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  1. Armed Forces Classic checks all the boxes

    Eamonn Brennan

    As you may have heard -- our own Andy Katz had the story Tuesday afternoon -- the Armed Forces Classic will once again open the college basketball season in militarized style. Last season's inaugural AFC, a Department of Defense and ESPN joint, kicke...

    Blog | July 31, 2013
  2. This is why officiating is a mess

    Eamonn Brennan

    In his Tuesday Daily Word, my esteemed colleague (and noted triathlete) Andy Katz provided an update on the state of Pac-12 officiating in the wake of the Ed Rush scandal. The conference hired an outside counsel (Ice Miller attorney Stu Brown) to com...

    Blog | May 07, 2013
  3. Arsalan Kazemi waiver huge for Oregon

    Eamonn Brennan

    Big time news for Oregon Ducks and coach Dana Altman this afternoon, as the NCAA has granted Rice transfer Arsalan Kazemi's hardship waiver request,'s Andy Katz reported: The Ducks staff was informed Thursday afternoon and relayed the news i...

    Blog | November 15, 2012
  4. I'm still excited for Midnight Madness

    Eamonn Brennan

    Midnight Madness ain't what it used to be. The reasons are many. One, as Andy Katz writes today, is the impact of new offseason individual workouts and foreign trips, which have combined to give coaches a much better feel for their teams on the fi...

    Blog | October 12, 2012
  5. Jim Calhoun set to announce retirement

    Eamonn Brennan

    After various reports throughout Wednesday evening hinted that Connecticut coach Jim Calhoun was nearing retirement,'s Andy Katz confirmed that Calhoun is set to announce the end of his career during a Thursday press conference. Stay tune...

    Blog | September 12, 2012
  6. As expected, Ledo a partial qualifier

    Eamonn Brennan

    No alarms and no surprises here. Providence freshman Ricardo Ledo has been ruled a partial qualifier by the NCAA,'s Andy Katz reported this afternoon. Ledo will be able to practice with the Friars and enroll in classes, but he won't be el...

    Blog | September 05, 2012
  7. Texas Tech players rebel against Gillispie?

    Eamonn Brennan

    That certainly appears to be the case, per's Andy Katz and Jason King, who reported Friday that multiple Texas Tech players said they had met with athletic director Kirby Hocutt to "[express] concern about the way they are being treated by s...

    Blog | August 31, 2012
  8. UCF's penalties include postseason bans

    Eamonn Brennan

    ESPN's Andy Katz broke the story bright and early this morning. A few hours later, the NCAA released its version of the story: "The University of Central Florida exhibited a lack of institutional control and was responsible for impermissible recruiti...

    Blog | July 31, 2012
  9. As expected, Crossroads Classic to remain

    Eamonn Brennan

    Needless to say, by the time the news was announced Tuesday afternoon, this was not exactly the shock of the century. Early Tuesday morning, Mike Brey told our own Andy Katz that Notre Dame had agreed to extend its commitment to the Crossroads Cla...

    Blog | May 23, 2012
  10. Don't worry: Butler will still be Butler

    Eamonn Brennan

    The news is officially official: Butler is waving farewell to the Horizon League once and for all, and moving all of its sports to the Atlantic 10 starting in 2013, as Andy Katz reported Tuesday night and Butler formally confirmed Wednesday morning. ...

    Blog | May 02, 2012
  11. James Johnson gets his turn at Va. Tech

    Eamonn Brennan

    James Johnson must be one heck of an exit interview. Just two weeks ago, Johnson was a departing assistant under former coach Seth Greenberg at Virginia Tech. Now, per the reporting of ESPN's Andy Katz, he's the Hokies' new head man, and the best ...

    Blog | April 30, 2012
  12. This is why the Illinois job is a challenge

    Eamonn Brennan

    As's Andy Katz reported this afternoon, the wide-ranging rumors of Illinois's impending hire of Ohio coach John Groce, no deal is yet completed, and no press conference has yet been scheduled. From Andy: Ohio coach John Groce continues to b...

    Blog | March 27, 2012
  13. Could Murray State go undefeated?

    Eamonn Brennan

    On Monday's ESPNU College Basketball Podcast (we're just full of podcast references today), our own Andy Katz listed the country's remaining unbeaten teams. In doing so, he made the point that Murray State -- which just won its toughest game of the s...

    Blog | December 13, 2011
  14. Impressed by UK? Calipari isn't

    Eamonn Brennan

    As Andy Katz noted in the run up to Kentucky's thorough drubbing of Kansas Tuesday night, John Calipari has attempted to downplay expectations for his team as much as possible in the last week. The only problem: There's no downplaying what we see on ...

    Blog | November 16, 2011
  15. Boatright investigation still uncertain

    Eamonn Brennan

    On Wednesday, UConn announced that freshman Ryan Boatright's eligibility was under review for reasons "not related to academics." On Friday, Andy Katz passed along a quick tidbit on the ongoing investigation, noting that the "angst isn't as palpable"...

    Blog | November 07, 2011
  16. ACC in MSG made Tranghese nauseous

    Eamonn Brennan

    On Sunday, ACC commissioner John Swofford had a conference call. On this conference call, he was asked by ESPN's Andy Katz whether the ACC had considered hosting its conference tournament in Madison Square Garden. After all, Syracuse and Pittsburgh a...

    Blog | September 20, 2011