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  1. Planning for Success: A deeper WCC

    Eamonn Brennan

    The West Coast Conference is that rarest of birds: The mid-major league that realignment made better. For a host of institutional and geographic reasons, Gonzaga was never tempted to realign upward these past few years. It's been a sturdy member t...

    Blog | March 03, 2014
  2. Mid-majors continuing the fight against nation's elite

    Eamonn Brennan

    The struggle between the mid-majors and college basketball's elite has gotten more complicated. Have the little guys caught up, or is the prolonged fight too much to handle?

    Story | Conversation | October 01, 2013
  3. Bubble Watch: The latest update

    Eamonn Brennan

    Bubble Watch

    Story | Conversation | March 12, 2013
  4. Jim Christian times Ohio return well

    Eamonn Brennan

    Anything can happen in the NCAA tournament. This is the undying, glorious truth about college basketball. Despite the huge differences in resources and opportunities afforded between the sport's elite Great Whites and mid-major minnows, once that ...

    Blog | September 26, 2012
  5. Ranking the nation's top 10 college basketball coaching jobs

    Eamonn Brennan

    What are the top 10 coaching jobs in men's college basketball? Eamonn Brennan gives it a shot.

    Story | Conversation | June 07, 2012
  6. George Mason decides to stay in CAA

    Eamonn Brennan

    The Colonial Athletic Association, like so many other mid-major college hoops conferences, suddenly finds itself at a crossroads. Conference realignment on both coasts has moved on from the football-driven musical chairs game played by BCS big boys a...

    Blog | May 11, 2012
  7. ODU careful before conference move

    Eamonn Brennan

    The Old Dominion Monarchs are just the latest collegiate athletics program to be swept up in conference realignment, which appears to have officially moved beyond its major-conference stages and into smaller, mid-major leagues like the WAC, the Horiz...

    Blog | May 03, 2012
  8. Detroit honors Vitale, rocks fantastic unis

    Eamonn Brennan

    Monday night's hoops slate might be charitably described as tepid. There just wasn't a whole lot here. But there was at least one game worth tuning into, and not only because it featured a quality mid-major outfit (Detroit) taking on a struggling but...

    Blog | December 06, 2011
  9. CAA's ugly start continues with Drexel

    Eamonn Brennan

    The Colonial Athletic Association had a banner year in 2011. It sent a team -- in miraculous fashion -- to the Final Four (VCU). It had two more qualify for the NCAA tournament (Old Dominion and George Mason). When you set aside quasi-mid-major confe...

    Blog | November 18, 2011
  10. Tubby Smith not pleased with turnovers

    Eamonn Brennan

    Minnesota beat Fairfield 67-57 Thursday night. That's a decent result. The Gophers are still figuring their backcourt out, Fairfield is a soild mid-major with a good coach (Sidney Johnson) and a shot at making the NCAA tournament this season. Gi...

    Blog | November 18, 2011
  11. What about a mid-major challenge?

    Eamonn Brennan

    The idea of a mid-major vs. mid-major conference challenge isn't a totally new one. Readers are creative in this way, sending variations of high-major and mid-major early-season conference challenge ideas -- hey, what if we paired up the Atlantic-10 ...

    Blog | May 24, 2011
  12. Gregg Marshall latest to go big at mid-major

    Eamonn Brennan

    Thursday afternoon, Wichita State announced that it had agreed with coach Gregg Marshall on the terms of a contract extension. That extension was unconventional but nonetheless impressive: The school structured a seven-year automatic rollover term in...

    Blog | May 20, 2011
  13. Morehead State still milking tourney win

    Eamonn Brennan

    And, really, why not? When you're a little-known mid-major, and you win a game as big as Kenneth Faried and company did in this year's NCAA tournament -- when the No. 13-seeded Eagles upset Louisville on a game-winning three by Demonte Harper -- you ...

    Blog | April 22, 2011
  14. Dexter Strickland kicks off UNC-Duke talk

    Eamonn Brennan

    We still have a couple of days of hoops, including a bunch of thrilling mid-major conference tournament games, to enjoy before we arrive at Saturday's marquee tilt between Duke and North Carolina. Still, that game is coming quickly, and it should be ...

    Blog | March 03, 2011
  15. Brennan: Is arguing unnecessary this year?

    Eamonn Brennan

    Editor's note: This is one of five posts in a series tackling the seemingly eternal college basketball debate involving at-large bids: mid-major vs. middling major. If you've been scanning down the blog today, and you have the basic skill of readi...

    Blog | February 16, 2011
  16. Get your George Mason bobbleheads now

    Eamonn Brennan

    Given Butler's run to the precipice of a national title last season -- and oh, to think of what might have been -- it might be easy to lose Butler's predecessors in mid-major NCAA tournament brilliance to history. But before there was Butler '10, the...

    Blog | November 10, 2010