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  1. Afternoon links: One step forward

    Eamonn Brennan

    What we're reading while destroying the pork belly sandwich at Cochon Butcher. Send links via Twitter. Last week, Maryland scored maybe the biggest and most important victory of Mark Turgeon's tenure, a 72-63 neutral-court upset of No. 13 Iowa St...

    Blog | December 01, 2014
  2. 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
  3. Look back, look ahead: Atlantic 10

    Eamonn Brennan

    Dayton president Dan Curran, like many university presidents, has an impressive resume. "A sociologist by training, Dr. Curran spent 23 years in various administrative and faculty positions at Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia," his extended...

    Blog | April 15, 2014
  4. Bubble Watch Friday afternoon update

    Eamonn Brennan

    Here's what's bubbling now. First the ACC, where Pitt is now a lock. At this point, any team with a cat-related mascot and a couple of close games in their rearview gets slapped with the "Cardiac Cats" nickname. Pittsburgh actually earned it. All ...

    Blog | March 14, 2014
  5. Planning for Success: A deeper WCC

    Eamonn Brennan

    The West Coast Conference is that rarest of birds: The mid-major league that realignment made better. For a host of institutional and geographic reasons, Gonzaga was never tempted to realign upward these past few years. It's been a sturdy member t...

    Blog | March 03, 2014
  6. Syracuse's luck finally runs out

    Eamonn Brennan

    Three months and one day ago, St. Francis (N.Y.), a tiny Northeast Conference school from Brooklyn, arrived in Syracuse guaranteed to lose. The Terriers couldn't play with the Orange. Come on. Not in the Carrier Dome, not anywhere. We actually cal...

    Blog | February 20, 2014
  7. Saint Louis enjoying its best season in school history

    Eamonn Brennan

    Saint Louis is off to its best start in school history. The Billikens are making it look easy by focusing on fundamentals.

    Story | Conversation | February 14, 2014
  8. The Atlantic 10 could be insane

    Eamonn Brennan

    No entity has been more imperiled by conference realignment than the medium-profile, football-agnostic college hoops conference. A decade ago, Conference USA was home to Louisville, Memphis, Cincinnati, Saint Louis, Marquette, DePaul, Charlotte and m...

    Blog | January 07, 2014
  9. Syracuse's ugly night still a winning one

    Eamonn Brennan

    Four nights ago, we talked about why, contrary to traditional opinion, each night of the college hoops season -- the intense days of January and February, yes, but also off-nights in November and December -- matters. Why? Because all of them must be ...

    Blog | November 19, 2013
  10. Season of Change: Wichita St. keeps recipe

    Eamonn Brennan

    Now that you know what you need to watch in every conference in the country in 2013-14, we turn our attention to the theme of change -- from coaching swaps to player development to good old-fashioned rules, and anywhere in between -- in a series we'r...

    Blog | October 30, 2013
  11. You Gotta See This: WCC

    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 14, 2013
  12. You Gotta See This: Big East

    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 09, 2013
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. ESPN Tip-Off Marathon schedule/analysis

    Eamonn Brennan

    The best thing about the college basketball offseason is that it ends. The second best thing about the college basketball offseason is that when it ends, it ends so quickly and so exhaustively that within a few days you have to remind yourself that t...

    Blog | August 11, 2013
  16. Beavers suspend Collier, Moreland

    Eamonn Brennan

    If an indefinite suspension from competition happens when there are no games, does it really happen at all? That is the philosophical question (I know, but it's late July, give me a break here) that popped to mind Tuesday afternoon, when Oregon St...

    Blog | July 30, 2013