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  1. Is the CAA's realignment decision unfair?

    Eamonn Brennan

    On Tuesday, Colonial Athletic Association commissioner Tom Yeager delivered the bad news. The CAA's members had organized a pow-wow, held a vote, and reached a decision about the championship eligibility of the schools (Old Dominion and Georgia State...

    Blog | June 20, 2012
  2. Old Dominion latest CAA school to bolt

    Eamonn Brennan

    The most important week in recent Colonial Athletic Association history started out all right: Five days ago, George Mason announced it would turn down offers from other conferences and remain in its home league. That was good news for the CAA and co...

    Blog | May 17, 2012
  3. George Mason decides to stay in CAA

    Eamonn Brennan

    The Colonial Athletic Association, like so many other mid-major college hoops conferences, suddenly finds itself at a crossroads. Conference realignment on both coasts has moved on from the football-driven musical chairs game played by BCS big boys a...

    Blog | May 11, 2012
  4. ODU careful before conference move

    Eamonn Brennan

    The Old Dominion Monarchs are just the latest collegiate athletics program to be swept up in conference realignment, which appears to have officially moved beyond its major-conference stages and into smaller, mid-major leagues like the WAC, the Horiz...

    Blog | May 03, 2012
  5. What we learned from Saturday afternoon

    Eamonn Brennan

    At this point in the season, college hoops' biggest games come in two different sizes. There are: 1) genuinely big games and 2) genuinely big bubble games. We had a smattering of both categories this afternoon. We'll cover all of the evening actio...

    Blog | February 25, 2012
  6. What we learned from Saturday evening

    Eamonn Brennan

    Now that's a Saturday of basketball. Take a deep breath, count to 10 and check out yours truly's observations from the evening's games, including the insane Kansas-Missouri finale. For a recap of this afternoon's games, click here. No. 4 Missou...

    Blog | February 05, 2012
  7. Weekend's non-Carrier action good, too

    Eamonn Brennan

    Today is the big day: The Carrier Classic. It's exciting. It's fun. It's going to be one of the better spectacles in college hoops history. But for various reasons I discussed on the podcast yesterday, it not be the best-played basketball game of all...

    Blog | November 11, 2011
  8. Nonconference schedule analysis: CAA

    Eamonn Brennan

    For the rest of the week, ESPN.com will be breaking down the nonconference schedules of each and every team in a dozen different leagues. On Tuesday, we began with the ACC, SEC and C-USA. On Wednesday, we continued with the Big East and the Atlantic ...

    Blog | October 05, 2011
  9. Blaine Taylor loses the 'stache

    Eamonn Brennan

    What a horrible day for Blaine Taylor's mustache. And, therefore, the world. Yes, Taylor -- the gruff, rumpled head coach of the Old Dominion Monarchs -- made a rather drastic decision Thursday. After almost three decades of unbridled awesomeness,...

    Blog | June 27, 2011
  10. Bracket Impressions: Eamonn Brennan

    Eamonn Brennan

    Ten thoughts at the end of a debate-worthy night in college basketball: 1. Before we get to the bracket that is, let's talk about the bracket that should be. In other words, let's talk about Colorado. How can I put this nicely? The Buffaloes got j...

    Blog | March 14, 2011
  11. Saddle Up: Beware the bid thieves

    Eamonn Brennan

    Saddle Up is our semi-daily preview of the night's best basketball action. It would like to thank Ken Pomeroy for introducing the term "bid thieves" into the lexicon last season. As if adjusted efficiency wasn't generous enough. VCU vs. Old Domini...

    Blog | March 07, 2011
  12. Brennan: Five observations from the week

    Eamonn Brennan

    Five observations from the week that was: 1. It's time, once and for all, to shelve the no-great-teams line. You've heard this before. You've heard it a lot, in fact. The line has been ubiquitous: "There are no great teams in college basketball th...

    Blog | March 07, 2011
  13. Bubble action percolates on busy Saturday

    Eamonn Brennan

    It's Feb. 12. In a month and a day, the selection committee will hurriedly select and seed the 2011 NCAA tournament bracket. That means we're right in the thick of bubble season, that special time of year when NCAA tourney hopefuls assess their situa...

    Blog | February 12, 2011
  14. Recapping a bubbly Saturday's early action

    Eamonn Brennan

    Saturday was not the most enticing day of college hoops we've seen this season. Saturday night's "College GameDay" feature, a 9 p.m. ET tilt between No. 11 Kentucky and No. 23 Florida, is the only matchup of two ranked teams on the schedule. But I'm ...

    Blog | February 05, 2011
  15. Saturday a day of missed opportunities

    Eamonn Brennan

    From start to finish, Saturday was a day of missed opportunities. How so? Through this evening, seven teams -- six of them unranked, all seven of them on the road -- blew considerable second-half leads on the way to come-from-ahead losses. From the f...

    Blog | January 15, 2011
  16. Saddle Up: Big game in the Big 5

    Eamonn Brennan

    Saddle Up is our semi-daily preview of the night's best basketball action. It wishes its roommates would go back to work so it could write in peace. Temple at No. 8 Villanova, 7 p.m. EST, ESPN2: College hoops has plenty of great traditions. Rock ...

    Blog | December 30, 2010