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  1. Revised top 25: Post-deadline edition

    Eamonn Brennan

    At 11:59 p.m. ET Sunday night, the NBA's early-entry draft deadline came and went. No key college hoops offseason date has so much, or so widespread, an impact on the landscape to come. And, for the fledgling offseason rankings writer, no considerati...

    Blog | April 28, 2014
  2. Arizona Wildcats, Duke Blue Devils headline early Top 25 for 2014...

    Eamonn Brennan

    Arizona headlines early Top 25 for 2014-15 men's college basketball season.

    Story | Conversation | April 07, 2014
  3. Planning for Success: Iowa's deja vu

    Eamonn Brennan

    Exactly one year ago, Iowa finished its Big Ten regular season 20-11 overall and 9-9 in league play. That record earned the Hawkeyes the No. 6 seed in the Big Ten tournament, where they faced No. 11-seed Northwestern. When they won -- and they did --...

    Blog | March 10, 2014
  4. Weekend Homework: Can Iowa close gap?

    Eamonn Brennan

    Now that we're deep into Bubble Watch season, and awash in resume data, we're beginning to discern some order from the chaotic mess that is a full college basketball season. And call me crazy ... but maybe the RPI isn't terrible? That statement is...

    Blog | February 21, 2014
  5. Planning for Success: The Iowa narrative

    Eamonn Brennan

    On Jan. 12, the first time these two teams met, Iowa left Columbus, Ohio with its biggest win in years. The Hawkeyes, you see, had yet to "break through." They were clearly a good team; no one had any question about that. But they had a confusing h...

    Blog | February 03, 2014
  6. Afternoon Links: Pay your dues

    Eamonn Brennan

    What we're reading. Submit links via Twitter. The idea of a college players' union is a fantastic idea in theory for a whole host of obvious reasons. But it starts to break down in practice, though, as the petition filed on behalf of Northwestern fo...

    Blog | January 28, 2014
  7. The Big Ten is good and crazy

    Eamonn Brennan

    On Wednesday morning, the Wooden Award midseason watch list was revealed. At 25 players strong, the list is not particularly exclusionary; it name-checked plenty of players whose chances of winning the award are basically nonexistent (and not just be...

    Blog | January 23, 2014
  8. Planning for success: Iowa comes in waves

    Eamonn Brennan

    Now that Iowa has last Sunday's win at Ohio State out of the way, we can officially say farewell to the Hawkeyes' well-earned narrative -- that they didn't know how to finish games -- and get down to the much more enjoyable business of appreciation. ...

    Blog | January 20, 2014
  9. Iowa State's win is Iowa's squandered shot

    Eamonn Brennan

    Iowa State's 85-82 victory over Iowa on Friday night was many things. It was a seminal moment, a truly great game, and a line of demarcation for two basketball programs that haven't had a truly marquee rivalry game since 1987, in a state that reall...

    Blog | December 14, 2013
  10. Afternoon Links: Cy-Hawk preview edition

    Eamonn Brennan

    What we're reading as we make our list of preparations for a Friday night spent in front of ESPNU. Hy-Vee Chinese, anyone? Submit links via Twitter. This isn't a link, but if you'll allow me ... I've written about it already, and been asked about it a...

    Blog | December 13, 2013
  11. Hawkeyes, Gophers Big Ten's lone bulwarks

    Eamonn Brennan

    The Big Ten should thank Iowa. Minnesota, too. And home court advantage. Actually, play it safe, Big Ten: Point your gratitude at all of the above. On the first night of the Big Ten-ACC Challenge -- the 15th meeting between these two conferences, a...

    Blog | December 04, 2013
  12. You Gotta See This: Big Ten

    Eamonn Brennan

    It's college basketball preview season, and you know what that means: tons of preseason info to get you primed for 2013-14. But what do you really need to know? Each day for the next month, we'll highlight the most important, interesting or just plai...

    Blog | October 22, 2013
  13. Top 10 Tuesday: Teams with most to prove

    Eamonn Brennan

    What teams have the most to prove in the 2013-14 season? Here are 10 that immediately come to mind: 1. Kentucky: There may be a lonely faction out there in the Internet hinterlands who would assume this argument is about John Calipari. Sorry, but ...

    Blog | September 17, 2013
  14. Nonconference schedule analysis: Big Ten

    Eamonn Brennan

    This week, ESPN.com is breaking down the nonconference schedules of each team in nine of the nation's top leagues. Next up: the Big Ten. ILLINOIS Toughest: at UNLV (Nov. 26), vs. Oregon (Dec. 14 in Portland, Ore.), vs. Missouri (Dec. 21 in St....

    Blog | September 10, 2013
  15. Pierre Pierce still haunting Iowa, too

    Eamonn Brennan

    Pierre Pierce will not go away. Not Pierre Pierce the person, necessarily. But the Story of Pierre Pierce? The cautionary tale? In 2002 Pierce, a star guard under Steve Alford at Iowa, was charged with sexual assault when a woman accused him of fo...

    Blog | August 20, 2013
  16. Iowa banking on better shooting

    Eamonn Brennan

    Prepare yourself: In the next five months, you are going to hear a lot about the Iowa Hawkeyes. This is for good reason. Iowa was a bubble team in 2012-13, which in itself was a drastic improvement over the post-Todd Lickliter rebuilding years, bu...

    Blog | July 01, 2013