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  1. Look back, look ahead: Big East

    Eamonn Brennan

    Conference realignment played tricks with time. We saw dozens of changes to collegiate basketball's conference structure in the past five years. As they happened, it felt too fast to catalog -- too cluttered among the theories and contingencies an...

    Blog | April 18, 2014
  2. Villanova bounces back yet again

    Eamonn Brennan

    The Villanova Wildcats have lost exactly three games this season. One of those games was at Syracuse. The other two losses came to Creighton. The latter two, as you know, weren't just losses; they were thrashings. The first, a 96-68 Bluejays win ...

    Blog | February 19, 2014
  3. Dunn's injury could set Friars back

    Eamonn Brennan

    Ed Cooley has engineered a turnaround at Providence, albeit a moderate one: The Friars aren't going to be competing for a Final Four anytime soon, but they aren't nearly as bad as the Keno Davis days (and beyond). But given the circumstances, the man...

    Blog | December 11, 2013
  4. Providence has plenty to prove in Paradise

    Eamonn Brennan

    There is always danger in the sentimental hire. Just ask NC State. In spring of 2006, after the conspicously unloved Herb Sendek fled Raleigh, N.C., for Arizona State, Wolfpack fans got one of their own: Sidney Lowe, point guard for Jim Valvano's l...

    Blog | November 21, 2013
  5. Survive and advance begins now

    Eamonn Brennan

    For a vast majority of the possessions they played during the 2012-13 season, the Virginia Cavaliers were a solid college basketball team. Virginia held opponents to the 16th-lowest effective field-goal percentage in the country last season; they fin...

    Blog | November 13, 2013
  6. Rick Pitino: His defining moments

    Eamonn Brennan

    Editor's note: Three legendary college basketball coaches -- Jerry Tarkanian, Rick Pitino and Guy Lewis -- take center stage this weekend as the trio is inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Mass. We'll be devoting a day to each a...

    Blog | September 04, 2013
  7. Take Two: Rick Pitino's top 10 players

    Eamonn Brennan

    Editor's Note: Three legendary college basketball coaches -- Jerry Tarkanian, Rick Pitino and Guy Lewis -- take center stage this weekend as the trio is inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Mass. We'll be devoting a day to each a...

    Blog | September 04, 2013
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. Saddle Up: Conference season commences

    Eamonn Brennan

    Saddle Up is our semi-daily preview of the night's best basketball action. It is super psyched about conference play. No. 8 Minnesota at No. 12 Illinois, 9 p.m. ET, BTN: I love this time of year. We're off and running with all-out conference play ...

    Blog | January 09, 2013
  11. The 10 worst nonconference schedules

    Eamonn Brennan

    Editor's Note: This week, ESPN.com broke down the nonconference schedules of each and every team in a dozen of the nation's top leagues. On Monday, we began in the South with the ACC, SEC and C-USA. On Tuesday, we focused on the East with the A-10, B...

    Blog | October 11, 2012
  12. As expected, Ledo a partial qualifier

    Eamonn Brennan

    No alarms and no surprises here. Providence freshman Ricardo Ledo has been ruled a partial qualifier by the NCAA, ESPN.com's Andy Katz reported this afternoon. Ledo will be able to practice with the Friars and enroll in classes, but he won't be el...

    Blog | September 05, 2012
  13. Ricky Ledo not going anywhere

    Eamonn Brennan

    Like their counterparts across the country, Providence fans have spent much of the offseason fretting over the eligibility of a star recruit. That recruit is incoming freshman Ricardo Ledo, the No. 21-ranked player in the class of 2012, a potential s...

    Blog | September 04, 2012
  14. Kris Dunn, incoming Providence Friars recruit, may miss five mont...

    Eamonn Brennan

    Incoming Providence freshman guard Kris Dunn could miss up to five month due to a right shoulder injury, coach Ed Cooley confirmed to ESPN.com.

    Story | Conversation | June 26, 2012
  15. SEC/Big East slate whets the appetite

    Eamonn Brennan

    The SEC/Big East Challenge may not quite have the longstanding cachet of its ACC/Big Ten brethren, nor should it. The ACC/Big Ten Challenge is 13 going on 14, and as the years piled up and the Atlantic Coasters just kept winning -- the ACC won the fi...

    Blog | June 01, 2012
  16. Providence lands Ricky Ledo after all

    Eamonn Brennan

    Ricardo Ledo won't have to travel far when he eventually makes his way to his college basketball program of choice; Ledo is a Providence native, and he officially committed to the Friars this weekend. But the path he took to get there -- and the path...

    Blog | September 06, 2011