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  1. Afternoon Links: Mid-Marathon edition

    Eamonn Brennan

    What we're reading as we enjoy that parquet court in South Dakota. Submit links via Twitter. The ESPN Tip-Off Marathon has already featured some fantastic action. Miami's upset at Florida was keyed by a brilliant Angel Rodriguez performance (and ...

    Blog | November 18, 2014
  2. Afternoon Links: Drink lots of water

    Eamonn Brennan

    What we're reading while we wish the new Dragon Age could have come out in July. Submit links via Twitter. As a veteran of several 24-hour tip-off marathon chats -- the archives of which are still available, if you're interested in watching one m...

    Blog | November 17, 2014
  3. What now for Duke, KU, UK and MSU?

    Eamonn Brennan

    Now that you've had a morning to absorb and digest every narrative and storyline from the 2013 Champions Classic -- to say nothing of the Tip-Off Marathon, which contained multitudes -- one thing should be clear: You're going to be hearing a lot abou...

    Blog | November 13, 2013
  4. Tip sheet for the Tip-Off Marathon

    Eamonn Brennan

    The ESPN College Hoops Tip-Off Marathon is here, and with all due respect to Oregon's far-flung win over Georgetown in South Korea on Friday (and UConn's nervy victory over Maryland in less-far-flung Brooklyn), the marathon always feels like the offi...

    Blog | November 11, 2013
  5. 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
  6. ESPN Tip-Off Marathon schedule/analysis

    Eamonn Brennan

    The best thing about the college basketball offseason is that it ends. The second best thing about the college basketball offseason is that when it ends, it ends so quickly and so exhaustively that within a few days you have to remind yourself that t...

    Blog | August 11, 2013
  7. B1G/ACC Challenge matchups announced

    Eamonn Brennan

    These days, college basketball has a flurry of early season events; it's not just Maui anymore. There are aircraft carriers and U.S. Army bases and the Champions Classic and the ESPN Tip-Off Marathon and the Battle 4 Atlantis and whatever else Michig...

    Blog | May 08, 2013
  8. Down with the conference tournament

    Eamonn Brennan

    You don't know how it happens. I never do. You blink once and it's mid-November and we're guzzling from the firehose that is the Tip-Off Marathon, finally and mercifully -- after a brutal offseason of recruiting news and realignment rumors and coache...

    Blog | March 04, 2013
  9. Notre Dame Fighting beat Louisville Cardinals in magical marathon...

    Eamonn Brennan

    Notre Dame's five-overtime victory over Louisville included many of the elements that are wrong about college basketball. But in the end, the game also was a reminder of basketball's magical possibilities.

    Story | Conversation | February 09, 2013
  10. ACC/Big Ten: Leftover first night thoughts

    Eamonn Brennan

    In lieu of four or five small blog posts -- and before we move on to Night 2 of the marathon -- here are a few random thoughts left over from my delirious viewing of the ACC/Big Ten Challenge, Night 1: I still think NC State is overrated, but at ...

    Blog | November 28, 2012
  11. Indiana fans prepare for Knight broadcast

    Eamonn Brennan

    The other day, in the midst of the Tip-Off Marathon madness, my buddy emailed me with a screengrab from this ESPN Media Zone schedule. He pointed to Monday's Legends Classic opener, Indiana vs. Georgia, and the announcing team scheduled to call the g...

    Blog | November 16, 2012
  12. Saddle Up: Wisconsin heads south

    Eamonn Brennan

    Saddle Up is our semidaily preview of the night's best basketball action. Its circadian rhythm is going to be off for a little while. No. 22 Wisconsin at No. 10 Florida, 7 p.m. ET, ESPN2: The Tip-Off Marathon is over, and the natural inclination i...

    Blog | November 14, 2012
  13. Previewing the top Tip-Off Marathon games and picking winners - N...

    Eamonn Brennan

    Eamonn Brennan previews some of the featured games in the Tip-Off Marathon -- including Michigan State-Kansas and Kentucky-Duke -- and picks winners.

    Story | Conversation | November 12, 2012
  14. ESPN Tip-Off Marathon schedule is here

    Eamonn Brennan

    For the college basketball fan, there aren't many glorious July days, but this one definitely counts: the release of the 2012 ESPN Tip-Off Marathon schedule, set to take place for all 24 hours (and then some) on Tuesday, Nov. 13. I think you're going...

    Blog | July 11, 2012
  15. Weekend Primer: Tournaments abound

    Eamonn Brennan

    We're officially past the ESPN College Hoops Tip-Off Marathon, both on the schedule and -- more importantly -- in body, mind and spirit. (I think I'm finally recovered. Phew.) But the hoops doesn't slow down all that much in the next few days: Tonigh...

    Blog | November 18, 2011
  16. Self wowed by UK after video session

    Eamonn Brennan

    You know that whole "being impressed with Kentucky" thing we talked about in the post-Marathon hangover phase Wednesday? And how it was pretty hard not to be impressed with Kentucky -- unless, of course, you had a vested interest in that worldview, i...

    Blog | November 17, 2011