a sigh of relief. 3. Dude. Awesome. Those were the first reactions, precisely ordered, that fired through my synapses Th...

    Blog | April 25, 2013
  6. Five observations from Saturday afternoon

    Eamonn Brennan

    1. Florida is that good. Yes, Missouri was missing leading scorer Laurence Bowers, and yes, the game was in Gainesville. Even so, what Florida did to Missouri on Saturday -- an 83-52 stomping that began in the first minute and never relented -- wa...

    Blog | January 19, 2013
  7. Three Big Things: Creighton

    Eamonn Brennan

    In the buildup to Midnight Madness, ESPN Insider and our college hoops team are collaborating on a preview of one high-profile college hoops team per day -- based on Joe Lunardi's top 20 teams in his offseason Bracketology. We're calling it "Countdow...

    Blog | September 28, 2012
  8. St. Francis hires son of AD as new coach

    Eamonn Brennan

    This year, I gave credit to Creighton coach Greg McDermott and his star son Doug McDermott for handling the unusual father-son coaching dynamic with almost zero fuss. Greg McDermott submitted an All-American season for the Bluejays, and his father...

    Blog | April 20, 2012
  9. Doug McDermott gets piece of father's mind

    Eamonn Brennan

    The story of the 2011-12 Creighton Bluejays has been, up until the past few weeks, a mostly endearing one. Forward Doug McDermott emerged from this past summer's time with Team USA with scoring gifts previously unseen, and his unique ability to put u...

    Blog | February 14, 2012
  10. What we learned from Saturday night

    Eamonn Brennan

    Saturday afternoon transitioned into Saturday night as smoothly as Kentucky transitions from an Anthony Davis block to the fast break. In the process, we saw Michigan State defend like crazy at Ohio State, Creighton take a beatdown by Wichita State a...

    Blog | February 12, 2012
  11. Doug McDermott takes chants in stride

    Eamonn Brennan

    We've discussed before how impressive it is that Greg and Doug McDermott, Creighton's father-son coach-star combo, have so successfully managed their unique situation in college hoops for the past two seasons. That dynamic -- the whole how-do-I-treat...

    Blog | January 27, 2012
  12. Mo Cassara can drain his free throws

    Eamonn Brennan

    Do you guys remember free-throw contests? Growing up in Iowa, our local Knights of Columbus always held a regional free-throw shooting contest. It was always the best gym day of the year. If you made the most free throws out of 25 in your class, you ...

    Blog | December 16, 2011
  13. Creighton poised to end Dance drought?

    Eamonn Brennan

    Doug McDermott had a quietly fantastic year. The Creighton freshman -- who ended up at the school when his father, former Iowa State coach Greg McDermott, left Ames to take Dana Altman's old job in Omaha -- didn't garner much national press, which is...

    Blog | June 20, 2011
  14. Creighton to try out Midnight Madness

    Eamonn Brennan

    Greg McDermott has some pretty large shoes to fill. When the former Iowa State coach decided to jump off the sinking ship that was his former program -- after limited success commanding the dormant Cyclones, McDermott found himself quickly moving int...

    Blog | September 28, 2010
  15. Greg McDermott lures son from UNI

    Eamonn Brennan

    When Greg McDermott was the coach of Iowa State, his son Doug (not to make fun of anyone's name, because it's not like I have stones to throw, but I had no idea parents were still naming their kids Doug) wasn't planning on playing for his dad. Instea...

    Blog | April 27, 2010
  16. Blue Jays hire McDermott, waste no time

    Eamonn Brennan

    Well, that didn't take long. In less than two days after news that former Creighton coach Dana Altman would be taking Oregon's long-vacant job opening, Creighton has (reportedly) recovered and hired its new coach in expedient fashion. "Expedient" bar...

    Blog | April 26, 2010