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  1. Bubble Watch: Saturday winners and losers

    Eamonn Brennan

    In addition to plenty of just-plain-great games -- Louisville's win at Syracuse, Marquette's big home win over Notre Dame, that amazing Duke-Miami thriller at Cameron Indoor Stadium -- Saturday was also filled with bubble action, from the start of th...

    Blog | March 03, 2013
  2. Steve Lavin still recruiting Red Storm well

    Eamonn Brennan

    Last season, newly hired St. John's coach Steve Lavin took the recruiting world by storm (sorry), when he replaced a 10-senior 2011 team with the third-ranked incoming 2012 class, one built on the back of eight total commitments, six of which ranked ...

    Blog | June 12, 2012
  3. Detroit honors Vitale, rocks fantastic unis

    Eamonn Brennan

    Monday night's hoops slate might be charitably described as tepid. There just wasn't a whole lot here. But there was at least one game worth tuning into, and not only because it featured a quality mid-major outfit (Detroit) taking on a struggling but...

    Blog | December 06, 2011
  4. Steve Lavin faces more cancer treatments

    Eamonn Brennan

    On April 8, St. John's announced that its coach, Steve Lavin, had been diagnosed with early stage prostate cancer. This is scary stuff, no matter where one is in the diagnostic process. But Lavin handled it breezily. He expressed his gratitude for hi...

    Blog | September 26, 2011
  5. What do losses mean for St. John's?

    Eamonn Brennan

    Thursday's biggest college hoops news came from New York City, where three members of Steve Lavin's highly touted 2011 St. John's recruiting class were declared ineligible for the fall semester by the NCAA. The three players -- forwards Amir Garrett,...

    Blog | September 16, 2011
  6. Summer Buzz: St. John's Red Storm

    Eamonn Brennan

    For the next month or so, our friends at The Mag are previewing one high-profile school per day for their Summer Buzz series. For the sake of all that is synergistic, yours truly will be attempting the same, complementing each comprehensive Insider p...

    Blog | July 28, 2011
  7. Boeheim predicts tough year for Lavin

    Eamonn Brennan

    If there's anyone who knows the unique challenges of winning in the Big East -- specifically, winning in the Big East with a large crop of untested freshmen -- it's Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim. After all, the iconic coach's one national title came tha...

    Blog | June 17, 2011
  8. St. John's to be an experiment in youth

    Eamonn Brennan

    It's not often you see a hoops program graduate 10 -- yes, 10 -- seniors in one season. Same goes for a team with a recruiting class that features nearly as much quantity (eight signed players) as quality (the No. 3-ranked class in the country, accor...

    Blog | May 23, 2011
  9. Introducing the Big East/SEC Challenge

    Eamonn Brennan

    As early-season competitions go, the Big Ten/ACC Challenge is pretty darn good. It features meaningful games, cross-conference competition, regional bragging rights -- all things worth baking into the part of the hoops calendar that does battle with ...

    Blog | May 19, 2011
  10. Lavin coached through early-stage cancer

    Eamonn Brennan

    Memo to my editors: If I'm ever diagnosed with any form of cancer, even if that cancer is in its earliest stages, I'm probably going to take some time off. St. John's coach Steve Lavin, on the other hand ... well, not so much. According to a relea...

    Blog | April 08, 2011
  11. St. John's schedule about to get fun

    Eamonn Brennan

    And by fun, I mean "look out." By holding off No. 13 Georgetown in a close affair at Madison Square Garden Monday night, St. John's may have changed the trajectory of its season. The Red Storm went from a fringe NCAA tournament team (according to ...

    Blog | January 04, 2011
  12. St. John's recruit now dubbed "Sir"

    Eamonn Brennan

    College is a time of rebirth. You leave your parents and friends behind to set out on your own, free from the bonds of your old identity. You can become a new person with new interests, new values, new habits, new friends. You can become a new you. ...

    Blog | November 11, 2010
  13. 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 20, 2010
  14. DePaul lands top 100 recruit

    Eamonn Brennan

    It's hard to manage a rebuilding project in the Big East. It's even harder when your counterparts -- fellow new coaches Steve Lavin and Mike Rice -- begin their tenures by signing elite recruiting classes (No. 5 overall for Lavin at St. John's; No. 1...

    Blog | October 20, 2010
  15. St. John's 2011 class keeps getting better

    Eamonn Brennan

    Steve Lavin's program just keeps moving up the recruiting rankings. A few weeks ago, Lavin had landed an already-impressive 2011 recruiting class. His haul was ranked No. 12 overall, just ahead of fellow Big East insurgent Mike Rice at Rutgers. An...

    Blog | October 18, 2010
  16. St. John's, Rutgers broach recruiting elite

    Eamonn Brennan

    It was just yesterday that yours truly took notice of the impressive 2011 recruiting class Mike Rice has assembled at Rutgers. In just a few months of recruiting, Rice landed five prospects, all of which are three- and four-star players and all of wh...

    Blog | September 23, 2010