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  1. Planning for Success: Harvard on target

    Eamonn Brennan

    Here's a random question: Before Friday, when Harvard cinched its third straight Ivy League title, when was the last time you heard about the Crimson? Unless you're a die-hard Ivy League hoops fan, it's safe to guess the last time was Jan. 21. Tha...

    Blog | March 10, 2014
  2. You Gotta See This: Ivy League

    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 15, 2013
  3. Harvard academic scandal indicts athletics?

    Eamonn Brennan

    That seems to be the thesis of a story in Wednesday's New York Times, headlined "Cheating Scandal Dulls Pride in Athletics at Harvard." It begins with the story of the Harvard hoops team's recent success -- in March, Harvard won its the first Ivy Lea...

    Blog | September 19, 2012
  4. Harvard academic scandal haunts hoops

    Eamonn Brennan

    On Aug. 30, the New York Times reported word of a wide-ranging academic scandal at arguably the country's most highly respected institution of higher learning: Harvard University. The number of students implicated (up to 125) was intriguing, and I su...

    Blog | September 11, 2012
  5. Three cheers for no Ivy League tourney

    Eamonn Brennan

    In mid-April, we learned of potentially dire, downright unthinkable news: The Ivy League was considering -- gasp -- a season-ending conference tournament. No, Ivy League, no! Say it isn't so! It isn't so. Today, the Ivy League announced via a rele...

    Blog | May 10, 2012
  6. Say it with me: No Ivy League tourney!

    Eamonn Brennan

    The Ivy League is the only conference in the country that doesn't award its NCAA tournament automatic bid to the winner of its conference tournament. Why? Because it doesn't have a conference tournament. Indeed, the winner of the regular season -- an...

    Blog | April 17, 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. 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. Harvard miles ahead of Ivy League foes

    Eamonn Brennan

    Harvard is the Ivy League favorite. This is not an insight. With so much talent in Tommy Amaker's lineup, the Crimson have been the obvious preseason favorite to win their seemingly overmatched league since, oh, April. Their play since -- Harvard is ...

    Blog | December 29, 2011
  10. 'Bag: From the Big East to 'The Beach'

    Eamonn Brennan

    Every week, your humble college basketball hoops blogger (er, me) will respond to your questions, comments and nonsensical rants in this here Hoopsbag. To submit a query, visit this page by clicking the link under my name in the upper right-hand corn...

    Blog | December 07, 2011
  11. Harvard shakes one monkey off its back

    Eamonn Brennan

    Harvard hasn't been to the NCAA tournament since 1946. For much of those 65 years, it hasn't come close. Caring about the success of your basketball team is so very garish, don't you agree? Of course, things have been different since Tommy Amaker...

    Blog | December 05, 2011
  12. Penn hoops holds 'The Line'

    Eamonn Brennan

    The Pennsylvania men's basketball team has fallen on some hard times. A traditional Ivy League power with one of (if not the) most storied and idyllic arenas in all of sports, the Quakers last won the Ivy League in 2007. In the four years since, the ...

    Blog | October 26, 2011
  13. Harvard continues solid recruiting

    Eamonn Brennan

    Last season, Harvard was a Princeton buzzer-beater away from winning the first Ivy League title -- and earning the first NCAA tournament bid -- in school history. That didn't happen, and dramatically so. But there's no denying the momentum Harvard co...

    Blog | September 27, 2011
  14. Former Cornell players show up for yoga

    Eamonn Brennan

    Remember when plucky runs to the Sweet 16 were enough to make you a darling? You'll forgive us if we're no longer so easily impressed. In 2011, Virginia Commonwealth and Butler shattered the very notion of Sweet 16 darlings, proving that anyone -- sm...

    Blog | August 02, 2011
  15. Wait ... can the Crimson still get a bid?

    Eamonn Brennan

    By now, you've probably seen what happened in New Haven, Conn., on Saturday. If you're a Harvard fan, you don't want to see it again. (In case you missed it, video is here. Crimson supporters click through at their own risk and assume any and all ...

    Blog | March 12, 2011
  16. 'Bag: East vs. West, All-Star style

    Eamonn Brennan

    Each Wednesday, your humble college basketball hoops blogger (er, me) will respond to your questions, comments and nonsensical rants in this here Hoopsbag. To submit a query, visit this page by clicking the link under my name in the upper right-hand ...

    Blog | January 12, 2011