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  1. Bubble Watch Friday afternoon update

    Eamonn Brennan

    Here's what's bubbling now. First the ACC, where Pitt is now a lock. At this point, any team with a cat-related mascot and a couple of close games in their rearview gets slapped with the "Cardiac Cats" nickname. Pittsburgh actually earned it. All ...

    Blog | March 14, 2014
  2. Top 10 Tuesday: Teams with most to prove

    Eamonn Brennan

    What teams have the most to prove in the 2013-14 season? Here are 10 that immediately come to mind: 1. Kentucky: There may be a lonely faction out there in the Internet hinterlands who would assume this argument is about John Calipari. Sorry, but ...

    Blog | September 17, 2013
  3. Steven Pearl pokes fun in local radio ad

    Eamonn Brennan

    The world of the NCAA is a strange place. In the NCAA's world, small, silly things can be much bigger and much more serious than in any other possible context. For example, a photo of a recruit at a coach's house can be seismic, the conspiratorial eq...

    Blog | May 20, 2013
  4. The strange transfer of Trae Golden

    Eamonn Brennan

    We see transfers all the time, but this one sticks out. A rising senior point guard announces he will be transferring ... in late May. His friend insinuates via Twitter that the player's decision wasn't actually the player's choice. Another former te...

    Blog | May 07, 2013
  5. NCAA tournament: Case for, against 'snubs'

    Eamonn Brennan

    Say this for the NCAA: When it expanded the tournament to 68 teams, it accomplished at least one thing. It made your argument invalid. Once the province of outrage and disgust, the post-tournament bracket digestion process has become downright ...

    Blog | March 17, 2013
  6. Bubble Watch: Day's winners, losers, more

    Eamonn Brennan

    Well, well, well. Apparently, a few teams want to go to the tournament after all. OK, so of course everyone wants to play in the NCAA tournament. But watching the past week or so of college hoops, you could have been convinced otherwise. Why, it w...

    Blog | March 10, 2013
  7. 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
  8. Saddle Up: Is Minnesota done?

    Eamonn Brennan

    Saddle Up is our semi-daily preview of the night's best basketball action. It is still not feeling great. No. 1 Indiana at Minnesota, 7 p.m. ET, ESPN Every now and then in the past few weeks, folks have asked me whether I still think Minnesota...

    Blog | February 26, 2013
  9. Saturday's bubble winners, losers and more

    Eamonn Brennan

    As is customary this time of year, there was no shortage of bubbly college hoops action on this late-February Saturday. Let's tease out some winners and losers along the NCAA tournament cut line, shall we? WINNERS Kentucky: No question about it...

    Blog | February 24, 2013
  10. Saddle Up: Conference season commences

    Eamonn Brennan

    Saddle Up is our semi-daily preview of the night's best basketball action. It is super psyched about conference play. No. 8 Minnesota at No. 12 Illinois, 9 p.m. ET, BTN: I love this time of year. We're off and running with all-out conference play ...

    Blog | January 09, 2013
  11. Pat Summitt felt forced out at Tennessee?

    Eamonn Brennan

    It seems impossible to fathom, doesn't it? But former Tennessee coach Pat Summitt's thoughts on the matter are now a matter of legal record -- part of a signed affidavit in a lawsuit filed against the school by former media director Debby Jennings --...

    Blog | October 04, 2012
  12. Catching up with Bruce Pearl's staff

    Eamonn Brennan

    A show-cause penalty is a frightful thing. It conjures up fairy-tale notions of banishment from the realm, or old Soviet gulags on the Steppe, or at least that planet where Michael Jordan would have had to play had he lost to the Monstars in "Space J...

    Blog | July 06, 2012
  13. SEC/Big East slate whets the appetite

    Eamonn Brennan

    The SEC/Big East Challenge may not quite have the longstanding cachet of its ACC/Big Ten brethren, nor should it. The ACC/Big Ten Challenge is 13 going on 14, and as the years piled up and the Atlantic Coasters just kept winning -- the ACC won the fi...

    Blog | June 01, 2012
  14. Afternoon Links: From good to great

    Eamonn Brennan

    The Afternoon Links are (intermittently) back, and they are exactly what they say they are. Some days will bring more than others. This is the offseason, after all. If you have a link you'd like included, your best bet is to hit me on Twitter. You ca...

    Blog | May 29, 2012
  15. 'Swiperboy' takes his talents to Los Angeles

    Eamonn Brennan

    It's no secret the College Basketball Nation blog has long been fascinated with Tennessee forward Renaldo Woolridge, aka "Swiperboy," a self-styled rap artiste who has made as much of an off-court impact with his musical stylings as he has on the flo...

    Blog | April 30, 2012
  16. VCU, Cincinnati among new top 25 snubs

    Eamonn Brennan

    Yes, that's right: After Wednesday's signing day madness -- Nerlens Noel to Kentucky, Shabazz Muhammad to UCLA, extra extra, read all about it -- we've gone and built another extremely early top 25. I know, I know. You're excited. The whole "too e...

    Blog | April 12, 2012