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  1. Frank Haith avoided major trouble

    Eamonn Brennan

    It could have been so much worse. In summer of 2011, when Yahoo! Sports brought ponzi schemer Nevin Shapiro's unseemly relationship with Miami athletics to the fore, Frank Haith was out in the open. Athletic director Mike Alden had reached on a co...

    Blog | October 22, 2013
  2. Penalties could have been much worse for former Miami coach and c...

    Eamonn Brennan

    Frank Haith will be forced to sit five games for what happened under his watch at Miami. For him, and for his future at Missouri, it should feel like he got off pretty easy.

    Story | Conversation | October 07, 2013
  3. UNLV dumps dozens of letters on recruit

    Eamonn Brennan

    Until recently, the NCAA's general policy toward the coach/prospective recruit relationship was to shelter the player whenever possible. When landlines were the only way to get in touch, coaches had limits on how many times they could ring the house ...

    Blog | September 13, 2013
  4. Top 25 college-bred NBA players in the modern draft era -- colleg...

    Eamonn Brennan

    Which college basketball players have turned into the best pros in the modern draft era? Here are our top 25.

    Story | Conversation | June 26, 2013
  5. Before playoff win, D-Wade stopped at IU

    Eamonn Brennan

    Dwyane Wade's relationship with IU coach Tom Crean is well-established. Crean coached Wade during his breakout seasons at Marquette from 2001 to 2003, the latter of which included a run to the Final Four and a junior season that established Wade as a...

    Blog | May 21, 2012
  6. SMU's path sure to be fascinating

    Eamonn Brennan

    ESPNChicago.com's Scott Powers has the story: Former Illinois shooting guard Crandall Head committed to SMU on Thursday. [...] Head said his relationship with SMU assistant Jerrance Howard, who also recruited Head to Illinois, was the main reason fo...

    Blog | May 10, 2012
  7. Kansas State already ready to compete

    Eamonn Brennan

    Former Kansas State coach Frank Martin has been exasperated. Any time anybody writes about his decision to move from K-State to South Carolina, any time he fields questions about the move, he is asked about some supposed breakdown in his relationship...

    Blog | May 04, 2012
  8. 2012 NCAA tournament -- Rick Pitino and Billy Donovan are togethe...

    Eamonn Brennan

    Billy Donovan played for Rick Pitino at a Final Four and coached under him at a Final Four. Now he has to beat him to get back to the promised land.

    Story | Conversation | March 24, 2012
  9. Tony Bennett not sweating transfers

    Eamonn Brennan

    From a sheer economic standpoint, when a player leaves a program due to transfer, he becomes sunk cost. All that time spent recruiting -- watching the player develop, building a relationship with his family and/or handlers, getting him on campus, get...

    Blog | December 27, 2011
  10. LeBron James plays pickup at Kentucky

    Eamonn Brennan

    John Calipari's relationship with LeBron James is no secret, nor is it anything new. But it does remain a huge competitive advantage. High school basketball players may not universally like LeBron James -- the dude's Q rating hasn't exactly been t...

    Blog | September 14, 2011
  11. Josh Selby likely to come off bench

    Eamonn Brennan

    Yesterday, days before his arrival -- finally -- in a Jayhawks uniform, Josh Selby met with the media. He discussed his various trials and tribulations, his former relationship with Carmelo Anthony associate Bay Frazier, his current relationship with...

    Blog | December 14, 2010
  12. Cousins and the pro package deal

    Eamonn Brennan

    Down here in the college ranks, package deals -- wherein a high school or AAU coach uses his relationship with a top recruit to land a college job -- are all the rage. The NCAA has taken some steps to limit this practice, but coaches, like so many ot...

    Blog | July 30, 2010
  13. OSU still cool with LeBron James

    Eamonn Brennan

    So here's an indirect and unlikely consequence of LeBron James' famed departure from the greater Ohio area: What happens to his relationship with the Ohio State Buckeyes? Since James began his own Nike basketball line, the Buckeyes have sported un...

    Blog | July 22, 2010
  14. DePaul mercifully ends Pitchford saga

    Eamonn Brennan

    The story of recruit Walter Pitchford Jr.'s relationship with DePaul has mercifully ended. Given the way the story managed to paint pretty much everyone involved in a negative light, that's a major relief. The recap: Pitchford is a middling forwar...

    Blog | July 12, 2010
  15. Delayed scholarship offers sound great

    Eamonn Brennan

    College coaches are occasionally shameless. OK, more than occasionally. College coaches are frequently shameless. This shamelessness is understandable -- college hoops recruiting is a constant arms race, a mix of ingrained relationships, new facil...

    Blog | June 25, 2010
  16. Court-storming takes a turn for the dumb

    Eamonn Brennan

    Last week, I wrote about Clemson's premature, unnecessary, and ultimately forgivable court-storm after their big win over North Carolina. Clemson was favored in the game; this was not an upset. But given the two schools' relationship and the way Clem...

    Blog | January 19, 2010