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  1. Brennan's Wooden Watch: Week 3

    Eamonn Brennan

    The third week of Wooden Watch (or as I like to call it, "Wooden Watch 3: The Watchening") brings with it more tumult than its preceding editions. From sheer math alone, this makes sense. The Thanksgiving schedule pushed last week's Watch up to Tu...

    Blog | December 05, 2013
  2. Brennan's Wooden Watch: Week 2

    Eamonn Brennan

    Happy holidays, and happy early Wooden Watch. This Tuesday edition of what will for the rest of the season be a Thursday update is brought to you by pumpkin pie, stuffing and the rest of our quirky turkey traditions. You'll be eating and watching foo...

    Blog | November 26, 2013
  3. Count 'Em Down: Pivotal senior seasons

    Eamonn Brennan

    Now that realignment is behind us, rosters are mostly finalized, and freshmen are getting used to living in dorm rooms (oh, to be reborn at summer orientation), we're spending the week looking ahead at some of the more interesting players and storyli...

    Blog | July 23, 2013
  4. Bubble Watch: Day's winners, losers, more

    Eamonn Brennan

    Well, well, well. Apparently, a few teams want to go to the tournament after all. OK, so of course everyone wants to play in the NCAA tournament. But watching the past week or so of college hoops, you could have been convinced otherwise. Why, it w...

    Blog | March 10, 2013
  5. Conference Power Rankings: Big Ten

    Eamonn Brennan

    New week, new Big Ten power rankings, new No. 1. Let's dig right in: 1. Michigan: Indiana's loss to Butler Saturday -- and the fashion in which it came -- prompted some legitimate near-term questions for the Hoosiers. But it's not like Michigan on...

    Blog | December 21, 2012
  6. Three Big Things: Michigan State

    Eamonn Brennan

    In the buildup to Midnight Madness, Insider and our college hoops team are collaborating on a preview of one high-profile college hoops team per day -- based on Joe Lunardi's top 20 teams in his offseason Bracketology. We're calling it "Countdown To ...

    Blog | September 11, 2012
  7. Best-case/Worst-case: Big Ten

    Eamonn Brennan

    As part of our Summer Shootaround series, here are the best- and worst-case scenarios for the Big Ten: Illinois Best-case: No one's expecting much from Illinois in 2012-13, and the reasons are obvious: With zero in the way of fresh blood enteri...

    Blog | July 20, 2012
  8. 10 potential breakout players for 2012-13

    Eamonn Brennan

    This morning, my colleague Fran Fraschilla listed his five under-the-radar teams ready to break out in 2012-13. So today's Top 10 Thursday feature is a quick look at a batch of players who could enjoy a similar trajectory -- players who haven't broke...

    Blog | June 21, 2012
  9. West preview: Michigan State vs. Louisville

    Eamonn Brennan

    PHOENIX -- A little over a month ago -- still weeks before Louisville ran off its six-game postseason winning streak, which includes a Big East tournament title and a spot in the Sweet 16 -- coach Rick Pitino gave his then-struggling point guard, Pey...

    Blog | March 22, 2012
  10. What we learned from Saturday night

    Eamonn Brennan

    Saturday afternoon transitioned into Saturday night as smoothly as Kentucky transitions from an Anthony Davis block to the fast break. In the process, we saw Michigan State defend like crazy at Ohio State, Creighton take a beatdown by Wichita State a...

    Blog | February 12, 2012
  11. Tom Izzo really likes his team

    Eamonn Brennan

    When we heard from Tom Izzo last season, the tone was usually one of frustration and anxiety. For the first time in a long time, Izzo's team wasn't improving in January and February. It wasn't defending or rebounding particularly well. It wasn't show...

    Blog | January 10, 2012
  12. TMA: Badgers miss their shot

    Eamonn Brennan

    The Morning After is our semi-daily recap of last night's best basketball action. It didn't sleep well last night, and it asks your preemtpive forgiveness for any typos or dumb mistakes. It will definitely try to take a nap before it watches The Thro...

    Blog | December 01, 2011
  13. Lucious dismissal latest twist in MSU saga

    Eamonn Brennan

    If your only source of information on Korie Lucious was the Michigan State guard's Twitter feed, you'd probably think Lucious had too many breadsticks at dinner. Late Tuesday night, as Tom Izzo released a statement revealing his season-long dismis...

    Blog | January 26, 2011
  14. Big Ten: Five Things I Can't Wait To See

    Eamonn Brennan

    The drill, you know it. Here are five things I can't wait to see in the Big Ten this season: 1. How -- and whether -- Purdue recovers At the risk of overplaying the Robbie Hummel story (he was, after all, the story of Big Ten media day, too), I...

    Blog | November 05, 2010
  15. Korie Lucious gets more bad news

    Eamonn Brennan

    As if Michigan State's offseason needed another bit of news, one more bit of excitement, an added dash of spice to what is already an overseasoned dish. Most Spartans fans would kindly like the season to start soon; it seems their team is unable to m...

    Blog | September 29, 2010