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  1. Afternoon Links: Pay your dues

    Eamonn Brennan

    What we're reading. Submit links via Twitter. The idea of a college players' union is a fantastic idea in theory for a whole host of obvious reasons. But it starts to break down in practice, though, as the petition filed on behalf of Northwestern fo...

    Blog | January 28, 2014
  2. Afternoon Links: John Calipari goes off

    Eamonn Brennan

    What we're reading as we craft our own Megacast Film Room pitch. Submit links via Twitter. Kentucky coach John Calipari is nothing if not entertaining. This week, on his weekly radio show, Calipari criticized the media's reaction (or lack thereof...

    Blog | January 07, 2014
  3. Afternoon Links: Scoring down in Dec.

    Eamonn Brennan

    What we're reading as we shake off the last remnants of New Year's Eve. Submit links via Twitter. Michigan State basketball ops man Kevin Pauga was back late last week with another look at the monthly trends in scoring in college basketball. Nove...

    Blog | January 06, 2014
  4. Afternoon Links: Learning to lose

    Eamonn Brennan

    What we're reading as we shake off the last remnants of New Year's Eve. Submit links via Twitter. Losing isn't easy, and first-year Northwestern coach Chris Collins is losing for the first time in a really long time, SI.com's Brian Hamilton writes: ...

    Blog | January 02, 2014
  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. Collins has Northwestern believing

    Eamonn Brennan

    It always begins with the cold. New alumni trickling off the Purple Line "L," young parents carrying toddlers, white-haired die-hards docking old Cadillac boats in reserved parking: No matter who you are or how you get there, the first sensation of a...

    Blog | August 27, 2013
  7. Chris Collins brings hope to Northwestern Wildcats -- college bas...

    Eamonn Brennan

    Northwestern has never played in the NCAA tournament, and the gallows humor of its fans reflects that fact. But then Chris Collins showed up. And now everything just feels different. Will it be?

    Story | Conversation | August 27, 2013
  8. Northwestern actually recruiting now

    Eamonn Brennan

    On July 4, while you were grilling meats and hanging out with family and friends and doing other awesome things we Americans do on the Fourth of July, something profoundly strange happened: Northwestern landed a top-75 recruit. No, seriously: Nort...

    Blog | July 18, 2013
  9. 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
  10. Northwestern can't catch a break

    Eamonn Brennan

    In recent seasons, it's been pretty easy to diss Northwestern. In 2010, 2011, and 2012, the Wildcats have consistently flirted with an NCAA tournament selection, teasing their miserable fans with the prospect of salvation -- of ending their painfully...

    Blog | February 12, 2013
  11. 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
  12. Burke coolly leads title contender Michigan

    Eamonn Brennan

    EVANSTON, Ill. -- In the offseason, Trey Burke told the media he thought the Wolverines were national title contenders. At the time, it seemed like a stretch. There were questions worth asking: How good were the freshmen? Would the Wolverines defe...

    Blog | January 03, 2013
  13. Rapid Reaction: Michigan 94, N'western 66

    Eamonn Brennan

    Some quick thoughts on Michigan's wire-to-wire 94-66 drubbing of Northwestern Thursday night: Overview: Northwestern never had a chance. Any version of this Wildcats team -- even one at full strength, with injured stars Reggie Hearn and Drew Crawf...

    Blog | January 03, 2013
  14. Saddle Up: Big Ten, Pac-12 in action

    Eamonn Brennan

    Saddle Up is our semi-daily preview of the night's best basketball action. It is glad its neighbors don't participate in this tradition. No. 2 Michigan at Northwestern, 7 p.m. ET, ESPN2: Winning on the road in the Big Ten is (almost) never easy, a...

    Blog | January 03, 2013
  15. A primer for the Big Ten season -- college basketball

    Eamonn Brennan

    With the conference season set to get under way, Eamonn Brennan takes a look at what's in store for the Big Ten.

    Story | Conversation | December 30, 2012
  16. Conference Power Rankings: Big Ten

    Eamonn Brennan

    This is the final time I will construct a Big Ten power rankings post out of nothing more than nonconference games; Big Ten play begins Monday. That is good news for power rankings purposes, sure -- it is easier to rank teams when you have some he...

    Blog | December 28, 2012