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  1. You Gotta See This: Summit League

    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
  2. 5 unlisted Wooden candidates worth seeing

    Eamonn Brennan

    At 7:30 p.m. ET, ESPNU unveiled the 2012-13 Wooden Award Midseason Top 25 Presented by Wendy's (a sponsorship I have no problem citing, because I love me a good spicy chicken sandwich) and, by and large, the list was about what you'd expect. This ...

    Blog | January 10, 2013
  3. South Dakota State's shot of the night

    Eamonn Brennan

    Normally, when Mason Plumlee does something that has me reciting simple facts in lieu of analysis -- e.g., his face-melting one-handed alley-oop in last night's gutty Duke victory over No. 4 Ohio State -- the award for College Basketball Nation Shot ...

    Blog | November 29, 2012
  4. Big East not changing its name

    Eamonn Brennan

    Last week, former Big East interim commissioner Joe Bailey spoke at the Bloomberg Sports Business Summit. Among the discussed topics -- which I'm sure included "leveraging integrated verticals" or whatever other buzzwords business folk like to drop t...

    Blog | September 10, 2012
  5. 10 potential breakout players for 2012-13

    Eamonn Brennan

    This morning, my colleague Fran Fraschilla listed his five under-the-radar teams ready to break out in 2012-13. So today's Top 10 Thursday feature is a quick look at a batch of players who could enjoy a similar trajectory -- players who haven't broke...

    Blog | June 21, 2012
  6. Everybody's on the realignment move

    Eamonn Brennan

    We have now entered conference realignment's Stage 3. Or is it Stage 4? It's hard to keep track. Part of the reason it's so hard to definitively describe the where we are in the realignment process is because Stage 1 remains alive and well. Confer...

    Blog | May 11, 2012
  7. Saddle Up: More auto bids on the line

    Eamonn Brennan

    Saddle Up is our semi-daily preview of the night's best basketball action. Conspiracy Keanu just totally blew its mind. The Big East tournament is officially underway, so keep your eyes peeled for updates from Kieran Darcy and Dana O'Neil througho...

    Blog | 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. IUPUI's Todd Howard in familiar territory

    Eamonn Brennan

    The new building. The empty office. The unpacked boxes of knick-knacks and memorabilia. The awkward getting-to-know-you phase. The news conference performance. The fan-outreach efforts. The new home in the new community. This is the life of the co...

    Blog | October 12, 2011
  10. Thoughts on Saturday afternoon's action

    Eamonn Brennan

    Some scattered reflections on what turned out to be a rather tremendous afternoon of college hoops (Cory Joseph bobbleheads sold separately): Gonzaga gets its much-needed win. Forget an NCAA tournament at-large bid. For now, Gonzaga just needed t...

    Blog | December 18, 2010
  11. Week in Review: Bummin' on Sparty

    Eamonn Brennan

    As we get set for a hoops-filled weekend, here's a linky look back on the week that was at the College Basketball Nation blog: After Michigan State's wide-margin defeat to Syracuse Tuesday, readers discussed whether it was fair to start worrying ...

    Blog | December 10, 2010
  12. Five mid-major conference races to watch

    Eamonn Brennan

    A chill is in the air, the hooded sweatshirts are slowly appearing and in my yuppie neighborhood, some people are already wearing North Face. You know what that means: The time for Summer Shootarounds is over. Today's final addition -- a look at the ...

    Blog | September 08, 2010
  13. Centenary coach has rough three months

    Eamonn Brennan

    Imagine you got a job. Good for you! You wouldn't go so far as to say it's your dream job, but it's your first full-time managerial position in a tough economy, and you're a pretty young guy, so, you know, pat yourself on the back. Your Mom sends you...

    Blog | August 18, 2010
  14. Ivy League breaks its NBA-free streak

    Eamonn Brennan

    Jeremy Lin is breaking all sorts of NBA-related barriers. He's an Asian-American, for one, and Asian-Americans are all too rare in college hoops, let alone in the NBA. But there's also the little matter of Lin's former college, Harvard, which (as you...

    Blog | July 28, 2010
  15. Pittsburgh begins Big East redemption

    Eamonn Brennan

    MILWAUKEE -- If the story of the tournament thus far is the number of upsets on hand, the underlying story has been the way those upsets have disproportionately sunk Big East teams. No. 11 Old Dominion outlasts No. 6 Notre Dame. No. 11 Washington...

    Blog | March 19, 2010
  16. Rapid reaction: Pittsburgh 89, Oakland 66

    Eamonn Brennan

    MILWAUKEE -- Please check your upset-laden March Madness at the door. David fought Goliath and, as is so often the case in college basketball, Goliath shrugged off the puny little slingshot and got down to the business of a beating. Some quick postga...

    Blog | March 19, 2010