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  1. Revised top 25: Post-deadline edition

    Eamonn Brennan

    At 11:59 p.m. ET Sunday night, the NBA's early-entry draft deadline came and went. No key college hoops offseason date has so much, or so widespread, an impact on the landscape to come. And, for the fledgling offseason rankings writer, no considerati...

    Blog | April 28, 2014
  2. Arizona Wildcats, Duke Blue Devils headline early Top 25 for 2014...

    Eamonn Brennan

    Arizona headlines early Top 25 for 2014-15 men's college basketball season.

    Story | Conversation | April 07, 2014
  3. Jim Boeheim just fine with amateurism

    Eamonn Brennan

    Far as I can tell, there are two different ways of looking at college athletics. Jim Boeheim There is the forgiving (or naive) view. The holder of this view argues that while amateurism has its faults, the NCAA comprises a lot of hard-working...

    Blog | October 02, 2013
  4. Expect the expected from ACC newcomers

    Eamonn Brennan

    How do new leagues affect the teams that join them? Are we even sure they do? Take Butler. Last summer, when the Bulldogs left the Horizon League to join the limited-offer-one-time-only 16-team Atlantic-10, the immediate reaction -- that it would ...

    Blog | July 10, 2013
  5. Jim Boeheim has Carmelo Anthony's back

    Eamonn Brennan

    New York Knicks forward and perennial NBA All-Star Carmelo Anthony is one of Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim's former players, and like most good coaches, Boeheim is loyal to his guys. But Anthony is obviously much more than that. He's the player chiefly ...

    Blog | May 21, 2013
  6. 2013 Final Four - Setting the scene at the Final Four

    Eamonn Brennan

    The Final Four has plenty of personal dramas, but Eamonn Brennan can't wait for the business at hand. He's ready for the two games to determine which team will take the national championship.

    Story | Conversation | April 05, 2013
  7. Three Big Things: Syracuse

    Eamonn Brennan

    In the buildup to Midnight Madness, ESPN Insider and our college hoops team are collaborating on a preview of one high-profile college hoops team per day -- based on Joe Lunardi's top 20 teams in his offseason Bracketology. We're calling it "Countdow...

    Blog | September 26, 2012
  8. Etan Thomas does not like the NCAA

    Eamonn Brennan

    Any NCAA criticism-related blog post has the potential to branch off into 1,500-word territory. I'm not going to go that way here. Why? Because former Syracuse star and longtime NBA veteran Etan Thomas' criticisms of the NCAA are not particularly ori...

    Blog | July 05, 2012
  9. Melo tries to explain academic suspension

    Eamonn Brennan

    Fab Melo, the Syracuse center and current NBA draft prospect, famously missed the 2012 NCAA tournament thanks to academic suspension. Given the amount of resources and effort devoted to making sure Syracuse basketball players like Melo are able to be...

    Blog | June 20, 2012
  10. Dion Waiters will miss the college lifestyle

    Eamonn Brennan

    For as much as we talk about college basketball players getting the short end of the amateurism stick -- and of course they do -- let's not forget just how awesome being a big-time college basketball player could be. For one, it's college, which is a...

    Blog | May 01, 2012
  11. As the season gets underway, college basketball has a big feel ag...

    Eamonn Brennan

    As the college season gets under way, everything surrounding the sport seems to have a big feel to it.

    Story | Conversation | November 07, 2011
  12. 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
  13. NBA mock draft based solely on college production

    Eamonn Brennan

    Forget potential. This NBA mock draft is all about how a player did in college.

    Story | Conversation | May 27, 2010
  14. 'Bag: East vs. West, All-Star style

    Eamonn Brennan

    Each Wednesday, your humble college basketball hoops blogger (er, me) will respond to your questions, comments and nonsensical rants in this here Hoopsbag. To submit a query, visit this page by clicking the link under my name in the upper right-hand ...

    Blog | January 12, 2011
  15. Carmelo: 'We were the Beatles up there'

    Eamonn Brennan

    Sometimes, in all the discussion of the one-and-done rule and the pervasive influence of AAU coaches and agents and runners and shoe companies on college basketball and the problem of amateurism and most college players' burning desire to get to the ...

    Blog | October 26, 2010