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  1. For one night, Southern plays the shark

    Eamonn Brennan

    Southern University is not a basketball power. Southern University is a member of the Southwestern Athletic Conference. It is a historically black college in Baton Rouge, La., best known for its marching band, which is nicknamed the "Human Jukebox...

    Blog | December 31, 2013
  2. You Gotta See This: SWAC

    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 16, 2013
  3. Texas Southern is awful at following rules

    Eamonn Brennan

    When you see the NCAA punish a school like Texas Southern, the immediate reflex is to make fun of the NCAA. You want to repeat the classic quote: "The NCAA is so mad at Kentucky, it's going to give Cleveland State two more years' probation." Whether ...

    Blog | October 09, 2012
  4. Texas Southern coach suddenly resigns

    Eamonn Brennan

    Tony Harvey is far from a major name in college hoops. The same goes for Texas Southern. TSU is a member of the SWAC, which means it typically exists near the bottom of the sport's competitiveness totem pole. It has much different end-game goals than...

    Blog | July 05, 2012
  5. The SWAC dunk you have to see

    Eamonn Brennan

    The Southwestern Athletic Conference is not a place from which viral videos frequently emanate. Frankly, it's not a place from which news of any sort frequently emanates. Until the play-in game (now games) roll(s) around in March, the SWAC -- frequen...

    Blog | February 02, 2012
  6. 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
  7. Some leagues still cranky about expansion

    Eamonn Brennan

    OK, not everyone. Some folks don't seem to mind. I'm one of them. Sure, expansion was silly, and no solution, no matter how reasonable or politically satisfactory, was ever going to be as good as just leaving the tournament the way it was. But since ...

    Blog | July 14, 2010
  8. Pine Bluff's brutal start pays off

    Eamonn Brennan

    You have to give Arkansas-Pine Bluff credit. They played anyone, anywhere. And it paid off. The Golden Lions topped Texas Southern in the SWAC conference title game yesterday, earning the SWAC's automatic bid to the NCAA tournament after finishing...

    Blog | March 14, 2010
  9. Three cheers for Alcorn State

    Eamonn Brennan

    Before tonight, there were two winless teams in college basketball. Now there is one. A tip of the cap is owed to Alcorn State, which entered the night 0-24 and notched its first win of the season tonight, a no-doubt thrilling 55-54 win over Missi...

    Blog | February 13, 2010