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  1. Brandon Davies breaks his silence

    Eamonn Brennan

    Was what happened to Brandon Davies fair? That question followed BYU's apparently star-crossed 2011 team until Florida knocked Jimmer Fredette & Co. out of the NCAA tournament in the Sweet 16. Davies, as you know, was suspended for the season ...

    Blog | November 09, 2011
  2. Jimmer still wildly popular in hometown

    Eamonn Brennan

    Which is not at all a surprise, of course. National player of the year Jimmer Fredette is a hero to his hometown denizens in Glens Falls, N.Y., and when he returned to play in front of the hometown fans in December, he was greeted with a hero's welco...

    Blog | June 14, 2011
  3. SDSU lands Dwayne Polee, keeps reloading

    Eamonn Brennan

    San Diego State put itself on the basketball map in 2011. The Aztecs had a brilliant 34-3 season, losing to only two teams: The Jimmer Fredette-led BYU Cougars and the Kemba Walker-led Connecticut Huskies. The latter loss came in the Elite Eight of t...

    Blog | June 14, 2011
  4. Jimmer Time, video game edition

    Eamonn Brennan

    Fellow basketball video game enthusiasts will be familiar with the term "video game numbers." Video game numbers (or VGNs, my just-made-up abbreviation for the term) most commonly occur when one team has a particularly unstoppable offensive player --...

    Blog | June 01, 2011
  5. Provo overpass: 'Osama Got Jimmered!'

    Eamonn Brennan

    There are many keys to becoming a college basketball cult icon, but perhaps the most important is a first name that can be easily converted into an action verb. Now that I think of it, I guess you can do this with every name. But let's be real: "You ...

    Blog | May 03, 2011
  6. Fredette, seniors highlight awards voting

    Eamonn Brennan

    Remember back in October, when North Carolina's Harrison Barnes became the first freshman to be selected as a preseason first-team AP All-American? Many thought Barnes was merely overhyped. That was probably true (though Barnes did live up to his adv...

    Blog | March 28, 2011
  7. Know-It-All's Guide, Part 2: Southeast

    Eamonn Brennan

    Here's Part 2, the Southeast, in our Know-It-All's Guide to the Sweet 16. Click here for Part 1, which previews the West region. No. 3 BYU vs. No. 2 Florida Thursday, 7:27 p.m. ET (New Orleans) Breakdown: If I had to guess, I'd say the most p...

    Blog | March 23, 2011
  8. Wooden Award finalists announced

    Eamonn Brennan

    Yes, the 2011 John R. Wooden Award finalists are here. The award is organized by the Los Angeles Athletic Club and voted on by "nearly 1,000 members of the media that cover college basketball," and if you're surprised at the idea that there are 1,000...

    Blog | March 14, 2011
  9. Davies' dismissal threatens BYU's dream

    Eamonn Brennan

    A 27-2 record. A possible No. 1 seed. The best and most entertaining player in the country. A chance at a national title. Yes, BYU fans are in the midst of a dream season. The only problem with dreams? Eventually, you always have to wake up. ...

    Blog | March 02, 2011
  10. With No. 1 seed in play, do you buy BYU?

    Eamonn Brennan

    Well ... do you? Barring an unforeseen loss down the stretch -- BYU still has games versus New Mexico and Wyoming, as well as the Mountain West tournament, which is likely to feature a rematch with San Diego State -- that might become the most per...

    Blog | February 26, 2011
  11. Jimmer Fredette still atop POY poll

    Eamonn Brennan

    The buzz surrounding Nolan Smith's player of the year candidacy has grown lately, but has it been enough to stop the runaway train that is Jimmer Fredette? Not so much, no. Yes, Fredette is still leading Mike Rothstein's AnnArbor.com player of the...

    Blog | February 24, 2011
  12. The Jimmer takes over POY straw poll

    Eamonn Brennan

    At this point, it seems difficult to imagine Jimmer Fredette won't win the national player of the year award. Not only has The Jimmer been playing brilliantly all season, but he's developed that unique sort of cachet that stretches beyond college bas...

    Blog | February 09, 2011
  13. Jimmer Mania spawns epic Facebook thread

    Eamonn Brennan

    "Jimmer will surely violently turn and toss thee like a ball into a large country: there shalt thou die, and there the chariots of Jimmer's glory shall be the shame of thy house." "And it came to pass that the Jimmer came down amongst the people a...

    Blog | February 08, 2011
  14. Jimmer Mania reaches new musical heights

    Eamonn Brennan

    This is Jimmer Fredette's season. We've established as much already. In the course of 24 games, Fredette has gone from a talented player little-known outside hard-core hoops circles to a full-on sports celebrity and folk hero. BYU fans clamor for his...

    Blog | February 07, 2011
  15. Saddle Up: You know what it is

    Eamonn Brennan

    Saddle Up is our semi-daily preview of the night's best basketball action. Everything it do, it do it big. (Yeah, uh huh ...) No. 4 San Diego State at No. 9 BYU, 10 p.m. ET, CBS College Sports: Comedian Louis C.K. has a rather depressing bit in "...

    Blog | January 26, 2011
  16. Brennan: Observations from the week

    Eamonn Brennan

    1. Texas is here to stay. Forget last season's Longhorns. Yes, that team was disappointing. Yes, it was arguably just as talented -- maybe more so -- as this year's group. Yes, you never know when a sudden, inexplicable decline might occur. But this ...

    Blog | January 24, 2011