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  1. Bubble Watch update: The waiting game

    Eamonn Brennan

    The Big Ten's bubble teams are officially in wait-and-see mode after Friday's quarterfinals while one Conference USA bubbler moved past another: Big Ten Illinois: The Illini needed at the very least a win over Michigan on Friday (and then probab...

    Blog | March 15, 2014
  2. The Big Ten is good and crazy

    Eamonn Brennan

    On Wednesday morning, the Wooden Award midseason watch list was revealed. At 25 players strong, the list is not particularly exclusionary; it name-checked plenty of players whose chances of winning the award are basically nonexistent (and not just be...

    Blog | January 23, 2014
  3. Hawkeyes, Gophers Big Ten's lone bulwarks

    Eamonn Brennan

    The Big Ten should thank Iowa. Minnesota, too. And home court advantage. Actually, play it safe, Big Ten: Point your gratitude at all of the above. On the first night of the Big Ten-ACC Challenge -- the 15th meeting between these two conferences, a...

    Blog | December 04, 2013
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Pitino also confused about Buckles

    Eamonn Brennan

    On Wednesday of this soul-crushingly slow and college football-dominated week, your humble author officially decided to give up on untangling the NCAA's rules -- let alone its various hardship waiver guidelines and decisions -- regarding transfers. T...

    Blog | August 30, 2013
  7. Want to understand transfer rules? Give up

    Eamonn Brennan

    Transfers seem straightforward. A player leaves one school and attends another, and has to sit out one year before he can play for his new team. Simple, right? Wrong: Even that seemingly structured rule is beset by a score of academic timeline requir...

    Blog | August 28, 2013
  8. For Tubby Smith and Gophers, it was time

    Eamonn Brennan

    Two weeks ago, after his team's 51-49 loss to Illinois, Tubby Smith sat down at his news conference in the bowels of the United Center and tried to answer the same question -- differently phrased -- over and over: Why? He sighed and rubbed his tem...

    Blog | March 25, 2013
  9. NCAA tournament 2013 -- Fair or not, Big Ten's legacy is on the l...

    Eamonn Brennan

    The Big Ten was the nation's best conference in the regular season. But that doesn't matter. Fair or not, the conference's legacy will be judged by how well -- or poorly -- its teams do in the NCAA tournament.

    Story | Conversation | March 19, 2013
  10. Disjointed Minnesota limps to finish

    Eamonn Brennan

    CHICAGO -- Seriously: What's wrong with Minnesota? What is it, exactly, that allowed the Gophers to look like one of the best teams in the country for the first two months of the season, and utterly pedestrian for the final six weeks? Why can the ...

    Blog | March 14, 2013
  11. 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
  12. Bubble Watch: Day's winners, losers, more

    Eamonn Brennan

    Well, well, well. Apparently, a few teams want to go to the tournament after all. OK, so of course everyone wants to play in the NCAA tournament. But watching the past week or so of college hoops, you could have been convinced otherwise. Why, it w...

    Blog | March 10, 2013
  13. Saddle Up: Is Minnesota done?

    Eamonn Brennan

    Saddle Up is our semi-daily preview of the night's best basketball action. It is still not feeling great. No. 1 Indiana at Minnesota, 7 p.m. ET, ESPN Every now and then in the past few weeks, folks have asked me whether I still think Minnesota...

    Blog | February 26, 2013
  14. Five observations from Wednesday night

    Eamonn Brennan

    It's like our Saturday observations, but on Wednesday instead! A few end-of-day thoughts from another tremendous evening of college hoops: 1. Kansas stole one at Oklahoma State. Don't get it twisted: I'm not saying the Jayhawks didn't deserve to w...

    Blog | February 21, 2013
  15. Five observations from Saturday afternoon

    Eamonn Brennan

    Earlier today, I wrote about the eventful day in the Big East, as Villanova upset No. 3 Syracuse and Louisville dropped its third in a row in a loss at Georgetown. Here are a few other afternoon thoughts from around the college hoops landscape: 1....

    Blog | January 26, 2013
  16. So, Wednesday night was wild

    Eamonn Brennan

    Here at the ESPN.com college hoops headquarters, we -- and by "we," I mostly mean our tireless editor, Brett Edgerton -- spend a lot of time trying to plan for a sport that is inherently unpredictable. It's just part of the gig, same as anything else...

    Blog | January 24, 2013