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  1. A helpful lesson in spelling Coach K's name

    Eamonn Brennan

    Ask any reporter who covers college basketball generally or Duke specifically for a living, and they'll tell you: Coach K's name takes a while. Let me tell you my story: I've been writing about this sport I love for this web site for four years now. ...

    Blog | December 04, 2013
  2. Figuring out what is next for Kentucky, Michigan State, Duke and ...

    Eamonn Brennan

    Kentucky, Michigan State, Duke and Kansas all learned valuable lessons at the Champions Classic. So, now, where do they go from here?

    Story | Conversation | October 07, 2013
  3. Lessons learned from a Regional Road Trip through the 2013 NCAA t...

    Eamonn Brennan

    Eamonn Brennan reflects on the lessons learned after a weekend spent visiting four regional sites in four days.

    Story | Conversation | April 01, 2013
  4. West preview: Marquette vs. Florida

    Eamonn Brennan

    PHOENIX -- A lesson to those still getting to know Marquette coach Buzz Williams: If you give him a chance to be self-deprecating, he will take it. Boy, will he ever take it. Asked Wednesday how he would compare himself to the three other coach...

    Blog | March 22, 2012
  5. Do not turn the ball over to Marquette

    Eamonn Brennan

    Because they will make you pay -- and quickly. That's the lesson from the Marquette statheads at Cracked Sidewalks after Marquette's easy 88-56 win over Jacksonville Sunday. Against Jacksonville, the Golden Eagles created seven steals on the defen...

    Blog | November 29, 2011
  6. John Calipari's subtle geography lesson

    Eamonn Brennan

    I've been to the lovely burg of Louisville more than a few times. But I figured, hey, might as well check the map anyway, right? I clicked on over to the Google machine, typed in "Louisville, Ky.", and ... yep. It's there, right where it always is. L...

    Blog | October 04, 2011
  7. Kentucky bows to NCAA on Calipari's wins

    Eamonn Brennan

    The NCAA takes its statistical milestones seriously. That was the lesson we learned earlier this week, when news broke of a letter the NCAA sent to Kentucky chastising the program for honoring John Calipari for his 500th career win in February. Th...

    Blog | June 16, 2011
  8. The lessons of the NBA Finals

    Eamonn Brennan

    If you're like me, you watched last night's NBA Finals with totally transparant bias. You cheered in joy when J.J. Barea carved Miami's defense into shreds. You pumped your fist wildly when Dirk Nowitzki hit key shots down the stretch. You giggled...

    Blog | June 13, 2011
  9. Duke's dollars reign in college hoops

    Eamonn Brennan

    Is there a correlation between how much money a college hoops program spends and how successful it is? Why yes. Yes there is. That's the lesson from Brett McMurphy's analysis of spending in college basketball, which found that the Duke Blue Devils...

    Blog | July 06, 2010
  10. Gillispie campaigning for Iowa State gig

    Eamonn Brennan

    Billy Gillispie wants to get back into coaching. He made that much clear in February, when he claimed that he had learned the lessons of his short-lived Kentucky tenure, had emerged from his post-Kentucky legal troubles (Gillispie plead guilty to DUI...

    Blog | April 27, 2010
  11. Virginia Tech learns its lesson

    Eamonn Brennan

    In 2009-10, Virginia Tech suffered yet another snub at the hands of the NCAA tournament selection committee. It's no mystery why Virginia Tech didn't get in -- the Hokies had one of the worst nonconference schedule strengths in recent memory, a plus-...

    Blog | April 27, 2010
  12. Loss to Hokies completes Jackets' slide

    Eamonn Brennan

    If you're a coach presiding over a talented but disappointing team, calling out fans and media on Twitter is never a good idea. It's even less of a good idea if your team fails to back up it on the court. Such is the lesson learned by Georgia Tec...

    Blog | March 06, 2010
  13. Halftime thoughts: Valpo 31, Butler 30

    Eamonn Brennan

    VALPARAISO, Ind. -- If Brad Stevens and the Butler Bulldogs want that perfect 18-0 conference record, they're going to have to earn it. That's the lesson from Friday night's first half here, where the Bulldogs trail, 31-30, to a feisty Valpo team ...

    Blog | February 26, 2010
  14. Five lessons from a fake selection committee

    Eamonn Brennan

    INDIANAPOLIS -- You can forgive the NCAA for worrying that fans don't understand its tournament selection process very well. They're right. We don't. So, in the interest of education, the NCAA hosts a mock selection committee every year in which i...

    Blog | February 15, 2010
  15. JMU guard in trouble over snowball

    Eamonn Brennan

    Hey, everyone. It's snowy out there. You might not have to go to work tomorrow. You might be interested in throwing some snowballs at your friends and family. Fun, right? Right. Just remember this one important lesson: Do not throw snowballs at cop c...

    Blog | February 09, 2010
  16. WVU fights back, stands tall in Morgantown

    Eamonn Brennan

    The first thing you learn in journalism school, besides that "media is changing" -- $35,000 a year is the going rate to learn this all-important and otherwise unobtainable lesson -- is that you shouldn't write the following sentence, like, ever: "It ...

    Blog | January 23, 2010