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  1. You Gotta See This: SWAC

    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 16, 2013
  2. Murray seeks redemption at Texas Southern

    Eamonn Brennan

    Aaric Murray is a classic archetype. "Talented but troubled." So named because the alliteration is usually too much for our sportswriting brethren to resist, but also because it deftly sums up the situation. Murray, like so many before him, is a very...

    Blog | August 26, 2013
  3. Catching up with A.J. Moye

    Eamonn Brennan

    You may remember A.J. Moye from his block of Carlos Boozer in Indiana's upset of No. 1 seeded Duke in the 2002 NCAA tournament, the year the Hoosiers made an unlikely run to the precipice of a national title under Mike Davis, Bob Knight's embattled s...

    Blog | July 19, 2011
  4. Weber talks outside influences, distractions

    Eamonn Brennan

    Bruce Weber is not having his finest season at Illinois. It's not just that the Illini are mediocre. It's that the Illini are mediocre despite having one of the most talented teams in the Big Ten, a team stocked with top-level recruits, three senior ...

    Blog | February 15, 2011
  5. The real reason Illinois lost to UIC

    Eamonn Brennan

    Yes, the Illinois-Chicago Flames beat the Illinois Fighting Illini. This happened Saturday. It's pretty hard to believe, all things considered, but it's right there, 57-54, etched in pixels forever, and no matter how hard you rub your eyes, that scor...

    Blog | December 21, 2010
  6. UAB's biggest week happens now

    Eamonn Brennan

    UAB skipper Mike Davis has had big coaching weeks before -- a certain NCAA tournament run in 2002 comes to mind -- but the next few days are as important as any he's seen in a long time. Why? The NCAA tournament, silly: Davis' UAB team streaked to...

    Blog | March 02, 2010
  7. Unknown caller boosts Illini's Mike Davis

    Eamonn Brennan

    It was just last week that everyone -- including DeMarcus Cousins himself -- made a big deal of Mississippi State fans getting ahold of Cousins' phone number and calling him repeatedly before Kentucky's showdown with MSU in Starkville. Cousins got th...

    Blog | February 23, 2010
  8. Crean: 'We weren't dealing with normalcy'

    Eamonn Brennan

    Indiana basketball fans are not happy. There is good reason for this: Their historic program is in Year 2 of a brutal rebuilding period following Kelvin Sampson's cell phone-induced implosion, and despite a top-10 recruiting class in 2009, the Hoosie...

    Blog | February 18, 2010
  9. Afternoon Linkage: Preparing for Purdue-IU

    Eamonn Brennan

    The glory days of the Purdue-Indiana rivalry have long since passed, or are at least temporarily on hold. Both schools have had overlapping rebuilding eras in the past decade or so; when Mike Davis and Kelvin Sampson's teams were nationally competiti...

    Blog | February 04, 2010
  10. Saddle Up: Time for a brawl

    Eamonn Brennan

    Saddle Up is our daily preview of the hoops your TV wants you to watch. Here's Wednesday night's rundown. No. 21 Pittsburgh at No. 6 West Virginia, 7 p.m. ET, ESPN360: Aw, you guys. Stats LCC has a case of the bummers: "Two weeks ago, the matchup ...

    Blog | February 03, 2010
  11. Afternoon Linkage: Court-storms for Haiti

    Eamonn Brennan

    Want to sneak something in the Afternoon Links? Follow me on Twitter and send me your stuff. Off we go: Storming The Floor came up with a fantastic idea yesterday. Since SEC commissioner (Who else hears Heath Ledger's Joker snarling "coMISSioner...

    Blog | January 28, 2010
  12. Is Tom Crean on the clock?

    Eamonn Brennan

    Indiana fans are not patient people. They want success. They were willing to take on Kelvin Sampson's finger-happy phone habits if it meant 20 wins a season. They were willing to deal with Mike Davis' seeming ineptitude if it meant he could land Brac...

    Blog | January 26, 2010
  13. 2009-10's five most surprising teams

    Eamonn Brennan

    Can you feel it? Is the excitement palpable? Is that rush of energy in the air thick enough to smell? Indeed, we're only a few days away from ... the start of conference play in college basketball. Wait. What did you think I was talking about? Whi...

    Blog | December 23, 2009