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  1. 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
  2. Medcalf: Mid-majors focused on survival

    Eamonn Brennan

    Realignment's avalanche continues to morph collegiate athletics. The Big East still exists, but it's not your father's Big East. Or even your older brother's Big East. The ACC is a superpower with Notre Dame, Pitt, Syracuse and Louisville (2014) j...

    Blog | July 12, 2013
  3. Previewing the 2013 Atlantic 10 tournament in Brooklyn - college ...

    Eamonn Brennan

    Eamonn Brennan previews the 2013 Atlantic 10 tournament, highlighting what and whom to watch in Brooklyn.

    Story | Conversation | March 12, 2013
  4. Three cheers for the Duquesne band

    Eamonn Brennan

    Tourney-bound mid-majors, whether their stay is short-lived or Final Four-worthy, are always fun while they last. That's not only because they accomplish extreme upsets on the court, the kind of once-in-a-lifetime, odds-beating wins that make the tou...

    Blog | March 20, 2012
  5. 'Bag: On Memphis, mid-majors and Mizzou

    Eamonn Brennan

    Every week, your humble college basketball hoops blogger (er, me) will respond to your questions, comments and nonsensical rants in this here Hoopsbag. To submit a query, visit this page by clicking the link under my name in the upper right-hand corn...

    Blog | November 09, 2011
  6. Luke Hancock's transfer could be big

    Eamonn Brennan

    The news of George Mason guard Luke Hancock's decision to transfer from the school isn't the biggest news story of the week, nor is it the most surprising. Transfers from mid-majors to high-majors aren't all that uncommon; transfers in the wake of a ...

    Blog | May 23, 2011
  7. Reviewing Saturday's early bubble action

    Eamonn Brennan

    There's nothing to dislike about this Saturday. We've already seen a few tremendous games between top teams. We've already had plenty of close finishes. We've already had some do-or-die bubble action to track. We've already got mid-majors playing ...

    Blog | March 05, 2011
  8. Bill Self: Mid-majors best at evaluation

    Eamonn Brennan

    Last week, Bill Self stopped by the Metro Sports/KC Prep Invitational in Kansas City, where he and Kansas State coach Frank Martin (and a bunch of other Division I basketball coaches) watched a handful of talented prospects in the comfort of their ho...

    Blog | August 04, 2010
  9. How will the First Four affect your bracket?

    Eamonn Brennan

    There's been plenty of talk about the NCAA's new hybrid opening round. Much of this talk has centered on the real-world applications of the solution: Is it fair? Do mid-majors get jobbed? Are the last four at-larges being treated unfairly? Even if a ...

    Blog | July 15, 2010
  10. Scheduling still difficult for mid-majors

    Eamonn Brennan

    It's something we discuss frequently come tournament time. A potential at-large mid-major has 26 wins, a regular-season conference title, a few questionable losses here and there, and a noticeable dearth of quality wins. As often as not, this team do...

    Blog | June 15, 2010
  11. Here's to the best Final Four ever

    Eamonn Brennan

    What could possibly make this year's Final Four better? If we invited more than one Cinderella. Yes, the four major surprises of the NCAA tournament -- or at least the four mid-majors still kicking, surprises or not -- are in four different region...

    Blog | March 23, 2010
  12. 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
  13. Bubble Watch: The latest update

    Eamonn Brennan

    Bubble Watch

    Story | Conversation | March 12, 2013
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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