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  1. Impressions: Big Ten media day

    Eamonn Brennan

    ROSEMONT, Ill. -- What keeps the Big Ten's coaches up at night? What fresh horror haunts their dreams? If you said the NCAA's new, much-hyped contact rules -- designed to reduce handchecking, bumping and charges, part of an effort to open up the s...

    Blog | October 31, 2013
  2. Is A.J. Hammons ready for big time?

    Eamonn Brennan

    A.J. Hammons is big. That's what we knew about him before he arrived at Purdue last fall: Hammons, the No. 82-ranked player in his recruiting class, was 7-feet tall and (at least) 275 pounds and more athletic and mobile than any 7-foot, 275 pound hum...

    Blog | October 28, 2013
  3. You Gotta See This: Big Ten

    Eamonn Brennan

    It's college basketball preview season, and you know what that means: tons of preseason info to get you primed for 2013-14. But what do you really need to know? Each day for the next month, we'll highlight the most important, interesting or just plai...

    Blog | October 22, 2013
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Purdue transfer Marcius stuck for summer

    Eamonn Brennan

    The case of Purdue forward Sandi Marcius is hardly cut and dry. Here's the deal: After Purdue's season ended this spring, Marcius asked Purdue coach Matt Painter for his release from the program so he could seek a post-graduate transfer -- and pla...

    Blog | April 23, 2013
  7. 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
  8. Where we draw the court-storm line

    Eamonn Brennan

    There was a time in my college hoops writing career -- probably back when I was in college myself, actually -- where I took it upon myself, teller of hard truths, when and why college students could or could not rush the court following the end of a ...

    Blog | February 12, 2013
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. Conference Power Rankings: Big Ten

    Eamonn Brennan

    New week, new Big Ten power rankings, new No. 1. Let's dig right in: 1. Michigan: Indiana's loss to Butler Saturday -- and the fashion in which it came -- prompted some legitimate near-term questions for the Hoosiers. But it's not like Michigan on...

    Blog | December 21, 2012
  13. Recapping Saturday afternoon's games

    Eamonn Brennan

    Some assorted thoughts on the bulk of Saturday's afternoon action: Baylor 64, No. 8 Kentucky 55: With the benefit of a couple months' distance, it's entirely likely we will look back at this game as nothing more than a good win for Baylor. We will...

    Blog | December 01, 2012
  14. Nonconference schedule analysis: Big Ten

    Eamonn Brennan

    This week, ESPN.com is breaking 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 Conference USA. On Tuesday, we focused on the East with the Atlanti...

    Blog | October 11, 2012
  15. Hummel signs with top-flight Spanish club

    Eamonn Brennan

    Each and every year, there are a handful of departing college basketball players who stick with you, whom you can't help but root for as they leave the college game and move on to whatever phase of their careers comes next. The reasons for this attac...

    Blog | August 09, 2012
  16. Best-case/Worst-case: Big Ten

    Eamonn Brennan

    As part of our Summer Shootaround series, here are the best- and worst-case scenarios for the Big Ten: Illinois Best-case: No one's expecting much from Illinois in 2012-13, and the reasons are obvious: With zero in the way of fresh blood enteri...

    Blog | July 20, 2012