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  1. Afternoon Links: The UK question

    Eamonn Brennan

    What we're reading while we ponder the utopian benefits of a 3-hour work week. Submit links via Twitter. As of this writing, 52 percent of SportsNation respondents believe the Kentucky Wildcats would beat the Philadelphia 76ers in a game of baske...

    Blog | November 20, 2014
  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. John Calipari reveals Kentucky's platoons

    Eamonn Brennan

    On Monday morning, we revealed ESPN's 2014-15 Preseason Top 25. Topping the list was, surprise surprise, none other than the Kentucky Wildcats, who edged out (No. 4) Duke's own highly touted talent freshmen, (No.3) Wisconsin's experienced returners, ...

    Blog | October 27, 2014
  4. John Calipari explains analytics hire

    Eamonn Brennan

    In late August, as Kentucky wound down its televised exhibition trip to the Bahamas, John Calipari's solution to his very enviable problem -- having 10 elite players in a sport that allows just five players on the court at any given time -- became cl...

    Blog | September 30, 2014
  5. I'm excited to see: The UK platoon

    Eamonn Brennan

    At first glance, Kentucky Wildcats coach John Calipari has two problems with his 2014-15 roster: He has too much size. He has too many players. That's the closest you can come to criticizing the 2014-15 Wildcats, which should tell you everyt...

    Blog | August 19, 2014
  6. 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
  7. Players to watch: Shooting guards

    Eamonn Brennan

    This week ESPN.com will feature a position-by-position look at players to watch for the 2014-15 season. The term "shooting guard" has never been so meaningless. This is true of all of the game's positional designations; the traditional responsi...

    Blog | May 06, 2014
  8. 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
  9. Kentucky is going to be massive

    Eamonn Brennan

    The size was what got you. That's what coaches said about Kentucky as the Wildcats made their redemptive run through the 2014 NCAA tournament: You could gin up a genius game plan, but they were always going to be taller than you at just about every p...

    Blog | April 23, 2014
  10. 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
  11. A coaching blueprint for each Final Four team

    Eamonn Brennan

    Each Final Four coach followed a unique blueprint and adheres to his own trademark styles and principles, writes Eamonn Brennan.

    Story | Conversation | April 03, 2014
  12. One night in, the kids are all right

    Eamonn Brennan

    Before the whole thing devolved into a hilarious game of expectations limbo, Tom Izzo kind of had a point. "[Kentucky coach John Calipari's] lucky," Izzo said last week. "Everybody says, 'Have you studied Kentucky?' What the hell are you going to ...

    Blog | November 09, 2013
  13. Young's wild, counterproductive shot

    Eamonn Brennan

    A funny thing happened in Lexington, Ky., these last few months. To most of the outside world, Julius Randle, the gem of coach John Calipari's probably-best-ever recruiting class, has been the chief Wildcat to watch. He was named preseason SEC player...

    Blog | November 05, 2013
  14. You Gotta See This: SEC

    Eamonn Brennan

    It's college basketball preview season, and you know what that means: tons of preseason info to get you primed for 2013-14. But what do you really need to know? Each day for the next month, we'll highlight the most important, interesting or just plai...

    Blog | October 24, 2013
  15. Top 10 Tuesday: Teams with most to prove

    Eamonn Brennan

    What teams have the most to prove in the 2013-14 season? Here are 10 that immediately come to mind: 1. Kentucky: There may be a lonely faction out there in the Internet hinterlands who would assume this argument is about John Calipari. Sorry, but ...

    Blog | September 17, 2013
  16. Rick Pitino: His defining moments

    Eamonn Brennan

    Editor's note: Three legendary college basketball coaches -- Jerry Tarkanian, Rick Pitino and Guy Lewis -- take center stage this weekend as the trio is inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Mass. We'll be devoting a day to each a...

    Blog | September 04, 2013