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  1. How good was Kentucky's Wednesday?

    Eamonn Brennan

    What passes for a good day in Kentucky basketball? The standards are high. They include competing for and winning national championships, recruiting the best players in the country, annually sending many of them to the NBA, all while maintaining the ...

    Blog | October 17, 2012
  2. 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
  3. Top 50 coaches: No. 1 Billy Donovan

    Eamonn Brennan

    Editor's note: Over the past five weeks, we revealed the top 50 coaches in college basketball as decided by our ESPN Forecast panel. Today we unveil No. 2, Kentucky's John Calipari, and No. 1, Florida's Billy Donovan. It was the spring of 2007, an...

    Blog | July 03, 2014
  4. Kentucky's key returnee: Willie Cauley-Stein

    Eamonn Brennan

    Editor's Note: This month, ESPN Insider's college basketball and recruiting experts are teaming up to examine how 15 of the nation's best recruiting classes will fit in with their teams in the 2013-14 season. Today's featured program: Kentucky . Chec...

    Blog | May 15, 2013
  5. Noel's knee as an age-limit referendum

    Eamonn Brennan

    Editor's Note: Kentucky announced Wednesday afternoon that freshman center Nerlens Noel has a torn ACL and will miss the remainder of the season. On Tuesday night, that thing you never want to see happen happened: A college basketball player suffe...

    Blog | February 13, 2013
  6. Tom Crean stays trill with Young Jeezy

    Eamonn Brennan

    Forget NCAA academic reform. If we've done one thing this offseason, it's been to chronicle the sudden explosion in popularity among college basketball coaches of rap artists. Kentucky sent Drake a national championship ring, which he promptly posted...

    Blog | August 20, 2012
  7. John Calipari explains UK's 'great myth'

    Eamonn Brennan

    If I've said it once, I've said it at least 25 or 30 times: No coach in college basketball is better at communicating with his fan base and the larger public than Kentucky coach John Calipari. Much of this communication comes from his massive foll...

    Blog | March 01, 2012
  8. Ten things to know about this Final Four

    Eamonn Brennan

    It's time. In just five days, the entire college basketball world will descend on the sleepy burg of Houston -- believe it or not, the fourth-largest city in the United States -- for the Final Four. We'll watch as Kentucky, Connecticut, Butler (wait,...

    Blog | March 28, 2011
  9. Thursday's biggest draft winner: Kentucky

    Eamonn Brennan

    From a college basketball perspective, there was one big winner at Thursday night's NBA draft: the University of Kentucky men's basketball program. As if John Calipari needed to boost his NBA-friendly reputation any more. And yet he did: Calipari'...

    Blog | June 25, 2010
  10. Coach K's doing just fine

    Eamonn Brennan

    In 2006-07, Mike Krzyzewski made about $1.3 million per year. That would not place him among the most highly paid coaches in college basketball, especially not in 2010, when Kentucky's John Calipari makes about $4 million per year and Billy Donovan a...

    Blog | June 09, 2010
  11. Kentucky fans talk themselves down

    Eamonn Brennan

    It's never a fun time in a college basketball fan's life. Kentucky fans can attest. Here you are: You've got a great coach, one who's charismatic, intelligent, focused, a freakishly good recruiter and a skilled manager of reputations and personalitie...

    Blog | May 19, 2010
  12. John Wall says goodbye

    Eamonn Brennan

    Today in "Duh!" John Wall will not be coming back for a second year of collegiate basketball. You don't say: After one season of college basketball, Wall said a final farewell to Kentucky while officially announcing that he will enter this year's NB...

    Blog | April 22, 2010