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  1. Why is Kentucky's attendance declining?

    Eamonn Brennan

    In 2008-09, Kentucky men's basketball coach Billy Gillispie led the Wildcats to a 22-14 record and an appearance in the NIT. Kentucky fans were furious. In March of 2009, Gillispie was fired; that afternoon, local media chased him around as he preten...

    Blog | December 17, 2013
  2. Kentucky's nadir will be brief

    Eamonn Brennan

    Tuesday night was the perfect ending to Kentucky's 2012-13 "Back to Earth" World Tour: an upset loss to Robert Morris in John Calipari's hometown of Moon Township, Pa., punctuated by the first and most fun NIT court-storm I can remember. T...

    Blog | March 20, 2013
  3. Excited for the NIT? Robert Morris is

    Eamonn Brennan

    For the vast majority of the college hoops world, the NCAA tournament is the only thing worth getting excited about. The NIT, on the other hand, is at best boring, and at worst depressing. Almost any way you look at it for many of its teams it consti...

    Blog | March 18, 2013
  4. Saddle Up: As NIT begins, Maui ends

    Eamonn Brennan

    Saddle Up is our semi-daily preview of the night's best basketball action. It hopes you very much enjoy reuniting with your real best friends from high school tonight, even if that also means a few awkward interactions with people you thought you'd n...

    Blog | November 21, 2012
  5. McCaffery gets major vote of confidence

    Eamonn Brennan

    In two years at Iowa, Fran McCaffery's overall record is 29-37. His Big Ten record is 12-24. His only postseason appearance to speak of is the NIT. Yet Tuesday, Iowa announced it had signed McCaffery to a major contract extension, extending the coach...

    Blog | July 10, 2012
  6. Jacob Pullen 'won't play' in NIT

    Eamonn Brennan

    The Kansas State Wildcats have been disappointing, to be sure, but when you're the preseason coaches' pick to win the Big 12 and a consensus national Final Four favorite, the gulf between "disappointing" and "headed to the NIT" is vast. No, the Wildc...

    Blog | January 13, 2011
  7. North Carolina could still make history

    Eamonn Brennan

    Sure, North Carolina had a rough year. Taking a team of McDonald's All-Americans to the NIT is no one's idea of fun. But the season's not completely lost. UNC did accomplish one major feat this season -- becoming the second program in NCAA history to...

    Blog | March 24, 2010
  8. Snubs, bluebloods highlight NIT field

    Eamonn Brennan

    Hey, remember the NIT? Because that's totally happening, and if you're interested in watching the castoffs left over from one of the softer bubbles in recent history -- not to mention a pair of historically elite programs in brutal down years -- this...

    Blog | March 14, 2010
  9. Behold the 96-team field

    Eamonn Brennan

    Tournament expansion has been a roundly panned idea, mostly for one reason: No one wants to watch teams 66 through 96 play a bunch of low-quality, NIT level basketball. It really comes down to that. There are reasons you could list for expansion, and...

    Blog | March 06, 2010
  10. Calhoun not a fan of tourney expansion

    Eamonn Brennan

    Since it became clear that the NCAA was considering expanding the NCAA tournament to 96 teams*, just about every coach who's said anything has said he likes it. Why wouldn't he? More teams in the tournament means fewer embarrassing NIT seasons, and w...

    Blog | February 25, 2010
  11. NC State recruit has Sidney Lowe's back

    Eamonn Brennan

    From 2002-2006, Herb Sendek and NC State didn't miss an NCAA tournament. After the 2006 season, Sendek resigned and was replaced with Sidney Lowe, who in three years has yet to take NC State to an NCAA tournament, who has one NIT appearance, and whos...

    Blog | February 17, 2010
  12. The CIT has an awesome selection committee

    Eamonn Brennan

    You've probably never heard of many of the members of the NCAA tournament selection committee, and you probably have no idea who sends out the invitations to the NIT. It would follow, then, that you'd have no clue who figures out which teams get to g...

    Blog | February 03, 2010
  13. Afternoon Linkage: MSU by the numbers

    Eamonn Brennan

    The Michigan State fans at The Only Colors have a major beef with Big Ten referee Ed Hightower, who spent a solid 30 seconds yelling face-to-face with Tom Izzo after a questionable traveling call on Raymar Morgan Tuesday night. They probably have a p...

    Blog | February 03, 2010