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  1. Harrell's big game gets Cards a big win

    Eamonn Brennan

    STORRS, Conn. -- After 677 career wins and two national titles, Louisville coach Rick Pitino is not a man accustomed to ceding control of a timeout. But Saturday night, just before the biggest shot of the biggest win of Louisville's season, he passed...

    Blog | January 19, 2014
  2. Eustachy right and wrong on contact rules

    Eamonn Brennan

    College basketball was not at its aesthetic best in 2012-13. You might have heard something about this; it was the unifying theme of the season. The pace of the sport, on a downward trajectory since the mid-1990s, slowed even further, with teams trad...

    Blog | October 14, 2013
  3. Guy Lewis: His coaching tree

    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 05, 2013
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Way-too-early All-Americans for 2013-14- college basketball

    Eamonn Brennan

    College basketball's incoming freshmen class promises to be one of the best in years. Add that talent to some rising sophomores and upperclassmen, and it's easy to understand why the 2013-14 pre-preseason All-American teams are loaded.

    Story | Conversation | April 30, 2013
  7. Russ Smith wants to change his ways

    Eamonn Brennan

    Last season, Russ Smith earned a reputation, and a nickname from his coach, that isn't likely to go away. That nickname was "Russdiculous," and it described the reputation pretty well. Smith, in short, was a goofball. He bit his nails so much Rick...

    Blog | November 15, 2012
  8. 2012 NCAA tournament - Louisville center Gorgui Dieng sees opport...

    Eamonn Brennan

    No wonder Gorgui Dieng laughs. If you saw this strange American world through the eyes of Louisville's Senegalese-born center, you'd be laughing, too.

    Story | Conversation | March 27, 2012
  9. West preview: Louisville vs. Florida

    Eamonn Brennan

    PHOENIX -- There is nowhere to hide. There are no secrets to keep and no shocking, revolutionary game plans to unveil. With Louisville and Florida, this would also be the case in November: Is there a high-profile coaching duo as familiar with one ...

    Blog | March 23, 2012
  10. Hoopsbag: Answering our mail

    Eamonn Brennan

    Each Wednesday, your humble college basketball hoops blogger (er, me) will respond to your questions, comments and nonsensical rants in this space. To submit, visit this page by clicking the link under my name in the upper right-hand corner of the pa...

    Blog | October 27, 2010
  11. Rick Pitino fights back

    Eamonn Brennan

    You know the story already: Since John Calipari arrived in Lexington, Ky. last spring, things have started to be a little less fun for the Louisville Cardinals. Calipari has been soaking up talent at a rate rarely seen in college hoops. It especially...

    Blog | June 29, 2010
  12. Derrick Caracter, future Navy man?

    Eamonn Brennan

    I did not see this one coming. Derrick Caracter's NBA dream is currently his No. 1 focus. He left UTEP after his junior year at the school despite his discouraging "second round to undrafted" draft projection, and he has to make a go of it now, be...

    Blog | May 20, 2010
  13. Despite bad decision, Pitino has Samuels' back

    Eamonn Brennan

    There's no question Louisville coach Rick Pitino would have liked for Samardo Samuels to return for another year in 2010-11. Samuels' decision is not a wise one; the big man will be lucky to get drafted in the bottom end of the second round, if at al...

    Blog | May 05, 2010
  14. Marquis Teague picks Kentucky

    Eamonn Brennan

    Rick Pitino desperately needed to win the battle for Marquis Teague's commitment. He didn't. Instead, after years of Louisville recruiting, close ties to Pitino through his father Shawn, and a common assumption that Louisville would be his choice ...

    Blog | April 22, 2010
  15. Newsflash: Coaches make too much money

    Eamonn Brennan

    This is no secret, of course. College basketball coaches make tons of cash. Any time someone argues against these sorts of multi-year, multi-million dollar salaries, coaches respond much like Jim Calhoun did in the UConn coach's famous outburst at an...

    Blog | March 08, 2010