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  1. Afternoon Links: Learning to lose

    Eamonn Brennan

    What we're reading as we shake off the last remnants of New Year's Eve. Submit links via Twitter. Losing isn't easy, and first-year Northwestern coach Chris Collins is losing for the first time in a really long time, SI.com's Brian Hamilton writes: ...

    Blog | January 02, 2014
  2. You Gotta See This: Big Ten

    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 22, 2013
  3. Nonconference schedule analysis: Big Ten

    Eamonn Brennan

    This week, ESPN.com is breaking down the nonconference schedules of each team in nine of the nation's top leagues. Next up: the Big Ten. ILLINOIS Toughest: at UNLV (Nov. 26), vs. Oregon (Dec. 14 in Portland, Ore.), vs. Missouri (Dec. 21 in St....

    Blog | September 10, 2013
  4. 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
  5. Look out for ... Penn State?

    Eamonn Brennan

    On Sunday, Big Ten and consensus national player of the year Trey Burke made official his entrance into the NBA draft. There was basically nothing surprising about this decision, save maybe one thing -- the conference Burke left behind. Now that ...

    Blog | April 16, 2013
  6. Indiana Hoosiers aim for conference double at Big Ten tournament ...

    Eamonn Brennan

    The Big Ten has been home to some of the best basketball we've seen all season. With several Final Four contenders and teams still on the NCAA tournament bubble, the league tournament in Chicago should provide more of the same.

    Story | Conversation | March 13, 2013
  7. What's the matter with Michigan?

    Eamonn Brennan

    Don't get it twisted: Most of what happened in State College, Pa., on Wednesday night -- winless Big Ten doormat Penn State shocking No. 4-ranked Michigan, 84-78 -- happened thanks to Penn State. Jermaine Marshall and D.J. Newbill made those cruci...

    Blog | February 27, 2013
  8. Conference Power Rankings: Atlantic 10

    Eamonn Brennan

    Another wacky week in the Atlantic 10, another mostly futile attempt to place the lion's share of these teams in something resembling a hierarchy. Let's give it a less wordy shot: 1. Virginia Commonwealth. For most of the nonconference season, VCU...

    Blog | February 15, 2013
  9. A primer for the Big Ten season -- college basketball

    Eamonn Brennan

    With the conference season set to get under way, Eamonn Brennan takes a look at what's in store for the Big Ten.

    Story | Conversation | December 30, 2012
  10. Conference Power Rankings: Big Ten

    Eamonn Brennan

    This is the final time I will construct a Big Ten power rankings post out of nothing more than nonconference games; Big Ten play begins Monday. That is good news for power rankings purposes, sure -- it is easier to rank teams when you have some he...

    Blog | December 28, 2012
  11. 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
  12. Penn State star Tim Frazier out for season

    Eamonn Brennan

    Penn State was unlucky last season. As Mike Portsheller and Josh Reed (aka the Big Ten Geeks) wrote in College Basketball Prospectus, 3-point shooting can be a bit of a lottery, and the Nittany Lions caught the wrong end of it on defense last season....

    Blog | November 20, 2012
  13. Nonconference schedule analysis: Big Ten

    Eamonn Brennan

    This week, ESPN.com is breaking down the nonconference schedules of each and every team in a dozen of the nation's top leagues. On Monday, we began in the South with the ACC, SEC and Conference USA. On Tuesday, we focused on the East with the Atlanti...

    Blog | October 11, 2012
  14. West Coast's most important players

    Eamonn Brennan

    Editor's note: ESPN.com's Summer Shootaround series catches up on the offseason storylines for each conference. For more on the WCC, click here. The most important player for each team in the conference ... BYU: Matt Carlino The former UCLA tr...

    Blog | July 25, 2012
  15. Best-case/Worst-case scenarios in the WCC

    Eamonn Brennan

    As part of our Summer Shootaround series, here are the best- and worst-case scenarios for the West Coast Conference: Brigham Young Best-case: Losing your two most experienced and offensively accurate players is never a good thing, but there's p...

    Blog | July 25, 2012
  16. 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