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  1. Hoosiers are nation's most watchable team

    Eamonn Brennan

    Why do you love college basketball? What is it for? What purpose does it serve in your life? Can you enjoy a game only when your team wins? Or do you also care about style? About aesthetics? About the pure joy of lightning fast, guards everywhere,...

    Blog | December 20, 2014
  2. Best hair in hoops? Utah State thinks so

    Eamonn Brennan

    When you've got 13 players per team in a 351-team sport, it isn't easy to establish superlatives. Who has the most style? Whose jump shot is prettiest? With so many players out there, how can we be sure we aren't overlooking some hidden aesthetic gem...

    Blog | October 16, 2014
  3. A coaching blueprint for each Final Four team

    Eamonn Brennan

    Each Final Four coach followed a unique blueprint and adheres to his own trademark styles and principles, writes Eamonn Brennan.

    Story | Conversation | April 03, 2014
  4. Michigan will be just fine, thanks

    Eamonn Brennan

    The Michigan Wolverines spent their January being more or less unstoppable. From Dec. 21 on, including two nonconference wins against Stanford and Holy Cross and the first eight games of its Big Ten schedule, Michigan went 10-0 in high style. Nik Sta...

    Blog | February 12, 2014
  5. Armed Forces Classic checks all the boxes

    Eamonn Brennan

    As you may have heard -- our own Andy Katz had the story Tuesday afternoon -- the Armed Forces Classic will once again open the college basketball season in militarized style. Last season's inaugural AFC, a Department of Defense and ESPN joint, kicke...

    Blog | July 31, 2013
  6. Be advised: Brock Motum in for a big year

    Eamonn Brennan

    Our blog buddy Jeff Eisenberg at The Dagger is right: Maybe it's that his team didn't get much TV exposure last year. Maybe it's that his game is more substance than style. Either way, Washington State forward Brock Motum enters his senior season as...

    Blog | August 15, 2012
  7. Tom Crean digs into old Louisville defenses

    Eamonn Brennan

    Basketball strategy, like strategy in all sports, evolves in fits and waves. The game changes, and teams change with it, from player body types to positional traits to coaching philosophies and defensive styles. The game becomes more physical, or les...

    Blog | July 05, 2012
  8. Will Michigan embrace the Fab Five?

    Eamonn Brennan

    Michigan's Fab Five remains one of the most intellectually intriguing teams in the history of the game. There are all the usual reasons to think so -- the brash style, the baggy shorts, the black socks, the flirtation with greatness, Chris Webber'...

    Blog | May 21, 2012
  9. Rapid Reaction: Louisville 57, MSU 44

    Eamonn Brennan

    PHOENIX -- A quick overview of Louisville's 57-44 win over Michigan State: Overview: On Wednesday, this game was billed by both coaches as a clash between two disparate styles: Michigan State's bruising rebounding and interior play versus Louisvil...

    Blog | March 22, 2012
  10. 2012 NCAA tournament -- Higher seeds survive and advance on Satur...

    Eamonn Brennan

    The NCAA tournament doesn't require style. It doesn't care for margin of victory. It merely requires that you win. For all eight higher seeds Saturday, it was simply survive and advance.

    Story | Conversation | March 17, 2012
  11. Ricardo Ratliffe's season for the ages

    Eamonn Brennan

    It's easy to get lost in a discussion of Missouri's style. It's easy to lament this team's lack of size, to fret about its lack of depth. Yours truly has done as much more than once this season, and with good reason: The Jan. 3 transfer of freshma...

    Blog | January 20, 2012
  12. Rapid Reaction: Baylor 69, Northwestern 41

    Eamonn Brennan

    EVANSTON, Ill. -- A few quick notes on Baylor's 69-41 win over Northwestern at Welsh-Ryan Arena on Sunday: Overview: This game was billed as a clash of styles and systems. Northwestern has its hot outside shooting and tricky Princeton sets; Baylor...

    Blog | December 04, 2011
  13. Letters From Camp: Life after Kemba

    Eamonn Brennan

    Letters From Camp are my dispatches from this weekend's Nike Skills Camps in Chicago. Previously: On Thomas Robinson, Ashton Gibbs, Jeffery Taylor and a bullet-style notebook roundup. CHICAGO -- Being a national champion has its perks. Immunity f...

    Blog | June 29, 2011
  14. Will Kennedy speed A&M up? Not likely

    Eamonn Brennan

    When Texas A&M coach Billy Kennedy was introduced to the media in College Station, Texas, he was asked about his coaching style and how he likes his teams to play. His answer -- reprinted in full below -- was impressively detailed: "I was fortun...

    Blog | June 28, 2011
  15. Jordan Hamilton not happy with Rick Barnes

    Eamonn Brennan

    There weren't too many major slips in last night's NBA draft; if anything, most of the players selected in the first round felt like they went higher than expected. There were no green room mishaps, no embarrassing Brady Quinn-style debacles. But for...

    Blog | June 24, 2011
  16. Maryland's uniform swag to skyrocket?

    Eamonn Brennan

    This is not something I'd ever noticed, because it's the sort of thing you probably don't notice unless you're actually looking for it, but the Gary Williams-led Maryland Terrapins never wore any sort of style-related basketball accessory. No wristba...

    Blog | June 15, 2011