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  1. Afternoon Links: Gary Harris, stopper?

    Eamonn Brennan

    What we're reading while we use the cold as an excuse to bust out the Blu-Ray copy of "Fargo." Submit links via Twitter. Sports Illustrated's Luke Winn is back with another edition of his enjoyably wonky Power Rankings, where San Diego State checks ...

    Blog | January 09, 2014
  2. Before decision, Parkers maintain suspense

    Eamonn Brennan

    Thursday afternoon, the No. 2-ranked player in the class of 2013 will announce his collegiate decision on ESPNU. Jabari Parker's high school career has been illustrious, and he's long since gotten that Sports Illustrated cover out of the way. But his...

    Blog | December 19, 2012
  3. Jabari Parker saga nearly at an end

    Eamonn Brennan

    When you are as good at basketball as Jabari Parker is -- when you've got three state titles and a Gatorade National Player of the Year award before your senior season, and you've been on the cover of Sports Illustrated with the headline "The best hi...

    Blog | December 12, 2012
  4. Ho hum: UK's 2013 class already stellar

    Eamonn Brennan

    When Chicago native Jabari Parker, the top player in the class of 2013 and already a Sports Illustrated cover boy, announced his list of five remaining potential collegiate destinations, Kentucky wasn't on that list. That was surprising to me, if onl...

    Blog | October 12, 2012
  5. Jabari Parker's schools cut surprising

    Eamonn Brennan

    In July, Jabari Parker -- top recruit in the class of 2013, Sports Illustrated cover boy, and a prospect talented and academically capable enough that he could pick just about any school in the country -- didn't seem all that eager to narrow his deci...

    Blog | October 08, 2012
  6. Jabari Parker's family tries to shun the hype

    Eamonn Brennan

    When you're Jabari Parker, the best player in the class of 2013 -- and, according to the cover of Sports Illustrated, "the best high school basketball player since LeBron James" -- it's not easy to live a normal life. Not when college coaches are con...

    Blog | June 04, 2012
  7. Where does UCLA go from here?

    Eamonn Brennan

    Thanks to George Dohrmann's exhaustive reporting in the pages of this week's Sports Illustrated, the UCLA Bruins -- a forgotten team mired in another disappointing season -- were, during the final week of their irrelevant regular season, thrust unwit...

    Blog | March 02, 2012
  8. SI honors Mike Krzyzewski, Pat Summitt

    Eamonn Brennan

    Somewhere, Novak Djokovic is feeling slightly unappreciated. After all, if the Serbian tennis dynamo wasn't going to win Sports Illustrated's Sportsman of the Year honors this year -- one of the greatest individual years in men's tennis history, w...

    Blog | December 05, 2011
  9. Today in depressing youth hoops news

    Eamonn Brennan

    By now, most college hoops fans should be familiar with Sports Illustrated writer George Dohrmann's 2010 book "Play Their Hearts Out." (And if you're not, get on it. No excuses.) It's a deep dive into the underbelly of grassroots basketball that will...

    Blog | August 03, 2011
  10. Could SI story get recruiters in trouble?

    Eamonn Brennan

    This week's Sports Illustrated cover is deservedly dedicated to the Dallas Mavericks, those aging, ball-moving, Dirk-ifying Western Conference Finals participants. On that cover, in the top right corner, comes a tease far more enticing than anything ...

    Blog | May 18, 2011
  11. Saddle Up: KU, Pitt get tough league tests

    Eamonn Brennan

    Saddle Up is our semi-daily preview of the night's best basketball action. It would like to congratulate Sports Illustrated's Luke Winn, who won the 2010 USBWA award for column writing thanks to this excellent Bob Knight piece. No. 20 Missouri at ...

    Blog | February 07, 2011
  12. More fun with agents!

    Eamonn Brennan

    A couple of days ago, Sports Illustrated writer George Dohrmann -- whose recently published book about the AAU machine, "Play Their Hearts Out," ought to be required reading for every college hoops fan -- landed a rather remarkable oral confessional ...

    Blog | October 14, 2010
  13. Amateurism issue in one handy example

    Eamonn Brennan

    This is a college football example -- bear with me; I promise I'll leave the football knowledge to those who really know it -- but it applies to college basketball, too. From Sports Illustrated's Andy Staples: The NCAA has suspended A.J. Green for f...

    Blog | September 09, 2010
  14. Previewing Friday in Milwaukee

    Eamonn Brennan

    MILWAUKEE -- Curse? What curse? If Ohio State's Evan Turner looms over this pod -- he is the best player, his is the best team -- he looms even larger on the cover of Sports Illustrated this week. Turner is one of the four athletes on SI's regiona...

    Blog | March 19, 2010
  15. Afternoon Linkage: More on expansion

    Eamonn Brennan

    Tuesday, Sports Illustrated published Stuart Mandel's reporting on NCAA tournament expansion, and it's one of the better expansion-related pieces you'll read anywhere. There's plenty of new information there, like the fact that NCAA tournament rating...

    Blog | March 03, 2010
  16. Should Jim Calhoun retire?

    Eamonn Brennan

    That's the conclusion Seth Davis drew in his Sports Illustrated column yesterday, and it makes sense. To wit: Whatever is going on must be quite serious, which is why I hope Calhoun will take this time to do more than just deal with whatever tempora...

    Blog | January 21, 2010