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  1. Can Kansas close the gap?

    Eamonn Brennan

    There's always an invisible line. In every team's season, there comes a time when the optimism must fall away. The time is different every season, and for every team, which makes it hard to precisely pinpoint. But every team has the threshold across ...

    Blog | December 13, 2014
  2. Kansas winning ugly, but it's a start

    Eamonn Brennan

    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- One might be inclined to think that after five straight wins -- including three in a row over Michigan State, Florida and Georgetown -- the Kansas Jayhawks are a pretty good basketball team. Not great, necessarily. Not vintage. Bu...

    Blog | December 11, 2014
  3. Georgetown Hoyas wear 'I Can't Breathe' T-shirts

    Eamonn Brennan

    The Georgetown Hoyas became the latest athletes -- and the first in college basketball -- to don "I Can't Breathe" T-shirts before Wednesday night's game against No. 10 Kansas.

    Story | Conversation | December 10, 2014
  4. On a revealing Sunday, Texas stays unbeaten

    Eamonn Brennan

    It wouldn't have been an upset. Not in Storrs, Connecticut. Not with Texas guard Isaiah Taylor still sidelined by a wrist injury. Not with Ryan Boatright running the show. At home, under these conditions, the Huskies had at least a 50-50 chance again...

    Blog | November 30, 2014
  5. Afternoon links: LaDontae Henton is in the building

    Eamonn Brennan

    What we're reading while we plot the most scenic route between D.C. and Iowa. Submit links via Twitter. LaDontae Henton is not exactly coming out of nowhere: After all, he played big, efficient minutes for a very solid Providence team -- one that...

    Blog | November 24, 2014
  6. The one-and-done era is here to stay

    Eamonn Brennan

    College basketball officially returns Friday night, and with it comes our first real look at a score of high-profile freshman stars: Duke's Jahlil Okafor and Tyus Jones, Kentucky's Karl-Anthony Towns and Trey Lyles, Kansas's Cliff Alexander and Kelly...

    Blog | November 14, 2014
  7. Cliff Alexander steps into the void left by Andrew Wiggins and Jo...

    Eamonn Brennan

    Cliff Alexander went from unknown to high-end prospect. Now he arrives at Kansas with much to learn and yet expectations -- of the Jayhawks and of him -- at elevated levels.

    Story | Conversation | November 03, 2014
  8. Five observations: Big 12 media day

    Eamonn Brennan

    KANSAS CITY -- Here are five quick observations from Wednesday's Big 12 media day at the Sprint Center: 1. Media days can be sleepy affairs. Coaches step to the podium for early-morning interviews, answer a couple of rote questions ("Could you tal...

    Blog | October 15, 2014
  9. Bill Self has friends in high places

    Eamonn Brennan

    Here are a few new pieces of information I've learned on this fine Monday morning: Country music star Garth Brooks has launched a new world tour. His first show was at the AllState Arena in Rosemont, Illinois, on Friday night. Brooks is not, in...

    Blog | September 08, 2014
  10. Top 50 coaches: No. 6 Bill Self

    Eamonn Brennan

    Editor's note: During the next five weeks, we will reveal the top 50 coaches in college basketball as decided by our ESPN Forecast panel. Today we unveil No. 6: Kansas' Bill Self. On Monday, we release No. 5. Have you ever actually read the "Rules...

    Blog | June 27, 2014
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. How each Sweet 16 participant has progressed in the NCAA men's ba...

    Eamonn Brennan

    Eamonn Brennan examines each team's path to the Sweet 16 and what to expect from each matchup.

    Story | Conversation | March 25, 2014
  14. Afternoon Links: Kansas in context

    Eamonn Brennan

    What we're reading while we think about digging out our old copy of L.A. Noire. Submit links via Twitter. Kansas sealed at least a share of its 10th straight Big 12 conference title Monday night. This is an insane fact in a vacuum. Context is unn...

    Blog | February 25, 2014
  15. Planning for Success: KU's offense

    Eamonn Brennan

    By now, a handful of the notions advanced in November and December about the 2013-14 Kansas Jayhawks look hilariously quaint. No, this isn't the season Kansas will finally relinquish its stranglehold on the Big 12 regular-season title; the Jayhawks a...

    Blog | February 24, 2014
  16. Planning for Success: Enter the Octagon

    Eamonn Brennan

    Saturday turned insane late, and for reasons only tangentially related to basketball. But before that, it was a pretty standard day of basketball. Boring, even. There weren't many great games, and there weren't many big surprises, and thus Kansas Sta...

    Blog | February 10, 2014