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  1. Michigan will be just fine, thanks

    Eamonn Brennan

    The Michigan Wolverines spent their January being more or less unstoppable. From Dec. 21 on, including two nonconference wins against Stanford and Holy Cross and the first eight games of its Big Ten schedule, Michigan went 10-0 in high style. Nik Sta...

    Blog | February 12, 2014
  2. Where does Michigan go from here?

    Eamonn Brennan

    On Friday afternoon, Michigan announced that star forward Mitch McGary had finally had enough. McGary had been nagged by back problems since the summer. He missed practices, he missed games. When he returned, he was mostly effective, but he was re...

    Blog | December 27, 2013
  3. Season of Change: The new new Michigan?

    Eamonn Brennan

    Now that you know what you need to watch in every conference in the country in 2013-14, we turn our attention to the theme of change -- from coaching swaps to player development to good old-fashioned rules and anywhere in between. Today: Can John Bei...

    Blog | November 05, 2013
  4. Fab Five's Final Four visit wasn't all circus

    Eamonn Brennan

    It was easy to be cynical about the Fab Five at the Final Four. From the outside, former Wolverines star (and ESPN analyst) Jalen Rose's public pressure on Chris Webber to attend the 2013 national title game, and all the fanfare that accompanied i...

    Blog | August 22, 2013
  5. John Beilein found home just in time

    Eamonn Brennan

    John Beilein's career path is a fascinating artifact, wholly unusual in college basketball. Advancement in the modern coaching world requires coaching talent, of course, but it also places a primacy on professional networking unseen in most fields...

    Blog | July 23, 2013
  6. The indignity of a college basketball coach

    Eamonn Brennan

    All in all, it's got to be pretty good to be John Beilein. Widely respected in his profession. Immensely well-compensated. Peaking as a coach in just about every way -- tactics, recruiting, position, profile, and overall success -- late into his rema...

    Blog | July 16, 2013
  7. Rapid Reaction: Louisville 82, Michigan 76

    Eamonn Brennan

    ATLANTA -- The Louisville Cardinals are your 2013 national champions after beating Michigan 82-76. Overview: It was everything a national title game should be. Great offense, great pace, great performances, great stories and, having withstood all ...

    Blog | April 08, 2013
  8. Digging In: National title edition

    Eamonn Brennan

    ATLANTA -- When Louisville made its late second-half run to survive Wichita State, and Michigan held on against Syracuse down the stretch, the two teams set up one of the great between-the-lines national title matchups in recent memory. Michigan w...

    Blog | April 07, 2013
  9. First look at Monday's championship game

    Eamonn Brennan

    ATLANTA -- For almost all of the NCAA tournament, there is at least some extended time between when a team wins and moves on and when it learns its next-round opponent -- time to digest, time to analyze, time to project. The Final Four doe...

    Blog | April 07, 2013
  10. 2013 Final Four - Michigan Wolverines coach John Beilein adapts, ...

    Eamonn Brennan

    It took him almost 40 years, riding one of the least likely career paths to get here. After doing things his way for that long, Beilein is still Beilein but he's also adapted to this particular Michigan team.

    Story | Conversation | April 07, 2013
  11. Digging In: Michigan Wolverines

    Eamonn Brennan

    "Digging In" is our in-depth look at what makes each of the Final Four teams tick, with an assist from the coaches who scout and prep for these teams all season. Next: Michigan. Is Michigan's offense enough to win them a national title? That wa...

    Blog | April 04, 2013
  12. What's the matter with Michigan?

    Eamonn Brennan

    Don't get it twisted: Most of what happened in State College, Pa., on Wednesday night -- winless Big Ten doormat Penn State shocking No. 4-ranked Michigan, 84-78 -- happened thanks to Penn State. Jermaine Marshall and D.J. Newbill made those cruci...

    Blog | February 27, 2013
  13. Observations from Saturday night's games

    Eamonn Brennan

    A handful of observations from IU-Michigan and the rest of Saturday night's college hoops action: Indiana and Michigan just played the best game of the year. No, it didn't end with a buzzer-beater finish. But that was the only thing it lacked. ...

    Blog | February 03, 2013
  14. Poll Thoughts: Michigan is No. 1

    Eamonn Brennan

    College hoops polls might be inconsequential noise, but that doesn't make the arguments any less fun. In that spirit, I present the creatively named Poll Thoughts, which you can expect every Monday until the season is over. The polls don't matter,...

    Blog | January 28, 2013
  15. Best of the Best: Most Important Players

    Eamonn Brennan

    Unlike shooting or rebounding or point guard play or the variety of other specific basketball skills we've been highlighting in our Best of the Best lists throughout this week, the category of "most important" is far trickier to quantify. It depends ...

    Blog | November 02, 2012
  16. Is Michigan overrated?

    Eamonn Brennan

    On Friday, the first Associated Press poll of the season was released. Michigan was ranked No. 5 overall. It is not hard to see exactly why the voters who comprise the AP hive mind are so high on the Wolverines. Michigan returns co-Big Ten Freshma...

    Blog | October 29, 2012