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  1. Duke claims its third title in five seasons as Notre Dame falls j...

    Eamonn Brennan

    Monday's national title game mirrored both teams' seasons as Notre Dame clawed its way to within a goal but couldn't topple Duke in the end.

    Story | Conversation | May 26, 2014
  2. Duke outplayed a Denver team that gave it all it could handle - c...

    Eamonn Brennan

    Denver's play in the semifinals was nothing short of art, but Duke was the better team and will meet Notre Dame in the national championship.

    Story | Conversation | May 24, 2014
  3. Denver crashing the ACC's national semifinals party again - colle...

    Eamonn Brennan

    Denver isn't the surprise team in the Final Four anymore. In their third final weekend in four years, the Pioneers are poised to get over the hump and take down some old-school veterans in the process.

    Story | Conversation | May 23, 2014
  4. NDs UCLA upset stands test of time

    Eamonn Brennan

    On Jan. 21, 2004, Notre Dame celebrated the 30th anniversary of its 1974 upset against UCLA with a halftime celebration. I know because I was there. Or was I? Here's the story I remember: My high school friend John, a Notre Dame freshman, had extr...

    Blog | January 19, 2014
  5. Nonconference schedule analysis: ACC

    Eamonn Brennan

    This week, ESPN.com is breaking down the nonconference schedules of each team in nine of the nation's top leagues. Let's carry on with the ACC. BOSTON COLLEGE Toughest: 2K Sports Classic (Nov. 21-22), at Purdue (Dec. 4), vs. VCU (Dec. 28 in Br...

    Blog | September 09, 2013
  6. Crossroads Classic scheduled through 2016

    Eamonn Brennan

    In May of 2012, fresh off his first national title and facing no small amount of anger over the dissolution of the Indiana-Kentucky series, John Calipari took to his personal website to announce not only his scheduling plans but the realpolitik under...

    Blog | July 22, 2013
  7. Expect the expected from ACC newcomers

    Eamonn Brennan

    How do new leagues affect the teams that join them? Are we even sure they do? Take Butler. Last summer, when the Bulldogs left the Horizon League to join the limited-offer-one-time-only 16-team Atlantic-10, the immediate reaction -- that it would ...

    Blog | July 10, 2013
  8. Rapid Reaction: Notre Dame 104, L'ville 101

    Eamonn Brennan

    SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- A quick reaction to Notre Dame's five-overtime, 104-101 victory over Louisville on Saturday night, the longest regular-season game in Big East history: Overview: Five overtimes? Of course. In a season filled with constant up...

    Blog | February 10, 2013
  9. Video: Louisville-Notre Dame preview

    Eamonn Brennan

    Eamonn Brennan previews Saturday's matchup between No. 11 Louisville and No. 25 Notre Dame....

    Blog | February 09, 2013
  10. Notre Dame Fighting beat Louisville Cardinals in magical marathon...

    Eamonn Brennan

    Notre Dame's five-overtime victory over Louisville included many of the elements that are wrong about college basketball. But in the end, the game also was a reminder of basketball's magical possibilities.

    Story | Conversation | February 09, 2013
  11. Notre Dame not leaving Big East yet

    Eamonn Brennan

    Before Thursday afternoon, it was arguably likely that these last few weeks of conference play would be Notre Dame's last as a member of the Big East. The Irish don't have the same sort of deep historical roots in the league as, say, Syracuse, but th...

    Blog | February 07, 2013
  12. Saddle Up: Is Villanova real?

    Eamonn Brennan

    Saddle Up is our semi-daily preview of the night's best basketball action. It's real, it's real, it's really, really real ... Villanova at Notre Dame, 6 p.m. ET On a night that features a lot of pretty good games, but no truly great ones, this ...

    Blog | January 30, 2013
  13. All of a sudden, Notre Dame struggling

    Eamonn Brennan

    But for a neutral-court November loss to St. Joe's, the first two months of Notre Dame's season proceeded in typically impressive fashion. The Irish's nonconference schedule was hardly stacked, but they managed to rack up a few solid wins along the w...

    Blog | January 22, 2013
  14. Saddle Up: Bigger Monday

    Eamonn Brennan

    Saddle Up is our semi-daily preview of the night's (or, in this case, day's) best basketball action. "Tell them about the dream, Martin." Cincinnati at No. 6 Syracuse, 3:30 p.m. ET, ESPN: That's right, fewer than 48 hours after Syracuse went to Lo...

    Blog | January 21, 2013
  15. Saddle Up: The other Notre Dame game

    Eamonn Brennan

    Despite the Discover BCS National Championship, there is actually college basketball on television tonight. And, believe it or not, that college basketball features Notre Dame, who'll tip off at Cincinnati at 6:30 ET -- just in time to squeeze in som...

    Blog | January 07, 2013
  16. No surprise in Kentucky loss to Irish

    Eamonn Brennan

    SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- This is what's supposed to happen. When a team this young goes on the road for the first time, it is supposed to lose. When it's late November, and your group of freshmen and sophomores has't played in a hostile environment,...

    Blog | November 30, 2012