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  1. Planning for success: ASU's best hope

    Eamonn Brennan

    Calling Arizona-Arizona State a rivalry is a little like calling someone who only plays "Angry Birds" on their phone a "gamer" - it's technically true but hugely deceptive. Yes, Arizona State fans hate Arizona. And yeah, Arizona fans probably deri...

    Blog | January 13, 2014
  2. Kansas-Wichita State: Rivals without games

    Eamonn Brennan

    A few months ago, Kansas state Sen. Michael O'Donnell did something politicians are typically loath to do: He tried to legislate a rivalry into existence. O'Donnell, a Republican from Wichita, introduced a bill that would force both Kansas and Kan...

    Blog | December 18, 2013
  3. Iowa State's win is Iowa's squandered shot

    Eamonn Brennan

    Iowa State's 85-82 victory over Iowa on Friday night was many things. It was a seminal moment, a truly great game, and a line of demarcation for two basketball programs that haven't had a truly marquee rivalry game since 1987, in a state that reall...

    Blog | December 14, 2013
  4. Some rivalries can survive realignment

    Eamonn Brennan

    Just how powerful is conference realignment? In a sports world full of clumsy, inane analogies to armed conflict, the Border War -- the centurylong rivalry between Kansas and Missouri -- legitimately deserved its designation. The Jayhawks and Tige...

    Blog | September 12, 2013
  5. Syracuse, Georgetown working on 10-year proposal to extend colleg...

    Eamonn Brennan

    One of college basketball's most famous rivalries -- Syracuse and Georgetown -- may not be finished just yet.

    Story | Conversation | September 12, 2013
  6. On the hunt for post-realignment rivalries

    Eamonn Brennan

    In 1985, Philadelphia Inquirer photographer Tom Gralish won a Pulitzer Prize for his photo essay on the Philadelphia homeless. Gralish's work, composed in black and white, was stark and haunting, but for different reasons than you might expect. Not o...

    Blog | July 11, 2013
  7. Sweet science of crazy season extends into March Madness - 2013 N...

    Eamonn Brennan

    College basketball suffered through a full-fledged existential crisis this season, where art collided with science. If one thing is certain, however, it's that the game has cornered the market on crazy and this field of 68 is no exception.

    Story | Conversation | March 17, 2013
  8. Duke managers win on buzzer-beater

    Eamonn Brennan

    Big game tonight. I know, I know: North Carolina isn't very good this season. Duke is. The venue is Cameron Indoor. From everything we've seen of North Carolina this year, the historic and almost always entertaining Duke-UNC rivalry game doesn't l...

    Blog | February 13, 2013
  9. What's the matter with Kentucky?

    Eamonn Brennan

    Last season, in many ways, Louisville and Kentucky held the college hoops consciousness hostage. For denizens of the Bluegrass State in areas both urban and rural, this was nothing new; UK and UL wage an intense year-long rivalry with immense cult...

    Blog | January 23, 2013
  10. Atlantic 10 season primer - college basketball

    Eamonn Brennan

    The Atlantic 10 should be an interesting race to watch. Eamonn Brennan takes a look at what to expect.

    Story | Conversation | January 09, 2013
  11. IU-Butler has makings of modern rivalry

    Eamonn Brennan

    Indiana and Purdue are each other's once and forever rivals. They're Batman and the Joker, depending on which side of the state you live in; they've met twice a year since 1901, and they are destined to do this forever. The Butler Bulldogs could n...

    Blog | December 17, 2012
  12. The Holy War is alive and well

    Eamonn Brennan

    Of all of Philly's various Big 5 rivalries, the Holy War -- Villanova versus St. Joe's -- has always been the most intense. In 1983, 18,000 people watched in the Spectrum. Neither school cracks the 10,000-enrollment barrier even now, but for more tha...

    Blog | December 12, 2012
  13. Colorado-Colorado State rivalry heats up

    Eamonn Brennan

    Colorado and Colorado State have a rivalry. Unless you are either from Colorado, have lived there, or have friends that moved out there after college to ski a lot and "find themselves," you may not realize this. As far as rivalries go, this one ha...

    Blog | December 05, 2012
  14. In statue form, Bird-Magic rivalry rages on

    Eamonn Brennan

    I have to admit, I have a minor obsession with Larry Bird's pre-NBA story, his ill-fated weeks at Indiana University, his return to French Lick, his emergence at Indiana State as a force of nature no one saw coming. More than anything, I remain flabb...

    Blog | August 28, 2012
  15. Josh Pastner not sold on Ole Miss series

    Eamonn Brennan

    In recent years, Memphis coach Josh Pastner has been clear on the subject of scheduling local nonconference rivalries, particularly Tennessee: He doesn't want to do it. Just last summer -- exactly a year ago to the day, in fact -- Pastner answered a ...

    Blog | July 19, 2012
  16. Cody Zeller not stressing IU-UK rivalry

    Eamonn Brennan

    Cody Zeller seems like a pretty level-headed guy. He could have been a lottery pick this season, but he was having fun being in college -- how awesome would college be if you're Cody Zeller? -- so he decided to stay. It wouldn't be a total shock if h...

    Blog | July 09, 2012