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  1. Bubble Watch: Updating the 'others'

    Eamonn Brennan

    Things are bubbling here on Selection Sunday Eve. What's going on? Here's what's happening in "others" world ... The Watch was always a little more bullish on Louisiana Tech than most. The Bulldogs' Dec. 30 road win at Oklahoma kept looking better a...

    Blog | March 15, 2014
  2. NCAA tournament: Case for, against 'snubs'

    Eamonn Brennan

    Say this for the NCAA: When it expanded the tournament to 68 teams, it accomplished at least one thing. It made your argument invalid. Once the province of outrage and disgust, the post-tournament bracket digestion process has become downright ...

    Blog | March 17, 2013
  3. 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
  4. The Morning After: Post-bracket edition

    Eamonn Brennan

    Usually, the Morning After is our semi-daily recap of last night's best basketball action. Today, it is a roundup of thoughts, links, reactions and other errata from the post-Selection Sunday maelstrom. (Also: MARCH MADNESS, baby! Wooo!) Hats off ...

    Blog | March 12, 2012
  5. Selection Sunday finally gives way to March Madness - 2012 NCAA t...

    Eamonn Brennan

    Selection Sunday is finally (mercifully) here. The NCAA tournament bracket has been unveiled. Let's assess the field.

    Story | Conversation | March 11, 2012
  6. Blind résumés reveal ugliness of bubble

    Eamonn Brennan

    It's easy to mistake numbers for science. The NCAA tournament selection process -- in particular, this final week of agony before the conference tournaments crown their champions and Selection Sunday makes its glorious return -- is inherently awas...

    Blog | March 06, 2012
  7. Debating NCAA tournament resumes -- men's college basketball

    Eamonn Brennan

    Team X vs. Team Y: who's in? Eamonn Brennan breaks down the numbers using blind résumé comparisons to illustrate the kinds of decisions the selection committee will be making.

    Story | Conversation | March 06, 2012
  8. What we learned from Saturday afternoon

    Eamonn Brennan

    It's OK to admit it: This is hardly the best Saturday we've seen this season. But here's the good news: It's Feb. 18. We're well within sniffing distance of Selection Sunday, and so every game is meaningful -- including, but certainly not limited to,...

    Blog | February 18, 2012
  9. Bracket Impressions: Eamonn Brennan

    Eamonn Brennan

    Ten thoughts at the end of a debate-worthy night in college basketball: 1. Before we get to the bracket that is, let's talk about the bracket that should be. In other words, let's talk about Colorado. How can I put this nicely? The Buffaloes got j...

    Blog | March 14, 2011
  10. The top five tourney snubs of 2011

    Eamonn Brennan

    Before we go any further, let's get one thing out of the way: In this year's bracket, there are no such things as "snubs." How so? Because this 68-team field wasn't hard to crack. The addition of three spots in the bracket and the First Four first...

    Blog | March 13, 2011
  11. Tallying Saturday's winners and losers

    Eamonn Brennan

    The NCAA tournament bubble is a function of time and desperation. As the teams that make up this soft bubble inch toward Selection Sunday, every game is both a threat and and an opportunity. A win might seal your bid. A loss might put you away. That'...

    Blog | February 20, 2011
  12. Bubble drama goes to the wire

    Eamonn Brennan

    With only four games on Selection Sunday, it would be reasonable to expect that most of the bubble drama of the preceding month had been settled, that the NCAA tournament selection committee will have settled much of its bracket, that there's little ...

    Blog | March 14, 2010