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  1. Afternoon links: What Houston lost

    Eamonn Brennan

    How did Oregon guard Joseph Young get to Eugene? Whence did this versatile, efficient perimeter player materialize? It wasn't thin air, though Ducks fans might be feeling the magic. It was Houston, where, this summer, Young's father, Cougars icon Mic...

    Blog | December 06, 2013
  2. South Alabama's Augustine Rubit found family and basketball when ...

    Eamonn Brennan

    South Alabama forward Augustine Rubit has established himself as one of the best rebounders in the nation, but his path to the basket wasn't easy and his success impossible without overcoming some obstacles with some necessary help.

    Story | Conversation | October 07, 2013
  3. Guy Lewis: His coaching tree

    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 05, 2013
  4. Houston losing top sophomore, and his dad

    Eamonn Brennan

    On its face, the story of a father who is the director of a program's basketball operations not receiving a contract extension and leaving the program with his skilled sophomore son in tow would have all the tell-tale signs of an unseemly recruiting ...

    Blog | June 04, 2013
  5. Nonconference schedule analysis: C-USA

    Eamonn Brennan

    For the next four days, will be breaking down the nonconference schedules of each and every team in a dozen of the nation's top leagues. We began with the ACC and will continue later today with the SEC. For now, Conference USA ... EAST CA...

    Blog | October 08, 2012
  6. Five freshmen to watch in Conference USA

    Eamonn Brennan

    Editor's note:'s Summer Shootaround series catches up on the offseason storylines for each conference. For more on Conference USA, click here. Five freshmen to watch in the league ... Shaq Goodwin, Memphis: Josh Pastner's 2012 recruiti...

    Blog | July 25, 2012
  7. Best-case/Worst-case scenarios in C-USA

    Eamonn Brennan

    As part of our Summer Shootaround series, here are the best- and worst-case scenarios for Conference USA: East Carolina Best-case: The Pirates appear to be locked in a holding pattern. Coach Jeff Lebo welcomes back much of last season's 15-16 t...

    Blog | July 25, 2012
  8. What we learned from Saturday night

    Eamonn Brennan

    This Saturday was always going to be a bit more underwhelming than recent weeks, but boy, did it end well. Once it ended, that is. Creighton students rushed the court before the game was officially over. Their reverse storm, in which they calmly walk...

    Blog | February 19, 2012
  9. Oklahoma State scores in recruiting, too

    Eamonn Brennan

    This morning, we took some time to discuss the rather surprising and potentially program-changing news out of Houston, where coach James Dickey convinced two talented local recruits, including five-star small forward Danuel House, to come to a once p...

    Blog | September 12, 2011
  10. Houston lands rare elite recruits

    Eamonn Brennan

    Houston is not a modern recruiting powerhouse. Since the early 1980s, when Clyde Drexler and Hakeem Olajuwon did their Phi Slama Jama thing, the Cougars have mostly existed outside the margins of elite basketball and elite recruiting. That has been e...

    Blog | September 12, 2011
  11. Tom Penders talks about Salinas scandal

    Eamonn Brennan

    First, a recap: On Sunday night, CBS reported the apparent suicide of David Salinas, a Houston-area financial manager who "doubled as the founder of a prominent Houston-area summer basketball program," Houston Select. The suicide apparently came on t...

    Blog | July 19, 2011
  12. VCU students to chip in for hoops

    Eamonn Brennan

    At the Final Four, I had the opportunity to share a conversation (and a drink) with a rather enjoyable VCU student in the bar of the Houston hotel where both of us were staying. This ebullient, outgoing fan had just arrived after an unfathomable driv...

    Blog | May 25, 2011
  13. Kelvin Sampson, NBA head coach?

    Eamonn Brennan

    Talking about falling upward. When Kelvin Sampson resigned his prestigious coaching position at Indiana amid a phone call scandal that crippled the Hoosiers and earned him a five year show-cause penalty -- just about the harshest individual penalt...

    Blog | April 27, 2011
  14. Another way to look at UConn's title

    Eamonn Brennan

    The image was indelible, the implication lasting. As the confetti fell in Houston and the programmers queued up "One Shining Moment," NCAA tournament committee chairman Gene Smith stood side-by-side with Connecticut coach and now three-time nation...

    Blog | April 08, 2011
  15. Ten biggest storylines in college basketball's offseason

    Eamonn Brennan

    Here's a rundown of the 10 biggest storylines in college basketball's 2011 offseason.

    Story | Conversation | April 07, 2011
  16. 2011 NCAA national championship game: Jim Calhoun cements his leg...

    Eamonn Brennan

    Brash and defiant, loyal and loving, funny and combative. Jim Calhoun has seen his share of controversy lately, but some things never change -- his personality and his knack for winning. A third national title merely cemented his legend.

    Story | Conversation | April 05, 2011